Newly promoted Woodley United marked their return to the Southern Region Women’s Premier Division with a 3-2 win at New Milton Town on Sunday afternoon.
The Kestrels led on 13 minutes through third minute substitute Sarah Thompson and Jodie Penny made it 2-0 on 37 minutes before the hosts fought back and were level on 56 minutes.
As it was though so often last season, striker Rosie Page-Smith had the wherewithal to stand up in the closing stages and convert a penalty to give Marc Surtees side a first win of the season.
Ascot United Ladies were on the road themselves to newly promoted AFC Bournemouth CST but suffered a 6-1 defeat on the South Coast, Annie Ackroyd scoring the Yellawomen’s consolation goal.
In Division 1, Wokingham & Emmbrook’s season got off to a tough start with a 7-0 defeat at Moneyfields while Wargrave were beaten 3-0 at home to Abingdon United.
A better afternoon for Ascot’s reserves who flew out the blocks in the Thames Valley League Division 2 East, they won 9-0 at Camberley Town thanks to hat tricks from Nicole Brown and Lou Pullen as well as a Darcey Young brace and another from Amy Walters.
Binfield were sluggish in their start at Hawley Ladies going in 3-0 at the half time break. The Moles rallied in the second half with Ariesha Stephenson-Lewis opening her account for the season in a 3-1 defeat.
Southern Region Women’s League Premier Division
- Ascot United 1 – 6 AFC Bournemouth CST
- New Milton Town 2 – 3 Woodley United
Southern Region Women’s League Division 1
- Moneyfields 7 – 0 Wokingham & Emmbrook
- Wargrave 0 – 3 Abingdon United
Thames Valley Counties Women’s League Division 2 East
- Ascot United Ladies Reserves 9 – 0 Camberley Town Ladies
- Hawley Ladies 3 – 1 Binfield Ladies