Sheffield FC Ladies have improved on the previous season each season since 2007, something manager Helen Mitchell reflected upon at the club’s annual presentation evening last Friday.
She named the lively Ellie Gilliatt as her player of the year while players’ player went to Lynn Goodman.
Dronfield Town beat St Georges 3-1 to finish second in Derbyshire League Division One.
* Doncaster Rovers Belles won 2-1 at Yeovil to ensure they top FA Women’s Super League 2 ahead of the mid-season break. Skipper Leandra Little netted both for Belles who edge Sunderland into second on goal difference.
Both have maximum points from their five games with Millwall Lionesses in third spot on eight points.
Former Belles defender Shelley Kerr is stepping down as Arsenal manager after Sunday’s FA Women’s Cup final against Everton.
A year ago she was celebrating a first managerial trophy as Arsenal beat Bristol Academy 3-0 at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium.
But one point from their first four WSL 1 fixtures, including no goals from the three defeats following an opening day 1-1 draw at Notts County, represents Arsenal’s worst ever form in the top tierfor a club who have been successful for more than 20 years.