Suspicions were raised that Dublin City WFC boss Mortal Joe missed the OTF derby in week 2, but he was very much in attendance when his side took on Fossa Delle Leonesse.
Despite that his charges found themselves on the back foot in the opening half, and fell behind soon after the interval. That was pretty bad news given that Dublin not only hadn’t got a point but also hadn’t registered a goal in their opening two games, so when the visitors struck again inside the last ten minutes it was game over.
However Dublin did at least get a consolation from Moira Brennan. Sadly this was never going to be anything more than that on the day as it came in stoppage time, but it might be something for the longer term as at least Dublin are off the mark in the goals-scored column.
No such worries for Menywod Maeshafn, whose spree against a rudderless Dubs side had moved them up to second and set up a top-of-the-table clash with leaders Empire Of The Sun.
IsThatcherDeadYet’s side were looking to build on that, and had spent most of the match knocking on the door before finally blowing it down in the 72nd minute, Ellinor Lydell firing in after a corner. Empire Of The Sun had posed some threat in the match, so a second was required by the Welsh, Justine Bellamont obliging as she tapped home after an 86th minute counter-attack had caught the visitors pushing up.
The win saw Maeshafn leapfrog Empire Of The Sun to top the Division 5:27 standings by two points. Dublin, meanwhile, are one of two sides without a point but have the better goal difference of the pair so sit seventh.

Sockford Emollient arrived at the, erm, Lotta Falkenbäck Arena to take on AFC Wimbledon as the Division 6:40 leaders. However The Gatorsharks were level on points with a number of sides, one of whom was their hosts so this was a tough match to call.
Emollient got off to the worst possible start as Leila Reigel put through her own net on 8 minutes to give Wimbledon the lead. From then on the chances moreorless exchange chances in a very open contest. Despite the number of opportunities, the next goal was crucial and The Dons got it midway through the second half. Maryam Nogueira pulled one back for Foxy265’s charges from the spot, and as that was in the 73rd minute there was enough time for a Sockford equaliser. But one didn’t materialise.
As a result The Gatorsharks drop down the table to fourth place, three points adrift of the top two.

Invisible Ladies were hosting a regular foe as they welcomed struggling Villa Lionesses to The San Seethrough.
Villa were pointless in the season to date, and that showed in the general play as The See-Throughs looked much the better side. But one that was not turning possession into chances as the game drifted on by goallessly. The home fans were really beginning to fret that two points were getting away when a breakaway sent Rachel Crouch clear in the 86th minute and she kept her cool to finish and win the game.
Victory moved PebbletheFish’s side up to third in the Division 6:41 table, level with second and two points behind the leaders.

Our final port of call as always this season is Division 6:42 and the three OTF sides involved there.
One of these, Riverbankers FC were at another side yet to get off the mark for the season, Perfect Ladies (more like Imperfect Ladies *kaboom* *tish*).
The Riverbankers side is still developing, with manager SouthdownRebel apparently favouring a youth, and promote from within policy. That is going to be a slow burn, and in this one it was Perfect Ladies (who have a new, active manager themselves) who took the upper hand. And the lead on 15 minutes. However The Bankies now have a bit of quality in their side and ten minutes later this came to the fore to net their first goal of the season, mentor and strongest midfielder player by far Begüm Tunc doing her free-kick specialist thang.
That was just a temporary reprieve as Perfect restored their lead before the interval and then doubled it soon after the break. Two more between the 70th and 80th minutes made it 5-1, but the last word did go to Riverbankers as young defender Amy Arun netted her first career goal with 82 on the clock.
Solent Sirens made the trip to Söderbönerna on the back of three points from their opening two games, which was the same record as their hosts.
The match was as evenly contested as that would imply, both sides having a good number of chances. The score remained stubbornly level for over an hour though, which was making the opening goal increasingly crucial. It finally arrived after 70 minutes, and went to Söderbönerna, who caught The Sirens out for a second ten minutes later as Andrew7610’s side pushed on for an equaliser.
Witches of Chiswick had a tough task on their hands as they hosted Rotnäset BK, who not only had won both their opening games but had also done so without conceding any.
The Bewitched were therefore under pressure when Rotnäset took the lead after 24 minutes. Ref Ian Hartman denied them a second before the break, but they eventually got it on the hour mark which simply gave Wiblflibl’s side too much to do. In fact the Chiswick girls did not even manage a shot in the match, to the vociferous displeasure of the Field Lane faithful.
Where does that leave our sides in the standings, then? Well, Chiswick remain the best of them, but their fourth place is now six points adrift of the top two places. Solent also have three points and are a place behind Chiswick on goal difference. Riverbankers are the only side without a point to their name (in fact the other seven all have at least one win), so prop up the table.