Both goalkeepers - Bristol's Poppy Elliman and Amy Styles, of Marlins - excelled in the closely fought early quarters and it wasn't until the final period that Bristol finally broke clear with goals by Emily Watkins (2) and Heather Tomlinson.
City of Birmingham enjoyed an outstanding weekend, winning all their three matches. In the 8-2 victory over Sunderland, there were two goals each for Jessica Arthur, Claire O'Sullivan and Hannah Hinton.
Twin whistlers! How's this for a coincidence! In line with BWPL's policy to encourage development of young referees, Academy member Adam Jones officiated at the women's Division 3 weekend at Marlborough. And there was an introduction to BWPL reffing for Cambridge's James Poole. The pair got chatting - and discovered that both had celebrated their 19th birthdays on 9 October!