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Nottingham Forest kept up the pressure at the top of the Northern Division with a 2-1 victory over Stockport County, which preserves their lead of ten points.
Natalie Clarke gave Forest a first half lead which was cancelled out after the break by Caroline Price. Dani Duffy settled the match with the winning goal fifteen minutes from time but Forest had to hold on for the points in the later stages with Emily Simpkins clearing off the line and Dani Maslin making an important save.
Lincoln City continue to head the chasing sides, running out 4-1 winners away to Newcastle Utd. Jodie Snelson's early goal for Lincoln was levelled by Melanie Reay before half time but second half strikes from Snelson, Kerry Smith and Stacey Aisthorpe sealed the win for the Lady Imps.
Sunderland maintained their impressive run, which has now stretched to six straight wins after beating Rotherham Utd 3-1. The home side lead at the break through Suzanne Davies with Sarah Danby equalising on the hour, before late goals from Natalie Gutteridge and Rachel Lee earned Sunderland another victory.
Preston North End lost ground as they were beaten 2-1 by Aston Villa. Goals either side of half time by Carly Davies and Kelly Clarke gave Villa a firm grip on the game which they never relinquished, despite Sarah McCrea replying for the Lancashire side.
Manchester City's improving form continued with a 2-0 victory away to Sheffield Wednesday, which lifts them into a mid-table position. Danni Young swept City into the lead in the 20th minute and the game was made safe three minutes from time when, after a foul on Katie Brusell, Lindsay Savage scored from the resulting penalty.
Crewe Alexandra picked up an important point when twice coming from behind to share a 2-2 draw with Tranmere Rovers. Sue Kenwright gave Tranmere an early lead which was cancelled out by Amanda Goodwin. Kenwright scored her second midway through the second half but Sinead Butler hit back to salvage a point for Crewe.
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