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Leeds City Vixens made sure of a swift return to winning ways with an important 3-1 success away to Stockport County, which puts them three points clear at the top of the table. Stacey Daniel was on target twice for Leeds, along with Rachel Townsend.
Rochdale leapfrogged Salford Sports into second place by beating them 3-1. Rachel Wood grabbed a double and Sarah Buffel the other for the Lancashire side to keep up their title challenge.
Middlesbrough got their hopes back on course with a much needed 2-1 victory at North East rivals West Auckland Town. Kim Foster and Nicky Duckling scored the goals for 'Boro who are ten points off the pace, with a game in hand.
The spoils were shared as Scunthorpe Utd and Blackpool Wren Rovers battled out a 1-1 draw. Danni Baker was on the scoresheet for Scunthorpe, with Blackpool replying through an own goal.
Three of the League Cup quarter finals were played on Sunday, the other not taking place due to holders Derby County's F.A.Women's Cup commitments.
League leaders Coventry City booked their place in the semi finals, thanks to a 1-0 victory over Loughborough Students. Emily Hanson scored the only goal of the game for the Sky Blues in the fifth minute.
Copsewood (Coventry) are through to the last four at the first attempt but their match went all the way to extra time before they emerged as 2-1 winners against Crewe Alexandra thanks to Chantelle Stanley and Leona McGook.
TNS & Shrewsbury Town stormed into the semi finals after they came away from Leafield Athletic with an 8-1 victory.
South East Combination
With their nearest rivals not playing, Enfield Town took the chance to open up a lead of four points at the top of the table with a 2-0 win against Gillingham, goals coming from Bianca Baptiste and goalkeeper Jo Ayre, who netted from the penalty spot.
Wellingborough Diamonds kept their hopes alive by winning 1-0 away to Northampton Town, Aileen Whelan scoring the only goal of the game in the first half.
Norwich City continue to adapt well to life at the higher level following promotion and they have climbed into sixth place following their 3-2 victory at Tottenham Hotspur. Nicola Bray, Paige Shorten and Sophie Fuller were all on target for the Canaries, giving them a three goal lead before Jessie Richards grabbed a late double for Spurs.
South West Combination
Yeovil Town have taken over at the top of the table for the first time in their history following an impressive 5-1 victory over fellow title hopefuls Forest Green Rovers. Lindsey Roe, Sarah Roxburgh, Anusia Rourke, Amy Wild and Jemma Tewksbury were all on target for the new league leaders.
Plymouth Argyle have begun the task of catching up their many games in hand and scored five without reply against Weston St Johns to take themselves into fourth place. Laura Perrett and Katie Middleton each netted twice, with Chynna Evans adding the other.
Team Bath's remaining title hopes may well have received a fatal blow after they went down to a 2-0 defeat away to Oxford City, whose goals came from Steph Mobbs and Steph Kubat.
Shantelle Woodward's double proved to be enough to earn Chesham Utd the points in a 2-1 victory over Swindon Town, whose consolation came from Kim Reeves.
AFC Bournemouth lifted themselves out of the bottom three after running out 4-1 winners away to Reading Royals. Michelle Keehan was on target twice along with Hannah Courtney and Alice Thorne.
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