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Liverpool remain eight points clear at the top of the Northern Division following their 5-3 victory against Leeds City Vixens.
Cheryl Foster and Katie Brusell each scored twice for the Reds along with an own goal, with the Vixens replying through Stacey Daniel, Meganne Paul and Natalie Haigh.
Second placed Leicester City came away from Newcastle Utd with a 3-2 win. The United staff worked hard to get the game on for which was another pulsating game between these two sides. Courtney Sweetman-Kirk opened the scoring for Leicester on 20 minutes, a lead which they held until half time. Stacy Crooks levelled just after the interval with City's Lauren Impey being sent off to reduce them to ten players at the same time. Sweetman-Kirk notched her second for the visitors to nose in front but Steph Eadon equalised once again for Newcastle in the 65th minute. Two minutes from time, Kirsty Linnett outstripped the Magpies defence to slot home and bag all three points for the Foxes.
Preston North End moved up the table to seventh by beating Luton Town 7-1. Sarah Walker led the scoring for Preston with a four-goal haul, Gemma Watson added a brace and Alison Taberner was also on target, with Laveena Betts grabbing a consolation for Luton.
In the Southern Division, Portsmouth moved to within five points of the leadership by winning 4-1 away to Colchester Utd.
Zoe Nash gave Pompey a tenth minute lead which was doubled just before the break by Gemma Hillier, who scored after Cally Beaumont had knocked on a Cassie Thorp corner. Hillier completed her double early in the second half and Nash netted the fourth with a well taken finish from a pass by Lucy Keil.
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