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With the top two not in action over the weekend, third placed South Durham Royals took the opportunity to catch up ground and step up their title challenge with a 2-1 victory away to Blackpool Wren Rovers, goals coming from Emma Foster and Kim Wilde.
The local derby match between Bradford City and Wakefield ended in a 1-1 draw, Mel Garside was on target for Bradford.
Scunthorpe Utd meanwhile picked up three important points by beating Tranmere Rovers 2-0, a result which takes them out of the bottom three places.
Coventry City continue to close in on the title and strengthened their position once more at the top by running out 4-0 winners away to Crewe Alexandra. Robyn James and Hazannah Parnell each netted twice for the runaway leaders.
Coventry's challenge was further boosted as title rivals Sporting Club Albion were held to a 1-1 draw in their local derby match with Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sophie Richards had hit the bar for Wolves during the first half but they took the lead after the hour through Dani Selmes before Hayley Phillipowsky struck back to earn a share of the spoils for Albion.
Radcliffe Olympic hold on to third place after sharing a goalless draw with Loughborough Foxes, who claimed a valuable point in their battle to get out of the bottom two.
Rotherham Utd grabbed a 1-0 victory against Leicester City to catch up ground on the top three.
Stoke City and TNS Ladies battled out a 3-3 draw which keeps both teams in a mid-table position.
South East Combination
Gillingham hold on to the leadership on goal difference following a 6-2 victory over Milton Keynes Dons. Deanna Cooper netted twice for the Gills along with Natalie Crinean, Ashlee Hincks, Laura East and Becky Lyon while the Dons replied through Hannah Cunningham and Caroline Moran.
Enfield Town made sure of keeping pace with Gillingham but they have played four more games than the league leaders. Enfield ran out 6-3 winners over Ipswich Town.
Tottenham Hotspur moved into fifth place, their highest of the season to date, as they netted five without reply away to Ebbsfleet Utd.
A last gasp equaliser from Claudia Trotman earned Northampton Town a 1-1 draw against Cambridge Women.
South West Combination
Havant & Waterlooville survived an early scare to beat Forest Green Rovers 3-1 and move to within two points of league leaders Newquay. Laura Bray had given Rovers a first minute lead but the Hawks hit back to claim victory, courtesy of a Charley Wilson hat-trick.
Chesham Utd meanwhile bounced back from their defeat the previous Sunday with a 2-0 win against Swindon Town, a result which lifts them up into third place. Kate Bowers and Nadine Bates netted the goals for Chesham.
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