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East Midlands League
Loughborough Foxes continue to stretch the early pace and they remain one point clear at the top of the Premier Division following their 7-0 victory over Sandiacre Town. Friar Lane & Epworth defeated Peterborough Azure 5-1 to stay in second place, just ahead of Mansfield Town who were 3-2 winners away to Corby S & L. In the other game, Gedling Town scored nine without reply against Heather St Johns to lift themselves into the top half.
Steel City Wanderers have taken over at the top of Division One North, following up a win in midweek by beating Grimsby Town 4-2 to open up a lead of three points. Lucy Smith, Maria Burns, Sam Hallam and Laurie Millington all found the net for the Steels after Grimsby had taken a two goal lead. Market Warsop also won 4-2 against Rise Park to remain in second, while third placed OOH Lincoln Development shared ten goals with Nettleham. Hucknall Town defeated West Bridgford to record their first win of the season as did Sparta Nottingham by the only goal against Arnold Town.
Division One South leaders Radcliffe Olympic Res won 5-3 against Hinckley Utd to preserve their three point lead from Daventry Town, who were 6-0 victors at Sleaford Town. Raunds Town also scored six away to Barrowby and Leicester Fosse recorded their first victory in some style, 8-3 over previously unbeaten Kingsthorpe.
Eastern Region League
Brentwood Town are the new leaders of the Premier Division after storming to a 10-2 victory away to Cambridge University. Nikita Whinnett led the scoring with a four-goal haul, Carla Rose and Leah Cowan weighed in with doubles and there was one apiece from Keeley Walker and Lucy Faraday. Hethersett Athletic defeated Bedford Ladies 3-2 to move into second, Stacey Annison, Luci Middleton and Grace Birchall were all on target. Arlesey Town had started the day on top but suffered their first defeat, 2-0 at the hands of Barking who scored through Hayley Piggott and Carly Copplestone. Stevenage Borough follow on in fourth and are still unbeaten after their goalless draw away to Woodbridge Town. Claire Pavett, Helen Alder, Grainne McLaughlin and Kim Jeffery netted the goals as Chelmsford City beat Kettering Town 4-2 and Peterborough ran out 6-0 winners over Haringey Borough thanks to braces from Clare Knibbs and Jade Bell, plus Lesley-Ann Seaman and Michaela Dortch.
In Division One North, Fakenham Town remain on top after Nicola Bray (2) and Shelly Woods gave them a 3-1 win at Great Shelford. Cambridge Women Res have also won their opening three games, this time beating Haverhill Rovers 4-2 with Samara Nche netting all four goals. Rebekah Lake went one better with a five-goal haul, for Thorpe Utd in their 9-1 victory over Taverham. Lauren Kett (2), Charlotte Groves and Rebecca Russell joined her on the scoresheet. Ipswich Wanderers were 6-1 winners over Whitton Utd, Kayleigh Harwood hitting a hat-trick along with Rachel Gwilliam, Leanne Parker and Claire Turnbull while Bridie Hipperson netted four, with Katrina Carmen adding the other three for Norwich City Res in their 7-1 success at Cambridge Rangers.
C & K Basildon have stayed at the top of Division One South, Carly Eagles giving them a 1-0 win over Whitwell. Lisa Silverton (2) and Jade Nelson were on target as Billericay Town won 3-2 at Hannakins to stay on their heels, along with Hutton who defeated Royston Town 4-2 thanks to a Lucy Hudson hat-trick and Nina Witteridge. Leverstock Green and Sawbridgeworth Town finished level at 3-3, Leah Maloney, Kelly Randall and Giselle Subryan netting for Leverstock with Sawbow replying through Laura Pepper, Emma Hastings and Hayley Graham.
London & South East League
Denham Utd edged a further point clear in the Premier Division with a 4-0 victory over Whitehawk. Panthers had started the day in second place but were beaten 4-2 away to Westfield, allowing Tooting & Mitcham Utd to replace them by beating Boreham Wood 4-0. Crawley Wasps scored six without reply at AFC Wimbledon to go into third while Littlehampton Town won 5-2 against Chichester City to keep up their good start. Wandgas claimed their first point of the season when sharing a 1-1 draw with Maidstone Town.
Kikk FC have taken over the early running in Division One (London) with a 4-1 victory over Knaphill Wanderers. Luton Town Res are the other team with maximum points, they were 2-1 winners at Kent Magpies. MSA Ladies came away from Brentford with a 3-0 win, a result which takes them into third. Enfield Town Res edged out Hemel Hempstead Town by the odd goal in seven and West Ham Utd Development were 5-0 victors over Tower Hamlets.
North East League
Whitley Bay moved into pole position in the Premier Division as Laura Darmody's double, with goals from Janine Fagan, Steph O'Brien and Rachel Kay gave them a 5-1 victory over Guiseley. Hessle Town are the other team on six points, picking up their second straight win by beating St Francis 2000 5-2. Cheryl Mawhood hit a hat-trick as Sheffield Utd Community defeated Huddersfield Town 3-0 and Barnsley opened up their season with a 2-0 win over Durham City, both goals coming from Stacey Walstow. Peterlee Town bounced back from their opening day defeat to beat Hull City 4-0.
Whitley Bay Res meanwhile emulated their first team and they also lead the way in the Northern Division, thanks to a 6-2 victory against Brandon Ladies. Lumley kept up their good start with a 2-1 success at Tynedale which takes them second. Redcar Athletic's 1-0 win away to Scarborough sees them in third, ahead of Brandon and Teesside Sport Ladies, who beat Norton & Stockton Ancients by the odd goal in seven.
Beverley Town ascended to the top of the Southern Division, courtesy of a 6-2 win at Wetherby Athletic. Doncaster Rovers Belles A meanwhile beat Sheffield Utd Junior Blades 2-1 to go in to second place, Lorna Mason and Sarah Black scoring, with Goole Town just behind following their 2-2 draw with Rothwell Town. Leeds City Vixens Res had begun the day on top but were beaten 6-2 by Ossett Albion. Castleford White Rose triumphed 5-2 at Wakefield Res to record their first success of the season as did AFC Preston, 1-0 over Bradford City A.
North West League
Three teams are setting the early pace in the Premier Division with a maximum nine points from three matches. Bolton Wanderers hold on to top spot after a 4-3 success away to Wigan Ladies, with Burnley Girls & Ladies beating AFC Urmston Meadowside 5-1 to stay in second. Crewe Alexandra joined them in midweek, thanks to a 4-2 victory over Chester City. Newly promoted Wigan Athletic have started well and sit in fourth following their 4-0 win against Bury Girls & Ladies. Fletcher Moss Rangers meanwhile registered their first point of the season when sharing four goals with Chorley.
There was a change of leadership in Division One North with Penrith AFC beating Carlisle 7-1 to go top on goal difference from Bolton Lads & Girls, who won 3-0 at Warrington Town. Blackpool crushed previously unbeaten Bolton Ambassadors 13-0 to go into third place while Morecambe also won convincingly, 9-2 over Leigh RMI. Blackpool Wren Rovers also moved above morning leaders Whitehaven after beating them 3-1.
Northwich Vixens stay at the top of Division One South despite not having a game on Sunday, with no less than six teams level on points. Birkenhead's 6-1 victory at AFC Liverpool takes them into second, in front of Manchester Stingers who were beaten 2-1 at home by fourth placed Greater Manchester Police. Mossley Hill Res recorded their second straight win, 2-0 over Glossop North End, and Liverpool Feds Res complete the six teams following their 1-0 success at Macclesfield Town. Winsford meanwhile claimed their first points of the season in a 3-2 victory over Airbus UK.
South West League
Larkhall Athletic have gone top of the Premier Division after following up a midweek win with a 3-0 victory over Frome Town. Emily Harrington, Kate German and Kelly Cripps scored the goals to see the Larks open up a three point lead over Marine Academy (Plymouth), who did not play. Cheltenham Town climbed into third by beating Taunton Town, 4-0, Katie Adams scoring twice along with Natalie Berry and Nicole Robinson. Falmouth Town produced an excellent display of finishing to give themselves a
5-0 win away to previously unbeaten Bristol Ladies Union Kerry-Ann Moxsom scored twice along with Natalie Batchelor, Sasha Sparkes and Helena Calfe. Brianna Oeser (2), Amy Davies and Imogen Mills gave Keynsham Town Development a 4-1 victory over Oldland Abbotonians, who replied through Jess Cole.
The Wiltshire teams continue to monopolise the top three places in Eastern Division One, still headed by Swindon Supermarine who won 6-0 at Ilminster Town. Annabelle Martin bagged a hat-trick with the others from Michelle Rich, Caley Smith and Mel Bristow. Kate Leigh's hat-trick gave Salisbury City a
3-0 victory away to Cirencester Town and Swindon Spitfires beat Cleeve West Town 2-1 thanks to Dennika Bretti and Laura Mason, Karen Manson replying. Holly Miller, Rosie Harper and Helen Knott were on target for Bishop's Lydeard as they defeated Poole Town 3-1 whilst Downend Flyers shared a 1-1 draw with Forest Green Rovers Res with goals from Kate Michaels and Mary-Ann Griffiths respectively.
Western Division One leaders Plymouth Argyle Res made it four wins from four games as a Britney Toppert double fired them towards a 4-1 success at Exeter City. Vicki Fannon and Danielle Moddy added the others for Argyle who lead by five points from Marjons Old Suttonians, who won 5-0 away to Torpoint Athletic thanks to a Lauren Hewings hat-trick, Danielle Krac and Sarah-Jane Gregory. Stacey Bray's double gave Roche their first victory of the season, 2-1 against Charlestown, and Bude Town also won for the first time, 2-0 over Launceston with goals from Katie Horstman and Sarah Badham.
Southern Region League
Premier Division leaders Woodley Saints were beaten for the first time this season, 2-1 at home to Wycombe Wanderers, and they saw their advantage cut to three points by three teams. Shanklin head the chasing sides after beating Beaconsfield SYCOB 7-0, Maidenhead Utd won 3-1 at Launton and Bracknell Town ran out 10-2 winners over Reading Town. University of Portsmouth claimed their first victory of the season when edging out Aldershot Town 3-2.
Andover New Street continue to press the pace in Division One and now lead by nine points after beating Henley Town 6-2. Southampton Women's 1-0 victory over Mansfield Road has taken them second, just ahead of Basingstoke Town who won 7-1 at Chesham Utd Res. Boscombe Albion scored six without reply at Reading Ladies and Newbury Ladies & Girls won for the first time, 2-1 at Southampton Saints Res.
West Midlands League
Premier Division Cup holders Solihull Ladies are through to the quarter finals this time around after beating Wednesfield Town 4-1. Dudley Utd had a much smoother passage when beating Cannock
12-1 but things were a lot closer at Lichfield Diamonds where the home side beat Kingshurst Sporting on penalties following a 3-3 draw.
In the Division One North Cup, Stafford Town stormed into the last eight with a 6-1 victory over Prees Raiders while Wyrley Juniors went better, beating Bridgnorth Town 10-3.
All four ties in the Division One South Cup turned out to be close ones, Coventry City Development going through on penalties against Marston Green. Leamington Lions were 2-1 winners at Birmingham Athletic and Ferndale beat Malvern Town by the same scoreline, whilst Southam Utd pipped Rugby Town by the only goal of the game.
In the only Premier Division match to be played, Allscott claimed top spot in the fledgling table by running out 7-0 winners away to Hereford Pegasus.
Bedworth Utd strode to the summit in Division One North by scoring thirteen without reply against Withymoor. Kidsgrove registered their first points when beating FC Reedswood 1-0.
Redditch Utd are the early leaders of Division One South after their 7-0 win away to Knowle, while Fairfield Villa and Walsall battled out a 1-1 draw.
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