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East Midlands League
In the only match to be played in the Premier Division on Sunday, Friar Lane & Epworth leapfrogged Shepshed Dynamo into third place by defeating them 6-1.
Likewise just a single match took place in Division One North and it saw Lincoln Development pick up their fifth victory of the season, 6-3 against Hucknall Town.
Oadby Owls kept their hopes of a top two finish alive in Division One South, thanks to a 10-3 win away to Leicester Fosse. Kingsthorpe meanwhile lifted themselves out of the bottom two with a 4-0 victory over Barrowby.
Eastern Region League
Haverhill Rovers moved into the top four of Division One North after goals from Stacey Spiers, Rachel Mann and Stacey Roper gave them a 3-2 win away to Cambridge Women Res. Katrina Carmen was on target twice, with Gemma Farman adding the other as Norwich City Res defeated Taverham 3-0.
In Division One South, Sawbridgeworth Town came away from Whitwell with a 3-1 victory with goals from Rebecca Maybury, Hayley Graham and Claire Poulton. Hoddesdon Owls remain rooted to the bottom following their 2-0 defeat away to Hannakins, for whom Kirsty Chawner bagged a brace.
London & South East League
Littlehampton Town were unable to take an opportunity to catch up ground on the top two in the Premier Division, as they suffered a 5-2 reverse at home to Maidstone Town.
Luton Town Res moved into the fray in Division One (London), their 2-1 victory over Brentford taking them into third place, just a single point off the pace and with games in hand in the teams around them. MSA Ladies can still have a say in things and they kept their hopes alive by beating Tower Hamlets
North East League
Barnsley's indifferent run of results continued as they missed an opportunity to further extend their lead in the Premier Division. Instead they went down 2-0 away to York City and remain seven points clear at the top, but having played more games than a number of their rivals.
It was not a good day for Northern Division table toppers Whitley Bay Res either as they dropped their first points of the season, losing 4-3 at home to Redcar Athletic who climb into fourth as a result. Teesside Sport Ladies meanwhile claimed three valuable points at the other end of the table when winning 2-0 at Scarborough.
Sheffield Utd Junior Blades have gone six points clear at the top of the Southern Division following their 2-0 win away to Leeds City Vixens Res, Lucy Ridley and Kathryn Mudge scoring their goals. Goole Town meanwhile leapt off the foot of the table and out of the bottom two in some style, thanks to a 6-1 victory over Bradford City A.
North West League
The top teams in the Premier Division were not in action at the weekend, Bolton Wanderers consolidating themselves in mid-table by running out 5-1 winners at Bury Ladies & Girls. AFC Urmston Meadowside stay in the bottom two places after they were beaten 3-1 at home by Preston North End.
Blackpool further extended their lead at the top of Division One North to ten points with a crushing 14-1 victory against Springfields (Preston). Brazil stay in second but their chances took a huge blow as they were defeated 2-1 by Blackpool Wren Rovers, who can still mount a serious challenge by winning their games in hand as can Morecambe, 13-1 victors over Bolton Ambassadors. Bolton Lads & Girls remain on course for a top half place after their 10-1 win against Leigh RMI.
Division One South leaders Northwich Vixens did not play and their advantage was trimmed to eight points by Manchester Stingers who were held to a 1-1 draw by Liverpool Feds Res. Greater Manchester Police are a further point adrift in third following their 1-0 victory over Glossop North End. AFC Liverpool meanwhile moved away from the bottom two places, courtesy of a 2-0 win against Mossley Hill Res.
South West League
The top seven teams in the Premier Division are now covered by a mere three points. Frome Town have dropped more points than the teams around them but they got back to winning ways by beating Oldland Abbotonians 4-1, Alex Gwyther and Andrea Chludilova finding the net along with two own goals. Weymouth have been the form team of recent weeks but they were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw by Chippenham Town, Philippa Holden scoring the Dorset side's goal with Rhiann Donohue replying.
One match was played in Eastern Division One but it produced a very significant result in the title race. Salisbury City stay top on goal difference but they lost their 100% record when going down to a 1-0 defeat away to Swindon Spitfires for whom Emma Skinner was on target.
Marjons Old Suttonians still have an outside chance of a top two finish in Western Division One and they consolidated themselves in third with a 2-1 win away to Bude Town, Danielle Krac and Lauren Hewings scoring.
Southern Region League
Bracknell Town lifted themselves into second place, just three points off the lead, in the Premier Division as they scored six without reply away to Reading Ladies. University of Portsmouth also maintained their challenge by beating Beaconsfield SYCOB 5-2.
One match took place in Division One and it saw Basingstoke Town extend their lead at the top to seven points with a 4-0 victory at Newbury Ladies & Girls.
West Midlands League
The top three in the Premier Division were all in action on Sunday, with contrasting fortunes. Dudley Utd power on at the top and are now twelve points clear after beating Cannock 2-1. Allscott's chances appear to be over after they went down 2-1 at home to Kingshurst Sporting but Solihull Ladies, who have several games in hand, stay well in contention following their 4-0 success at Bradwell Belles.
Stafford Town are now eleven points clear in Division One North after they put a halt to the recent good run of Chasetown, defeating them 5-2. Cottage Farm Rangers won 3-2 against Kidsgrove and are up into second place, whilst the other match between Coseley Town and Prees Raiders finished level at
In Division One South, Coventry City Development scored seven without reply against Rugby Town to narrow the gap on leaders Leamington Lions to eight points. Marston Green came away from Ferndale with a 2-1 victory, a result which lifts them into fourth, while two of the bottom three - Knowle and Malvern Town - met each other and shared four goals.
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