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Sheffield FC preserved their six point lead at the top of the table with a 4-1 victory away to Liverpool Feds. The home side took the lead before Sheffield hit back to take the points thanks to a Mel Cook double, Carla Ward and Lisa Giampalma.
Middlesbrough continue to head the chasing teams after they won 2-1 at Scunthorpe Utd. Ashleigh Leighton and Katie Kinlan, who also missed a penalty during the course of the game, were on target for 'Boro.
To complete a good day for the top three, Laura Bailey scored the only goal of the game late on as Sheffield Wednesday defeated Salford Ladies 1-0.
With leaders Rotherham Utd involved in County Cup action, their two nearest rivals in the table met each other but cancelled each other out on the day as Radcliffe Olympic and Sporting Club Albion shared a goalless draw. Albion therefore trail Rotherham by nine points, with a game in hand, and Radcliffe are a further five points adrift.
Leicester City moved back into fourth place as goals from Linda Scott, Kim Walton and Helen Rudkin earned them a 3-2 victory over Stoke City.
Wolverhampton Wanderers warmed up for this week's League Cup Final by beating Stratford Town
5-0. Kirstie Bavington gave Wolves an early lead and they went on to add further goals through doubles from Danni Selmes and Amber Quick.
* In midweek, Sporting Club Albion closed the gap on leaders Rotherham with a 2-1 win against TNS Ladies. Northampton Town meanwhile moved out of the bottom three by winning 2-1 at Leicester City.
South East Combination
Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on the title after they ran out 4-0 winners over Crystal Palace. The result means that Spurs now require five more points from their final three games and could even win the Championship this Sunday if results go their way.
Enfield Town's lingering title hopes were killed off as they were beaten 4-1 at Luton Town. Jessica McKay (2), Nicola Henman and Nicky Livingstone put Luton four ahead before Enfield netted a late consolation through debutant Shelley Forster.
Ebbsfleet Utd are certain of playing Combination football again next season and have their sgihts set on a mid-table finish following their 6-2 win away to Braintree Town.
* In midweek, Ipswich Town eased any remaining relegation fears by winning 6-3 at Braintree Town. Amanda Everett scored twice along with Amy Howlett, Vicki Stephens, Lauren Cartwright and Jenna Liverpool.
South West Combination
A late, late goal saw Havant & Waterlooville book their place in the Ambassador League Cup Final with a 2-1 victory over Southampton Saints. In a superb Cup tie, Saints took a third minute lead through Kirsty Garner with Lizzie Laws equalising for the Hawks. In the first minute of injury time, Lauren Cheshire netted the winner for the Hawks to see them through to the Final where they will meet Plymouth Argyle.
In the league, Plymouth Argyle need to win two of their final five games to confirm themselves as Champions after they won 3-2 away to Chesham Utd. Emily Mousley and Laura Gough had earlier netted for Argyle but it was Leanne Griffiths who settled matters in the final minute as her 35-yard strike returned her side to the top of the table and within touching distance of the title.
In the other game, Cullompton Rangers moved themselves out of the bottom three places as they ran out 5-0 winners away to Oxford City.
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