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Sheffield FC are just one win away from the league title after they defeated Liverpool Feds 3-0. Becky Kendell, Mel Cook and Jodie Michalska netted the goals to put their side on the verge of winning the league at the first attempt.
Only Sheffield Wednesday can now catch their local rivals and they kept their hopes alive with a 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough, who look destined to finish in third place. Rachel Skeemer scored twice and Amanda Barr the other for Wednesday to keep them on course what looks to be a play-off place.
Stockport County rounded off their season by coming from behind to beat Mossley Hill 2-1. Jane Fox netted the winning goal for Stockport from the penalty spot to add to Beth Langford's earlier strike.
Bradford City have hit form at exactly the right time and now appear to have found safety following their 3-0 win against Salford Ladies. Clare Fawcett netted two first half goals for City, with Caroline Omboyi adding the third late on.
A 4-0 victory away to Tranmere Rovers has seen Scunthorpe Utd take a huge stride towards survival, while the home side are now five points from safety although they still have five games to play.
Rotherham Utd's sticky patch continued and, for the first time this season, they do not have matters in their own hands after they were defeated 3-1 by Wolverhampton Wanderers. After Katie Hemming had given Rotherham an early lead, Emily Owen and Sophie Walker put Wolves ahead by half time and Amber Quick netted a second half goal which takes Wolves up to third place.
Sporting Club Albion meanwhile kept their winning run going and their 3-1 success at TNS Ladies takes them to within one point of leaders Rotherham, with a game in hand.
Katie Fellows and Rachel Brown were on target as Leafield Athletic came away from Stoke City with a 2-0 victory, which means they can still challenge for a top three place along with their opponents.
Loughborough Students and Northampton Town battled out a goalless draw which means that both teams are likely to finish just below mid-table.
Copsewood (Coventry) took an enormous stride towards safety as they ran out 9-3 winners over Stratford Town. Nicola Foskett led the scoring with a four-goal haul, Rachel Bown weighed in with a hat-trick while Amanda Whalley and Rebecca Knight completed the tally.
* In midweek, Wolves consolidated themselves in third place as goals from Amber Quick (2), Sophie Walker and Anna Perks gave them a 4-2 victory at TNS Ladies.
South East Combination
Newly crowned Champions Tottenham Hotspur rounded off their season with a victory, 2-0 away to Crystal Palace thanks to a double from Hilary O'Halloran.
Norwich City hold on to the play-off spot following their 2-2 draw with Enfield Town. Katie Wilding and Stavroulla Panayiotou had given Enfield a two-goal lead before a second half fightback from Norwich saw them earn a share of the points through Sophie Gillett and Paige Shorten.
Milton Keynes Dons kept their play-off aspirations alive, thanks to a 4-0 win at Braintree Town. Lauren Goodier netted twice and she was joined on the scoresheet by Christie Turner and Nikki Tarrant.
Luton Town still have an outside chance of second place after they netted six times without reply against Ebbsfleet Utd.
Ipswich Town have finished the season well and they moved to within two points of Cambridge Women by beating them 3-2, Jenna Liverpool netting twice and Jess Taylor the other.
South West Combination
A win would have guaranteed them the title but instead Plymouth Argyle will have to wait at least one more match after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Southampton Saints. Laura Perrett and Tash Knapman netted for Argyle, with Saints replying through Krystal Whyte and Jasmine Abbey.
Havant & Waterlooville now need nothing less than maximum points to pip Chesham Utd to the play-off spot as they went down to a 2-1 defeat away to Gloucester City, for whom Leanne Godwin netted both goals.
Forest Green Rovers remain on course for a top four finish after they came away from Cullompton Rangers with a 3-0 victory.
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