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Five wins out of five games from Bradford City and they preserved their two point lead at the top of the table by defeating Mossley Hill 1-0, Claire Armitage scoring the only goal of the game from a free kick.
After suffering their first defeat of the season the previous week, Sheffield Wednesday bounced back to win 4-0 at Salford Ladies and keep hard on the heels of Bradford in second place. Emily Scott, Louise Hunt, Jess Tait and Billie Gordon all netted a goal apiece.
Liverpool Feds kept up their good start and leapfrogged South Durham & Cestria into third by beating them 2-1.
Huddersfield Town meanwhile notched up their third straight victory, a 7-1 success away to Middlesbrough. Emily Heckler maintained her superb form in front of goal by netting five times, with Kate Mallin adding the other two.
Newcastle Utd are another team finding their best form and their 5-2 win at Wakefield keeps them in sixth. Jess Havelock bagged a hat-trick for the Magpies, whose other goals came from Jess Clark and Amy Perch.
Stockport County completed a double over Cheadle Heath Nomads inside eleven days when they defeated them 2-1, Kerry Jackson and Bet Langford giving them the points after Cheadle Heath had taken the lead.
Stoke City stayed three points clear at the top, thanks to a 4-2 victory away to Copsewood (Coventry). Tash Catalano scored a hat-trick and Dawn Mallet the other for Stoke, with Copsewood replying through Nicola Foskett and Abby Hadlum.
Wolverhampton Wanderers made it two successes in a row and are in second place following their 4-1 win over Radcliffe Olympic. Dani Selmes led the scoring for Wolves with a hat-trick and Jamillah Palmer was also on target.
Northampton Town returned home from Loughborough Students with a 3-1 victory, which also puts them on six points. After the home side had gone ahead, Lisa Porter levelled for Northampton who went on to secure the win after the break through two strikes by Leah Cudone.
Alison Hindley and Jodie Redgrave scored the goals as Curzon Ashton claimed their second successive win when beating TNS Ladies 2-0.
Leafield Athletic bounced back from their defeat the previous Sunday to run out 3-0 winners over Loughborough Foxes. Leigh Dugmore opened the scoring for Leafield and they went on to net further goals through Hollie Hearnden and Katie Fellows.
Leicester City notched up their first league victory of the season, 4-2 against Dudley Utd. After Dudley, who were playing their first game in the league, had raced into a two goal lead, Leicester hit back to take the points with strikes from Kayleigh Hillier, Kim Walton, Linda Scott and Kyleigh Brant.
South East Combination
Lewes continue to stretch the pace at the top and still lead the table on goal difference after Holly Grogan, Lel Smith and Charlotte Bennett all found the target to give them a 3-1 win away to Ipswich Town.
Enfield Town made sure of keeping pace with Lewes, thanks to a 2-0 victory over Brentwood Town. Beth Lovell opened the scoring for Enfield early on before Katie Wilding added the second with the last kick of the game.
Norwich City returned to winning ways with a 4-2 success against Milton Keynes Dons. Nicola Bray scored twice and she was joined on the scoresheet by Jodie Drake and Beth Bygrave, with Mikaela Welford and Charly Wright replying for the Dons.
Crystal Palace continue to improve and they netted seven without reply past Old Actonians to lift themselves up into fifth place. Valentine Ibe hit a hat-trick for Palace and she was joined on the scoresheet by Jay Blackie, Josie Elliott, Tanya Warner and Katie Butts.
Cambridge Women are also in the top half of the table after they defeated Luton Town 4-0, courtesy of a goal apiece from Hannah Goodchild, Emma Jenkins, Jordan Holland and Laura Baker.
South West Combination
Yeovil Town made a strong start to the new season on the opening day as they ran out 7-1 winners away to newly promoted Keynsham Town Development. Laura Bray was on target four times, Justine Lorton weighed in with a double and Jodi Cornwall rounded off the scoring for the Glovers.
It was not a good day for the other league newcomers either as University of Portsmouth went down to a 4-0 defeat away to Newquay. Chloe Richards scored twice for the Cornish side along with Kayle Lane and Courtney Ward.
Havant & Waterlooville, who narrowly missed out on promotion last season, got off to a winning start as they beat Forest Green Rovers 3-0. After a goalless first half, Vinny Nkomo put the Hawks in front and they sealed the points with further strikes from Laura Streeter and Lauren Cheshire.
Gloucester City got themselves off the mark with a 2-0 win away to Southampton Saints, thanks to goals from Laura Stephens and Helen Wood.
Chesham Utd and Swindon Town meanwhile finished with honours even as they shared six goals.
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