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Bradford City keep hold of the leadership despite going down to their first defeat of the season, beaten
2-1 by South Durham & Cestria.
Huddersfield Town notched up their fourth win in a row and climbed into fourth by beating Wakefield
7-4. Goal machine Emily Heckler netted six more times for Huddersfield and Joanne Symington added the other for Town whose seven games have now yielded a total of 46 goals.
Cheadle Heath Nomads are starting to come to terms with life in the Combination and they recorded their best result so far, a 1-0 victory over Liverpool Feds with Hanifa Douglas scoring the only goal.
Newcastle Utd are now just three points off the pace following their 3-1 win against Salford Ladies. Jess Foster, Jenny Wilkes and Alice Teasdale were all on target for the Magpies.
The spoils were shared as Stockport County and Mossley Hill battled out a 1-1 draw. Sophie Perry found the net for the Merseysiders.
Stoke City continue to stretch the pace as they lead a trio of clubs on twelve points following their 4-0 success away to TNS Ladies. Tash Catalano, Emma Sanders, Kate Asher and Lucy Ridgeway netted the goals for Stoke.
Curzon Ashton made it four wins on the trot and are in second place after beating Loughborough Students 2-0. Both goals came in the last nine minutes, Alison Hindley giving Curzon the lead with Becky Fox wrapping up the points in injury time.
Leafield Athletic kept up their own good start and replaced Northampton Town in third place by defeating them 3-2.
The game of the day was at Copsewood (Coventry) where the home side shared a 5-5 draw with Leicester City. Nicola Foskett netted four times for Copsewood, who led virtually all match but it needed a last minute equaliser from Amanda Whalley to secure a point. Gemma Ball scored twice for Leicester in the ten-goal thriller, along with Kate Bateman, Kayleigh Hillier and Jade Kilby.
Radcliffe Olympic claimed their first victory of the season when winning 2-1 away to Loughborough Foxes, Stacey Pearce and Aileen Whelan netting their goals.
South East Combination
Lewes maintained their 100% start to the season by running out 5-0 winners away to Brentwood Town. Claire Trafford led the scoring with a hat-trick and there was one apiece from Steph O'Reilly and Tammy Waine.
Enfield Town meanwhile conceded their first points so far as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Ipswich Town. Lauren Cartwright gave Ipswich the lead before a brace from Katie Wilding put Enfield ahead, only for Vicki Stephens to earn the home side a share of the spoils.
Norwich City consolidated themselves in third place, thanks to a 4-1 victory over Old Actonians.
Cambridge Women recorded their biggest victory of the season to date, an 8-0 success at Tooting & Mitcham Utd which takes them into fourth place. Kelly Docwra bagged a five-goal haul with Laura Baker, Lucy Du Plooy and Samara Nche joining her on the scoresheet.
Crystal Palace were another team to keep up their improving form as they returned from Milton Keynes Dons with a 4-1 win under their belts. Lucy Galea, Jay Blackie, Katie Butts and Valentine Ibe all scored for Palace with Charly Wright netting the Dons' consolation.
The points were shared as Luton Town and Ebbsfleet Utd shared a 2-2 draw which keeps both teams in a mid-table position. Lisa Fulgence and Courtney Feagan netted for Fleet.
South West Combination
Havant & Waterlooville are now the early pacesetters after they defeated Chesham Utd 5-2. Kate Bowers gave Chesham an early lead but Vinny Nkomo and Becki Bath put the Hawks ahead at half time. Anneka Nuttall levelled the scores again before Lauren Cheshire, Chloe Ranger and Bath secured the points for the home side.
Gloucester City have got off to a good start and they sit in second place following their 1-0 victory over University of Portsmouth, Lilian Godwin netting the only goal of the game.
The teams which had occupied the top two places on the opening day came face to face with each other and the honours were shared as Yeovil Town and Newquay battled out a goalless draw.
Swindon Town notched up their first victory of the season, a 2-0 success against Southampton Saints.
Forest Green Rovers hit back from their opening day defeat to run out 8-0 winners over Keynsham Town Development. Charlotte King led the scoring with a hat-trick, Ella Hitchcox and Katie Cook weighed in with doubles and Natalie Holbrook was also on target.
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