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Sheffield Wednesday are now a single point clear at the top of the table following their 6-1 victory away to Wakefield. Louise Hunt and Katie Nutter both netted doubles, with Nicole Dale and Laura Windle rounding off the scoring.
Bradford City climbed back into second place on the back of a 2-1 win against Liverpool Feds. Kirsty Russell netted both goals to give City the edge in a well contested game.
Newcastle Utd's good run of wins was temporarily halted by a goalless draw against Cheadle Heath Nomads who continue to acquit themselves well at the higher level.
South Durham & Cestria hold on to fourth place after a 2-1 local derby victory over Middlesbrough. Jade White and Tracey Swailes netted their goals, with Sarah Manning replying.
Huddersfield Town won for the sixth time in seven matches, 2-0 away to Stockport County. The first half ended goalless but Emily Heckler and Katie Barnes struck after the break to give Town the points.
Mossley Hill recorded their best victory of the season so far, 5-0 against Salford Ladies who are still looking for their first points. Five different players got on the scoresheet, a goal apiece from Carla Lee, Holly Parkinson, Kaisha Sohl, Helen Griffiths and Sophie Perry.
Curzon Ashton held on top spot thanks to a 3-2 victory over Dudley Utd. Alison Hindley netted twice and Jade Parker the other to put Curzon three ahead but they needed to withstand a late fightback from Dudley who replied with a Kayleigh Griffiths penalty and Jo Smith.
Kate Asher, Cassie Hyde and Dawn Mallett were all on the scoresheet as Stoke City defeated third placed Leafield Athletic 3-1 to remain hard on Curzon's heels.
Wolverhampton Wanderers stay in fourth after they drew for the second match in a row, 2-2 against Copsewood (Coventry). All of the goals came in the first half, Nicola Foskett giving Copsewood the lead with Becky Hall equalising, the Coventry side going back in front through Abby Hadlum and Dani Selmes replying to give Wolves a share of the spoils.
Leicester City continued their good start with a 2-1 win away to Radcliffe Olympic. After falling behind early on, Kate Bateman and Nicole Carvell both netted to take Leicester's unbeaten run to five games.
Loughborough Foxes notched up their first victory of the season, a notable 3-2 success over Northampton Town. Jo Hearne netted twice for the Foxes whose winner came from Roschelle Shakes.
After five straight defeats, TNS Ladies picked up their first point of the campaign when sharing a goalless draw with Loughborough Students.
South East Combination
One match was played in the league but it produced plenty of goals, Ebbsfleet Utd running out 10-3 winners over Milton Keynes Dons to lift themselves into fourth. Lisa Fulgence had a great day in front of goal, netting six times in all, with Claire Williams and Jen Poole each contributing doubles.
The majority of the clubs were involved in the First Round of the League Cup and the tie of the round saw Lewes win 4-1 away Norwich City. Naomi Cole netted twice, with Kelly Newton and an own goal completing the tally for the Rooks.
In the quarter finals, Lewes will play league leaders Enfield Town who were taken all the way to penalties before emerging as winners against Crystal Palace. Valentine Ibe had given Palace the lead from the penalty spot in the second with Katie Wilding snatching a last gasp equaliser for Enfield, who won 3-2 in the resulting shootout.
Ipswich Town booked themselves a last eight tie with Cambridge Women after running out 8-3 victors at Old Actonians. Lauren Cartwright bagged herself a five-goal haul and she was joined on the scoresheet by Vicki Stephens, Amanda Everett and Nicole Parish.
Luton Town returned to winning ways with a 4-0 victory over Tooting & Mitcham Utd. Jess McKay scored twice, with Michelle Byrne and Laura Day adding the others for Luton who now travel to Brentwood.
South West Combination
The top of the table clash was a tightly contested one and Havant & Waterlooville still lead Gloucester City on goal difference following their 2-2 draw. Leanne Godwin gave Gloucester a fifth minute lead which was cancelled out by Laura Streeter. The Hawks went ahead midway through the second half when Streeter netted her second but seven minutes later Charlie Griffin marked her debut for City by heading in the equaliser. The game had a sad end for Hawks goalkeeper Yzzy Taylor who suffered a broken hand when making a late smothering save.
Yeovil Town closed to within one point of the top two with a 1-0 victory over Southampton Saints. Laura Bray netted the only goal of the game to keep up the Glovers' unbeaten start.
Swindon Town are also still unbeaten after they battled out a 2-2 draw away to Newquay. Alison Witts scored both goals for Swindon who led by two goals at one stage before Chloe Richards netted twice to give the Cornish side a point.
Forest Green Rovers notched up their third victory in a row when Kirsty Richardson netted the only goal of the game against Chesham Utd, to leave themselves just two points off the pace.
University of Portsmouth claimed their first win of the season, 3-0 against Keynsham Town Development who are still seeking their first points. Vicky Lewis netted twice and Sarah Stubbs the other for the students.
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