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Bradford City are back on top of the table after they defeated Stockport County 6-2. Bridie Hannon, Faye Boshell, Caroline Omboyi, Clare Fawcett and Kerry Playle all found the net for City along with an own goal.
Just two points separate the top five teams now and Newcastle Utd are in second place following their 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough. Molly Collinson gave the Magpies the lead and they went on to seal the points with further strikes from Laura Wilson and Jess Havelock.
Sheffield Wednesday had started the day as leaders but they are back in third after going down to a 2-1 defeat away to South Durham & Cestria. Jade White netted both goals for the home side.
Huddersfield Town meanwhile moved themselves in amongst the leading pack as they scored six without reply against Salford Ladies. Katie Barnes led the scoring with a four-goal haul and leading scorer Emily Heckler weighed in with a double.
Liverpool Feds got back to winning ways when beating Cheadle Heath Nomads 2-1.
Mossley Hill's good run of form continued with a 4-1 victory away to Wakefield. Kim Cahill, Carla Lee, Kaisha Sohl and Sophie Perry all scored a goal apiece for the Merseysiders.
League leaders Stoke City followed up their midweek victory over Curzon Ashton by winning 3-0 when the two sides met again in the quarter finals of the League Cup. Ele Costello, Cassie Hyde and Becky Knight were all on target for Stoke.
Stoke's opponents in the last four will be Radcliffe Olympic who scored five without reply against Northampton Town. Aileen Whelan kept up her good form in front of goal by netting twice, with the others coming from Rania Ramadan, Georgina Knowles and Sarah Green.
Wolverhampton Wanderers progressed to the semi finals, but only on penalties after their tie with Dudley Utd finished level at 1-1. Jamillah Palmer gave Wolves the lead on the hour with Kayleigh Griffiths equalising and extra time could not decide the outcome. Dudley hit the bar three times in the resulting shootout and Wolves goalkeeper Natalie Hall was her team's hero, this time with her feet as she fired home the winning penalty.
Loughborough Students complete the semi final line up after they defeated Loughborough Foxes 4-3.
In the league, Leafield Athletic consolidated themselves in third place with a 5-2 victory over TNS Ladies. Hayley Phillipowsky led the scoring with a four-goal haul and Hollie Hearnden was also on the scoresheet.
Copsewood (Coventry) claimed their second victory in a week, a 3-2 success at Leicester City which lifts them into the top half of the table. Abiyola Riley, Nicola Foskett and Amanda Whalley scored the goals for Copsewood whose goalkeeper Sofia Walker pulled off a couple of vital saves during the match.
South East Combination
Lewes defeated Brentwood Town 7-3 and are back on top of the league after the midweek resignation of Tooting & Mitcham Utd forced a re-calculation of the table. Tammy Waine and Jo Gardiner each scored twice, with one apiece from Lel Smith, Naomi Cole and Holly Grogan to help Lewes overcome a spirited Brentwood side.
Norwich City meanwhile kept up their challenge by winning 3-2 away to Milton Keynes Dons, a result which keeps them level on points with Lewes. Nicola Bray grabbed a last minute winner for the Canaries who had earlier taken a two-goal lead through Chelsea Garrett and Kirstie Kindred, before Lauren Goodier and Nikki Tarrant hit back for the Dons.
Enfield Town are now in third place despite running out 4-0 winners over Ebbsfleet Utd. Beth Lovell, Sara Sinclair, Kelly Hughes and Katie Wilding were all on target for Enfield.
Cambridge Women and Crystal Palace kept themselves in the top half of the table as they shared a
2-2 draw. After a goalless first half, Sherelle Walters and Jay Blackie gave Palace a two-goal lead before Cambridge recovered to earn a point through Laura Brown and Laura Bright.
Luton Town recorded their best victory of the season so far, 8-1 against Old Actonians. Lydia Radley and Rachel Kosky each netted twice along with Jodie Whitford-Stark, Nicola Henman, Jess McKay and Michelle Byrne.
South West Combination
Havant & Waterlooville hold on to the leadership after racing to a 6-1 victory over previously unbeaten Swindon Town. Lauren Cheshire and Chloe Ranger each bagged doubles with Kaylee Schumann-Edwards and Vinny Nkomo also on target, with Kim Athey scoring a late consolation for Swindon.
Gloucester City made sure of keeping pace with the Hawks with a 2-1 success away to Keynsham Town Development. An own goal had given Gloucester and, moments after Keynsham had levelled from the penalty spot, Charley Griffin settled matters with the winning strike.
Yeovil Town won 3-1 at University of Portsmouth and still trail the top two by a single point. Dawna Dennett, Justine Lorton and Laura Bray all scored a goal each to hand Yeovil their third straight victory.
Forest Green Rovers stayed well in touch with the top sides after they came away from Southampton Saints with a 2-0 win under their belts, thanks to goals from Charlotte King and Paige Stewart.
Chesham Utd notched up their first victory of the season, 3-2 against Newquay whose goals came from Chloe Richards and Kirsty Lang.
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