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Sheffield Wednesday ensured they remained three points clear at the top of the table with a 3-1 victory over Mossley Hill. Codi Melia, Laura Naylor and Sarah Burke netted the goals to keep the Owls' title challenge on check.
Newcastle Utd meanwhile notched up an impressive 6-1 victory away to Huddersfield Town to remain hard on Wednesday's heels. Stacy Crooks led the scoring with a four-goal haul and also on target were Charlotte Potts and Alice Teasdale.
Bradford City stay well in the running in third place but were made to work hard for their 3-2 win against Middlesbrough. City trailed 2-1 with five minutes remaining before goals from Bridie Hannon and Caroline Omboyi turned the match in their favour, to add to Kerrie Zserdicky's earlier strike.
South Durham & Cestria defeated Cheadle Heath Nomads 4-0, a result which sees them climb back into fourth. Nicki Duckling was on target twice along with Debbie Stansmore and Jade White.
A 1-0 win over Salford Ladies has greatly boosted Liverpool Feds' hopes of a top half finish, Jenny Rogers scoring the only goal of the game.
Stockport County maintained their recent good form by running out 7-1 winners away to Wakefield. Bet Langford bagged a hat-trick for County along with Claire Tenzer, Kayleigh Rowe, Kerry Jackson and Nikki Daniels.
Stoke City hold on to the leadership but only on goal difference after they were beaten 4-0 by Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jamillah Palmer gave Wolves an early lead before Becky Hall netted either side of half time and Dani Selmes rounded off the win with the fourth goal for unbeaten Wolves who, despite remaining fifth, are only two points behind Stoke and with three games in hand.
Leafield Athletic moved themselves back into second place, level on points with Stoke, thanks to a 3-0 win away to Loughborough Foxes in which the prolific Hayley Phillipowsky bagged a hat-trick.
A win would have taken Curzon Ashton back to the top but instead they complete a trio of clubs at the top after they drew 1-1 with Radcliffe Olympic. Joanne Campbell netted on her debut for Radcliffe, with Curzon replying through Emma Lambourne.
Leicester City stay fourth but are now just one point off the pace following their 3-0 success at Loughborough Students. Kayleigh Hillier, Erica Kilby and an own goal kept Leicester's title challenge on course.
Copsewood (Coventry) meanwhile further cemented themselves in the top half and their 2-1 win against TNS Ladies means they are tagging themselves onto the title race. Nicola Foskett netted both goals to give Copsewood the points but they needed to withstand late pressure from a spirited TNS side to clinch victory.
South East Combination
Enfield Town brought the winning run of Lewes to an end and booked their place in the semi finals of the League Cup by beating the league leaders 2-1. Lewes did take the lead midway through the second half through Andreia Veiga but a late double from substitute Sara Sinclair turned the match in Enfield's favour.
Enfield's opponents in the last four will be Milton Keynes Dons, who got past Ebbsfleet Utd on penalties following a 3-3 draw.
Former League Cup winners Luton Town are through to the semi finals once again after they defeated Brentwood Town 3-1. Jess McKay, Lydia Radley and Nicola Henman were on target for Luton with Carla Rose grabbing a consolation for Brentwood.
Cambridge Women complete the line up as they came away from Ipswich Town with a 2-1 victory. Nicola Geoghan and Sophie Thompson put Cambridge two up inside the opening twenty minutes before holding on under Ipswich pressure to progress.
South West Combination
Gloucester City held on to the leadership and stay one point clear after they won 2-0 against Newquay, Kerry Bartlett netting both goals.
Havant & Waterlooville remain close at hand in second following a 2-1 local derby victory away to Southampton Saints. Lauren Cheshire netted both goals for the Hawks, with the home side replying through Chelsea Owton.
Yeovil Town stepped up their challenge and went third by winning a thrilling clash 3-2 away to Forest Green Rovers. The home side had led 2-1 through Charlotte King and Katie Cook but Yeovil, who had earlier scored through Stacey Pearson, battled back to take the points. Jodi Cornwall grabbed an equaliser before former Rovers striker Laura Bray scored a late winner to sink her former club.
Hayley Huckin grabbed a hat-trick and Kim Reeves added the other as Swindon Town consolidated themselves in fourth place with a 4-1 victory over University of Portsmouth.
Chesham Utd are back into mid-table following their 7-1 win away to Keynsham Town Development, who are still seeking their first points of the season.
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