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East Midlands League
Grimsby Town went third in Division One North following a convincing 11-0 victory over Appleby Froddingham. Gemma Charlton led the scoring for Grimsby with a four-goal haul and Emily Mumby weighed in with a hat-trick. Gemma Hopkin netted twice and there was one apiece from Lindsay Dye and Jade Charlton.
The only other match in the league to go ahead was in Division One South where Loughborough Students Res went to the top of the table by scoring fourteen times without reply past Leicester City Fosse. Caitlin Redfern was on target six times for the students and four were scored by Siobhan Eastman. Sarah Wentworth netted twice and the tally was completed by Ali Bowes, Alice Kempski and Shauna Chambers.
Eastern Region League
Haverhill Rovers kept themselves well in the hunt for the runners-up spot in Division One North as they ran out 5-2 winners away to Bungay Town. Laura McAllister and Lyndsie Duemmel each netted twice along with Katie Shorter, the home side replying through a brace from Michelle Stanborough.
Colchester Town opened up a lead on nine points in Division One South but only after narrowly getting the better of Sawbridgeworth Town in a nine-goal thriller. Lauren Richardson and Ellen Powles each scored twice, with Georgia Box adding the other to earn a 5-4 victory for Colchester, while Carly Snell netted a brace for Sawbow with Jackie Stott and Hayley Graham also on the scoresheet.
London & South East League
Eastbourne Town plough on at the top of the Premier Division and their advantage is now a huge thirteen points after they won 7-1 away to East Preston. Chichester City still have a number of games in hand on the teams above them and they are now in fourth following their 2-0 victory over Crawley Wasps. Denham Utd meanwhile kept up their good recent league form and are back in the top half again as they scored five without reply against Boreham Wood.
It was a disappointing day for Division One (London) table toppers Hampstead as they went down to only their second league defeat of the season, beaten 1-0 by Carshalton Athletic. Brentford are now back in the running and their 2-1 win against Kent Magpies has taken them into third place, above Kikk Utd who battled out a goalless draw with Knaphill Wanderers.
North West League
The only match to go ahead in the Premier Division on Sunday was the top of the table clash at Blackpool where leaders Chorley were the visitors. The teams duly fought out a 1-1 draw which keeps Chorley six points clear at the top, having played one game more than their rivals.
The top of the table match in Division One South also survived the weather and the honours were also shared in this encounter. Manchester University dropped points for the first time this season but the resulting 3-3 draw means that they preserve their lead of seven points over City of Manchester, who also remain unbeaten. Mossley Hill Res defeated Liverpool Feds Res 4-2 in their mid-table clash whilst Manchester Stingers picked up their first victory of the season, beating AFC Urmston Meadowside 4-3.
South West League
The comeback of the day was staged by Oldland Abbotonians in their 4-3 victory away to Stoke Lane Athletic in the solitary Premier Division match played. The home side looked to be on their way towards a comfortable win as they raced into a three-goal lead at half time, courtesy of a hat-trick from Jade Gamlin. However after the break, Beth Dale scored twice and Kirstie Mitchell also found the net to level the scores, before Jess Cole grabbed the winner to lift Oldland out of the bottom two and towards a mid-table position.
The top two in Eastern Division One were not in action on Sunday and this allowed Cirencester Town to cement themselves in third place with a 3-0 victory over Forest Green Rovers Res, on target were Elle Maynard, Chinna Collings and Susie Berry. Mel Bristow and Isha Hunt scored the goals as Swindon Supermarine picked up a 2-0 success away to Cam Bulldogs to strengthen their position in the top half whilst Bridgwater Town and Swindon Spitfires shared a 1-1 draw, Chelsea Pitt and Debbie Rose scoring respectively for a result which earns the Spitfires a vital point. Bev Symes netted the only goal of the game to give Poole Town a 1-0 success away to Nailsea Utd.
Southern Region League
Maidenhead Utd lifted themselves into third place in the Premier Division on the back of a 9-1 victory away to Reading Town. Lucy Smith helped herself to a hat-trick and Verity Snow a brace, with the scoring being completed by Tina Brett, Louise Ekins, Sarah Lipscombe and Amy Saunders. In the other game, first half goals from Laura Wallman and Dianna Smith earned Aldershot Town a 2-1 success at Wycombe Wanderers, who replied through Livvie Thompson.
In Division One (Southern), Oxford Utd Res narrowed the gap on leaders Basingstoke Town to three points as they won 2-1 at Boscombe Albion.
The newly formed Jubilee Cup, which will be competed for by the Division One teams, opened up on Sunday with the first match in Group A. Mansfield Road, chasing their second trophy of the season, got off to a good start as Elizabeth Betterbed, Katie Warnaby and an own goal handed them a 3-1 victory over Banbury Utd.
West Midlands League
The bad weather decimated the fixture programme over the weekend in both League and League Cup, with only two matches in Division One South surviving.
B & WM Police were unable to take an opportunity to make a swift return to the top of the table as they drew 2-2 with Crusaders, leaving themselves a single point behind table toppers Malvern Town. Redditch Utd meanwhile kept up their recent good form by beating Knowle 2-0, lifting themselves into fifth place in the process.
* All matches in the North East League were postponed on Sunday.
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