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Newcastle Utd have now gone nine points clear following their 2-1 win against Mossley Hill. However they were made to work very hard for their win, falling behind early on before Steph Eadon levelled the scores and Stacy Crooks netted the winner from the penalty spot.
Liverpool Feds are in third, their highest position of the season to date, after they won 2-1 away to Huddersfield Town.
One of the teams that the Feds climbed above was South Durham & Cestria, who drew 3-3 with Cheadle Heath Nomads. Jeneyha Webb netted twice and Tracy Sloane the other for Cheadle Heath, with South Durham replying through a Nicky Duckling hat-trick.
Sarah Wood scored the all-important goal as Wakefield earned a crucial point from a 1-1 draw against Stockport County, who found the net through Nikki Daniels.
Stoke City went four points ahead at the summit after they ran out 3-0 winners away to Radcliffe Olympic. Emma Sanders, Cassie Hyde and Natasha Catalano were on the scoresheet to help their side extend their lead.
Two of the top four teams met each other and neither Leicester City and Leafield Athletic would have been too happy with the resulting goalless draw which means both teams concede some ground, leaving them in second and fourth respectively.
Wolverhampton Wanderers moved up into third place on the back of a 2-1 victory over Northampton Town. Dani Selmes gave Wolves the lead from the penalty spot after ten minutes and after a Philippa Wilson own goal levelled the scores early in the second half, Selmes settled matters by heading in the winning goal.
South East Combination
Lewes require seven more points from their final five games in order to secure the title and they took themselves closer on Sunday with a 2-0 success at Crystal Palace. After the first half finished goalless, second half strikes from Holly Grogan and Tammy Waine gave the Rooks their fifteenth straight win.
Enfield Town stay third after drawing for the second successive week, their match with Cambridge Women finishing goalless.
Luton Town took the mid-table position by winning 2-0 away to Brentwood Town, thanks to a brace of goals from Nicola Henman.
Milton Keynes Dons remain third from bottom but are only four points away from the top half of the table, following their 3-1 victory over Old Actonians. Lauren Goodier, Nikki Tarrant and Lil Stanton were all on target for the Dons, with the home side's consolation coming from Carla Williams.
South West Combination
Yeovil Town made it ten league wins in a row and preserved their five point lead at the top as they triumphed 1-0 at Swindon Town. A first half goal from Laura Bray proved to be just enough to give Yeovil the points from a hard earned win.
Havant & Waterlooville continue to head the chasing teams following their 7-3 victory away to Keynsham Town Development. Vinny Nkomo led the scoring with a hat-trick for the Hawks, Laura Streeter added a double and there was one each from Lauren Cheshire and Tamsin Pibworth. Keynsham replied through Candy Hopson, Leanne Lapham and an own goal.
Gloucester City's challenge appears to be over after they were beaten 3-1 in their local derby by Forest Green Rovers. Charlotte King scored a hat-trick to move Forest Green to within one point of their local rivals and keep their own title hopes alive.
Newquay still have an opportunity of picking up a top half finish after they defeated Southampton Saints 2-0, given to them by strikes from Becky Atkins and Lucy Olde.
Chesham Utd returned to winning ways with a 3-0 success against University of Portsmouth, which banishes any lingering relegation fears for the Clarets.
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