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Newcastle Utd are continuing to set a stiff target at the top of the table and they further extended their lead to twelve points with an 8-0 success away to Salford Ladies. Jade Blackburn and Stacy Crooks each netted twice, with the tally being completed by Steph Eadon, Sarah Wilson, Megan Pyper and an own goal.
Bradford City still cling on to hopes of challenging for the title and they won 3-0 at Liverpool Feds to replace the home side in third place. After a goalless first half, Charlotte Stuart put Bradford in front just after the hour mark and they went on to seal victory through two further strikes from Bridie Hannon.
Stockport County are finishing the season well and their 3-2 victory over Huddersfield Town sees them close in on the top half of the table. Nikki Daniels netted twice for County, with Jane Webb also on the scoresheet.
Mossley Hill and Middlesbrough further eased any relegation fears by picking up a point apiece from a 1-1 draw. Emma Thompson was on target for the Merseysiders, with 'Boro replying through a Lindsey Stephenson penalty.
Cassie Hyde scored both goals as Stoke City maintained their four point lead at the top of the table with a 2-1 victory over TNS Ladies.
Leicester City still lead the chasing teams in second place following a 1-0 win against Radcliffe Olympic which was given to them by an early goal from Katie Bateman.
The next two teams in the table met each other with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leafield Athletic battling out a 2-2 draw. Hayley Phillipowsky and Leigh Dugmore gave Leafield a two-goal advantage inside the opening twenty minutes but Wolves hit back in the second half and earned themselves a share of the spoils thanks to Jamillah Palmer and a Dani Selmes penalty.
Copsewood (Coventry) consolidated themselves in fifth place as they took advantage of a flying start to beat Curzon Ashton 4-2. Abiyola Riley, Stacey Christie and Nicola Foskett put Copsewood three ahead inside the opening nine minutes and Amanda Whalley sealed the victory from the penalty spot.
Loughborough Students ensured they will be playing Combination football again next season by running out 4-1 winners away to Northampton Town.
South East Combination
Lewes are now four points away from the title following a 4-2 victory away to second placed Norwich City, whose own chances came to an end. Charlotte Bennett scored a hat-trick and Jo Gardiner was also on target to ensure that only Enfield Town can now overhaul the Sussex side.
Cambridge Women hold on to fourth place after they drew 0-0 with Brentwood Town, giving the Essex a vital point in their battle against the drop.
Ipswich Town are finishing the season in excellent form and will have their sights on a top four finish after beating Ebbsfleet Utd 2-1, thanks to Michelle Allum and Danielle Bitten.
South West Combination
Yeovil Town edged closer towards the title but needed their full powers of a recovery to pick up a crucial point from a 3-3 draw with Forest Green Rovers. Shannon Osman scored a hat-trick to leave Yeovil nine points clear at the top of the table whilst Forest Green, who led 3-1 at one stage through a Katie Cook brace and Kirsty Richardson, stay in third place.
Newquay kept up their recent good form and their 4-0 victory over Chesham Utd has taken them to within two points of the top half. Chloe Richards and Kayley Lane each scored twice for the Cornish side.
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