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County Cup duties meant that only one match was played in the league on Sunday but it resulted in a change of leadership.
South Durham & Cestria made sure they returned to the top of the table, by virtue of having scored more goals, with a 4-0 victory over Cheadle Heath Nomads. Rosie Young, Zoe Ness, Deb Stansmore and Tracey Swales were all on target for the new league leaders.
Leafield Athletic stay four points clear at the top after they won 4-0 away to Northampton Town. Leigh Dugmore was on target twice along with Hayley Wilford and Sade Alaka to give Leafield their ninth straight win.
Radcliffe Olympic hold on to second place after Brogan Jones, Rania Ramadan and an own goal saw them to a 3-0 victory over Leamington Lions.
Dawn Mallett and Becky Knight each bagged braces, with Ele Costello and Natasha Lilly completing the tally as Stoke City remained firmly in contention by beating Rotherham Utd 6-0.
Copsewood (Coventry) are also five points off the pace after they won 7-3 away to Loughborough Students. Nicola Foskett had a great day in front of goal, netting five times with Sarah Rowles adding the other two.
Leicester City suffered their first defeat of the season in midweek but bounced back on the weekend to beat Curzon Ashton 2-0, goals coming from Kayleigh Brant and Samantha Clarke.
Loughborough Foxes picked up an important 2-0 win over Daventry Town which takes them out of the bottom two, thanks to strikes from Gemma Gillman and Jodie White.
South East Combination
A win on Sunday would have taken Norwich City into second place in the table but they suffered a setback to their hopes as they went down to a 2-0 defeat away to Ebbsfleet Utd.
Cambridge Women meanwhile kept up their improving form with a 1-0 victory over Arlesey Town which lifts them into a mid-table position, Laura Bright scoring the only goal of the game midway through the first half.
South West Combination
Oxford Utd have edged further ahead at the top despite being held to a 2-2 draw by Exeter City. Lauren Allison netted both goals for Oxford, with Lola Sanchez and new signing Tash Knapman on target for Exeter.
Forest Green Rovers caught up ground in third place by winning 3-0 away to Swindon Town. Rosie Bidder, Ella Hitchcox and Natalie Holbrook all scored a goal apiece for Forest Green.
Plymouth Argyle meanwhile strengthened their position in fourth with a 5-1 victory in the often fiercely contested match with Newquay. Emily Mousley spearheaded the win with a four-goal haul and Jodie Chubb added the other, with Becky Atkins netting the Cornish side's consolation.
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