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East Midlands League
Steel City Wanderers went level on points with Premier Division table toppers Mansfield Town by scoring eleven without reply past Gedling Town. Zoe Beresford was on target four times and Rachel Hale weighed in with the brace, with one apiece coming from Leanne Duke, Samantha Hale, Sam Hallam, Lucy Smith and Claire Armitage. Long Eaton Utd also kept themselves in touch as a double from Jodie Hancock gave them a 2-0 victory over Arnold Town which lifts them into third.
In Division One North, Notts County are back up in the top half following their 6-0 win against West Bridgford. Courtney Walters led the scoring with a hat-trick, Cath Eyley added two and April Bingham was also on the scoresheet.
Netherton Utd edged out Raunds Town by the odd goal in seven in the only match to take place in Division One South. Tash Applegate (2), Kerry Camwell and Zoe Watkins were on target for Netherton with Lisa Lee, Laura Reed and Emily Slough replying.
Eastern Region League
Stevenage Borough came through a difficult tie away to AFC Sudbury to reach the semi finals of the League Cup. Donna McGuigan and Nicola Perschsky scored the goals to give Stevenage a 2-0 victory. Joining them in the last four are Billericay Town who defeated Norwich City Res 2-1 thanks to Marie Barker and Francine Laisney.
C & K Basildon moved themselves to within a single point of Premier Division leaders Great Shelford after a Charlie Dolby brace and Nicola Carty gave them a 3-0 win away to Peterborough Sports.
Lowestoft Town are on the brink of capturing the Division One North title following their 4-2 victory over Haverhill Rovers. Emma Goldsmith led the scoring with a four-goal haul as Ipswich Wanderers beat FC Clacton 11-0. Tarnya McKew, Sophie Welton and Keira Finnegan each weighed in with doubles and Leanne Parker was also on target.
In Division One South, Chelmsford City bounced back from a recent heavy defeat to run out 6-1 winners away to Royston Town. Kayleigh Peters and Emma Ridings each scored twice, with one apiece from Courtney Clarke and Mollie Debell.
London & South East League
One game managed to go ahead in the Premier Division, London Corinthians lifting themselves into third, just one point off the pace, with a 3-2 victory over second placed Crawley Wasps.
MSA Ladies can overhaul the leaders in Division One (London) if they can win all of their games in hand and did their cause no harm by scoring eight without reply past Knaphill.
North East League
Peterlee St Francis suffered a huge setback to their Premier Division title challenge as they were beaten 4-1 at home by Barnsley, who are continuing to catch up ground on the leading sides. Kathryn Smith scored twice for Barnsley along with Sue Elkington and Rebecca Hale. Guiseley also recorded a 4-1 victory against Lepton Highlanders thanks to goals from Caroline Hulme (2), Amy Parker and Rachael White.
The only match played in the Northern Division produced a highly significant result as Norton & Stockton Ancients moved to the verge of the title with a 6-1 success away to Durham Wildcats.
The top of the table clash in the Southern Division ended with honours even, leaders Rothwell Ladies sharing a 2-2 draw with second placed Doncaster Belles. Nadine Bates and Lauren Nichols netted for Rothwell who stay two points clear and have four games in hand. Ruth Austin, Beki Bowers and Rachel Mullen were on target for Rovers Foundation Ladies in their 3-2 victory away to Bradford City Res, who replied through Caroline Omboyi and Rebecca Teale.
North West League
Blackpool are three points off the pace in the Premier Division, remaining in second place after they shared a 5-5 draw with City of Manchester.
There was a change of leadership in Division One North, Blackpool Wren Rovers taking over at the top on goal difference following their 4-3 win at Leigh RMI which completed a double over their opponents in successive weeks. Penrith AFC suffered a blow to their promotion chances as they went down to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Stockport County Res.
With Division One South leaders Chester City not playing, Manchester University took the opportunity to go level on points with them, thanks to a 3-0 victory away to Warrington Town. In the other games, AFC Urmston Meadowside defeated Winsford 6-1 and AFC Liverpool were 4-1 winners over Mossley Hill Res.
South West League
Larkhall Athletic halved the deficit on league leaders Bristol Ladies Union to three points as they scored nine without reply against Cleeve West Town. Lizzie Barratt and Kate German each bagged hat-tricks and they were joined on the scoresheet by Emily Harrington, Michelle Munro and Carly Bryant.
In Eastern Division One, Chynna Collings and Katrina Fisher scored the goals as Cirencester Town won 2-1 away to Nailsea Utd. Bishop's Lydeard and Keynsham Town Res each picked up an important point as they shared a 2-2 draw, Suzanne Daw netted for Bishop's Lydeard and Keynsham replying through Aimee Clark and Dos Santos Alves.
Truro City climbed into second place in Western Division One as goals from Kayley Lane, Bethany Willshaw and Bethany Thomas gave them a 3-0 victory over Dobwalls. Bude Town meanwhile defeated Charlestown 3-0 thanks to a Sarah Badham brace and Lizzy Jenkins.
* On Wednesday night, Truro City moved to within one point of leaders Marine Academy Plymouth after beating Bay Ladies 6-3.
Southern Region League
Shanklin closed the gap on Premer Division table toppers Aldershot Town to a single point after strikes from Susan Cullen and Rowan Treague earned them a 2-1 win against Basingstoke Town, whose consolation came from Ayala Liran. The league table has been re-calculated during the past week due to the resignation of Launton.
An important clash near the top of the table in Division One went the way of Gosport Borough who narrowly beat Reading Ladies 2-1. Gosport therefore trail leaders Oxford Utd Res by one point, with three games in hand, while previously unbeaten Reading are a further two points adrift in third.
West Midlands League
Kingshurst Sporting are back up into second place in the Premier Division, albeit eighteen points behind runaway leaders Solihull Ladies, following their 6-3 success away to Cannock in the only match played.
In Division One North, Walsall ran out 6-1 winners at Cresswell Wanderers and moved into second place, trailing Bilbrook by eight points but holding three matches in hand.
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