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East Midlands League
Long Eaton Utd returned to the top of the Premier Division after they defeated Barlestone St Giles 3-0 in midweek. Kim Evans was on target for Long Eaton along with Jodie Hancock and Nicola Smyth.
Greenwood Meadows extended their lead at the top of Division One North to eight points via a 7-1 victory over Appleby Frodingham. Notts County meanwhile ran riot against Retford Utd, Jasmin Bear leading the scoring with a four-goal haul, Anna-Maria Casey-Horton and Robyn Henton weighing in with hat-tricks and the tally being completed by Cath Eyley (2), Alex Francis (2), Androulla Kokkinou (2) and April Bingham.
In Division One South, Netherton Utd stormed to an 8-1 win away to Oadby & Wigston Dynamo thanks to Tash Applegate, who netted four times, Zoe Watkins (2), Emma Berry and Jenna Nairn. Emma Dunmore bagged a hat-trick and Sophie Boulton the other as Kettering Town edged out Radcliffe Olympic Res by the odd goal in seven.
Eastern Region League
There was a surprise in the League Cup where Acle won 5-2 away to Premier Division high fliers Great Shelford to reach the semi finals. Sophie Baker and Jenna Thurtle each scored twice for the Division One North side, with Katie Ransome adding the other.
C & K Basildon carried on from their County Cup heroics in midweek by beating Sawbridgeworth Town 2-0 and returning to the top of the Premier Division. Billericay Town are close at hand in third place after goals from Nicola Dunsdon (2), Marie Barker and Samantha Edwards gave them a 4-1 victory over Colchester Town. Stevenage Borough and Barking finished level at 2-2, Hayley Kemp and Kierra Gabriel netting for Stevenage with Suzanne Darby and Rebecca Vass replying, whilst Haringey Borough were 3-1 winners against Thorpe Utd thanks to Julia Carruthers, Stephanie Cooper and Joselina Ferreira.
AFC Sudbury took the opportunity to catch up ground on leaders Lowestoft Town in Division One North, Rachel Gwilliam and Chloe Mills scoring their goals as they won 2-0 at Haverhill Rovers. Norwich City Res held on to second place as Luci Middleton, Hannah Roe and Sophie Burr-Walpole gave them a 3-2 victory away to Ipswich Wanderers.
Chelmsford City moved to within two points of Division One South table toppers Baldock Town with a 2-0 success over East Thurrock Utd, goals coming from Courtney Clarke and Mollie Debell. Leighton Utd and Leverstock Green remain in the top four after they finished level at 2-2. Hayley Fuller and Emma Aussop were on target for Leighton and Leverstock netted through Giselle Subryan and Joanne Williams. Kristina O'Connell scored twice, with Becky Scola and Natasha Crick adding the others as Hoddesdon Owls defeated Royston Town 4-1.
London & South East League
AFC Wimbledon gave themselves a chance of climbing out of the bottom two by beating Hemel Hempstead 1-0 in the only Premier Division match played.
The battle intensified at the top of Division One (London) with Fulham Compton OB maintaining their lead of three points, thanks to a 3-0 win away to Battersea Ironsides. Carshalton Athletic made sure of staying hard on their heels by beating MSA Ladies, one of the other contenders, 2-1.
North East League
League leaders Peterlee St Francis were held to a 2-2 draw by Guiseley. Caroline Hulme and Julie Richardson were on target for Guiseley and Peterlee found the net through Leanne Anderson and Claire Bridgett. Chester-le-Street Town returned into second place, two points off the pace, with a 6-0 victory over Lepton Highlanders in which Laura Gibbon bagged a hat-trick along with Laura Darmody, Haley English and Rae Taylor. First half goals from Aimi Beresford, Jenny Clark and Sarah Leonard gave Castleford White Rose a 3-2 win at York City and moved them into third. Scunthorpe Utd returned from Whitley Bay with a 3-1 victory under their belts, thanks to a goal apiece from Nancy Barker, Sue Green and Linsey Hughes.
They may have clinched the Northern Division title a week earlier but Norton & Stockton Ancients were not able to complete the season unbeaten as they went down 3-1 away to Easingwold Town Angels, whose goals came from Bobby Barwick, Emma Cockerill and Katie Stanton. Michelle Stewart (2), Stephanie Hay, Georgia Thompson and Libby Scott ensured that Lowick Utd won 5-0 at Birtley Town and stay just ahead of Redcar Athletic, who defeated California Ladies 4-1 courtesy of doubles from Kirsty Ramsay and Gabrielle Wordsworth.
Rothwell Ladies require one more win from their final five games to secure the Southern Division title, moving closer with a 7-0 victory over Kirklees. Emma Watson hit a hat-trick with the others coming from Lauren Nichols (2), Lisa Deakin and Emma Rutherford. Doncaster Belles kept their hopes alive as goals from Sophie Brown, Charlotte Cork and Ellen Smith saw them to a 3-1 win against Westella & Willerby. Sophie Temple and Bradie Wild were on the scoresheet as Millers Ladies defeated Ossett Albion 2-1.
North West League
Blackpool have taken over the leadership of the Premier Division after they won 3-2 at Preston North End and their two nearest rival, Morecambe and Tranmere Rovers, battled out a 4-4 draw. Crewe Alexandra kept their hopes alive with a 5-0 success at Burnley Girls & Ladies and City of Manchester picked up four points from a double header with Northwich Vixens.
No change at the top of Division One North where Blackpool Wren Rovers defeated Carlisle Utd 7-0 to stay top on goal difference from Blackburn Community, who went two better by scoring nine without reply past Penrith AFC.
One match was played in Division One South, Winsford climbing into the top half of the table as they edged out Liverpool Feds Res by the odd goal in five.
South West League
Larkhall Athletic narrowed the gap once more on Bristol Ladies Union to three points after they notched up a 4-0 win away to Frome Town. Kelly Cripps put the Larks in front from the penalty spot and they added further goals through Tash Miller, Kate German and Lizzie Barratt. Downend Flyers meanwhile stepped up their chances of a top three finish by scoring seven without reply past Cleeve West Town. Cheltenham Town edged out Bridgwater Town 4-3 thanks to a Charlie Griffin brace, Chenise Austin and Natalie Potter.
The title race in Eastern Division One took another twist on Wednesday night when leaders St Nicholas were held to a 3-3 draw by improving Bishop's Lydeard. The Somerset side had earlier run out 4-0 winners at Cirencester Town on Sunday, Dawna Dennett scoring twice along with Holly Miller and Jemma Bowker. Keynsham Town Res won 5-1 at Oldland Abbotonians. Bottom of the table Forest of Dean notched up a surprise 8-3 victory over high riding Poole Town, Amy Tandy bagging a hat-trick and she was joined on the scoresheet by Tara Rutter (2), Sam Morse (2) and Helen Edwards.
Marine Academy Plymouth stepped up the pace in Western Division One, going four points clear by beating Bude Town 2-0. Katy Barker scored three times and Sasha Sparkes the other as Falmouth Town won 4-2 at Dobwalls to keep their challenge going but Bay Ladies' slipped further as they went down 3-1 at home to Launceston. Torpoint Athletic were 4-3 victors away to Taunton Town thanks to Rachel Finch, Samantha Maddock, Michelle Koksal and Donna Gage.
Southern Region League
Shanklin maintained their two point lead at the top of the Premier Division by beating Southampton Women 6-1. Nicola Briggs and Shannon Kilcullen each scored twice, with one apiece from Susan Cullen and Chloe Parkes. Aldershot Town stayed close behind in second place with a 2-0 victory over Bracknell Town and Maidenhead Utd went third by winning 3-0 at Woodley Utd. Samantha Mosley (2) and Josette Pearmine ensured that Basingstoke Town defeated Parley Sports 3-2 and Oxford City were 1-0 winners away to Mansfield Road.
Reading Ladies have taken over at the top of Division One after picking up maximum points from a double header with Chesham Utd Res. They head the table by a point from Gosport Borough who won 2-0 and 1-0 against Stony Stratford Town. Oxford Utd Res lost ground in third place when they were beaten 1-0 by Andover New Street, who stepped up their challenge thanks to a Stevie Parker goal. The two teams at the foot of the table met each other in a double header and it was Banbury Utd who put distance between themselves and City Belles by recording two 2-0 victories.
West Midlands League
Coseley Town booked their place in the Final of the Division One North League Cup with a 2-0 victory over Cottage Farm Rangers in their semi final.
B & WM Police began the task of catching up ground on Premier Division table toppers Solihull Ladies by scoring seven without reply against Wednesfield Town, to cut their advantage to seventeen points but with five games in hand. Allscott notched up a 2-0 win away to Bradwell Belles and Cannock edged out TNS Ladies by the odd goal in five.
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