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East Midlands League
A 4-0 victory over Arnold Town has seen Peterborough Northern Star go to the head of the early season Premier Division table. Rachel Adkin, Jodie Bartle, Catriona Flory and Donna Nicholls scored the goals which their team lead on goal difference from Real Utd, who won 2-1 at Sandiacre Town thanks to Stacey Pearce and Jodie Ellis. Ellistown were 4-2 winners away to Rise Park courtesy of doubles from Katie Bateman and Jody Scott, whilst a four-goal haul from Cheryl Mawhood helped Steel City Wanderers towards a 5-0 defeat of Long Eaton Utd. Beth Gingell added the other goal for the Steels. Pelican Ladies narrowly got the better of Nettleham, beating them 4-3 with goals from Siobhan McCormick (2), Sheryl Gayle and Chantelle Robinson.
Ruddington Village remain as the early leaders of Division One North after they defeated Grimsby Town 8-2. Faye Brown followed up her opening day hat-trick with a five-goal blast, with Rebecca Graves contributing the other three. Leeanne Davison and Kimberly Scurr each netted twice, with Tracey Duxbury-Mead adding the other as Sleaford Town won 5-1 away to Alfreton Town. Solar Ladies completed a trio of clubs on six points following their 2-0 win against West Bridgford, Claire Pitcher and Lottie Soar were on target. Notts County Development won for the first time this season, 3-1 over newly promoted Mansfield Hosiery Mills, thanks to a goal each from Jasmin Bear, Robyn Henton and Courtney Walters.
Heather St Johns occupy top spot in Division One South following their 4-0 success at Barrowby in which Rebecca Dobney, Sara Harnett, Catherine Davies and Rachael Enser were all on target. Oadby & Wigston Dynamo also notched up their second straight win, goals from Sophie Langford (2), Katie Ford and Holly Gendall giving them a 4-3 victory over Loughborough Students (2006). Kettering Town opened up their campaign by winning 4-1 away to Raunds Town, thanks to a goal apiece from Emma Dunmore, Simone Cook, Sara Wait and Leah Smith, whilst a Hayley Brown brace and Nina Best earned Gedling Town a 3-0 win against Rothwell Corinthians.
Eastern Region League
Lowestoft Town continue to power away at the top of the Premier Division and maintain their two point lead after beating Peterborough Sports 8-2. Natasha Thomas hit a hat-trick and Amber Rowland a double with Lauren Bullard, Broghan Scully and Sian Manthorpe completing the tally. Nicola Dunsdon scored three times as Billericay Town stayed two points off the pace with a 6-0 victory over Haringey Borough, Steph Poleykett, Marie Barker and Emma Roberts adding the other goals. Bedford Ladies scored seven without reply at Colchester Town thanks to Natasha Fensome (2), Brenna Ryan (2), Lucy Bateman, Charlotte Burton and Rebecca Vass. Leverstock Green edged out Stevenage Borough by the odd goal in five via Natalie Burrows, Charlene Turturici and an own goal, whilst Barking inflicted a first defeat of the season on Great Shelford, beating them 3-1 through a Carly Copplestone brace and Claire Brooks. Sawbridgeworth Town are still searching for their first points after they were beaten 3-0 by Leighton Utd.
Rachel Gwilliam scored twice and Emma Squirrell the other as Division One North leaders AFC Sudbury notched up their third straight win, 3-0 against Acle Ladies. Bar Hill and Norwich City Res follow on after the sides shared a 5-5 draw. Vicky Neal hit a hat-trick for Bar Hill along with Natalie Harman and an own goal, Norwich replying through a treble from Emily Woodhouse, Gemma Farman and Hayley Peverley were also on the scoresheet. There were even more goals at Witham Town where visitors Ipswich Wanderers emerged as 7-5 winners, Jenna Liverpool scoring a hat-trick with Tarnya McKew (2), Laura Green and Leanne Parker rounding off the tally.
C & K Basildon Res have taken up the early running in Division One South after Lauren Knight gave them a 1-0 win away to Baldock Town. Sherri Evans, Katherine Hale, Mary Lisle, Alex North, Katie Smith and Eleanor Mead all scored for Stevenage Borough Res in their 6-1 victory over Hutton and they are one point off the pace along with AFC Dunstable, who beat West Billericay 3-2 thanks to Danielle Carty, Stacey Savage and Dionne Manning. Joanne Rutherford netted twice and Ashleigh Tuck the other for Royston Town in their 3-1 win against Hoddesdon Owls.
London & South East League
Crystal Palace made it four wins on the trot with a 5-3 success at Westfield and they continue to lead the Premier Division. Maidstone Utd are up into second place after beating Eastbourne Town 3-1. Crawley Wasps are a further point adrift following their 4-2 victory over Kikk FC, as are Old Actonians who ran out 4-0 winners over AFC Wimbledon. London Corinthians eased to a 6-1 win against Hassocks and Fulham Compton OB defeated Hemel Hempstead 5-2.
The Division One (London) campaign opened up on Sunday and two teams jointly sit in the top positions following convincing away wins. Camden Town beat Tottenham Hotspur Development 3-0 whilst Carshalton Athletic won by the same scoreline away to Battersea & Wandsworth. Queen's Park Rangers Development were 2-0 victors over Watford Development and in the other game, Chertsey Town pipped Regents Park Rangers by the odd goal in five.
North East League
York City are the early pacesetters in the Premier Division after goals from Ruth Brazier, Sara Renfrew and Lauren Shuttleworth gave them a 3-0 win away to Barnsley. York head the table by two points from Guiseley who defeated Castleford White Rose 5-2 thanks to Amy Parker (2), Charlotte Proud, Julie Richardson and Michelle Walsh. Rebecca Beech bagged a four-goal haul and Molly Storey a hat-trick, with Sian Bentley and an own goal completing the tally for Hull City in their 9-1 victory over Whitley Bay whilst Lepton Highlanders won 2-0 at Scunthorpe & Bottesford with Rachel Lockwood netting both goals. Olivia Burton and Liberty Bott were on target for Hessle Town in their 2-2 draw with Peterlee St Francis, who replied through Leanne Anderson and Becky Robinson.
Three teams lead the way in the Northern Division, headed by Tynedale who won 5-2 away to Birtley Town with goals from Sharon Bell (2), Lauren Ray (2) and Megan Watson. A Kirsty Ramsay hat-trick gave Redcar Athletic a 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough Lionesses and Birtley St Josephs defeated Kader 4-1 thanks to Shannon Brown, Tammy Forster, Heather MacKinlay and Becki Miller. Whickham Fellside and Prudhoe Town finished goalless whilst Lowick Utd scored seven without reply past Easingwold Town, spearheaded by five goals from Michelle Stewart with Becky Robinson and Georgia Thompson also on the scoresheet.
Debra Slater netted six times with Grace Adams (2), Charlotte Adams and Helen Hartley adding the others as Wetherby Athletic went top of the Southern Division with a 10-1 win away to Ossett Albion. Rovers Foundation Ladies are level on points with them after beating Handsworth 4-1, Gemma Harte hitting a hat-trick with Amie McKone also on target. Malet Lambert and Brighouse battled out a 2-2 draw, Chamaine Pinder and Ellie Tanser scoring for Malet with Sonya Sweeney netting twice in reply. Dannielle Harrison and Annalise Carroll grabbed the goals for Sheffield Wednesday in their 2-2 draw with Doncaster Belles. The other game in the division also finished with honours even, Amy Ward (2) and Natasha Linford scoring for Westella & Willerby as they shared six goals with Millers Ladies, who found the net through a Bradie Wild double and Kerry Longstone.
North West League
Crewe Alexandra hold on to top spot in the Premier Division after scoring nine without reply away to Irlam. They head the table on goal difference from Blackpool Wren Rovers, 2-0 victors at Wigan Athletic, and Morecambe who defeated City of Manchester 10-3. Bolton Wanderers also sport a 100% record and are three points off the early pace following their 7-3 victory at Blackpool. Chester City meanwhile recorded their first points of the season when beating Northwich Vixens 3-0.
Stockport County Res are emulating their first team in occupying top spot in Division One North, notching up their third straight win with a 6-1 success against Kendal Town. The other two matches on Sunday both ended in draws, Penrith AFC and Leigh RMI sharing six goals whilst Woolton and Carlisle Utd finished level at 1-1.
Birkenhead have got off to the best start so far in Division One South, their 2-1 victory away to AFC Liverpool maintaining their winning start and earning them a lead of two points over Macclesfield Town who drew 1-1 with Manchester Stingers. Ellesmere Port Town were 3-2 winners at Mossley Hill Res and Manchester University won for the first time, 2-1 against Liverpool Feds Res.
South West League
Bridgwater Town hold on to the leadership of the Premier Division despite going down to a 7-2 defeat at home to Truro City. Sophie Wilson hit a hat-trick for the Cornish side along with Helena Calfe (2), Keri-Ann Moxom and Sasha Sparkes. A win for either St Nicholas or Swindon Spitfires would have taken them top but instead their meeting finished goalless and they stay second and third respectively. Alana Willson netted twice, with Faye Slade and Yasmin West adding the others for Downend Flyers in their 4-1 victory over Cleeve West Town. Cheltenham Town have started the season well and made it two wins out of two when beating Bristol Ladies Union 5-2. Candy Hopson was on target twice along with Rhona Donaldson, Megan Lloyd and Catherine Reilly. Stoke Lane Athletic each registered their first point of the season when battling out a 3-3 draw. Adele Brown (2) and Sophie Sawyer netted for Stoke Lane, with Weymouth replying through Jess Turk, Jody Unwin and Rebecca Vallard.
Nailsea Utd have started the season very well in the Eastern Division and take over as leaders on goal difference following their 6-0 success over Forest Green Rovers Res. Evelyn Gould and Lauren Richier each bagged doubles along with Eleanor Davies and Kate Liddington. Second placed Bitton also netted six without reply past Bishop's Lydeard, Megan Bloomer and Amber Coates both scored twice with Jess Morgan and Kylie Allen also on target. Kim Maggs scored four times as Brislington went one better, winning 7-0 against Forest of Dean. Chloe Rogers, Chloe Tape and Jaz Faiers joined her on the scoresheet. Gloucester City won a high scoring affair 6-4 over Keynsham Town Res thanks to Leanne Godwin (2), Laura Meheran (2), Laura Green and Helen Wood. Faye Hawkins, Natasha Haysom and Sasha Paynter grabbed the goals for Poole Town as they beat Cirencester Town 3-0 for their first win of the season.
Laura Gough bagged a five-goal haul as Torquay Utd went to the top of the Western Division with an 8-2 win over Launceston. Hayley Chamberlain, Vicki Fannon and Louisa Stentiford-Crook were also on target. Sam Drewery and Eden May netted for Marine Academy Plymouth in their 2-2 draw with previous leaders Callington Town, who replied through a Kat Marment brace. Lucy Rothero and Tori Marks gave Charlestown a 2-0 win away to Plymstock Utd whilst Bude Town came from behind to beat Alphington 3-2 thanks to Sarah Badham (2) and Anita Symons. Coral Smith scored twice, with Zara Lavers and Ellie Simpson adding the others for Dobwalls in their 4-1 win at Torpoint Athletic and Taunton Town won for the first time, 2-1 away to Illogan Ladies with strikes from Claire Dawe and Hannah Thompson.
Southern Region League
Maidenhead Utd are setting an early pace in the Premier Division, their 4-0 victory over Andover New Street seeing them top of the table on goal difference from Woodley Utd who were 3-1 winners at Aldershot Town thanks to a Laura Woodley brace and Jessica Grimmett. Laura Baker and Emma Davis both claimed doubles for Parley Sports in their 4-2 success away to Basingstoke Town and Gosport Borough defeated Bracknell Town with goals from Cassie Thorp (2), Kelly Baker, Gemma Green and Samantha Jennings. Amanda Frackiewicz scored twice along with Leah McLennon, Catherine Campbell and Sulie Turner as Oxford City won 5-2 against Mansfield Road.
Milton Keynes City are still on top of Division One after a Julianne Gadsby hat-trick and Gina Burns gave them a 4-1 victory over Banbury Utd. Newbury Ladies are in second as Leanne Creese and Rachel Panting earned them a 2-2 draw away to Marlow, who scored through Abi Canvin and Grainne McNally. Dominique Gilbert and Jodie Webb were on target as Ascot Utd defeated Stony Stratford Town 2-1 whilst Rebecca Ingram hit a hat-trick and Stephanie Mills the other for Fleetlands in their 4-1 win against Chesham Utd Res. Tower Hill beat Southampton Women 2-0 thanks to Samantha Bevan-Talbot and Lisa Freeman.
West Midlands League
Hereford Pegasus are the early leaders after scoring eleven without reply against Kingshurst Sporting. They lead by three points from Allscott, 8-0 winners over Bradwell Belles, whilst B & WM Police defeated Wednesfield Town 7-0. Coventrians pipped TNS Ladies by the odd goal in five and FC Reedswood won 2-0 against Leamington Lions.
Two teams head the way in Division One North, West Mercia beating Cottage Farm Rangers 4-2 to lead on goal difference from Lichfield Diamonds, who won 2-1 away to Wyrley Ladies. Pelsall Villa meanwhile opened up their campaign in winning style, 8-2 against Florence as did Cresswell Wanderers, 3-1 at Shrewsbury Ladies. Bilbrook were narrow 2-1 winners over Coseley Town in the other game.
Marston Green notched up their second straight win in Division One South, 7-2 against Redditch Utd to lead by two points from Crusaders who beat Wyre Forest Phoenix 3-2. Studley edged out Lye Town by the odd goal in seven and Malvern Town were 3-2 winners over Solihull Ladies Res. Worcester Utd beat Knowle by the only goal of the game and the match between Kenilworth and Coventry Development finished level at 1-1.
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