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Sheffield FC held onto the leadership of the Northern Division by winning 2-0 at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Jodie Michalska opened the scoring for Sheffield on 26 minutes from the penalty spot and deep into the second half, Wolves' resistance was broken when Krystle Johnston netted the second via a 25-yard strike.
Preston North End made sure of keeping level on points with Sheffield as they also recorded their third straight win, 6-1 away to Blackburn Rovers. Melissa Ball had a great day in front of goal for Preston as she netted four times while Becky Grocott and Laura Walker, via the penalty spot, rounded off the scoring. Nichol Forster grabbed a second half consolation for Rovers.
Stoke City are finding their feet in a higher level and their 1-0 victory over Sporting Club Albion has taken them into third place. The Potters left it late though, Chantelle Gallagher settling matters with the only goal of the game in injury time.
Newcastle Utd recorded their first win of the season in some style, 4-1 away to Leeds Utd. Beth Gardner gave Newcastle the lead midway through the first half via a well struck free kick and after Olivia Thackray had levelled matters early after half time, Gardner scored her second to put the Magpies back in front. Dannika Purdham grabbed the third following a goalmouth scramble and Sarah Wilson wrapped up the win for Newcastle six minutes from time.
Bradford City are off the bottom after they battled out a 4-4 draw with Derby County, whose four league matches have produced a total of 28 goals. Emma Dobson scored twice for City along with Mel Garside-Wight and Ellie Swinhoe, with Derby responding through a brace from in-form striker Mel Johnson, Lauren Steadman and Natalie Reay.
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