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East Midlands League
In the one match to be played in the Premier Division on Sunday, a solitary goal from Cheryl Mawhood gave Steel City Wanderers a 1-0 victory away to Nettleham which takes them level on points with leaders Pelican Ladies.
In Division One North, Solar Ladies made it six victories on the trot when beating Retford Utd 6-0. Toni McHamilton netted four times along with Natalie Aird and Lottie Soar. They stay five points clear of second placed Sleaford Town who were 5-1 winners away to Ruddington Village thanks to Jade Welch (2), Lauren Flint, Kimberly Scurr and Tracey Duxbury-Mead. Emily Murphy scored twice and Jenna Yates the other as West Bridgford won 3-2 at Mansfield Hosiery Mills to register their first points as did Teversal who are also 3-2 victors against Alfreton Town with a goal apiece from Amy Dawson, Lauren Toon and Beth Wilcockson.
Gedling Town are the new leaders of Division One South following their 3-3 draw against Raunds Town. Hayley Brown (2) and Laura Worrall were on target for Gedling. Kettering Town meanwhile defeated Rothwell Corinthians 4-0, courtesy of an Emma Dunmore hat-trick and Sophie Findlay.
Eastern Region League
Leverstock Green moved up into fourth, just one point off the pace, after goals from Sally Green, Giselle Subryan and Lucy Tape gave them a 3-2 win away to Colchester Town in the only Premier Division game to beat the weather.
One match was also played in Division One North and it was the top of the table clash, AFC Sudbury opening up a lead of eight points by beating Bar Hill 4-2. Rebekah Henderson scored twice for Sudbury along with Adele Clarke and Annalise Ryan, Naomi Ingarfield and Vicky Neal replying.
All scheduled matches in Division One South fell victim to the weather over the weekend.
London & South East League
Third placed London Corinthians narrowed the gap on the teams above them with a 2-1 win away to Old Actonians, who would have gone into the top three themselves had they won.
In Division One (London), Queen's Park Rangers Development trimmed Carshalton Athletic's lead to five points after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Colne Valley.
North East League
With Guiseley not having a game on Sunday, Norton & Stockton Ancients took the chance to replace them at the top of the Premier Division on goal difference by beating Hessle Town 6-3. York City are just two points behind the top two, with a game in hand, after a brace from Jasmine Whitwell gave them a 2-1 win away to Castleford White Rose. Hull City stayed in touch with the leaders as they defeated Lepton Highlanders 3-1 with a goal apiece from Rebecca Beech, Molly Storey and Joanne Symington. Whitley Bay and Peterlee St Francis finished level at 1-1, Katie Barnes netting for Whitley with Charlotte Dinsdale replying.
Lowick Utd have gone top of the Northern Division after Jenny Patterson, Michelle Stewart, Kirstie Tang and Anna Darcy saw them to a 4-2 victory over Middlesbrough Lionesses. Christine Murray bagged all four goals as Tynedale won 4-1 at Easingwold Town to move into second. Birtley St Josephs were beaten for the first time, 3-2 by Whickham Fellside for whom Jennifer Brennan, Elizabeth Campbell and Tracey Embleton were on the scoresheet, whilst Kader FC beat Birtley Town 2-0 thanks to Rebecca Degnen and Elena Purcifer. Ashleigh Rea scored twice and Layla Zahawi the other as Prudhoe Town won 3-1 away to Redcar Athletic.
Southern Division leaders Wetherby Athletic's winning run was halted as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Ossett Albion. Charlotte Adams and Debra Slater netted for Wetherby, with Ossett replying through Nicola Swift and Stephanie Wray. Brighouse Town trimmed their lead to six points after Claire Needham, Sonya Sweeney and Debbie Tomlinson gave them a 3-1 win at Millers Ladies. Rovers Foundation Ladies edged out Sheffield Wednesday by the odd goal in five, courtesy of a Gemma Harte double and Tara Fisher, whilst goals from Natalie Gray (2), Chamaine Pinder and Katie Shepherd were on target as Malet Lambert defeated Doncaster Belles 4-3. Handsworth won for the first time, 2-1 away to Westella & Willerby with goals from Francesca Godbehere and Jade Richards.
North West League
Morecambe have gone three points clear in the Premier Division following a 13-1 victory over Preston North End. Bolton Wanderers climbed into the top three on the back of a 3-1 success away to City of Manchester but Burnley Girls & Ladies went down to their first defeat, 3-2 to Chester City. Northwich Vixens won 5-3 against Wigan Athletic whilst Blackpool registered their first victory, 3-0 at Irlam.
Blackburn Community are now eight points clear in Division One North following their 2-0 win away to Manchester City A. Accrington Girls & Ladies won 2-1 at Padiham to close the gap on the top three as did Penrith AFC with a 5-2 victory over Woolton. Kendal Town won for the second week in succession, 8-3 against Carlisle Utd, and it was a good day for Bury Girls & Ladies as they won for the first time, beating Leigh RMI 4-0 to move themselves off the bottom.
In Division One South, Birkenhead beat Liverpool Feds Res 3-1 to open up a lead of five points. Macclesfield Town stay in second place on goal difference despite going down to a 4-1 defeat at home to AFC Urmston Meadowside. Ellesmere Port Town follow on in fourth after scoring nine without reply past Mossley Hill Res, just ahead of Manchester University who beat Winsford 5-0. Elsewhere, Manchester Stingers and AFC Liverpool shared six goals and both sides remain just below mid-table.
South West League
Truro City are stretching the pace in the Premier Division after doubles from Helena Calfe and Sasha Sparkes, plus a Charlotte Andrew goal, gave them a 5-1 victory away to Bristol Ladies Union. St Nicholas are one point off the pace in second following their 2-1 success at Frome Town, Becky Rexworthy scoring both goals. Kate Michael and Alana Willson were on targat as Downend Flyers beat Stoke Lane Athletic 2-1 to go third. Swindon Spitfires netted eight without reply at Cleeve West Town, Ria Salleh and Hayley Huckin each hitting hat-tricks alongside goals from Samantha Smith and Cara Stacey, whilst Rebecca Vallard and an own goal earned Weymouth Town their first win of the season, 2-1 against Bridgwater Town.
Bitton returned to the top of the Eastern Division by winning 3-2 at Nailsea Utd, goals coming from Kylie Allen, Megan Bloomer and Megan Price. Previous leaders Bishop's Lydeard were beaten 2-0 by Gloucester City for whom Leanne Godwin and Emily Skipp were on target. Kimberly Maggs bagged four goals and Emily Plummer netted a hat-trick for Brislington in their 9-1 victory away to Cirencester Town, Zoe Gunter and Chloe Rogers rounding off the scoring. Forest Green Rovers Res notched up a 4-0 win at Forest of Dean in which Danielle Hay and Naomi Marshall each scored twice whilst Stacey Ayling grabbed the only goal of the game for Poole Town against Keynsham Town Res.
Torquay Utd have regained the leadership of the Western Division following a 7-1 victory over Taunton Town. Sian Chapman and Laura Gough both bagged hat-tricks with Vicki Fannon adding the other. Jade Bryan, Sam Drewery, Sophie Smith and Georgie Talbot were all on the scoresheet as Marine Academy Plymouth won 4-1 at Illogan Ladies to go second, ahead of Plymstock Utd who were beaten 4-0 by Dobwalls. Faye Hankinson, Amy Rigby, Ellie Simpson and Coral Smith all hit the net for the Cornish side. Alphington and Charlestown finished level at 1-1 with goals from Laura Burwood and Lauren Bennett respectively, Callington Town defeated Torpoint Athletic 4-0 thanks to Gemma Farley, Chelsie Horton, Sophie Rogers and Sam Veal, and Launceston netted five without reply away to Bude Town, Chloe Williams scoring twice along with Beth Dingle, Sharon Medland and Samantha Honey.
Southern Region League
With Premier Division leaders Woodley Utd in County Cup action, Aldershot Town cut their lead to two points after Lucy Thomson and Lauren Steers took them to a 2-1 win at Oxford City. Parley Sports were 3-2 victors away to Andover New Street with goals from Kerry Fisher, Philippa Holden and Rosie Williams. Gemma Green and Rachel Wilson both hit braces as Gosport Borough netted seven without reply against Mansfield Road, their tally being completed by Jess Timbrell, Molly Boulter and Kelly Baker. Maidenhead Utd meanwhile kept up their own good start as Zoe Clifford (2) and Tracy Corkett were on target in their 3-1 success over Bracknell Town.
In Division One, Stony Stratford Town are in second place following their 6-1 victory over Ascot Utd. Siobhaun Layne helped herself to four goals and she was joined on the scoresheet by Elizabeth Thompson-Clarke and Susanne Scott. Carla Laney, Laura Streeter, Stephanie Mills and an own goal saw Fleetlands to a 4-0 win away to Southampton Women whilst Banbury Utd and Tower Hill finished level at 1-1, Catherine Howse scoring Banbury's goal.
West Midlands League
Hereford Pegasus are still in pole position in the Premier Division, despite suffering a 10-1 defeat at the hands of FC Reedswood who are now in second place on goal difference. Wednesfield Town and Allscott both remain just below mid-table after sharing eight goals in their meeting.
One match was played in Division One North but it produced plenty of goals! Bilbrook preserved their 100% record and moved to within one point of leaders West Mercia after they won 6-5 against Lichfield Diamonds.
In Division One South, Studley were unable to take an opportunity to take over at the top of the table from an inactive Marston Green after they were beaten 3-2 by Knowle. Instead they remain in second place, on goal difference from Crusaders who won 3-1 away to Worcester Utd. Kenilworth Town defeated Solihull Ladies Res 5-0 and are still unbeaten as are Coventry Development after they drew for the third time in four matches, 2-2 against Wyre Forest Phoenix.
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