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The title race grew even closer on Sunday and only six points now cover the top seven teams in the table. Stockport County continue to lead the way on goal difference despite going down to a 5-4 defeat away to Huddersfield Town. Debbie Hastings scored a hat-trick and Emily Heckler the other two as Huddersfield avenged their defeat seven days earlier, with County replying through Shanice Reeves, Hanifa Douglas, Geo France and Jeneyah Webb.
Natalie Parry and Sarah Berry were on the scoresheet as Chorley moved themselves level on points with leaders Stockport, thanks to a 2-1 defeat of Sheffield Utd Community.
Liverpool Feds remain firmly in the running and are in the top four following their 4-2 victory over Wakefield. Karen Quinn, Jade Collins, Chantelle Thompson and Rosie Havelin all scored a goal apiece for the Feds.
Nicky Duckling kept up her recent good run of form in front of goal by scoring twice as Middlesbrough replaced Mossley Hill in fifth place by defeating them 2-1.
Leeds City Vixens put a dent in Tranmere Rovers' recent revival by beating them 3-2, Camille Clarke bagging a brace with Jade Henry adding the other goal.
Copsewood (Coventry) maintained their two point advantage at the top of the table with a 2-1 victory over Mansfield Town, which was given to them by second half goals from Nicola Foskett and Melissa Young.
Leafield Athletic made sure of staying close behind Copsewood as they defeated Loughborough Foxes 3-2.
Leicester City Ladies are in the top three following their 2-1 win away to Loughborough Students.
Kim Farrow and Katie Lowder each netted doubles with Fiona Worts joining them on the scoresheet as Leicester City Women ran out 5-0 winners over Curzon Ashton to move back into fourth.
Solihull Ladies claimed their first league victory of the season and are off the bottom of the table after beating Radcliffe Olympic 2-1, Hollie Williams and Jodie Lewis scoring the all-important goals.
South East Combination
Denham Utd surprised league leaders C & K Basildon by defeating them 1-0. Becky Scott scored the only goal of the game to inflict a first home defeat on Basildon in two years.
Queen's Park Rangers won 5-0 against Ebbsfleet Utd to move themselves to within two points of the leadership, with a game in hand. Stacey Sowden and Leanne Mabey each netted twice for Rangers, with Elly Maggs adding the other goal.
Enfield Town notched up a 4-1 victory over Cambridge Women, thanks to a goal apiece from Regan Coleman, Louise Bennett, Nuala McEvitt and Amy-Lee Gullefer.
Milton Keynes Dons meanwhile came away from Brentwood Town with a 2-0 win under their belts, Heather McDonnell and Hannah Barrett netting their goals.
South West Combination
The weather claimed the matches involving the top three in the table on Sunday, allowing Larkhall Athletic the opportunity to catch up ground on them, which they did with a 4-1 victory over Forest Green Rovers. The Gloucestershire side took the lead early in the second half but Lizzie Barratt soon headed the Larks level and Carly Bryant bundled home from close range to put them in front, before Kate German and Kelly Cripps added further goals late on.
Southampton Saints continued their improving form and are up into a mid-table position following their 3-1 success away to University of Portsmouth. Georgina Axton gave the Saints an early lead and they went on to clinch the points with late strikes from Rachel Snow and Amber Siley.
Keynsham Development meanwhile lifted themselves out of the bottom two, thanks to a 5-2 win against Newquay. Michelle Owen was on target twice along with Sinead Melinn, Kim Cheffey and Emily Knight.
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