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Sheffield FC extended their lead at the top of the Northern Division to six points with a 5-1 victory away to Blackburn Rovers.
Despite having not played a league match since 8th December, the league leaders quickly made up for lost time with Carla Ward and Jodie Michalska putting them two ahead inside the opening thirteen minutes. Ward then added another to give Sheffield a three-goal lead at half time. Issy Hayes put them further in front shortly after the restart and although Evie Manning did pull a goal back for Blackburn, Michalska rounded off the win with her second goal and Sheffield's fifth with sixteen minutes remaining.
Nottingham Forest meanwhile went back into second place on the back of a 5-0 success at Newcastle Utd. Forest took the lead on twelve minutes through Megan Howard and Natasha Meade made it two shortly before the break. Eight minutes into the second half, Meade scored her second goal to put Forest in a commanding position and they sewed up with with two further strikes from Andi Bell.
Sporting Club Albion emerged as 2-0 winners from their Black Country derby match with Wolverhampton Wanderers, who remain three points from safety. Wolves did welcome Becky Hall back to their starting line up following a knee injury and her team started well but it was Albion who took the lead in first half injury time when Robyn James scored from close range. James went on to secure the points late on with her tenth league goal of the season, sealing a result which cements Albion in fifth place.
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