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The leadership changed hands once again on Sunday with Mossley Hill returning to the top of the table with a 3-2 victory over previous leaders Chorley. Sophie Perry scored twice and Megan Brodie the other to give the Merseysiders a crucial victory and a one point lead over the Lancashire side who are now in third place.
Stockport County are now sandwiched between the two sides in second place following their 1-0 success at Liverpool Feds. Bet Langford grabbed the only goal of the game to keep her side well in the running in the wide open title race.
Huddersfield Town still have matters in their own hands and kept up their challenge by beating Middlesbrough 3-0. The first half was goalless but Debbie Hastings gave Huddersfield the lead just after the hour and they went on to clinch victory with further goals from Emily Heckler and Kate Mallin.
Leeds City Vixens have virtually banished any lingering fears of finishing in the bottom two after they defeated Cheadle Heath Nomads 2-1.
Copsewood (Coventry) maintained their hopes of a potential League and Cup 'double' with a 3-2 victory over Leafield Athletic in the semi finals of the League Cup. Hannah Jones, Nicola Foskett and Rebecca Knight scored the goals to take Copsewood into their second cup final of the season.
Standing in the way of Copsewood in the Final on Sunday 27th April will be Loughborough Students who were 3-1 winners against Solihull Ladies in the other semi final. Avilla Bergin scored twice, along with an own goal, to take the Students to within one game of landing the trophy for the first time in their history.
In the league, Leicester City Ladies are back in second place following their 5-1 success over Curzon Ashton. Kyleigh Brant, Kayleigh Hillier, Erica Kilby, Rebekah Preston and Amanda Whalley netted the goals to take their side to within two points of Copsewood.
Leicester City Women meanwhile kept their title hopes alive by beating Loughborough Foxes 5-0. Kate Lowder and Kim Farrow each scored twice for City who are now back up into third place, with Fiona Worts completing their tally.
Mansfield Town moved out of the bottom three and will have their sights set on mid-table after they defeated Rotherham Utd 1-0, Charlotte Montgomery netting the game's solitary goal.
South East Combination
Queen's Park Rangers took back the leadership on goal difference from C & K Basildon, who were on County Cup duty, with a hard fought 1-0 win away to Cambridge Women, thanks to a strike from Laura Cooper.
Milton Keynes Dons' challenge is all but over though after they went down to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Ebbsfleet Utd courtesy of a strike from Kelly Philpott.
Norwich City picked up a much needed 6-3 victory over Luton Town to get their hopes back on track. Paige Shorten, Natasha Snelling, Anna Larkin, Kate Parsons, Chelsea Garrett and Ellie Smith all netted a goal apiece for the Canaries.
Enfield Town continue to finish the season well and ran out 4-0 winners over Brentwood Town. Regan Coleman was on target twice for Enfield along with Nuala McEvitt and Amy-Lee Gullefer.
Denham Utd are looking good for a top six place in their first season following promotion after they defeated Ipswich Town 4-2 with doubles from Lauren Cox and Elisha Allen.
South West Combination
Two of the main title contenders met each other on Sunday with Chichester City and Swindon Town battling out a 1-1 draw. Kelly Ambler was on target for Chichester with Swindon, whose lead was further extended to eleven points, replied through Chynna Collings.
Exeter City are in a superb run of form right now and they stepped up their challenge with a 2-1 victory over third placed Forest Green Rovers. Lola Sanchez and Tash Knapman scored the goals to give Exeter their fourth league win in a row.
Southampton Saints are up into mid-table after scoring five without reply away to Newquay. Amber Siley led the scoring for the Saints with a hat-trick and joining her on the scoresheet were Midge Browning and Becki Bath.
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