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Northern Division One
Liverpool Marshalls Feds made it six wins on the trot with a 4-0 success against Stockport County which also sees them take over as the new leaders. Dannielle Evans bagged a brace along with Carina Mendes and an own goal to keep up the Feds' superb run of form.
Chorley are now in second place after a 1-1 draw with Sheffield Utd Community, who picked up their first point of the season in the process. Sam Cadwallader had given Chorley a first half lead with Ami Buzzeo hitting back before the interval for United.
Mossley Hill remain in third as the points were shared in their local derby with Tranmere Rovers. Shelley James was on target for Mossley with Tranmere's reply being an own goal from a Kate Horne cross.
Nichole Harvey and Rachel Kay scored the goals as Chester-le-Street notched up a 2-1 victory away to Guiseley AFC Vixens, whose consolation came from Jessica Graham.
Morecambe won an entertaining encounter 3-2 at Leeds Ladies, thanks to goals from Georgia Lupton, Beth Fisher and Megan Doherty. Carey Huegett and Erin White replied for Leeds who stay fourth despite the defeat.
Middlesbrough hosted neighbours Norton & Stockton Ancients for the first time in a league fixture and Norton were the victors after Bianca Owens and Nyci Thorns continued their good form, before there was a late consolation for the home side from Katie Kinlan. The result saw Norton climb ahead of Middlesbrough for the first time this season.
Midlands Division One
Things are tightening up at the top of the table with Rotherham Utd holding onto the leadership on goal difference after sharing a goalless draw with Radcliffe Olympic.
Loughborough Foxes moved level on points with Rotherham as they came from behind to beat Steel City Wanderers 2-1. The Steels took a first half lead through Zoe Beresford but the Foxes hit back six minutes later when Jodie White equalised and Lauren Struszczak scored the winning goal just before the hour mark.
Leicester City Women meanwhile moved to within one point of the top two following a 4-1 victory over Leafield Athletic. Donna Hawkins had given Leafield a tenth minute lead which was cancelled out ahead of the break by Molly Baxter. City stormed to the points with three second half goals from Lauren Bartle, Rebecca Kemp and Rosie Axten.
Solihull Ladies are continuing to do well and their 5-0 win against Curzon Ashton has moved them into the top four. Jodie Lewis led the scoring for Solihull with a hat-trick and their other markswomen were Hayley Wilford and Tanya Dickinson.
Three second half goals steered FC Reedswood to a 3-0 victory over Mansfield Town which lifts them into the top half. Tash Hughes gave them the lead from a free kick and Nat Poole scored the second, with Becky Knight completing the scoring from a penalty after Poole was taken down in the area.
Loughborough Students picked up a 2-1 success away to Leicester City Ladies, courtesy of a late winning goal from Sophie Rock on her debut. Eva Rogers had earlier found the net for the students with Tori Allen on target for the home side.
South East Division One
League leaders C & K Basildon did not play on Sunday and their advantage was trimmed to five points by second placed Crystal Palace, who battled out a 3-3 draw with Cambridge Women. Laura Bright, Sophie Thompson and Becky Russell scored the goals for Cambridge, who are now in fourth, and on target for Palace were Nicha Dyett, Rinsola Babajide and Alex Elson.
Unbeaten Milton Keynes Dons moved into the top three by winning 1-0 away to Luton Town, their fourth victory in five matches.
Enfield Town climbed into the top half after a solitary strike from Vicky Lewis earned them a 1-0 victory over Ipswich Town.
South West Division One
Forest Green Rovers drew for the second match in a row but have inched further ahead after sharing a 2-2 scoreline with Exeter City. Forest Green twice took the lead through Amy Baker and Charlotte King but Exeter hit back on each occasion with equalisers from Hollie Stone and Lola Sanchez.
Second placed Swindon Town meanwhile went down to their first defeat of the season, beaten 3-1 at home by improving Larkhall Athletic. Lizzie Barratt, Kelly Cripps and Kate German were all on target for the Larks, with Beth Thompson netting a consolation for Town.
Southampton Saints also received a setback as they went down 2-0 to Shanklin. Gemma Woodford netted both goals for Shanklin who stay unbeaten and with games in hand.
Chichester City stormed to a 5-1 victory over Cheltenham Town. Naomi Greene scored twice along with Emma Alexandre, Kally Ambler and Cherelle Jameson while Cheltenham's reply came via a Rhona Donaldson penalty.
The two teams at the foot of the table met each other on Sunday and it was St Nicholas who celebrated their first points of the season at the expense of Gosport Borough. Lauren Ellis put St Nicholas in front in the opening minute of the second half, before Rianne Lewis and Amy Jefferies added further goals to seal a 3-0 win.
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