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Northern Division One
With leaders Liverpool Marshalls Feds not in action, Guiseley AFC Vixens took the opportunity to narrow the gap on them to four points by beating Tranmere Rovers 5-0. Tanya Rich, Aimi Beresford, Rebecca Kendell, Emily Maguire and Caroline Hulme all scored to give Guiseley their fourth straight league win.
Leeds Ladies are also in good form recently and they made it seven wins on the trot in all competitions with a 5-2 victory over Mossley Hill. Carla Lee did give Mossley a first half lead which was cancelled out by Shelby Morris but after the interval, Emma Bentley and Carey Huegett earned Leeds a two-goal advantage. Paige Whitehead pulled one back for the visitors but Huegett then scored her second and Emily Starkie sealed the points with the fifth goal.
Middlesbrough are out of the bottom two after winning 3-0 away to Morecambe. All of the goals came in the second half, new signing Bianca Owens netting twice with Jenni Duffy joining her on the scoresheet to give 'Boro a welcome result.
Midlands Division One
Loughborough Foxes put their disappointment in the F.A.Women's Cup last week behind them to beat Leafield Athletic 5-3 and open up a lead of three points at the top of the table. Jodie White scored two first half goals for the leaders along with second half strikes from Emma Pilling, Lindsey Tugby and Shauna Chambers while Jade Hewitt, Charlotte Hughes and Jess Lippiatt replying for Leafield.
Meanwhile the Leicester derby ended in a goalless draw, a result which keeps Leicester City Women in second place with Leicester City Ladies remaining in mid-table.
South East Division One
One match managed to beat the weather in the division on Sunday, at Bedford Ladies where visitors Cambridge Women returned home with the points and a 1-0 victory under their belts. Laura Baker scored the only goal of the game to lift Cambridge up into fourth place (see match report).
South West Division One
Swindon Town continue to set the pace and preserved their lead of three points by running out 5-0 winners over Shanklin. Ellie Maynard, Chyna Collings, Meg Vella, Sarah Uzzell and an own goal ensured that made it four wins in a row in the league.
Forest Green Rovers kept up the chase in second place with a 4-0 victory over Southampton Saints. Forest Green recorded their second win of the Saints in as many weeks, following on from their F.A.Women's Cup success seven days earlier, Ellie Olds giving them an early lead before Naomi Marshall added a second after the break, substitute Sarah Stacey then rounding off the win with a brace.
Exeter City moved up into third place on the back of a 4-0 win away to Cheltenham Town. Tash Knapman netted a goal in each half and she was joined on the scoresheet by Lola Sanchez and Vicky Barter.
Larkhall Athletic occupy the mid-table position following their 3-0 success against Chichester City. All of the Larks' goals came in the first half, Michelle Munro putting them in front before adding further goals from Adele Hooper and Kate German.
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