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East Midlands League
Nettleham remain on course for a possible League and Cup 'double', the Premier Division title contenders going through to the semi finals of the League Cup with a 7-2 victory over Oadby & Wigston Dynamo. Long Eaton Utd also progressed by beating Grimsby Borough 4-0, Demi Croxall netting twice along with Joanne Campbell and Kimberly Evans.
Underwood Villa meanwhile came through a very closely contested tie in the League Plate with West Bridgford, winning on penalties following a 2-2 draw to reach the semi finals.
The only league match to be played on Sunday took place in Division One South, where Corby S & L lifted themselves off the bottom of the table by winning for the first time, 4-0 against Loughborough Students (2006), thanks to a goal apiece from Angela Charlton, Leanne Lowden, Joanne Ross and Victoria Burroughs.
Eastern Region League
Brentwood Town moved up into the top half of the Premier Division table after Rachel Armstrong and Sophie Lovell gave them a 2-1 victory over Haringey Borough. Barking are one place below them following their 3-0 success at AFC Dunstable, Carly Vigors scoring twice along with Liane Prior.
Southendian Ladies strengthened their position at the top of Division One South with a 6-0 win against Sawbridgeworth Town. Helen Clifford led the scoring with a hat-trick, Georgia Holdaway weighed in with a brace and Rebecca Dalgarno added the other goal. Stevenage Ladies Res are back in the top three after Rebecca Brooker, Jade Eaton and Kierra Gabriel all scored in their 3-1 victory away to Colney Heath.
London & South East League
The only league action on Sunday came in Division One (London) where Queen's Park Rangers Development shared a 1-1 draw with second placed Colne Valley. Asanteni Charles was on target for Rangers, with Colne replying through Natalie Spencer.
Brentford progressed in the John Greenacre Memorial Trophy by winning 4-3 away to Denham Utd Res, thanks to goals from Ashley Cheatley, Gema Lucero, Manuela Naptra and Lavana Neufville. Hampton & Richmond Borough were the other winners on the day, beating Regents Park Rangers 2-0 with Toni Harper and Melika Banton on the scoresheet.
North East League
Castleford White Rose picked up a precious point from a 2-2 draw with Tynedale. Joanne Dixon and Ashley Lambert netted the goals for Tynedale while Castleford netted through Molly Ward and Jamie Kelly.
The leadership of the Northern Division exchanged hands once again with Boldon making another return to the top by beating Prudhoe Town 4-0. Nicole O'Hara was on target twice along with Allison Leach and Jade Murray. Sophie Cox and Rebecca Degnen scored for Kader FC as they drew 2-2 with Easingwold Town, who responded through a brace from Bobby Barwick.
Rovers Foundation Ladies completed their fixtures in the Southern Division with a 2-1 victory over Courts City, given to them by Gemma Harte and Caroline Wood. Rovers stay in fifth, just ahead of Malet Lambert YC who defeated Ossett Albion 4-1 with strikes from Katie Rowland (2), Danielle Frank and Ellie Tanser.
In the Southern League Cup, Barnsley sealed their place in the semi finals with a 6-1 victory away to Doncaster Belles (Women's), spearheaded by a hat-trick from Holly Findlay with Rebecca Hale, Abby Parkin and Kaylee Hardy adding the other goals.
North West League
Blackpool Wren Rovers are starting to stretch the pace in the Premier Division and are one point ahead following their 5-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers. Crewe Alexandra climbed up to second place by winning 4-2 away to Preston North End. Burnley Girls & Ladies have gone fifth, and still have games in hand, after they defeated Blackpool 5-3.
In Division One North, CMB Ladies moved back into second by scoring eight times without reply against Bury Girls & Ladies. Accrington Girls & Ladies still have a chance of challenging for second place and kept those hopes alive with a 3-0 victory over Kendal Town.
South West League
League leaders Gloucester City went through to the Pat Sowden Cup semi finals as they narrowly beat Bristol Ladies Union 3-2 after extra time. Jodie Hennessey netted the winning goal during the extra period to add to an earlier double from Laura Stephens, with Union replying through Chelsea Heal and Polly Wardle. Swindon Spitfires ended the hopes of Downend Flyers by defeating them 5-2. Katie Wadey bagged a hat-trick with Karyn Coombs and Samantha Smith completing the scoring, while Hayley Bullock and Kate Michael were on target for Downend. Louisa Stentiford-Crook, Niamh Farrell and Sian Chapman ensured that Torquay Utd won 3-1 away to Frome Town, whose consolation came from Alison Bryant.
In the Eastern Division, Poole Town kept their promotion hopes alive with a 2-1 success at Cheltenham Civil Service. Stacey Ayling and Chloe Newton were on target with Laura Donnelly replying.
Southern Region League
Oxford City continued to head the chasing pack after runaway leaders Maidenhead Utd, reducing the gap to eight points with a 7-0 victory over Bracknell Town. Danielle Anderson netted a hat-trick and Heather Young a brace, with Steph Mobbs and Jane Younger rounding off the scoring. Woodley Utd got back on track by winning 6-1 away to Mansfield Road, courtesy of a Louise Williamson hat-trick and other strikes from Laura Woodley (2) and Rachel Panting. A Louise Traviss double and Stephanie Mills saw Fleetlands run out 3-0 winners over Newbury Ladies.
Milton Keynes City held on to the leadership of Division One with a narrow 3-2 victory over Southampton Women, thanks to a goal apiece from Julianne Gadsby, Jordan Bateman and Laura Geyton. Tower Hill went second by edging out Chesham Utd by the odd goal in seven, Lisa Freeman netting twice along with Samantha Bevan-Talbot and Sophie Grimson. Stony Stratford Town meanwhile kept up their good run of form by beating Ascot Utd 3-1, goals from Tamsin Graveson, Leanne Burns and Laura Whittle taking them up to third place. Banbury Utd were 3-0 winners at Fleet Town and strikes from Rhiannon Jones and Sheree Bell-Jack gave New Forest a 2-1 victory over Andover New Street.
Marlow have reached the semi finals of the Chairman's Cup after notching a surprise 3-2 win away to Parley Sports from the division above. Abi Canvin was the heroine for Marlow as she scored a hat-trick, with Laura Baker bagging a brace in reply.
West Midlands League
The Premier Division has been recalculated again following the withdrawal of Pelsall Villa but the title race is virtually unaffected with B & WM Police leading by ten points from TNS Ladies, who raced to a 10-0 victory away to Coventrians. TNS have now pulled away from third placed Leamington Lions, who were beaten 2-0 by Kingshurst Sporting Club.
Walsall maintained their six point lead at the top of Division One North as they won 5-4 against Shrewsbury Juniors, whilst second placed Burton Albion were 1-0 victors over Folly Lane.
Droitwich Spa have returned to the summit in Division One South, thanks to a fine 5-1 win against fellow title contenders Rubery Ladies. Malvern Town came away from Wyre Forest Phoenix with a 2-1 victory under their belts and Coventry Development defeated Solihull Ladies Res 3-0.
The Premier Division League Cup opened up with the First Round match between B & WM Police and Allscott, with the league leaders booking their place in the quarter finals, but only after a narrow 1-0 extra time victory.
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