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Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire League
Sherrardswood climbed into third in Division One after they won 3-1 away to Watton, thanks to a goal apiece from Laura Cousins, Kathryn Jones and Manjinder Atwal.
Division Two leaders Hertford Town went down to their first defeat of the season, beaten 5-2 by Bishop's Stortford Town. Jemma Good netted two of the goals along with Inka Pearson, Paige Rolfe and Sophie Motton. Susanna Meyer bagged a hat-trick and Marnie O'Neill scored twice as second placed Toddington Rovers won 5-0 against Evergreen Eagles and Letchworth Garden City Eagles netted eleven times past AFC Dunstable Blues, Tayla Murray hitting five goals and Bethany Page a hat-trick, with one apiece from Danielle Burge, Natasha Reynolds and Bonnita Woodword. Jay Birse and Georgia Herrington scored the goals as Woburn Lionesses won 2-1 away to Hitchin Town.
In Division Three, AFC Kempston Girls & Ladies went third in the table when Shelbee Clarke, Grace Fuller and Chloe Williams earned them a 3-2 win away to Evergreen Ladies. Kings Langley meanwhile won for the first time, 2-1 against Welwyn Garden City thanks to two goals from Rachael Lee.
Stockingford AA Pavilion stepped up their title challenge in Division One with a 4-0 victory over Tipton Town, which lifts them into third place.
One match went ahead in Division Two, mid-table Starlands St Annes running out 7-0 winners over Alvechurch.
S-Tech Cambridgeshire League
Deeping Diamonds are the new leaders of the Championship North following their 11-1 victory over Outwell Swifts. Sasha Haw led the scoring with a four-goal haul, Yasmin Parker weighed in with a hat-trick and the total was completed by Chloe Stewart (2), Ellie Caston and Katie Kirby.
Jemma Gedny, Joely Kirby and Faye Sutton all found the net as Championship South leaders Newmarket Town won 3-0 away to Cambridge Rangers. Emma Frost and Carly Oakley were on target for March Town Utd as they drew 2-2 with second placed Sawtry Ladies, who replied through Molly Berryman and Sasha Smith.
In the only match to be played on Sunday, Vauxhall Ladies climbed out of the bottom two on the back of an 8-2 victory over Egerton FC.
Illogan Ladies Res ensured that the title race will go to the final match after winning 10-0 against St Teath. Stacey Bray and Julie Lawrence each netted four times along with Anna Wherry and Jo Barker and Illogan will need to beat St Agnes in their final match in order to deny their opponents a second successive title. Danielle Barnes was on target four times, Nicola Ellis hit a hat-trick and there was one apiece from Lucy Brown and Lizzie Thacker as Penzance made sure of a top half finish with a 9-4 victory over St Breward.
Glossop North End are in fifth place but just three points off the pace after beating Hasland 1-0 with a goal from Sara Pezzotta. Wirksworth Colts meanwhile won for the first time, 2-0 against Ashbourne Ladies.
Woodlands Ladies boosted their promotion challenge in Division Two when Emily Foss (2), Victoria Spargo and Chloe Scott gave them a 4-1 victory over Belper Town. Emma Fletcher netted twice along with Emma Walsh, Beth West and an own goal as Hilton Harriers defeated St George's 5-1.
Parley Sports Res are up into third in the table following their 8-0 victory against Blandford Utd.
Durham Women recorded a 13-1 victory over Bishop Auckland Girls which stretches their lead at the top to seven points from Consett Ladies, who drew 4-4 with Willington. Billingham Town meanwhile climbed off the bottom, courtesy of a 3-1 success away to Gateshead Rutherford Ravens.
In the Development Division, Bishop Auckland Ladies narrowed the gap on the top three by beating Seaton Carew Development 7-1. St Cuthbert's Amazons battled out a 3-3 draw with third placed Boldon Development and Washington Ladies defeated Swalwell Ladies 5-0.
Both matches played today in the Premier Division saw honours even as Walthamstow Eagles and Takeley served up a six-goal thriller, both teams battling out a 3-3 draw. Lawford played host to Chelmsford City and the sides could not be separated following a goalless draw.
In Division One, second placed Chelmsford City Res moved to within three points of the leaders following a 2-0 win at Southend Town while third placed Runwell Hospital created a three point gap over their fourth placed opponents, Little Thurrock Dynamos Res, after a 3-1 victory.
League leaders Cirencester Town went down to their first defeat of the season, beaten 2-1 by Bristol & West whose goals came from Beth Clatworthy and Emma Cove. This result allowed Almondsbury UWE to go level on points with Cirencester with a 1-0 victory over Wootton Bassett Town.
AEK Boco Development power on at the top of Division Two and now lead by nine points following their victory over Cotswold Rangers. Wotton Rovers meanwhile defeated Cirencester Town Development and are back up to third place. Leanne Turner hit a hat-trick as Quedgeley Wanderers won 3-2 against Mitcheldean and Lockleaze Community were 6-5 victors over Bishop's Cleeve. Jordan Scowen and Sonja Wootten each scored twice for Lockleaze along with Georgia Sandle and Laura Fox.
Greater London League
AFC Wimbledon Development are just one win away from the league title following their 2-0 victory against Enfield Town Res in which Georgia Heasman and Aramide Okekunle both scored. Clapham Utd continued their climb towards safety after a Simone Wan brace earned them a 2-1 win away to Comets.
Alana Lazarus scored the only goal as Denham Utd Res went second in Division Two North by beating Brook House 1-0. Headstone Manor are three points adrift after their 4-0 win away to Enfield Town 3rds thanks to Rowena Quire (2), Katy Ruddock and Sinead Walsh. Sarah Boyall bagged a hat-trick, Nicolle Houston added a brace and Carla Carvalho completed the scoring as Camden Town Res defeated Clapham Kicks 6-3.
Hampton & Richmond Borough stay three points clear at the top of Division Two South following their 6-0 victory over Denham Utd Development. Louise Clarke, Katie Foster, Terri Harper, Bianca Underhill, Vicky Kobus and Sharna Longville all found the net for Hampton who lead from Chobham Burymead, 3-0 winners at Balham Panthers thanks to Zoe Dawson, Kayleigh Frayling and Rachel Marlow. Rachel Bush, Laura Funnell, Georgina Pollard and Emma Pleece gave Godalming Town a 4-0 success against Carshalton Athletic Res whilst Colne Valley Res defeated London Phoenix 5-1, Lucy Cook hitting a hat-trick along with Sophie Pearce and Ella Smith.
Tanya Birt (2) and Zoe Qureshi scored the goals as Tower Hamlets Res won the top of the table clash in Division Three North, 3-0 against Kikk Talang. Hackney Res meanwhile beat Old Actonians Res 3-1 with goals from Francesca Cagetti, Brooke Davis and Debbie Cagnin.
In Division Three South, second placed Club Langley ran out 9-0 winners over Orpington in the only game played.
Greater Manchester League
Avros remain in third place in Division Two following their 3-3 draw with Moorside Rangers. Just behind are Little Lever SC who kept their promotion hopes alive with a 5-1 victory over Uppermill.
Gemma Morrison bagged a hat-trick and she was joined on the scoresheet by Olivia Ponsford and Jade Turner as Widbrook Utd defeated Christchurch 5-1 in the only Division One match played.
One game also took place in Division Two, BTC (Southampton) beating Bursledon 3-0 thanks to goals from Hayley Anderson, Rachael Cardy and Vanessa Mar-Molinoro.
Bournemouth Sports are all but certain of the runners-up spot in Division Three after a Keely Smith brace and Bobbie White gave them a 3-1 victory away to Horndean. Alderbury meanwhile won 3-2 against Tadley Calleva, courtesy of a Kelly Burton double and Jennifer Parr.
Liverpool University are in the top half of the table following their 5-0 victory away to South Liverpool on Sunday. They are one position below Liverpool Marshalls Feds, who edged out Salisbury Athletic by the odd goal in five. Long Lane meanwhile took themselves off the bottom with only their second win of the season, 2-1 against Maghull.
Midwest Counties League
Hereford LC are nine points clear at the top of the league following their 5-0 win at AFC Worcester Olympic. Evesham Utd went second by going one better, scoring six without reply against Droitwich Spa Belles. Cookley Sports came away from Wyre Forest Phoenix Res with a 2-1 victory under their belts and WCT Raiders defeated Welland Ladies 4-1.
Mulbarton Belles' chances of a top two finish received a jolt on Sunday as they went down to a 2-0 defeat at home to Bungay Town. Rebecca Carver and Emily Leach scored the goals for Bungay who are now in mid-table.
Lynn Ladies went level on points with Division Two leaders Brandon Town by winning away to Toftwood Ladies. Josie Turner was on target six times, Emma Woods and Shelley Woods each weighed in with doubles and there was one each from Louise Coggles, Jodie Hopkins-Duckhouse, Bethan Jones, April Kitchen and Emma Lee. North Walsham Angels are up to third after Luci Middleton, with a five-goal haul, and Rosie Charlton saw them beat Harleston 6-1. Paige Wharton (2) and Megan Skinner netted the goals as Red Rose defeated Morley Ladies 3-1.
In the League Cup, Brandon Town booked their place in the semi finals with a 3-0 victory away to Kirkley & Pakefield. Tiffany Forshaw netted twice along with an own goal.
North Riding League
York City Res continue to set the pace at the top of the table following their 6-0 win against Brompton. Sophie Parrish netted a double along with Amy Humphrys, Ellie Randall, Samantha Terry and Louise Ross. Poppleton moved into second, two points off the pace, after Shannon Walshaw (2) and Megan Dunn gave them a 3-1 victory over York RI. Hannah Green scored the only goal of the game for Brooklyn Ladies in their 1-0 win against Huntington.
Roade Ladies are nine points clear following their 8-0 victory over Woodford Utd. Hannah Glasspool and Jasmine Harwood each netted twice along with Charlotte Pridmore, Sophie Wright, Sharn Rowlands and Eloise Yeomans. Billing Utd are now in second after a Kelly Rickwood brace, Devon Ferguson and Shannen Geddes saw them to a 4-1 win against Stewart & Lloyds Res. In the other game, Moulton Ladies A and Thorplands Ladies battled out a goalless draw.
One match was played on Sunday, Ashington WLL were unable to take an opportunity to go level on points with leaders Newcastle East End after they were held to a 4-4 draw by Cramlington Utd.
The withdrawal of Notts County Development has resulted in their record being expunged and this means that Clifton now lead by eight points from Ollerton Town, who caught up ground with a 4-0 win away to Sherwood Youth. Charlotte McClaren netted twice along with Jessica Woffinden and Natalie Gibson. Jessica Nightingale meanwhile had a red letter day for Bingham Town as she scored all seven goals in their 7-0 victory over Fernwood Foxes.
Sheffield & Hallamshire League
Two low-scoring games, somewhat unusual for the league, saw leaders Oughtibridge gain a slight advantage over second placed Handsworth. A late penalty converted by Emma Softley secured the points for Oughtibridge at Edlington Royals. Lucy Ridley meanwhile opened for Sheffield Wednesday Res with Bethany Wright heading the equaliser for Handsworth in their 1-1 draw. Maximum points from their remaining two games, the last one being at home to Handsworth will see Oughtibridge crowned champions.
In Division Two, Anston kept their title hopes alive with a 3-1 win at Shaw Lane Aquaforce. They currently lie in third, nine points behind leaders Sheffield Wednesday Development but with three games in hand.
A dislocated knee injury to AFC Unity's Sarah Richards brought an early end to their fixture at leaders Beighton Magpies. Beighton had won 8-1 when the teams met a week earlier, but were trailing 1-0, Lucy Strutt the scorer at the time of the abandonment. Second placed Rotherham Utd Development did not have things all their own way at bottom team Greasbrough Youth. An away win was not unexpected, but Greasbrough came close to claiming their first point. Ayesha Khan's shot from outside the area hit Hannah Crossley's head and wrongfooted Stephanie Angus to give Rotherham an interval advantage which was soon negated when Zoe Unthank turned Becky Gargett's shot home from close range. Rotherham created enough chances to have won comfortably, but had to wait until the last fifteen minutes for their decisive goal, Holly Mappin scoring from over 20 yards out. Brampton Rovers were 4-1 winners over Hemsworth thanks to goals from Bethan Gill 2), Jenny Hale and Katie Twigg.
League leaders Yeovil Town 3rds are through to the semi finals of the League Cup after they defeated Staplegrove 6-0. Amber Guy-Kemp (2), Kathleen Waterhouse (2), Georgia Mann and Elise Saysell netted the goals whilst Nadine Grogan and Ellison Roberts gave Team Mendip a 2-1 win away to Pen Mill. Portishead were also 6-0 winners against Bishop's Lydeard Res and Wells City complete the line up in the last four following their 2-1 success over Team Mendip Res.
Combe St Nicholas were 2-1 winners away to Taunton Town Development in the quarter finals of the Chairman's Cup. Joining them in the semi finals are Merriott Ladies who got past Wellington on a penalty shootout, after the sides had shared a 1-1 draw.
South East League
A 5-2 win away to Eastbourne Ladies has taken Dartford Royals four points clear at the top of the league. Kelly Philpott and Kerry Whitehorn each netted twice along with Ellen Thomas. Herne Bay meanwhile got back to winning ways with a 3-1 success against Long Lane. Isabella Tullett was on target twice for the Kent side along with Rachel Tracy. Keeley Wheatley grabbed both goals as Burgess Hill Town won 2-1 against Crockenhill, who remain at the foot of the table.
Division One East table toppers Ashford LFC were beaten for only the second time this season, 4-1 by Faversham Elizabethans who moved out of the bottom two as a result. Rachel Hill scored twice for Faversham with Danielle Muckian and Jade Simpson adding the others.
The Division One West title race was blown open when Abbey Rangers defeated leaders Worthing Minors 4-1. Rachel Johnson (2), Stephanie Sale and Amber Walker all scored for Abbey who trail Worthing by thirteen points but have three games in hand, with Seahaven Harriers also in the running. Adrianne Blanchard's double earned fourth placed Milford & Witley a 2-1 victory over Wivelsfield Green whilst Adur Athletic and Burgess Hill Town Res battled out a goalless draw.
Barming went down to a 5-2 defeat at the hands of Margate in the Kent County Division, strengthening the position of leaders Long Lane Res without them playing. Kara Richardson hit a hat-trick for Margate and joining her on the scoresheet were Molly Dawson and Harrietta Alvarado. Grace Baacke, Bethany Catchpole, Sarah Fletcher and Megan Seymour all scored for Swale Ladies in their 4-0 victory over University of Kent, who were brought back to earth following their Cup heroics. London Corinthians Res remain in the hunt for second place and stay on course after Jodie Gailer, Naomi Nicholls-Kendrew and Lucy Robertson gave them a 3-0 win at Anchorians 3rds.
League leaders Shrewsbury Town saw their 100% record come to an end on Sunday when they were beaten 2-0 by second placed Stone Dominoes, who halved the gap to three points. Natalie Eley was on target four times and Abigail Brown added the other for third placed Burton Albion Development in their 5-3 victory over Bradwell Belles. Brereton Town meanwhile notched up an 11-2 win against Leek Ladies with strikes from Victoria Locker (2), Hollie Meehan (2), Lisa Oakden (2), Alicia Bailes, Rebecca Henderson, Danie Roberts-Wright, Stacey Roberts-Wright and Alex Williams. Niki Jarvis scored twice and Joanne Sheerin the other as Lichfield City defeated Whitchurch 3-1 and Wyrley Ladies Res are off the bottom after winning 6-1 over Stafford Development.
Leaders Brantham Athletic saw their advantage cut to three points after they drew 3-3 with Witnesham Wasps. Shorolla Allen, Emily Steward and Lucy Johnson scored the goals for Witnesham. Second placed Long Melford stepped up their challenge by beating East Bergholt Utd 6-0, courtesy of Jodie Sharp (2), Charlotte Churchman, Deben Howlett, Rachel Linsdell and Megan Partridge.
One match went ahead in the league on Sunday and it was an important one - the top of the table clash between Fulham FC Foundation Res and Crystal Palace Development Res finishing in a goalless draw. The result means that Palace top the table by eight points from Fulham but the happiest team may have been third placed Surrey Eagles, who can still make a telling challenge if they win their games in hand.
Crawley Wasps Res head the table by six points following their 2-0 win away to Jarvis Brook in which Suzanne Davies and Zoe Martin scored. Second placed Lancing drew 3-3 with Hurstpierpoint, Nicole Webley (2) and Kayleigh Thaxter scoring their goals with Chloe Ansell, Stacey Jackson and Carolyn Walters replying. Amy Clark (2), Louise Brearley, Samantha Morley and Natalie Mepstead were on the scoresheet for Rottingdean Village in their 5-0 victory over Worthing Town Res.
Thames Valley Counties League
Kidlington moved to the top of Division One by scoring nine without reply past Headington Ladies. April England was on target four times along with Amelia Brooks, Bethany Hawtin, Anna Jiminez, Hannah Vincent and Zoe Taylor. Georgia Rose led the scoring with a hat-trick as Carterton Town went second by beating Aylesbury Utd 9-1. Melissa Cuthbert added two and there was one apiece from Rachel Griffiths, Georgina Hewson, Kerry O'Connor and an own goal. Oxford City Nomads moved above Barton Utd after defeating them 6-1 thanks to Kiera Isaac (2), Stephanie Ferreira Souza, Ethne Rothery, Megan Mitchell and an own goal.
Natalie Eustace scored twice as Chinnor went three points clear at the top of Division One North from Benson Lionesses, 3-2 winners at Summertown Stars courtesy of Charlotte Comley, Angelina Cross and Chelsey Dummett. Thame Utd also won 3-2 against Hazlemere Sports with Rebecca O'Shea amongst their goalscorers.
One match took place in Division One South, Ascot Utd Res winning 6-3 away to Flackwell Heath.
West Riding League
Ossett Town moved up into the top half of the Premier Division table after running out 4-1 winners over Keighley Oaks.
AFC Gledhow hold onto the leadership of Division One despite going down to a 2-1 defeat away to Altofts Ladies. They lead by two points from Hepworth Utd, 6-4 winners over Silsden, and Tingley Athletic who won 4-1 away to Republica Inter. Hebden Royd Utd were not quite able to climb off the bottom following their 3-3 draw with Oulton Ladies.
In Division Two, Battyeford SC Belles went level on points with leaders Bradford City A after beating Thornes 5-0. Dewsbury Rangers meanwhile won for only the second time this season, 5-3 against Middleton Park.
Tingley Athletic Res made it twelve wins out of twelve in Division Three when beating Crossley 6-0 and three more points will be enough to secure them the title. Castleford White Rose Res are in the hunt for runners-up after they defeated Amaranth 7-1. Brighouse Town Development won 5-2 against Tyersal and Skipton Town ran out 4-0 winners away to Battyeford SC Belles.
The much delayed tie in the League Shield was finally completed on Sunday and it was Hemsworth MW who went through to the quarter finals, courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Farsley AFC Res.
Swindon Spitfires Utd stretched their lead to five points with a 5-0 win against Marlborough Town, given to them by a Louise Norden double, Mel Bristow, Carla Compton and Zofia Stepien. Hannah Dalgleish netted both goals for Highworth Town as they drew 2-2 with Swindon Spitfires Development, who replied through Hannah Gulliver and Amy Mathews. Swindon Town Development defeated Melksham Town Yellow 4-0 with goals from Amy Joliffe (2), Alex Gibson and an own goal.
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