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East Midlands League
Peterborough Northern Star hold on to top spot in the Premier Division despite going down to a 1-0 defeat at home to Ellistown, who scored through Kristie Pearman to avenge a seven-goal reverse in their meeting a few days earlier. Eastwood Community are back level on points with Northern Star after Jodie Ellis (2), Georgie Herring and Monica Bowley gave them a 4-1 victory over Grimsby Borough. Nettleham are close at hand in third place and stepped up their challenge by beating Sandiacre Town 6-1.
One match was played in Division One North, Cleethorpes Town running out 4-0 winners over Alfreton Town. Gemma Hopkin hit a hat-trick and Katie Olley the other as Cleethorpes moved above Alfreton into fourth place.
Oadby & Wigston Dynamo look set to finish the season in third place in Division One South, ending their campaign by defeating Corby S & L 5-0.
Eastern Region League
Lowestoft Town have moved a step closer towards a potential League and Cup 'double', reaching the League Cup Final after beating Great Shelford 3-1. Paige Shorten's hat-trick ensured that Lowestoft go through to play Royston Town.
Billericay Town stay in the running for runners-up in the Premier Division despite being held to a 3-3 draw by Brentwood Town. Holly Darling, Nicole Farmer and Lucy Wyatt all netted for Billericay while Lucy Faraday (2) and Rebekah Henderson were on target for Brentwood. Jaidene Browne scored the goal to earn Haringey Borough a point from a 1-1 draw with Barking.
In Division One South, Royston Town kept their title hopes alive by winning 4-3 away to Colney Heath, courtesy of Emma Phipps, Natalie Richardson, Joanne Rutherford and an own goal. Second placed Offley & Stopsley defeated West Billericay 3-0 to narrow the gap on the leaders to seven points.
The two leaders of Divisions One North and South met each other in the League Plate and it was Bury Town who triumphed 3-2 over Southendian Ladies, thanks to a Hayley Turner brace and Emma Boreham. Elsewhere, Sawbridgeworth Town and Hutton finished level at 2-2, Shannon Hardinges netting both goals for Sawbow.
London & South East League
Carshalton Athletic lifted themselves into third place in the Premier Division with a 2-1 success away to Eastbourne Town, given to them by Alison Hall and Laura Curtis. AFC Wimbledon lost a little ground as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Crawley Wasps, Bianca Walker and Cindy Colliver netting their goals with Rebecca Carter and Lisa Richards replying. London Corinthians were beaten 4-2 by Maidstone Utd, who have gone fourth after Amanda Beeput (2), Gemma Sullivan and Alex Witham all found the net.
AFC Phoenix can still take the runners-up spot in Division One (London) and kept those hopes alive by beating Battersea & Wandsworth 3-1, courtesy of a Rhea Gall hat-trick. Erin Pope was on target twice along with Sandeep Tak, Georgia Allen and Kianni O'Garro as Queen's Park Rangers Development ran out 5-0 winners over Hemel Hempstead.
North East League
After going so close last season, Hull City have captured the Premier Division title after beating Wakefield 6-1 on Sunday. Zoe Mitchell and Tonya Wild-Storr each scored twice with Megan Render and Rachael Cooke adding the others to put their side beyond the reach of their rivals. In the other game, Sarah Bennett (2), Nicole Doyle and Julie Duggan accounted for the goals as Whitley Bay defeated Castleford White Rose 4-1.
In the Northern Division, Ellie Turner and Ellie Clements were on the scoresheet for Redcar Town in their 2-1 win away to Lowick Utd, who replied through Georgia Latto.
The destination of the Southern Division title was also decided in the final match of the season. Wetherby Athletic needed to avoid defeat in order to finish as Champions and a 2-2 draw was enough against Farsley AFC, who have to settle for third place. Helen Hartley and Debra Slater netted the all important goals for Wetherby, while Chloe Denton and Ellie Swinhoe scored for Farsley who could not quite pip Westella & Willerby to the runners-up spot.
North West League
Crewe Alexandra stretched their lead at the top of the Premier Division to five points on Wednesday night after they edged out City of Manchester by the odd goal in nine. Blackpool Wren Rovers meanwhile won 3-2 against Birkenhead, a result which has taken them into second place on goal difference. Blackpool stay in fifth following their 6-0 victory over City of Manchester.
Accrington Girls & Ladies still have an outside chance of winning the Division One North title and now lie in third place after beating Middleton Athletic 7-2. In the North West derby clash, it was Carlisle Utd who emerged as 3-1 winners against Kendal Town.
The top of the table clash in Division One South went the way of Manchester Stingers, who replaced Ellesmere Port Town as leaders after beating them 2-1. Woolton meanwhile were 1-0 winners against AFC Urmston Meadowside.
South West League
Gloucester City clinched the Premier Division title on Wednesday night following a 3-2 victory over Bristol Ladies Union. A point would have been enough to put Gloucester in an unassailable position but at half time,
Torquay Utd remain in the running for second place after being held to a 2-2 draw by Truro City. Louisa Stentiford-Crook netted both goals for Torquay, with Truro replying through Roxanne Cook and Sasha Sparkes.
In the Eastern Division, Keynsham Town Res made it six wins out of seven league games as they triumphed 5-3 away to Forest Green Rovers Res. Sophie Freeman and Hari Sabic each scored twice for Keynsham along with Helena Tallgren, while on target for the home side were Rhian Robbins (2) and Lucy Bennett.
Callington Town stepped up their challenge for second place in the Western Division with a 3-0 midweek victory against Launceston.
Southern Region League
Maidenhead Utd are just three points away from the Premier Division title following their 10-1 victory over Aldershot Town. Tina Brett led the scoring with a four-goal haul and there was one apiece from Zoe Clifford, Alex Dover, Lucy Smith and Catherine Butts with two own goals completing the tally.
Banbury Utd have a lead of four points in Division One after a solitary strike from Zoe Boote earned them a 1-0 victory away to Southampton Women. There were plenty more goals on offer in the other game as Milton Keynes City went second by beating Fleet Town 6-4, Julianne Gadsby having a fantastic day in front of goal by scoring all six.
Basingstoke Town have reached the Chairman's Cup Final after beating Parley Sports 3-0 in their semi final on Sunday. Tracy Jones netted a brace and Lindsey Beverley added the other for Basingstoke who will meet Fleet Town in the Final.
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