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East Midlands League
Peterborough Northern Star set the target in their final match of the season with an 8-1 victory over Gedling Town. Chanade Henderson, Vicky Gallagher and Abigail Young all scored two apiece and the tally was completed by Sofia Aragosa and Lorna Hart. Nettleham meanwhile won 2-1 at Ellistown with goals from Holly Newman and Zuzana Pramukova and need to win their final match of the season in order to capture the title. Rise Park defeated Notts County Development 2-1 and can still finish in the top four, they scored through Lana York and Rhyiannea Anderson.
In Division One North, runners-up Ruddington Village went down to a 6-3 defeat at the hands of Sleaford Town who finish in third place. Amy Kilgannon hit a hat-trick with the other goals coming from Joanne Wilson (2) and Laura Jones. Emma Butler grabbed the only goal of the game as Mansfield Hosiery Mills beat Lincoln Moorlands Railway 1-0 and Cleethorpes Town were 4-0 winners at Teversal thanks to a Gemma Hopkin double, Gemma Charlton and Emily Mumby.
The title decider in Division One South went the way of Bedworth Utd, who confirmed themselves as Champions with a 4-1 victory over runners-up Burton Park Wanderers. Shanice Walsh netted twice for Bedworth along with Kirsty Farnsworth and Jodi Hunter while Burton Park replied through Louise Burgess.
* On Wednesday night, Nettleham were held to a 1-1 draw by Long Eaton Utd, meaning that Peterborough Northern Star are crowned as Premier Division Champions.
Eastern Region League
Lowestoft Town continue to move further away at the top and the Premier Division Champions are closing in on a 100% season after beating Leverstock Green 4-0. Lauren Bullard, Natasha Thomas, Hannah Waters and Zoe Cossey all netted a goal apiece. Billericay Town are all but confirmed as runners-up for the third season in a row following their 3-0 win over Barking, thanks to goals from Hayley Piggott, Stephanie Polleykett and Paris Smith. Stevenage Ladies' hopes of second place came to an end as they lost 2-1 to Great Shelford, who scored through Becky Charter and Georgia Day.
Bar Hill meanwhile clinched the Division One North title with a 2-1 victory over AFC Sudbury. Natalie Shenton and Natalie Wells scored the goals to take their team beyond the reach of their rivals.
Division One South title winners Southendian Ladies further increased their lead by beating West Billericay 4-0, courtesy of a goal apiece from Nikhol Chapman, Veronica Strand, Helen Clifford and Georgia Holdaway. Sawbridgeworth Town meanwhile lifted themselves off the bottom with a 5-0 victory over Hutton, Jill Bartholomew netting twice along with Shannon Hardinges, Kelly Holesworth and Jacqueline Stott.
Colney Heath reached the League Plate Final, where they will play Royston Town, with a 1-0 win over Offley & Stopsley, thanks to goal from Faith Trounce.
London & South East League
The Premier Division title race was opened up once again after leaders Old Actonians went down to a 1-0 defeat at home to London Corinthians. Katherine Long scored the goal which sees Old Actonians' lead cut to four points by Carshalton Athletic, who beat Crawley Wasps 3-0 with a Laura Curtis hat-trick, and Fulham FC Foundation, 5-2 winners over Eastbourne Town. Emma Lawrence was another hat-trick scorer for Fulham, with Helen Ogle and Verity Snow adding the others. Gemma Sullivan (2), Amanda Beeput and Alice Phillips were on the scoresheet as Maidstone Utd won 4-2 at Hassocks and Aylesford edged out Kikk Utd by the odd goal in seven, Bethany Hulme bagging a hat-trick and Zara Chapman adding the other.
AFC Phoenix still have two more chances to take the runners-up spot in Division One (London) despite suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Queen's Park Rangers Development, for whom Jessica Painter and Chloe Sampson. Brentford meanwhile completed their campaign by beating Crystal Palace Development 8-2, Ashley Cheatley hitting a hat-trick with Lisa Grant, Sophie Lee, Manuela Naptra, Lavana Neufville and Tia Prior also on target. Georgia Copsey, Laura Cruz and Julia Carruthers were the markswomen for Regents Park Rangers as they ran out 3-0 winners at Battersea & Wandsworth.
North East League
Brighouse Town moved to within one win of pipping Barnsley to the runners-up spot in the Premier Division after they defeated Hessle Town 2-0. Claire Needham and Rachael White scored the goals to guarantee Brighouse a top three finish at the very least. In the other game, Sarah Kennedy was on target for Scunthorpe & Bottesford as they shared a 1-1 draw with Whitley Bay, who replied through Jessica Hooper.
North West League
Newly crowned Champions Blackpool Wren Rovers extended their lead to four points as they won 6-2 away to Wigan Athletic. Crewe Alexandra meanwhile sewed up the runners-up position with a 4-1 victory over City of Manchester whilst nearest rivals Blackburn Community and Burnley Girls & Ladies shared a 1-1 draw. Birkenhead boosted their chances of climbing out of the bottom two with a 2-2 draw against Preston North End.
In Division One North, Accrington Girls & Ladies beat Workington Reds 2-1 to set up a title showdown to end the season. They will play CMB Ladies with the winners being crowned as Champions, but a draw would see Penrith AFC finish top instead. Middleton Athletic will finish behind them in fourth place after they defeated Carlisle Utd 5-2.
Manchester Stingers have suffered a bit of a wobble as they looked to secure the Division One South title. A midweek defeat to Woolton was followed by another reverse, this time 2-1 to second placed Ellesmere Port Town who can still overtake them if they fail at the third attempt. AFC Urmston Meadowside ran out 3-0 winners over Stockport County Res whilst Woolton beat Winsford 6-2.
* On Wednesday night, Accrington Girls & Ladies took the Division One North title with a 4-2 victory over CMB Ladies, who finished third. Meanwhile it was third time lucky for Manchester Stingers who are Champions of Division One South following a 1-0 win against Mersey Girls.
South West League
Bristol Ladies Union continue to finish the season well and could yet finish in mid-table, moving themselves closer with a 2-1 win over Downend Flyers. Polly Wardle netted both goals for Union, with Downend replying through Amber Coates. Bridgwater Town meanwhile defeated Torquay Utd 4-1 with Anusia Rourke scoring all four goals.
Bishop's Lydeard are the Champions of the Eastern Division, clinching the title in style as they ran out 4-0 winners away to Taunton Town. Holly Miller scored twice, with Suzanne Daw and Dawna Dennett adding the others to give their side the first of a potential trophy 'treble'. Aimee Clark (2) and Hari Sabic were on target for Keynsham Town Res in their 3-3 draw with Cheltenham Civil Service, whose replies came from Kelly Churchley, Gemma Riley and Leanne Painter.
Marine Academy Plymouth made sure they will win the Western Division by at least eleven points following their 4-1 victory at Dobwalls, which came via a goal apiece from Jade Bryan, Sam Drewery, Harriet Howell and Nicola Symons. Summer Taylor (2) and Chelsea Robinson ensured that AFC Plympton defeated Alphington 3-1 to clinch the runners-up spot, ahead of Callington Town whose match with Newquay Celtic finished goalless.
* On Wednesday night, Kylie Allen scored twice and Kate Michael the other as Downend Flyers won 3-2 against Brislington, whose strikes came from Kim Maggs and Abbie Kirby.
Southern Region League
Maidenhead Utd are one win away from a 'perfect' season, recording their seventeenth straight victory when beating Woodley Utd 2-0. Fleetlands bounded up the table with two victories from a double header with Aldershot Town. Michele Niven (2), Anthea Kaptein and Claire Haskett netted as Fleetlands won the first meeting 4-0 and the second ended 6-0, Kaptein and Haskett this time scoring twice with Niven and Jodie Prince also on target. Laura Baker and Lauren Little each hit hat-tricks and Rachel Anderson added the other for Parley Sports in their 7-3 victory over Newbury Ladies.
Milton Keynes City picked up the win they needed to clinch the Division One title. Julianne Gadsby scored twice, with Emily Mann also on target as City won 3-0 away to Southampton Women to finish on top of the table. Marlow took second place on goal difference from an unlucky Banbury Utd after hat-tricks from Abi Canvin and Tracy Corkett, plus a Grainne McNally strike, earned them a 7-2 success at Ascot Utd. Fleet Town leapt off the bottom by beating Andover New Street 5-1.
West Midlands League
B & WM Police have won the Premier Division title after a second half goal from Gemma Horne earned them a 1-0 victory over TNS Ladies, who will have to settle for the runners-up position. Crusaders will take third place following their 4-2 success away to Kingshurst Sporting Club.
The destination of the Division One North title was also decided with Walsall picking up the win they needed, 1-0 against Wyrley Ladies. This put them out of reach of Burton Albion who have valiantly chased them all season, they defeated Lichfield Diamonds 4-1. Shrewsbury Juniors look set for a top half finish following their 5-2 victory over Bilbrook.
Division One South Champions Lye Town now head the table by eight points after winning 1-0 against Marston Green. Kenilworth Town are still in with a chance of a top three place following their 8-1 success over Solihull Ladies Res. Coventry Development meanwhile ran out 5-0 winners against Redditch Utd, a result which means they will finish outside of the bottom two.
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