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East Midlands League
Mansfield Town have regained the leadership of the Premier Division after they defeated Ellistown 4-2. Abbey Hawkins, Rachael Mullen, Marie Wayne and Rebecca Braithwaite scored their goals with Katie Bateman and Jody Scott replying. Meanwhile goals from Mikaela Welford and Brodie Betts saw Kettering Town to a 2-0 victory over Arnold Town.
A 3-2 win against Gedling Town has taken Ollerton Town to the top of Division One North, courtesy of a Holly Jennings brace and Natalie Gibson. They lead by two points from Mansfield Hosiery Mills, who beat Sandiacre Town 2-1 thanks to Bethany Wilcockson and an own goal. A Faye Brown hat-trick gave Ruddington Village a 3-2 success at Sleaford Town and lifted her side into third place, ahead of Winterton Rangers who were beaten for the first time, 2-1 by Lincoln Moorlands Railway for whom Lauren Churcher and Lucy Wingad scored. Lisa Dolan (2), Lyndsey Barnett, Grace Galloway and Susan Daybell were on the scoresheet as Alfreton Town defeated Teversal 5-1.
Moulton Ladies stay as leaders of Division One South after they won 8-2 against Loughborough Students (2006), Emma Dunmore was on target five times along with Harley Collyer, Charlotte Penney and Amy Willis. Oadby & Wigston Dynamo beat Heather St Johns 3-2 to stay level on points with them, goals coming from Carly Pegg (2) and Neely Simons. Katie Newham, Charlie-Louise Tature and Nadia Pitt scored the goals as AFC Leicester kept in touch with a 3-1 victory over Corby S & L. Riverside LFC netted seven without reply past Rothwell Corinthians, Annie Posnett scoring twice with Brandi Davies, Clare Knibbs, Holly Morgan, Stacey Schreiber and Chikiba Hajizadeh adding the others.
Eastern Region League
Stevenage Ladies have taken over at the top of the Premier Division after they defeated Colchester Town 4-2. They replace Billericay Town who were beaten 2-1 by AFC Sudbury, courtesy of goals from Sophie Jeffery and Rebecca Thrower. Georgia Holdaway netted a brace for Great Wakering in their 2-1 victory over Haringey Borough whilst Acle Ladies beat Brentwood Town 4-0, Joanne Hooper scoring twice along with Alice Ladbrooke and Kate Pasque. Great Shelford meanwhile claimed their first league win, 2-0 against AFC Dunstable.
In Division One East, Silver End have gone level on points with leaders Writtle following their 6-2 success away to Long Melford. Michelle Taylor led the scoring with a hat-trick, Lynsey Bowman added two and Paula Drane was also on target. A win would have taken Little Thurrock Dynamos top but instead they were beaten 2-1 by Bury Town. Kerri Thomas and Michelle Stoneman were on target for West Billericay in their 2-2 draw with Ipswich Wanderers, who replied through Michelle Allum and Laura Tuley.
Chloe Rouse scored twice, with Leah Littlechild and Sarah Payne adding the others as Stevenage Ladies Res emulated their first team by going top of Division One West with a 4-3 win against Hoddesdon Owls. Hutton are now second following their 1-1 draw with Sawbridgeworth Town, goals coming from Rachael Agombar and Dempsey Favell respectively. Royston Town were denied a chance of climbing to the summit themselves when they were beaten 4-2 by Offley & Stopsley, despite having led by two goals at half time.
London & South East League
Jess Trimnell and Kelly-Jade Whelan were on target for leaders AFC Wimbledon in their 2-1 win against Fulham FC Foundation, which keeps them four points clear at the top from Carshalton Athletic who defeated Eastbourne Town 8-2. Ella Bale and Laura Curtis each bagged hat-tricks for Carshalton, with Lisa Cafferky adding the other two. London Corinthians are third following their 5-1 victory over Camden Town in which Danielle Harrison scored a hat-trick, with Emily Hart and Holly Ryde also on target. Leyton Orient scored ten without reply past Aylesford, spearheaded by a four-goal haul from Belen Ripoll Douton. Naomi Stirling weighed in with a hat-trick, Hayley Barton added two and an own goal completed the tally. At the other end of the table, Bexhill Utd won for the first time, 3-2 against Herne Bay thanks to a hat-trick from Laura Bolton.
North East League
Brighouse Town are in second following an emphatic victory over Castleford White Rose. Rachael White led the scoring with a five-goal haul, Jodie Redgrave hit a hat-trick, and the remainder came from Leanne Smith (2), Annabelle Cass, Emma Dobson and Claire Needham. Six different players got on the scoresheet in Whitley Bay's 8-0 victory over Tynedale, Hattie Preston and Sarah Bennett netting twice along with Ella Stevenson, Steph Ord, Brooke Cochrane and Alice Teasdale.
Northern Division leaders Gateshead Rutherford Ravens gave a powerful display in beating Durham Cestria to open up a two point lead. Kate Bearman, Elizabeth Campbell and Lynsey Wilkinson each scored twice, with Tracey Embleton also on target. Second placed BYPC were held to a 2-2 draw by Prudhoe Town, Tammy Foster and Shannon McSweeney netting their goals with Ruth Lewis and Kelly Loughhead on target for the home side. York City Res ran out 5-1 winners over Birtley Town, courtesy of a goal each from Ellie Randall, Lucy Lendhill, Samantha Terry, Jessie Shipley and Rachel Harding.
Farsley Celtic are now five points ahead in the Southern Division after they shared a 5-5 draw with Doncaster Belles (Women's). Helen Gresty (2), Ellie Swinhoe, Clare Parker and Ellie Kildunne all scored for Farsley, with Rachel Pritchard (2), Chantelle Willis (2) and Vickie Sharpe replying. Handsworth won 5-0 at Westella & Willerby to go second, Danielle Pinder netting a brace along with KD Roberts, Katie Denton and Jade Richards. Rovers Foundation Ladies edged out Courts City by the odd goal in nine, Jessica Andrew hitting a hat-trick with Gemma Harte and Lorna Mason adding the others. Nicola Hadley (2), Chloe Elphick and Jodi Hodgson gave Harrogate Railway a 4-3 victory over Ossett Albion which takes them into mid-table.
North West League
Crewe Alexandra had a good day on Sunday as they defeated Blackburn Community 3-1 and their two nearest rivals, Burnley Girls & Ladies and Bolton Wanderers, shared a 2-2 draw which means they now head the Premier Division by eight points. Wigan Athletic cemented themselves in fourth place by winning 4-1 away to Northwich Vixens. City of Manchester netted six without reply past Blackpool and move up into the top half, just ahead of Manchester Stingers who were beaten 5-0 by Accrington Girls & Ladies. Curzon Ashton meanwhile claimed their second point of the season from a goalless draw with Birkenhead.
PNE Development continue to set the pace in Division One North, they defeated Bury Girls & Ladies 5-2 to preserve their lead of three points from Kendal Town who were 3-2 winners over Leigh RMI. CMB Ladies lost their unbeaten record when they went down to a 1-0 defeat at Penrith AFC, who are one place below them in fourth. Haslingden won 2-1 at Middleton Athletic to go into the top half whilst Carlisle Utd beat Preston North End Ladies 5-1. Stockport County Blues scored seven without reply against Workington Reds and are out of the bottom two.
The top of the table clash in Division One South went the way of Merseyrail Bootle, who closed the gap on leaders Ellesmere Port Town to a single point by beating them 2-1. Winsford and AFC Urmston Meadowside shared six goals whilst Warrington Wolverines were 2-1 winners over Altrincham. Liverpool Marshalls Feds Res won 7-2 against local rivals Liverpool City Community and the game between Mersey Girls and FC United of Manchester finished level at 2-2.
South West League
Pat Sowden Cup holders Torquay Utd are out of the competition this time around after they were beaten 3-0 by Bishop's Lydeard. Holly Miller scored twice and Sophie Buck the other to give the Somerset side victory in their first appearance in the cup, and a place in the semi finals. Last season's beaten finalists Brislington had better fortunes though, they won 2-0 at Frome Town thanks to Kim Maggs and Abbie Southway. Sam Drewery, Hayley Ranachan and Lucy Rothero were on target for Marine Academy Plymouth in their 3-2 victory over Bristol Ladies Union, who replied through Polly Wardle and Jen Atherton. The semi final line up is completed by Middlezoy Rovers, 6-4 winners over Downend Flyers. Rosie Williams netted four times for Middlezoy along with Samantha Brass and Devon Rich, while Downend responded with strikes from Kylie Allen, Sophie Harris, Kate Michael and Emma Summerill.
Callington Town began their defence of the Bristol Soccerworld Cup with a fine 3-2 win away to Eastern Division leaders Keynsham Town Development. Sam Veal, Kat Marment and Jodie Shipton scored their goals, with Sophie Freeman and Rosie Bostock replying for the home side. Chloe Williams and Lauren Areall gave Launceston a 2-1 success at Ilminster Town, whilst Plympton Ladies edged out Team Mendip thanks to a Summer Taylor double and Sam Metters. Only two Eastern Division teams made it through to the semi finals, including Yeovil Town Intermediate who got past Forest Green Rovers Res with a 7-3 victory, Colette Martin hitting a hat-trick along with Imogen Fisher (2), Bethany Smith and Claire Goodson. Also through are Oldland Abbotonians for whom Lidiya Myckalechko (2), Anneka Hawkins, Vicky Mundy, Danni Shiner and Supriya Kaur were on target in their 6-1 win at Newquay Celtic. Kirsty Brown and Jana-Kate Richards each scored twice for Alphington in their 4-0 victory away to Exeter & Tedburn Rangers, and also through to the quarter finals are Dobwalls, 3-0 winners over Illogan Ladies with goals from Aoife Aherne, Faye Hankinson and Coral Smith.
One league match was played on Sunday, in the Eastern Division where Poole Town were 4-0 winners away to Ash Rangers courtesy of Jessica Powell, Rebecca Miles, Sacha Paynter and an own goal.
Southern Region League
Milton Keynes City stay six points clear at the top after a Julianne Gadsby hat-trick and double from Catalina Costas saw them to a 5-1 victory at Woodley Utd. Lindsey Beverley and Charlie Fry scored the goals as Basingstoke Town won 2-0 away to Banbury Utd to stay second, just ahead of Oxford City who defeated Newbury Ladies 3-1 thanks to Mollie Avery, April England and Danielle Anderson. Tracy Corkett and Abi Canvin netted for Marlow as they shared a 2-2 draw with Bracknell Town, who replied through Laura Wallman and an own goal.
In Division One, Chesham Utd are nine points ahead following their 5-3 win away to second placed Tower Hill. Katie Square was on target twice for the Clarets, along with Laura Barton, Charli Casey and Sarah Tyas. Southampton Women have several games in hand but have recorded their second straight win, netting six times without reply past Winchester City Flyers. Sheree Bell-Jack and Darcey Read each bagged doubles, with Jennie McGill and Karleen Hellard joining them on the scoresheet.
West Midlands League
League leaders Crusaders scored nine times without reply past Wednesfield Town and have extended their advantage to four points over Wrockwardine Wood and Kingshurst Sporting Club, who were 3-2 winners at Walsall. TNS Ladies are a further two points behind after they defeated Knowle 8-0. Lye Town meanwhile moved themselves into mid-table, thanks to a 2-1 success away to Leamington Lions.
There was a change of leadership in Division One North with Burton Albion taking over at the top after beating Shrewsbury Town 4-0. Shrewsbury Juniors won 14-2 against Florence and remain in third place, narrowly in front of Stone Dominoes who were the victors in another high scoring affair, 8-4 over Atherstone Ladies.
Coundon Court have a lead of three points in Division One South after they won 2-1 at Rubery Ladies and Worcester Utd were beaten 3-0 by Solihull Ladies Res, who are one point behind their opponents in third place. Coventry Development are still well placed just behind the top three, with games in hand, following their 6-0 victory over Redditch Utd. Droitwich Spa were 3-0 winners at Marston Green and Malvern Town recorded their first league victory of the season, 2-1 against Folly Lane.
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