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East Midlands League
A 4-2 win away to Nettleham has taken Long Eaton Utd four points clear at the top of the Premier Division. Michelle Kilmartin, Alena Moulton, Cara Newton and Shannon Ryan were all on target for the leaders. Androulle Kokkinou was on target four times as third placed Mansfield Town ran out 9-2 winners over Grimsby Borough. Abbey Hawkins added a brace and there was one apiece from Sarah Chapman, Jemma Douglas and Jessica Machin. Notts County Development defeated Ellistown 6-2 thanks to a Courtney Walters hat-trick, Shanae Thomas, April Bingham and Shoniqua Barnes. Ellistown were playing their first league match since November 1st, as were Kettering Town, who returned with a 3-1 victory at Arnold Town with goals from Charlotte Burrows (2) and Laura Beckett.
Ollerton Town climbed to the top of Division One North after scoring eight times without reply past Alfreton Town. Rachael Bell hit a hat-trick, Natalie Gibson added two and the total was completed by Clare Hayes, Donna Barwell and an own goal. Previous leaders Mansfield Hosiery Mills were beaten for the first time, 2-1 by Sleaford Town for whom Amy Kilgannon bagged both goals. Hayley Brown was on target five times and Laura Billam added the other as Gedling Town pepped up their challenge by beating Lincoln Moorlands Railway 6-2 and improving Cleethorpes Town were 2-1 winners over Sandiacre Town thanks to Gemma Charlton and Saskia Rawbone.
One match was played in Division One South on Wednesday night, Corby S & L moving into third place in the table when Angela Charlton and Rebecca Welsh gave them a 2-0 victory over Raunds Town.
Eastern Region League
Stevenage Ladies would have returned to the top of the league with a victory away to Colchester Town on Sunday but instead they remain in second place on goal difference, with two games in hand, after sharing a goalless draw. At the other end of the table, AFC Dunstable continued their climb away from danger with a 4-1 victory over Great Wakering, courtesy of doubles from Danielle Carty and Amber Pearson. Acle Ladies also recorded an important 5-1 success at Brentwood Town with a goal apiece from Alice Ladbrooke, Leah McGuire, Kate Pasque, Amber Rowland and Anna Larkins.
In the one match to take place in Division One East, Silver End narrowed the gap on leaders Writtle to six points with a 5-2 win away to Little Thurrock Dynamos. Lynsey Bowman led the scoring with a hat-trick and there was one each from Katharine Pearson and Danielle Warnes.
Hutton extended their lead at the top of Division One West to four points with a 6-4 victory over third placed Offley & Stopsley. Katie Lowen netted a hat-trick and she was joined on the scoresheet by Rachael Agombar, Ebony Moore and Kelly Roberts.
London & South East League
AFC Wimbledon's ten match winning run was brought to halt when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Camden Town, who drew with them for the second time this season. Camden led through a first half goal from Nicolle Houston and looked on course for a shock win before Libby Suchley equalised with three minutes remaining. London Corinthians meanwhile moved level on points with second placed Leyton Orient when braces from Katherine Long and Holly Ryde earned them a 4-1 win away to Fulham FC Foundation. Herne Bay defeated Aylesford 2-1 with strikes from Rebecca Longley and Mollie Proctor, while Rebecca Carter and Hannah Duncan were on target for Crawley Wasps in their 2-2 draw with Eastbourne Town, who replied through Danielle Ford and Delphine Nonin.
North East League
Martyna Petrova scored all four goals as Wetherby Athletic consolidated themselves in the top half of the Premier Division with a narrow 4-3 victory over Wakefield, who responded through a Danielle Biglin brace and Lisa Deakin. Christine Murray emulated this feat by also bagging herself a four-goal haul to spearhead Tynedale's 4-2 success against Castleford White Rose.
One match was played in the Northern Division and it produced plenty of goals! Gateshead Rutherford Ravens closed the gap to six points on leaders Blyth Town Lions by winning 13-4 against BYPC, with Elizabeth Campbell and Lynsey Wilkinson each on target four times. Kody Green weighed in with a hat-trick and there was one apiece from Autumn Colledge and Julie Duggan.
In the Southern Division, a Stacey Buxton double earned fourth placed Sheffield Wednesday a 2-2 draw with Malet Lambert YC, whose replies came from Carla Green and Karly Salter. Doncaster Belles (Women's) are off the bottom of the table after winning 3-0 away to Rovers Foundation Ladies, goals coming from Sophie Brown, Carly Herrick and Kristie Ward.
North West League
One game managed to survive the weather in the Premier Division and it saw City of Manchester climb up to fifth in the table on the back of a 2-1 win away to Birkenhead.
CMB Ladies kept their promotion challenge on course in Division One North, thanks to a 2-0 success at Leigh RMI which lifts them into third place. Stockport County Blues are in the top five following their 3-0 victory over Preston North End Ladies.
Division One South leaders MSB Woolton returned to winning ways when they defeated Warrington Wolverines 3-0. This result takes them two points ahead of second placed Ellesmere Port Town, who were held to a 2-2 draw by Merseyrail Bootle. FC United of Manchester meanwhile cemented themselves in fourth place by beating Liverpool City Ladies Community 7-1.
South West League
Holders Callington Town swept into the semi finals of the Bristol Soccerworld Cup with an impressive 3-0 victory over Western Division leaders Charlestown. Stacey Derrick, Amy Hemingway and Kat Marment were all on target to help move Callington to within another stage of becoming the first team ever to retain the trophy. Joining them in the last four are Plympton Ladies, who were 4-0 winners away to Launceston. Sam Metters netted twice and there was one apiece from Chelsea Robinson and Kelly Vinnicombe.
In the Premier Division, Bishop's Lydeard received a setback to their title challenge when they were beaten 4-1 by improving Downend Flyers. Kate Michael netted twice for Downend along with Kylie Allen and Emma Summerill, with Holly Miller replying.
Keynsham Town Development remain nine points clear in the Eastern Division after a Hannah Sims brace and Taylor Gainey saw them to a 3-1 win away to Cheltenham Civil Service. Poole Town continue to chase after them in second place and stayed in touch when Rebecca Miles (2), Jessica Fowell, Sacha Paynter, Shelley Towers and Emma Acott all scored in their 6-1 victory over Team Mendip.
Southern Region League
Southampton Women are having a good season in both league and cup and this continued on Sunday with a 6-0 win against Fleet Town, which takes them into the League Cup semi finals. Sheree Bell-Jack led the scoring with a five-goal haul and Jane Yeates was also on target.
Newbury Ladies went through to the semi finals of the Chairman's Cup by winning 2-0 away to Andover New Street. The home side have a good record in cups in recent seasons but second half strikes from Rakel Gunnlaugsdottir and Caroline Harkness settled matters in Newbury's favour.
In the solitary league match to go ahead, Team Solent lifted themselves into second place in Division One by scoring six times without reply against Ascot Utd.
West Midlands League
TNS Ladies are stretching the pace at the top of the Premier Division and have gone three points clear after winning 4-0 against nearest rivals Crusaders, who stay second on goal difference. Lye Town meanwhile strengthened their position in mid-table, thanks to a 2-1 success away to Knowle.
The one match to be played in Division One North produced a significant result as leaders Burton Albion lost their 100% record. Burton went down to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of second placed Stockingford AA Pavilion in their top of the table clash, and saw their advantage cut to two points.
Worcester Utd pulled further clear at the top of Division One South and now head the table by ten points after beating Redditch Utd 5-2. Droitwich Spa meanwhile joined the chasing pack of clubs with a 6-1 victory over Kenilworth Town. Folly Lane continue to search for their first league point of the season as they went down to their eighth defeat, 7-1 to mid-table Wyre Forest Phoenix.
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