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East Midlands League
Long Eaton Utd have gone nine points clear at the top of the Premier Division after beating one of their main title rivals Bedworth Utd 6-2. Precious Hamilton led the scoring with a hat-trick and there was one apiece from Michelle Kilmartin, Alena Moulton and Cara Newton. Second placed Mansfield Town meanwhile won 6-3 against Notts County Development, Monica Bowley and Jessica Machin each netting twice along with Emma Day and Georgianne Herring. Nettleham kept up their good run of form by winning 8-1 at Kettering Town, courtesy of a four-goal haul from Holly Newman plus Stacey Aisthorpe (2), Kyla Love and Katy Thornley.
Division One North table toppers Mansfield Hosiery Mills doubled their advantage to six points when two Bethany Wilcockson goals gave them a 2-1 success away to Lincoln Moorlands Railway. Amy Kilgannon was on target for Sleaford Town as they drew 1-1 with Winterton Rangers, who replied through Nicky Dawson.
Charlotte Cooper netted twice, with Shannon Griffin and Connie Ingall adding the others as AFC Leicester won 4-1 at Riverside LFC to go six points clear in Division One South. Heather St Johns meanwhile defeated Corby S & L 3-0 thanks to Rachael Enser, Sarah Rickett and Catherine Davies.
Eastern Region League
Silver End caused an upset in the semi finals of the League Cup with a 2-1 victory over Premier Division title chasers Stevenage Ladies. Two late goals from Rebecca Hollocks gave the win to the Division One East side, with Jessica Nash replying. Silver End's opponents in the Final will be Colchester Town who were 4-3 winners over AFC Sudbury, Kerry Stimson scoring twice along with Chelsea Forde and Paige Wakefield.
Billericay Town went three points clear at the top of the Premier Division when scoring six without reply past Great Shelford. Lindsey Morgan was on target twice with Marie Barker, Nicola Dunston, Hayley Piggott and Sarah Bovington adding the others. Stephanie Cooper and Klesha Darroux gave Haringey Borough a 2-1 win over Brentwood Town and AFC Dunstable were 3-1 victors at Great Wakering thanks to Paige Kavanagh, Charlotte South and Kemina Webber.
In the Division One Cup, Writtle consolidated themselves in second place in Group A when Abigail Fry and Leanne Stubbings earned them a 2-0 success at Hutton. Ipswich Wanderers follow on, they beat Stevenage Ladies Res 2-1 thanks to Tarnya McKew and Kristie Turner. Offley & Stopsley opened up a three point lead in Group B by beating Royston Town 4-3 whilst Becky Scola and Daniela Martucci were on target in Hoddesdon Owls' 2-0 win over Long Melford.
London & South East League
London Corinthians look to be on course for the runners-up spot behind newly crowned Champions AFC Wimbledon after they won 1-0 away to Bexhill Utd. Leyton Orient meanwhile replaced Herne Bay in third place after beating them 3-1, thanks to a Belen Ripoli Douton hat-trick. Helen Ogle, Verity Snow and an own goal ensured that Fulham FC Foundation were 3-0 winners at Eastbourne Town and Crawley Wasps won 2-0 against Camden Town, Rebecca Carter and Faye Rabson scoring their goals.
North East League
Brighouse Town extended their lead to nine points when scoring seven times without reply against Scunthorpe & Bottesford. Jodie Redgrave bagged a four-goal haul, Rachael White added a brace and Annabelle Cass was also on the scoresheet. Allison Ferris, Alisha Prest and Alex Ross scored the goals as Boldon Ladies won 3-1 against Wakefield.
Cara Johnson, Laura Porritt and Ellie Randall ensured that York City Res were 3-1 winners away to Prudhoe Town and this keeps them in the top half of the Northern Division. Lowick Utd follow on after beating Durham Cestria 5-2 with a goal apiece from Melanie Darling, Amy Hately, Jodie Robinson, Georgia Thompson and Lynsey Young.
In the Southern Division, Oughtibridge went three points clear after they won 4-1 at Sheffield Wednesday, Codi Melia and Lauren Turner each netting twice. Westella & Willerby went back into top three after Amy Thompson (2) and Molly Storey gave them a 3-2 win over Doncaster Belles (Women's). Courts City ran out 8-0 winners against Handsworth, courtesy of braces from Chelsea Bailey, Holly Pearson and Demi Thomas along with Kayleigh Tovey and Charlotte Walker. Joanna Atkinson and an own goal earned Ossett Albion a 2-2 draw with Malet Lambert YC, who replied through a Natalie Gray double.
North West League
Manchester Stingers made up ground on the top three with a 2-0 victory away to Accrington Girls & Ladies. Blackburn Community are back in the top half of the table following their 4-0 win against Blackpool.
PNE Development returned to winning ways in Division One North and their 3-0 success against Leigh RMI has taken them nine points ahead of Kendal Town, who drew 1-1 with Workington Reds. CMB Ladies are a further three points adrift after scoring six times without reply past Preston North End Ladies. Penrith AFC were 2-1 winners away to Stockport County Blues and they complete the top four.
South West League
Last season's Pat Sowden Cup runners-up Brislington are through to the Final once again, where they will meet Bishop's Lydeard, after they beat Marine Academy Plymouth 3-2 after extra time. Zoe Gunter netted twice and Georgia Vandries the other for Brislington, while league leaders Marine replied through Sam Drewery and Hayley Ranachan.
Callington Town's spirited defence of the Bristol Soccerworld Cup was brought to an end when they were beaten 3-1 by Plympton Ladies in the semi finals. Sam Metters, Kelly Vinnicombe and an own goal took Plympton through, Callington's consolation coming from Kate Bourn. Plympton's opponents in the Final will be Alphington who were 2-1 winners over Yeovil Town Intermediate. Laura Burwood and Jodie Millett scored the goals for Alphington, with Colette Martin replying.
In the Eastern Division, second placed Poole Town narrowed the gap on leaders Keynsham Town Development to nine points with a 4-0 victory away to Team Mendip. Megan Knell, Sacha Paynter and Katherine Preston were on target for the Dorset side along with an own goal.
Western Division leaders Charlestown were held to a 3-3 draw by Newbury Celtic which has edged them seven points ahead. Amber Hadrill (2) and Lauren Bennett netted the goals for Charlestown while Newquay replied through a Lisa Hegarty brace and Lucy Bounsall. Becky Folds and Charlie-Anne Gerrard were on target for Exeter & Tedburn Rangers as they shared four goals with Illogan Ladies, whose replies came from Philippa Humphrey and Bianca Lincoln.
Southern Region League
Oxford City will meet Southampton Women in the League Cup Final after they defeated Milton Keynes City 2-0 in their semi final, thanks to second half strikes from April England and Jane Younger.
Basingstoke Town narrowed the gap on Premier Division leaders Oxford City to six points after a strike from Lauren Butler gave them victory over Marlow. Rosie Page-Smith bagged a four-goal haul with others from Kate Hardie and Jessica Grimmett for Woodley Utd in their 6-0 win at Banbury Utd and Bracknell Town defeated Mansfield Road 2-1 courtesy of Laura Wallman and an own goal.
In Division One, Winchester City Flyers are one point off the pace following their 6-0 victory over Ascot Utd. Amelia Cutler hit a hat-trick for Winchester along with Jennifer Arundel, Louisa Castle and Kayleigh Moss. Southampton Women meanwhile stepped up their title challenge by winning 5-0 at Team Solent, Sheree Bell-Jack scoring three and there was one apiece from Karleen Hellard and Darcey Read.
West Midlands League
Burton Albion got back to winning ways following defeat seven days earlier and their 1-0 success away to Wyrley Ladies restored the eight point gap at the top of the Division One North table. Bilbrook meanwhile lifted themselves into mid-table by beating Atherstone Ladies 6-1.
In Division One South, Solihull Ladies Res won 2-1 away to Coventry Development to narrow the gap on leaders Worcester Utd to five points. Droitwich Spa follow on in third after beating Rubery Ladies 3-2. Malvern Town were 5-1 winners away to Wyre Forest Phoenix whilst Redditch Utd moved themselves out of the bottom two, thanks to a 5-2 victory over Folly Lane.
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