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East Midlands League
Bedworth Utd climbed back into second place as they scored eight times without reply away to Grimsby Borough. Kirsty Farnsworth bagged herself a six-goal haul and there was one apiece from Abbie O'Flynn and Mairead O'Hara. Nettleham meanwhile defeated Notts County Development 5-0 with strikes from Holly Newman (2), Stacey Aisthorpe, Katie Davison and Abbie Murrell. Laura Beckett was on target four times as Kettering Town won 4-2 against Mansfield Town.
Rachael Bell and Louise Pilley scored the goals as Ollerton Town beat Sandiacre Town 2-0 to move to within one point of Division One North leaders Mansfield Hosiery Mills. Faye Brown and Jenna Yates each netted four times for Ruddington Village in their 12-1 victory over Teversal, with Ellen Salter (2), Leah Hill and Holly Brindley completing the tally. Gedling Town won 3-0 at Cleethorpes Town thanks to a Hayley Brown double and Louisa Payne whilst Megan Collings grabbed the only goal of the game for Sleaford Town against Winterton Rangers.
One match was played in Division One South, two of the main title contenders meeting. Emma Dunmore netted twice and Emma Perry the other as Moulton Ladies stepped up their challenge by winning 3-2 away to Oadby & Wigston Dynamo.
Eastern Region League
In the only match to be played in the league on Sunday, Great Shelford boosted their chances of finishing outside the bottom two in the Premier Division after they defeated Brentwood Town 3-2. Katie Saunders, Sophie Ugur and Alison Wright were on all the scoresheet with Charlotte Twydell netting twice in reply.
The rest of action was in the Division One Cup, where Little Thurrock Dynamos claimed the runners-up spot in Group A with a 3-3 draw against Stevenage Ladies Res, who scored through Sherrie Evans, Leah Littlechild and an own goal. Hutton netted five times without reply against Bury Town in the other game. In Group B, Rebecca Hollocks (2) and Jodie Osbourne gave Silver End a 3-2 win away to Colney Heath whilst Royston Town defeated Long Melford 5-0.
London & South East League
Leyton Orient face a wait to see if they have finished in a top three place after they completed their league campaign with a 2-1 victory over Camden Town. Sophie Le Marchand and Paige Anderson-James netted the goals for the O's, with Eleni Savva replying. Eastbourne Town moved off the bottom of the table at the expense of Bexhill Utd after beating them 2-0 with goals from Danielle Ford and Georgia Tibble.
North East League
The top three in the Premier Division did not play on Sunday but Whitley Bay have entered the top four with a 3-0 victory over Wakefield. Hannah Marshall, Molly Turnbull and Steph Ord were all on target for Whitley who still have a chance of competing for a top three place. Sheffield Utd Community are another side which is moving up the table by catching up their games and their 3-2 success at Hessle Town has taken them into the top half. Kimberley Brown (2) and Rachel Ruddach scored their goals with Toni Anholm and Millie Sharp replying. Christine Murray bagged a brace and Megan Watson added the other as Tynedale won 3-0 away to Wetherby Athletic.
The top of the table clash in the Northern Division went the way of Blyth Town Lions who now lead by six points from opponents Gateshead Rutherford Ravens, who have two games in hand and a better goal difference. Rebecca Hansen, Laura Jobson and Jasmine Petre netted the goals for Blyth, with Rutherford's consolation coming from Lynsey Wilkinson.
One match was played in the Southern Division but it failed to produce any goals, Handsworth picking up a valuable point from a goalless draw against mid-table Ossett Albion.
North West League
Burnley Girls & Ladies chipped another three points off the huge lead of Crewe Alexandra with a 3-1 victory away to City of Manchester. Manchester Stingers meanwhile kept up their run of good form by beating Bolton Wanderers 2-1, a result which takes them above their opponents and into third place. Accrington Girls & Ladies strengthened their position in the top half as they defeated Northwich Vixens 7-1, whilst Wigan Athletic edged out Curzon Ashton 3-2.
In Division One North, Kendal Town won 1-0 away to Preston North End Ladies to narrow the gap to three points on leaders PNE Development, who did not play. CMB Ladies made sure of keeping in touch with a 3-0 victory over Workington Reds, as did Middleton Athletic by winning 5-0 at Stockport County Blues. Penrith AFC defeated Leigh RMI 5-3 whilst in contrast, Carlisle Utd and Bury Girls & Ladies finished level at 0-0.
Division One South table toppers MSB Woolton were beaten for the first time this season, 2-1 by Liverpool Marshalls Feds Res. Their lead has been trimmed to two points by FC United of Manchester, who moved into second with a 3-1 victory at Ellesmere Port Town. Warrington Wolverines won 3-2 against Liverpool City Ladies Community and are looking set for a top half finish.
South West League
The only action in the league on Sunday took place in the Eastern Division, but the top three teams did not play. Cheltenham Civil Service replaced Forest Green Rovers Res in fourth place after beating them 6-4. Kelly Churchley (2), Gemma Riley (2), Kelly Adams and Debra Harris scored their goals while Forest Green replied with a Rosie Dimery brace, Becki Hobbs and Sian Towler. Oldland Abbotonians meanwhile recorded their fourth straight league win, a Leanne Burge double and Laura Elphick seeing them to a 3-1 victory over Ilminster Town, whose consolation came from Shannon Crouch.
Southern Region League
League leaders Oxford City were held to a 1-1 draw by Milton Keynes City, a result which did neither team any favours in their title quests. Julianne Gadsby gave MK an early lead, with Melissa Farrow equalising for Oxford after the break. Oxford's advantage has been cut to a single point by Basingstoke Town who netted nine times without reply past Banbury Utd. Lindsey Beverley and Katie Randell each led the scoring with a hat-trick apiece, Lauren Butler added two and Sarah North was also on target.
In Division One, Southampton Women got back to winning ways with a 5-0 success against Team Solent, which sees them move to within three points of leaders Chesham Utd. Sheree Bell-Jack hit a hat-trick for Southampton with Anastazja Gluza and Kirsty Bell adding the other goals.
West Midlands League
No matches were played in the West Midlands League over the Easter weekend.
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