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East Midlands League
Long Eaton Utd require one more point in order to be confirmed as title winners following their 4-1 victory at Rise Park. Precious Hamilton hit a hat-trick for the Champions elect and Michelle Kilmartin was also on target. Bedworth Utd can still mathematically catch them but second place looks to be a more realistic aim after beating Nettleham 4-3. Kirsty Farnsworth bagged a hat-trick and Sophie Wilson the other for Bedworth with Stacey Aisthorpe, Jennifer Purnell and Katy Thornley replying. Sarah Young was another hat-trick scorer, for Ellistown in their 3-2 win against Notts County Development whilst Kettering Town defeated Grimsby Borough 4-0 with a goal apiece from Laura Beckett, Charlotte Burrows, Brodie Betts and Hannah Cave.
Ollerton Town were unable to take an opportunity to go top of Division One North when they were beaten 5-1 by third placed Ruddington Village. Faye Brown was on target for Ruddington and Ellie Griffiths added the other. Gedling Town follow on after Hayley Brown and Saqqara Nugent gave them a 2-1 win at Winterton Rangers. Amy Kilgannon and Natalie Clarke both hit hat-tricks, with Jade Welch and Joanne Wilson netting the others for Sleaford Town as they won 8-3 against Cleethorpes Town and Lincoln Moorlands Railway defeated Teversal 4-1 thanks to Lauren Churcher, Dawn Harmer, Chantelle Johnson and Chloe Winchester.
Division One South leaders AFC Leicester ended the winning run of Moulton Ladies with a 1-0 victory, Charlotte Cooper's goal giving her side a six points lead over their rivals albeit having played four more games. Catherine Davies and Ceara Toal were on the scoresheet as Heather St Johns won 2-0 against Raunds Town.
Eastern Region League
Stevenage Ladies remain in second place in the Premier Division after they were beaten 2-1 at home by AFC Dunstable. Jenny Hepton gave Stevenage a first half lead but Dunstable hit back after the break with a brace from Amber Pearson. Stacey Teager was on target for third placed AFC Sudbury as they drew 1-1 with Acle Ladies, who replied through Kate Pasque. Colchester Town ran out 4-1 winners away to Great Wakering whilst Haringey Borough edged out Great Shelford by the odd goal in five, goals coming from Stephanie Cooper, Roisin Cormack and Morgan Lundberg.
Royston Town are all but certain of clinching the Division One West title following their 3-0 victory away to Sawbridgeworth Town. Samantha Tinsley (2) and Hayley Graham scored the goals for Royston who can now only be caught by Hoddesdon Owls.
Colney Heath are through to the semi finals of the Division One Cup after goals from Kirsty Feasey, Holly Sheridan and Molly Slade gave them a 3-1 win away to Little Thurrock Dynamos. Hoddesdon Owls required extra time before progressing with a 4-2 victory over Stevenage Ladies Res whilst Offley & Stopsley won 4-2 against Hutton.
London & South East League
London Corinthians will finish in second place following their 4-1 win at Eastbourne Town. Katherine Long (2), Holly Ryde and Hannah Titchener scored the goals to ensure that their side take the runners-up spot. Newly crowned Champions AFC Wimbledon recorded yet another victory, a goal apiece from Libby Suchley, Caroline Bisson, Laura Low, Kelly-Jade Whelan and Sian Wylie earning them a 5-2 success over Carshalton Athletic. Herne Bay can still finish third and remain in contention after a Hannah Gardener goal gave them the points against Bexhill Utd. Fulham FC Foundation meanwhile scored six without reply past Aylesford, Tanvie Hans and Verity Snow each netting twice along with Lizzie Laws and Helen Ogle.
North East League
Brighouse Town powered further clear at the top of the league with a 2-0 win over Tynedale, given to them by Kayleigh Bamforth and Amy Hesselden. Despite scoring through Abby Parkin, second placed Barnsley were held to a 1-1 draw by Whitley Bay who replied with a goal from Leanne Anderson. Ellie Harding scored twice and Nicola Brown the other as York City consolidated themselves in third by winning 3-1 at Hessle Town. Sophie Bell scored the only goal of the game as Sheffield Utd Community won against Wetherby Athletic and Boldon Ladies beat Scunthorpe & Bottesford by the same scoreline thanks to Alisha Prest. Wakefield netted nine times without reply past Castleford White Rose, Charlotte Parker bagging a hat-trick along with Danielle Biglin (2), Kennedy Power (2), Dawn Kellett and Mikaela Meah.
In the Northern Division, Gateshead Rutherford Ravens narrowed the gap on leaders Blyth Town Lions to three points with a 3-2 win at York City Res, given to them by Jennifer Brennan, Autumn Colledge and Tracey Embleton. BYPC look certain to finish third despite going down to a 2-1 defeat to Durham Cestria who scored through Jessica Ellison and Nicole Dack. The game between Lowick Utd and Prudhoe Town finished goalless whilst Redcar Town won 6-1 against Birtley Town, Beth Enderwick netting a hat-trick along with Gemma Craddy, Paula Lowe and Gabrielle Wordsworth.
Southern Division leaders Oughtibridge dropped their first points in nine games as they shared six goals at Courts City. Milly Wilson scored twice and Codi Melia the other for Oughtibridge with Chelsea Bailey (2) and Demi Thomas replying for Courts. Keegan Lambert bagged a hat-trick with Helen Gresty and Keeley Tottie also scoring in second placed Farsley Celtic's 5-1 win away to Harrogate Railway whose goal came from Emma Lansdall. Sheffield Wednesday won 7-1 at Handsworth, Mercy Darkoah and Emily Higgins each netting twice along with Anna Cairns, Annalise Carroll and Channy Rymer. Natalie Bell and Molly Storey meanwhile both bagged doubles as Westella & Willerby edged out Doncaster Belles (Women's) by the odd goal in seven. Elsewhere, Malet Lambert won their mid-table battled 3-1 against Ossett Albion thanks to goals from Karly Salter (2) and Polly Sanders.
North West League
Crewe Alexandra extended their winning run to sixteen matches with a 4-0 success away to Accrington Girls & Ladies. Nevertheless their lead was trimmed to six points by in-form Manchester Stingers who picked up maximum points from a double header against Blackburn Community, stretching their own run to eleven straight wins in the process. Bolton Wanderers kept themselves in the running with an emphatic win over Northwich Vixens but Burnley Girls & Ladies' remaining hopes are over after they were beaten 3-2 by Wigan Athletic. Blackpool scored seven times without reply against Birkenhead while Curzon Ashton and City of Manchester exchanged victories in their double header of matches.
The Division One North title race has opened up after leaders PNE Development suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Penrith AFC. CMB Ladies won 2-1 against Carlisle Utd to move into second place, above Kendal Town on goal difference, and just three points off the pace. Middleton Athletic are a further three points adrift following their 5-3 success away to Leigh RMI. Bury Girls & Ladies are out of the bottom three after winning 1-0 against Haslingden and Workington Reds gave themselves renewed hope of climbing off the bottom by beating Preston North End Ladies 2-0.
With MSB Woolton not playing, FC United of Manchester took the opportunity to replace them as leaders of Division One South with a 6-1 victory over Altrincham. Merseyrail Bootle ran out convincing winners against Liverpool City Ladies Community to boost their chances of finishing in the top three.
South West League
League leaders Marine Academy Plymouth put an end to Torquay Utd's unbeaten record with a 4-0 victory which takes them nine points clear at the top of the table. Sam Drewery was on target twice for Marine along with Kate Bowden and Eden May. Bishop's Lydeard have climbed up to third after Dawna Dennett's four-goal haul spearheaded their 7-3 win against Middlezoy Rovers. Rosie Williams added a brace and Holly Miller was also on target. Elinor Mason and Annie Redding netted the goals as Frome Town won 2-1 over Downend Flyers, who replied through Kylie Allen.
The top two in the Eastern Division did not play but Poole Town were able to make up ground with a 3-0 win away to Ilminster Town. Emma Acott, Tiffany House and Jessica Fowell were all on target for Poole. Oldland Abbotonians continued their charge up the table by beating Ash Rangers 6-1, Vicky Mundy and Amy Street each netting twice along with Leanne Burge and Jade Scammell. Natasha Crew (2), Ellie Roberts (2), Lucy Mager (2) and Ellie Orritt were all on the scoresheet for Team Mendip in their 7-1 victory over Forest Green Rovers Res.
Charlestown are just one more win away from winning the Western Division after a brace from Tori Marks gave them a 2-1 success away to Plympton Ladies. Callington Town kept their title hopes alive with a 4-3 win against Exeter & Tedburn Rangers. Amy Hemingway netted twice for Callington along with Jodie Shipton and Stacey Derrick, with Nicole Brown (2) and Abi Breban replying. Launceston meanwhile defeated Newquay Celtic 4-0 thanks to Jodie Smith, Ria Tilley, Gemma Wickett and Chloe Williams.
Southern Region League
Basingstoke Town completed their fixtures and must wait to see if they will finish on top of the Premier Division. Charlie Fry, Josette Pearmine and Katie Randell scored the goals to give Basingstoke a 3-2 win over Newbury Ladies and they can only be caught by Marlow, who need to win all of their five remaining games. Milton Keynes City are set to finish in the top four after beating Bracknell Town 4-2. All of their goals came during the first half, Julianne Gadsby netting twice along with Mia Skaarup and Caralina Costas.
Despite a goal from Gemma Fraser, Division One leaders Chesham Utd were held to a 1-1 draw by Wycombe Wanderers and saw their advantage trimmed to a single point by Southampton Women, who won 4-1 at Tower Hill thanks to Karleen Hellard (2), Kirsty Bell and Laura Gilbank. Team Solent netted six without reply past Fleet Town, Natasha Kenny and Ella Potter each scored twice along with Eleanor Hellyer and Philippa Holden.
West Midlands League
TNS Ladies went through to the Premier Division Cup Final with a 4-0 semi final victory away to Wrockwardine Wood. Their opponents in the Final will be Crusaders or Lye Town, who play this week.
In the Premier Division, Leamington Lions were 2-1 winners over Walsall in the only match played.
Burton Albion are stretching the pace once again in Division One North with a 9-2 victory over Atherstone Ladies. They lead by five points from Stone Dominoes, 3-1 winners over Shrewsbury Juniors. Wyrley Ladies ran out 7-2 winners over Florence and Bilbrook defeated Shrewsbury Town by the only goal of the game.
Coventry Development kept their Division One South title hopes alive with a 3-0 victory over Droitwich Spa. Kenilworth Town defeated Wyre Forest Phoenix 7-1 whilst the match between Malvern Town and Marston Green finished level at 2-2.
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