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South East Division One
Crystal Palace have captured the league title and promotion to the Southern Division after results went their way on Sunday. Gemma Bryan scored twice along with Leanne Bell and Roschelle Shakes as Palace ran out 4-1 winners away to second placed Milton Keynes Dons, whose consolation came from Heather McDonnell.
Palace were confirmed as Champions with the news that Gillingham, the only team who had still been able to catch them, were beaten 1-0 by Cambridge Utd. Monique Christian netted the only goal of the game for the fifth placed U's while the Gills have second place to play for.
Ipswich Town are looking good for a top half finish after they defeated Enfield Town 3-1. Zoe Cossey, Amanda Crump and Roxanne Small were all on target for Ipswich, with Enfield replying through Sheryce Slater.
Northern Division One
Chorley did their chances of finishing as runners-up a power of good with a 3-2 win away to second placed Liverpool Marshalls Feds. Vicky Coope netted twice and Kerry Bergin the other as Chorley came from behind to take the points while the Feds replied through a brace from Levi Wensley.
Hull City must wait and see if they will end up in the top three after their first campaign in the league ended on a losing note, 2-1 at the hands of Morecambe. Emma Kay and Jenny Keane scored the goals for Morecambe, who have now won three games in a row, with Charlotte Holiday responding for Hull.
Mossley Hill are in fifth place after battling out a 1-1 draw with Chester-le-Street. The Cestrians took a second half lead through Hayley English, before Aimee Cleaver levelled matters for Mossley in injury time.
Blackpool Wren Rovers won by the odd goal in five against Tranmere Rovers, who remain seven points adrift in the bottom two but still have eight games to play. Abby Pullen scored twice for Wren Rovers along with Carly Loughran, while Phoebe Bryan and Denise Campbell were on target for Tranmere.
Midlands Division One
Second placed Radcliffe Olympic were 2-0 winners over Peterborough Northern Star which puts them three points ahead of their nearest challengers. Ashleigh Evans gave Radcliffe a tenth minute lead and Beth Bailey wrapped up the win with the second goal, deep in the second half.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are up into third place and have three games in hand on the team above them, following their 2-1 success away to Birmingham & West Midlands. Jade Cross grabbed both goals for Wolves, with the home side's reply coming from Gemma Mooney.
Solihull Ladies are back in the top four after a 3-2 win at Rotherham Utd. Carly Davies bagged a hat-trick for Solihull while Rotherham hit back through a double from Amy Pollock.
Sporting Khalsa have launched a late bid to climb out of the bottom two and caught up further ground on the teams above them by completing a double in successive weeks over Loughborough Students. Jodie Bragan, Stephanie Speck and Megan Wilton scored the goals to hand Sporting a 3-0 victory and they are just two points away from climbing out of the relegation zone.
South West Division One
Swindon Town hold on to top spot on goal difference following a hard earned 2-1 win away to Larkhall Athletic, whose title challenge now looks to be over. Ellie Maynard gave Swindon an early lead which was doubled after the break by Beth Westlake and although Carly Bryant pulled a goal back for the Larks from the penalty spot, Swindon saw the game out for three valuable points.
Chichester City maintained their challenge with a 3-1 win against Cheltenham Town. Lucie Challen was on target twice for Chi along with Chloe Parkes, while Cheltenham's reply came from Rosie Herbert.
Keynsham Town kept their own hopes alive by winning 1-0 away to Maidenhead Utd. Leanne Lapham scored the only goal of the game, midway through the first half, for a result which takes Keynsham into third place.
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