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Northern Division One
Morecambe sit at the head of the table on goal difference after completing a double over newly promoted teams in successive weeks. Emma Kay hit a hat-trick, with Niki Emerey and Hannah Paling adding the others as Morecambe defeated Crewe Alexandra 5-1, Leanne Derry replying.
Chorley won 2-1 away to Chester-le-Street Town to follow on in second place, courtesy of late goals from Sophie Williams and Ruth Harrison.
Guiseley Vixens are the third team on six points after they came away from Hull City with a 2-0 victory under their belts. Olivia Da Costa gave the Yorkshire side the lead during the first half and Olivia Thackray sealed the points with the second goal late on.
Blackpool Wren Rovers and Tranmere Rovers each recorded their first point of the season after the sides battled out a goalless draw.
Brighouse Town also picked up their first point in the league as they shared six goals with Liverpool Marshalls Feds. Jodie Redgrave netted twice to give Brighouse a two-goal lead during the first half, before Lynsey Longhurst and Charlotte Apps replied to level the scores ahead of half time. Apps netted a second after the break but Brighouse hit back to earn a share of the spoils, Redgrave completing her hat-trick with fifteen minutes remaining.
Midlands Division One
Loughborough Foxes stormed to a 7-1 victory away to Solihull Ladies, a result which sees them stretching the early pace in the division. Audrey Moore led the scoring for the Foxes with a four-goal haul and the tally was completed by Emma Pilling, Charlotte Cooper and an own goal.
Radcliffe Olympic also have six points following their 4-0 win against TNS Ladies. Lucy Webster netted two of the goals for Radcliffe whose other markswomen were Danni Saulter and Lauren Plummer.
Steel City Wanderers won for the first time, 3-1 away to Leicester City Ladies. Millie Kenyon bagged a brace to put the Steels two goals ahead at half time and although Alexsander Janicka pulled one back on the hour, Hannah Wright sealed the points for the Yorkshire side with their third goal.
Wolverhampton Wanderers opened up their campaign by winning 3-2 at Rotherham Utd. The home side went into a two-goal lead through Bianca Ross and Amy Pollock, before Jade Cross netted either side of half time to level the scores and Jennifer Anslow completed the comeback with the winning goal late on.
Long Eaton Utd's first home game in the league ended in a narrow 2-1 defeat at the hands of Birmingham & West Midlands Ladies. Gemma Horne headed the visitors into an early lead which was quickly cancelled out by Michelle Kilmartin, before an own goal settled matters during the second half.
South East Division One
With the first two rounds of fixtures completed, no team as yet have won both of their opening matches and just a single point covers the top nine teams. Gillingham sit on top spot on four points after they defeated Milton Keynes Dons 3-1, courtesy of a goal apiece from April Bowers, Amy Taylor and Lauren Williams.
Enfield Town occupy second place following their 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town. Enfield took a first half lead through Regan Coleman but they were denied a second straight win when Molly Hall equalised for Ipswich after the break.
Luton Town complete a trio of teams level on points at the top after they won 1-0 away to Actonians Ladies. Michelle Byrne scored the only goal of the game for Luton during the second half.
Denham Utd bounced back from a 3-0 opening day defeat in fine style, by beating Stevenage Ladies 5-0. Alissa Down and Lauren Cox were each on target twice for Denham, with Annie Hewitt completing the scoring.
Cambridge Utd were another side to record their first victory, 2-0 against Lowestoft Town, thanks to a goal apiece from Nicole Perschky and Becky Taylor.
South West Division One
Chichester City kept up their promising start to the new season as they eased to a 4-1 win away to Maidenhead Utd. Jade Widdows was on target twice along with Chloe Dowdell and Jade Widdowson, with Alex Dover netting the home side's consolation.
Southampton Saints sit in second spot following their 4-2 success at newly promoted Basingstoke Town. The home side were playing their first ever match in the league and scored twice through Josette Pearmine but goals from Becki Bath, Leanne Lapham, Catherine Browning and Krystal Whyte carried Saints to the points.
The other newcomers, Brislington, followed up their opening day draw with a 1-0 victory over Shanklin. Captain Sophie Whelan scored the only goal of the game for a result which sees Brislington occupy third place.
Keynsham Town bounced back from a nightmare start to the season to notch up their first win of the season, 3-0 away to Cheltenham Town. Justine Lorton-Radburn netted a goal in each half and she was joined on the scoresheet by Geovana Alves.
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