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Northern Division One
Guiseley Vixens powered to the top of the league after scoring seven times without reply past Morecambe. The visitors had gone into the game having won both of their opening two encounters but an Olivia Thackray brace along with Charlotte Blythe, Keegan Lambert, Alarna Fuller, Elizabeth White and Jade Clark saw Guiseley replace them as leaders.
Chorley are the team currently keeping pace with Guiseley and also notched up their third straight win, 5-1 against Tranmere Rovers. Sam Cadwallader, Vicky Coope, Charlotte Higginson, Scarlet Smith and Melissa Ball all netted a goal apiece for the Lancashire side, with Rachel Rigby replying.
Leeds Ladies were another side to maintain their 100% start, making it two wins from two when beating Mossley Hill 7-1. Caroline Omboyi hit a hat-trick and Simona Petkova added a brace, with Jodie Hunter and Arianne Parnham adding the others. Amy Hughes scored a consolation goal for Mossley.
Chester-le-Street made the long journey to Crewe Alexandra and returned home with a 2-0 victory under their belts. Nicole Goundry-Havery gave the Cestrians the lead and Robyn Parker wrapped up the win with the second goal.
Blackpool Wren Rovers recorded their first victory of the season, 3-2 away to Liverpool Marshalls Feds. Carla Lee gave the Feds a first half lead which was cancelled out on the half hour by Nikki Berko and Leah Hinchcliffe put Wren Rovers in front after the break. Amy Seagraves levelled things up once again before Berko netted his second to give Blackpool the points.
Hull City also won for the first time, 1-0 against Brighouse Town. Rebecca Beech settled matters in Hull's favour by scoring the only goal of the game.
Midlands Division One
Loughborough Foxes made it three wins out three when they defeated TNS Ladies 4-0. Charlotte Cooper gave them the lead on the stroke of half time and they added further goals after the break through Emma Pilling, Audrey Moore and Chloe Young.
Steel City Wanderers moved up to second after they won 3-1 away to Solihull Ladies. Paige Unwin gave the Steels a third minute lead which they doubled just before half time with a goal from Sarah Smith. Millie Kenyon added the third on the hour mark, before Ashlea Hargraves netted a consolation for the home side.
Radcliffe Olympic went down to their first defeat of the season when they were beaten 4-1 by Sporting Khalsa. Lauren Walker (2), Julie Stirrup and Megan Wilton were on the scoresheet for Sporting, who recorded their first victory, while Beth Bailey scored Radcliffe's goal.
Long Eaton Utd and Leicester City Ladies each got off the mark when they shared a 1-1 draw. Portia Badach was on target for Long Eaton, with Leicester replying through an own goal.
South East Division One
Luton Town lifted themselves into top spot by running out 4-1 winners over Lowestoft Town. Michelle Byrne, Rachel Carter, Rachel Kosky and Joanne Rutherford all netted a goal apiece, with Aimee Durrant replying.
The division is already showing early signs of shaping up to be a closely contested one and AFC Wimbledon are in second place following their 2-0 success away to Milton Keynes Dons, given to them by a goal in each half from Emma Keady.
Cambridge Utd notched up their second win in a row, 3-1 at Norwich City and the result has taken them into third. After Kyla Love had given Norwich an early lead, Laura Bright netted twice and Laura Mills the other for the visitors.
Gillingham follow on after they drew for the second time in three matches. Amy Taylor was on target for the Gills as they shared a 1-1 scoreline with Ipswich Town, who scored through Joyce Mlambo.
Stevenage Ladies registered their first point in the league following promotion as they battled out a 3-3 draw with Actonians Ladies. Kristina O'Connell scored a hat-trick to help get Stevenage off the mark whilst Actonians' markswomen were Katrina Duncan, Claire Hollingsworth and Carla Williams.
The match between Denham Utd and Enfield Town was abandoned after an injury suffered by an Enfield player. Denham were leading 3-1 at the time of the abandonment.
South West Division One
Chichester City have a two point lead at the top after they won 2-0 at Larkhall Athletic. Chloe Dowdell gave Chi the lead and Shannon Albuery secured the win in injury time in a clash between two teams expected to be amongst the challengers this season.
Brislington's good start in their new league continued with a 5-2 victory over Maidenhead Utd, a result which sees them move into second place. Maidenhead had led 2-0 at half time with goals from Lauren May and Natalie Richardson but after the break, a Polly Wardle brace plus further strikes from Charlie Grimes, Chelsea Heal and Kim Maggs took Brislington to their second win in succession.
Southampton Saints meanwhile edged out Keynsham Town 3-2 and complete the top three, joining Brislington on seven points. Keynsham led at half time through a goal from Andreea Alexandru but after the break, an own goal levelled the scores before Leanne Lapham - against her old club - and Catherine Browning put the Saints in a commanding position. Cristina Vega Leandro pulled one back but Southampton held on to keep up their good start.
Basingstoke Town and Cheltenham Town met for the second week in a row and Basingstoke repeated their League Cup success seven days earlier, winning 1-0. Katie Randell grabbed the only goal of the game to give her side their first Premier League victory.
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