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East Midlands League
Mansfield Town, last season's runners-up in the League Cup, are out of the competiton at the first stage this time around after they were beaten 3-2 by Rise Park, who scored through a Jessica Waplington brace and an own goal. In the other two all-Premier Division ties, Kirsty Farnsworth (2) and Shanice Walsh gave Bedworth Utd a 3-2 victory over Kettering Town and Nettleham ran out 3-0 winners over Arnold Town thanks to Katy Thornley, Tia Johnson and Katie Davison. Two top division teams went out to lower division opponents, Mansfield Hosiery Mills going down 4-1 to Riverside LFC for whom Annie Posnett hit a hat-trick and Holly Morgan the other, whilst Northampton Town stormed to a 9-1 victory over Ruddington Village. Emma Dunmore scored a hat-trick and Francesca Partridge a brace, with the tally being completed by Georgia Tear, Beth Hope and two own goals. Jodie Bartle, Cassie Steward and Vicky Gallagher netted the goals as Peterborough Northern Star ran out 3-0 winners over Arnold Town Development and Sheffield Utd defeated Heather LFC 6-1. Jasmin Bear and Courtney Walters were on the scoresheet as Notts County Development won 2-0 against Calverton MW.
One match went all the way to penalties, Woodlands Ladies emerging as winners over Grimsby Borough after the sides had shared a 4-4 draw. Oadby & Wigston Dynamo were narrow 4-3 extra time victors against Ollerton Town, courtesy of a goal apiece from Samantha Hargrave, Toni Lewis, Samantha Rhodes and Anaiya Shah. Amy Kilgannon and Jade Welch both scored twice as Sleaford Town defeated Winterton Rangers 4-2 and goals from Nicole Tinto (2), Leah Stacey and Joanne Ross saw Corby S & L to a 4-1 success at Teversal. Bryony Fox spearheaded Peterborough Utd's 7-1 victory over Lincoln Moorlands Railway with a four-goal haul, along with Eleanor Boothman, Jessica Driscoli and Kathryn Lusk, meanwhile Katie Stone grabbed the only goal of the game for Loughborough Foxes Vixens in their win at AFC Leicester.
Eastern Region League
A Natasha Fensome brace and Priya Bhatti gave Bedford Ladies a 3-1 win away to AFC Dunstable which keeps them on top of the Premier Division on goal difference from Haringey Borough, who also won 3-1 against Great Wakering thanks to Jessica Appeagyei, Anele Komani and Julia Carruthers. Acle Utd returned to winning ways with a 3-1 success over Billericay Town with Kate Pasque, Shannon Dade and Kelly Gray amongst the goals. Stacey Teager (2) and Sasha Diston were on target for AFC Sudbury in their 3-2 victory at Writtle. Samantha Tinsley netted all four goals as Royston Town defeated Brentwood Town 4-3 and an Alison Wright strike earned Histon a 1-0 victory over Colchester Town.
In Division One, Laura Wiseman hit a hat-trick for Wymondham Town as they won 3-2 at Hertford Town to narrow the gap on leaders Cambridge City to two points. Jodie Osborne (2) and Chloe Argent meanwhile saw third placed Silver End to a 3-2 victory over Ipswich Wanderers. Holly Sheridan was another hat-trick scorer, for Colney Heath as they netted nine times without reply past Hoddesdon Town Owls. Annie Hickey added two and there was one apiece from Kelly Hancock, Lucy Hancock, Sophie Joseph and an own goal. Offley & Stopsley defeated Little Thurrock Dynamos 5-1 thanks to Shanice Sanderson (2), Nicola Hollick, Rachael Lewis and Charlene Moreton and Stevenage Ladies Res won for the first time, 3-1 against Hutton courtesy of strikes from Rebecca Day, Leah Littlechild and Daniela Martucci.
London & South East League
Leyton Orient have kept up their blistering start to the season by scoring eight times without reply against Carshalton Athletic. Sophie Le Marchand was on target four times and Jasmine Campbell contributed a brace, with Hayley Barton and Belen Ripoli Douton adding the others. Orient's two nearest rivals at the start of play, London Corinthians and Crawley Wasps, met each other and it was Crawley who replaced Corinthians in second place after Shinih Tuazon netted the only goal of the game. Watford Development won 5-2 at Aylesford to go third, Chloe Farrell hitting a hat-trick along with Amy Longhurst and Kemina Webber. Charlotte Gregory, Lisa-Marie Lander and Kat McKenna were all on the scoresheet as Camden Town beat Eastbourne Town 3-0 and Herne Bay were 5-0 winners over Fulham FC Foundation thanks to Alice Phillips (2), Beth Cooper (2) and Harriet Woolston.
North East League
Scunthorpe & Bottesford won 6-1 against Wakefield to take their position as leaders of the fledgling Premier Division table. Amy-Louise Davis and Lily Wishart each netted twice along with Jasmine Blunt and Rebecca Hornsey. Norton & Stockton Ancients won a high scoring affair 6-5 against Tynedale to sit alongside them on six points. Sian Williams was on target four times and there was one apiece from Rebecca Davison and Ellie Hamilton. Oughtibridge follow on after sharing a 2-2 draw with Boldon, Codi Melia and Lauren Turner netting their goals with Leanne Anderson and Beth Gardener replying. Last season's runners-up Barnsley won for the first time, 2-1 at Wallsend Boys Club thanks to Darcie Greene and Brittany Sanderson. Castleford White Rose meanwhile pipped York City by the odd goal in seven, courtesy of a Becky Kendell brace, Michelle Walsh and Aimi Beresford.
York City Res are the early leaders of the Northern Division following their 7-0 victory over Prudhoe Town. They are ahead on goal difference from Hartlepool Utd who beat Blyth Town Lions 1-0 thanks to Jessica Dawson. Beth Enderwick hit a hat-trick and Emily Fewster the other as Redcar Town defeated Guisborough Ladies 4-3 whilst Jess Morrison and Chloe Young were on target for Lowick Utd in their 2-2 draw with Cramlington Utd.
Farsley Celtic head the table in the Southern Division after a four-goal haul from Olivia Auker fired them towards a 5-1 win away to Ossett Albion, Demi Godson netting the other goal. Courts City are the other team on six points, they were 2-0 victors over Altofts Ladies thanks to Chelsea Bailey and Demi Thomas. Victoria Stonehouse and Amy Ward scored the goals for Westella & Willerby in their 2-2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday, who replied through Stacey Buxton and Kathryn Mudge. AFC Preston meanwhile defeated Doncaster Belles (Women's) 5-2 with goals from Paige Conlan (2), Aimee Lindley, Megan Toohie and Ellie Worsley.
North West League
Burnley Girls & Ladies have had a good week and end it with a lead of two points following their 4-1 victory away to Blackburn Community. Blackpool scored seven times without reply past City of Manchester and this has elevated them into second place, just ahead of Bolton Wanderers who won 4-0 against Wigan Athletic. Stockport County claimed their first win of the season, 4-1 at Birkenhead, to go into the top half of the table in fifth place. Accrington Girls & Ladies returned from CMB Ladies with a 2-1 win under their belts and Manchester Stingers defeated MSB Woolton 2-1.
Bury Girls & Ladies are leading the early pace in Division One North with three wins out of three, on Sunday they beat Carlisle Utd 6-2 to secure themselves an advantage of three points. Penrith AFC ran out 5-0 winners at Preston North End to move into second place, ahead of Leigh RMI who stormed to an 8-4 victory over Academy Juniors. Sir Tom Finney joined the teams on six points as they notched up their second straight win, 3-1 against Workington Reds.
In Division One South, Merseyrail Bootle have started very impressively with three big wins, the latest of which came on Sunday when they beat Ellesmere Port Town 6-0. This leaves them on top of the table on goal difference from FC United of Manchester who were 4-0 victors over Liverpool Marshalls Feds Res. Warrington Wolverines meanwhile claimed their first win in a high scoring match, 9-4 against Liverpool City Ladies Community. Newly promoted Egerton won for the first time, 3-0 over Northwich Vixens, whilst Chorltonians and Curzon Ashton finished level at 1-1.
South West League
Yeovil Town Intermediate continue to hold on to the early top spot following their 3-1 win away to Middlezoy Rovers on Sunday. Kelsie Miller, Poppy Smith and Jemma Tewkesbury were all on target for Yeovil, with Georgia Coles replying. Bishop's Lydeard meanwhile edged out Downend Flyers 4-3 to go second, Kitty Wells netting twice along with Amber Guy-Kemp and Holly Miller. Torquay Utd and Poole Town battled out a goalless draw which leaves the Dorset side in third, whilst Marine Academy Plymouth ran out 5-0 winners over Charlestown. Rebekah Rose netted twice and there was one apiece from Nicky Lake, Eden May and Nicola Symons.
Sian Towler netted twice along with Holly Thomas and Charlie Rowlands to give Forest Green Rovers a 4-1 victory over Ilminster Town and they still head the Eastern Division table on goal difference from Oldland Abbotonians, who won 4-2 at FC Chippenham with a goal apiece from Jess Cole, Jade Scammell, Courtney Thomas and Sarah Clarkson, Aleksandra Guzik and Kathryn Kilgour replying. AEK Boco's first match in the league ended in a 6-0 victory over Cheltenham Town Development, Lucy Atkinson and Courtney Smith each scoring twice with Lily Broad and Kelly Cutler adding the others.
Buckland Athletic have gone two points clear in the Western Division after Emily Hannaford (2), Kirsty Caunter and Laura Gough scored in their 4-0 victory over Alphington. Plympton Ladies and Callington Town head the chasing teams after sharing a 1-1 draw with goals from Sam Metters and Kate Nicholls respectively. Activate were 3-0 winners over Illogan Ladies whilst Newquay Celtic defeated Exeter & Tedburn Rangers 3-1 thanks to Lisa Hegarty (2) and Jess Longworth.
Southern Region League
Chesham Utd fired home another eight goals in their fast start to the new season, this time Marlow were their victims. Natalie Adams and Katie Squire both bagged hat-tricks, with one apiece from Gemma Fraser and Laura Barton. Southampton Women are the team keeping pace with Chesham after they defeated Newbury Ladies 5-1, courtesy of a goal apiece from Laura Gilbank, Cassie Thorp, Gemma Simmonds, Jane Yeates and Sheree Bell-Jack. Oxford City got off the mark with a 5-0 victory over Bracknell Town, Melissa Farrow netting twice along with Rachel Mariam, April England and Nicole Miles.
The Division One Northern season got underway on Sunday and it was Woodley Utd who recorded the biggest win, 7-3 against Maidenhead Utd Development. Rosie Page-Smith hit a hat-trick with Mollie Haines (2), May Hamblin and Eva Thomas also on the scoresheet. Heather Young bagged a brace along with Keira Isaac and Abbie Smith as Oxford City Nomads beat Wargrave Ladies 4-2.
New Milton Town had the largest opening day victory in Division One Southern, beating Ascot Utd 9-3. Olivia Jones and Nicole Power each hit hat-tricks with Kady Thorne, Lucy Slater and Charlie Pitkin adding the others. Phoebe Cole was another hat-trick scorer for Barton Rovers in their 6-1 victory over Fleet Town, Megan Halfacree (2) and Stephanie Nelson joining her on the scoresheet. Alton Utd meanwhile won 3-2 away to Andover New Street thanks to a goal apiece from Eshe Johnson, Afiya Johnson and Charlotte Crook.
West Midlands League
Burton Albion continued their fine early season form with a 3-0 win at Knowle, which keeps them three points clear in the Premier Division. Wrockwardine Wood defeated Leafield Athletic 4-2 and are in second place, ahead of Kingshurst Sporting Club who pipped Lye Town by the odd goal in seven. Wolverhampton Sporting won 3-1 against Leamington Lions and Crusaders also won for the first time, 5-2 at Coundon Court.
Wyrley Ladies won 5-0 away to Florence and this sees them move to the top of the fledgling Division One North table, ahead on goal difference from Stockingford AA Pavilion who defeated Shrewsbury Town 3-0. There were plenty of goals in the other games, Leek Town recording their first points in the league when beating Tamworth 6-3 as did Atherstone Ladies who edged out Bilbrook 5-4, whilst Shrewsbury Juniors were 4-3 winners over Stone Dominoes.
In Division One South, Droitwich Spa scored nine times without reply against Coleshill Town to take over the leadership with Worcester Utd in second place, after they won 4-0 at Marston Green. Coventry Development won for the first time, 2-0 away to Rubery Ladies, whilst Redditch Utd and Stourbridge finished level at 1-1.
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