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East Midlands League
Mansfield Town's strong start to the season has seen them go four points clear at the top of the table. Nikki Flood, Androulle Kokkinou and Jemma Meakin all scored twice along with Emma Allen. Sophie Hurst (2), Donna Nicholls (2) and Chanade Henderson netted the goals for second placed Peterborough Northern Star who won 5-0 at Mansfield Hosiery Mills to move ahead on goal difference from Rise Park, who were beaten 2-0 by Sheffield Utd, Annalise Carol and Sophie Bell were on target for the Blades. Nettleham continue to pick up the pace and remain just behind the leading teams after they defeated Notts County Development 11-4. Abbie Murrell hit a hat-trick, Tia Johnson and Elise Keyworth weighed in with braces and there was one apiece from Courtney Limb, Daisy Marsh, Holly Newman and Katy Thornley. Samantha Christie and Laura Beckett were the markswomen as Kettering Town won for the first time, 2-1 against Ruddington Village.
Lincoln Moorlands Railway remain on top of Division One North despite being held to a 4-4 draw by Ollerton Town. Lauren Churcher (2), Tara Capon and Chloe Winchester were on target for the leaders with Ollerton netting through doubles from Natalie Gibson and Lucy Hamilton. They have been joined at the top by Woodlands Ladies who won 3-2 at Sleaford Town thanks to a Jessica Parker brace and Emily Foss. Natalie Aird netted twice along with Amy Kay, Phoebe Lonsdale and Kristina Waller as Grimsby Borough defeated Teversal 5-3.
Peterborough United have gone level on points with Division One South leaders Leicester City Women Development following their 8-0 victory over Riverside LFC. Keir Perkins bagged a hat-trick with Eleanor Boothman (2), Jessica Driscoll, Emily Smith and Jeorgia Carr also on the scoresheet. A point would have seen Northampton Town go top of the table but they were beaten 1-0 by Corby S & L, Leanne Lowden scoring the only goal of the game.
Eastern Region League
It was not the greatest of days for the top two in the Premier Division although leaders Bedford Ladies are still unbeaten following their 2-2 draw with Billericay Town. Frances Murphy and Sophie Whiting were on target for Billericay while Bedford, who return to the top, replied through Kaiya Glynn and Eden Kibron. Haringey Borough were beaten for the first time, 1-0 by Royston Town for whom Stephanie Hicks scored. Acle Utd are just one point off the top after an Amber Rowland brace and Jody Wells gave them a 3-1 success at Great Wakering but AFC Sudbury lost a little ground when losing 2-1 to Brentwood Town, Leah Cowan netted both. Colchester Town and AFC Dunstable meanwhile shared six goals. Miagh Downey, Nancy Butler and Chloe Dunn were on target for Colchester, with Dunstable responding through Charlotte South, Bethany Stanton and Danielle Carty. Sophie Lanham, Alison Wright and Sophie Hopkin were on target as Histon beat Writtle 3-2.
In Division One, table toppers Cambridge City came away from Little Thurrock Dynamos with a 2-1 win, thanks to Rachel Pearce and an own goal. They stay two points ahead of Wymondham Town, 3-2 victors at Silver End, Laura Wiseman netting twice along with Amber Cantwell. Giselle Randall (2), Rachael Lewis, Camille Stephens and Rianne Townsend-Brown ensured that Offley & Stopsley defeated Stevenage Ladies Res 5-0 and Hutton were 8-2 winners over Hertford Town, Rianne Dimmock hitting a hat-trick and Keely Walker a brace, with one each from Laura Allen, Amy Crumpler and Kirsti McLeavy. Holly Sheridan scored twice as Colney Heath won 2-1 away to Ipswich Wanderers.
London & South East League
The League Cup got underway on Sunday and leaders Leyton Orient opened up with a 3-0 victory over London Corinthians. Sophie Le Marchand netted twice and Sophie Cooper the other for the O's. Francesca Boggi scored a hat-trick for Camden Town in their 3-0 success at Herne Bay and Carshalton Athletic defeated Aylesford 5-2, thanks to a Holly Nicholls hat-trick and Laura Curtis double.
One match was played in the league, Crawley Wasps climbing into third place by winning 3-1 away to Fulham FC Foundation, goals coming from Danielle Boyd, Roseanne Fine and Nicholle Smith.
North East League
Six different players got on the scoresheet as league leaders Barnsley defeated York City 6-0. Darcie Greene, Danielle Lowe, Brittany Sanderson, Kathryn Smith, Amy Woodruff and Holly Findlay all scored for Barnsley who stay top on goal difference from Norton & Stockton Ancients, 6-1 winners away to Oughtibridge. Nyci Thorns was on target four times for Norton along with Rebecca Davison and Sian Williams. Lynsey Wilkinson (2), Elizabeth Campbell and Autumn Colledge gave Wallsend Boys Club a 4-0 victory at Boldon Ladies which takes them into third place. Tynedale beat East Yorkshire Carnegie 2-0 thanks to Christine Murray and Megan Watson, meanwhile Becky Kendell bagged a hat-trick for Castleford White Rose as they won 6-1 at Wakefield. Aimi Beresford, Megan Thomas and Tiffany Lyons were also on the scoresheet.
No change at the top of the Northern Division where leaders Durham Cestria beat Cramlington Utd 6-1 to stay ahead of Hartlepool Utd, who won 4-0 against York City Res with goals from Jessica Dawson (2), Sarah Bartlett and Jade Pye. Louise Skiba and Ruth Wilson were on target as Guisborough Ladies triumphed 2-0 at Prudhoe Town and South Shields defeated Lowick Utd 3-0 courtesy of a Caroline Campbell brace and Amy McDowell. Blyth Town Lions also won for the first time, Melissa Scott (2) and Danielle Hooker giving them a 3-0 success against Redcar Town.
Westella & Willerby have returned to the top in the Southern Division after winning 6-0 against AFC Preston, Natalie Bell, Lauren Holmes, Olivia Nassau, Amy Thompson, Amy Ward each scoring once along with an own goal. Previous leaders Courts City were beaten 3-2 by Farsley Celtic, who move above them into second. Olivia Auker bagged a brace for Farsley along with Ellie Kildunne. Sophie Brown was on target for Doncaster Belles (Women's) as they shared a 1-1 draw with Malet Lambert YC, who replied through Olivia Jackson, and goals from Stacey Buxton and Chantelle Rymer gave Sheffield Wednesday a 2-1 victory over Altofts Ladies. Alyssa Fussey hit a hat-trick, with Emma Smith and Lottie Soar adding the others, as Cleethorpes Town edged out Ossett Albion by the odd goal in nine.
North West League
Burnley Girls & Ladies netted eight times without reply past Birkenhead to maintain their lead of two points from Blackpool, who won 4-2 away to Accrington Girls & Ladies. Bolton Wanderers are close at hand in third place following their 3-0 success at Blackburn Community. City of Manchester were 4-2 winners over local rivals Manchester Stingers to keep level with Bolton and just ahead of Wigan Athletic, who beat CMB Ladies 4-1. Stockport County won 3-1 against MSB Woolton and this result has taken them into the top half of the table.
Bury Girls & Ladies continued their fantastic form with an 11-0 victory over Academy Juniors and this keeps them three points ahead in the Northern Division. In the other game, Penrith AFC completed a double of victories over Leigh RMI in successive weeks, this time beating them 3-1 to stay on Bury's heels in second place.
FC United of Manchester have edged a further point clear in the Southern Division after they won 3-2 away to Altrincham. Merseyrail Bootle defeated Liverpool Marshalls Feds Res 3-0 to replace them in second, just ahead of Ellesmere Port Town who were 4-1 victors at Chorltonians. Warrington Wolverines are just off the pace after beating Stockport County Blues 8-1. Egerton came away from Curzon Ashton with a 2-1 win under their belts with Liverpool City Ladies Community notched up their first victory, 4-3 against Northwich Vixens.
South West League
Bishop's Lydeard doubled their advantage in the Premier Division to six points by winning 3-2 against second placed Yeovil Town Intermediate. Nicole Brown, Dawna Dennett and Holly Miller scored the goals for Lydeard with Colette Martin and Terri Trowbridge replying. Marine Academy Plymouth are level on points with Yeovil after a Sam Drewery hat-trick and Jade Beeny gave them a 4-1 victory at Torquay Utd. Emily Deary netted the only goal as Poole Town beat Charlestown 1-0 whilst Downend Flyers claimed an emphatic 8-1 success against Frome Town. Amber Coates was on target four times, Kylie Allen added two and there was one apiece from Hayley Bullock and Mel Pickering, Mia Elkins netting Frome's consolation. Keynsham Town Development scored eight times without reply past Middlezoy Rovers, led by a four-goal haul from Geovana Alves. Yasmin Pratt netted twice with Nadine Grogan and Hannah Sims completing the tally.
Forest Green Rovers powered on at the top of the Eastern Division with a 6-1 victory over Cheltenham Civil Service. Oldland Abbotonians stay three points behind, they won 5-0 at Team Mendip with goals from Danni Shiner (2), Courtney Thomas (2) and Leanne Burge. Lucy Atkinson, Cheyenne Lee and Abigail Nicholas all scored to give AEK Boco a 3-0 win over Ilminster Town and FC Chippenham beat Cheltenham Town Development 3-1 with a goal apiece by Aleksandra Guzik, Ann-Marie Hervey and Kathryn Kilgour.
Western Division leaders Callington Town ran out 9-0 winners over Illogan Ladies, Jodie Shipton netting four times along with Stacey Derrick (2), Grace O'Leary (2) and Amy Hemingway. Second placed Buckland Athletic are a single point behind as they also won, 7-1 against Activate. Hayley Chamberlain netted twice, with one apiece from Laura Gough, Emily Hannaford, Abigail Meyer, Carla Staddon and Maria Warman. Sam Metters (2) and Kelly Vinnicombe gave Plympton Ladies a 3-2 success at Launceston and Alphington scored eleven times without reply against Exeter & Tedburn Rangers. Molly Dineen hit a hat-trick, Laura Burwood and Samantha Gray added doubles and the tally was completed by Abbie Harris, Jodie Millett, Mary Murphy and Sophie Simpson.
Southern Region League
Oxford City staged a second half comeback at Milton Keynes City to run out 7-2 winners and this keeps them on top of the Premier Division. The home side went in at the break one ahead thanks to a well taken header from Danielle Metcalfe, but a hat-trick in nineteen minutes from Amy Pipe and a Pipe assist to set-up Rachel Mariam put the visitors 4-1 up before the home side struck back with a goal from Amy Butler. Jane Younger then scored for Oxford from the penalty spot before Kiera Isaac struck with a late brace. Southampton Women remain level on points with them after a Jane Yeates double and Laura Gilbank gave them a 3-2 victory over Chesham Utd (see match report). Louisa Castle, Kayleigh Moss and Charlotte Warhurst netted for third placed Winchester City Flyers in their 3-3 draw with Newbury Ladies, who replied through Maria Rodrigues, Nicole Beesley and Amie Barnard. Team Solent meanwhile won for the first time, 3-1 against Bracknell Town with goals from Emily Crook, Emily Moore and Daryanne Ryan.
All matches in Division One Northern and Division One Southern were postponed on Sunday after the loss of another team has left one of the divisions very short of members. The league has issued the following statement: "Following the withdrawal of Maidenhead Utd Development, we have consulted with the FA about amending the constitution of the Divisions. They have confirmed that we may adjust the constitution but we must hold an SGM and any proposals will be subject to the majority agreement by all clubs." The meeting is set for later this week and the decision will be announced.
West Midlands League
League leaders Burton Albion went down to their first defeat of the season when they were beaten 2-1 by Leamington Lions. Kellie Billiness and Sarah Harvey scored the goals for Leamington, with Abigail Taylor replying. Kingshurst Sporting Club have gone level on points with Burton, they beat Lye Town 4-3 with strikes from Vicky Cook (2), Stacey Hopkins and Naomi Melbourne. Jade Guppy hit a hat-trick and Bekkie Sloan the other for Crusaders in their 4-0 victory at Knowle and Leafield Athletic won for the first time, 6-3 against Coundon Court thanks to an Amy Andrews hat-trick, Shona Baldwin, Lucy Hale and Nieve Newman. For the second week running, Wrockwardine Wood were involved in a high scoring draw, this time sharing eight goals with Wolverhampton Sporting. Karys Craddock, Rachel Green, Emma Morgan and Charlotte Perry all scored for Wolverhampton while Wrockwardine replied through a Jenna Boddison brace, Kayleigh Harrison and Nicola Mason.
Stockingford AA Pavilion stay three points clear in Division One North following their 4-1 win away to Tamworth. Elise Skelding scored a hat-trick along with Isabel Wretham (2) and Emily Boon as second placed Leek Town beat Bilbrook 6-0 and Atherstone Ladies were 4-3 winners over Shrewsbury Juniors thanks to a Lisa Ann Stringer treble and Chantelle Chetwynd. Sarah Jackson netted four times, Natalie Carless and Bethany Cottrell adding the others, for Brereton Town as they kept up their good start by winning 6-3 against Stone Dominoes and strikes from Emma Higgs, Tania Prior and Caitlyn Smith earned Shrewsbury Town a 3-2 success at Wyrley Ladies.
Lucy Edwards was on target five times for Division One South table toppers Worcester Utd in their 7-0 victory over Solihull Utd, Becky Evans and Karli Smith adding the others. They now lead by three points as Droitwich Spa were beaten 4-1 by Stourbridge, who scored through a Sarah Jane Lojko hat-trick and Katalina Frycer. Redditch Utd continue to do well, Katie Edwards, Sophia Liperis and Marielle Pastor all scored hat-tricks in their win over Coleshill Town, Kerstin Ballard and Katherine Christopher completing the tally. Kayleigh Pahnke, Joanne Ryan and Megan White guided Coventry Development to a 3-0 success against Marston Green and Kenilworth Town won for the first time, 3-2 against Rubery Ladies courtesy of Bobbie-Jade Baker, Xena Dhillon and Charlotte Hooper.
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