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Blackburn Rovers have opened up a lead of five points at the top of the Northern Division after they defeated Nottingham Forest 4-1.
An own goal put Rovers in front after eight minutes, before Ainsley Strickland and Ellie Cook added further goals before half time. Andi Bell renewed hopes for Forest when she pulled one back ten minutes into the second half but Alex Taylor put the seal on Blackburn's sixth win in seven matches during injury time.
Second placed Fylde Ladies lost a little ground when they drew 2-2 with West Bromwich Albion. However it could have been much worse for the Coasters as Leigh Dugmore and Olivia Mitcham netted either side of half time to give Albion a two-goal lead. Jenna Carroll reduced the arrears for the home side and they salvaged a point in injury time when Natasha Flint scored the equaliser.
Middlesbrough remain in third place after being held to a 1-1 draw by Stoke City. Bianca Owens kept up her good goalscoring form by giving 'Boro the lead shortly before half time and just before the hour mark, Kate Asher replied to give Stoke a share of the spoils.
Huddersfield Town completed a great week for themselves by notching up their third win in eight days, beating fourth placed Derby County 4-1. Emily Heckler hit a hat-trick for Town, who are now up into the top half, and Sarah Dobby added the other with Melissa Johnson grabbing a late consolation for Derby.
Bradford City recorded their best result of the season so far when they defeated Leicester City 4-1. Hannah Campbell put Bradford in front early on and Lucy Sowerby added a second, before Laura Elford netted twice. Sophie Domingo pulled a goal back late on for Leicester.
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