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East Midlands League
In the only game in the Premier Division on Sunday, Mansfield Town took full advantage of their nearest rivals' inactivity to open up a seven point lead at the top of the table. Androulle Kokkinou and Laura Watton scored the goals as Mansfield won 2-1 away to third placed Rise Park.
There was a change of leadership in Division One North where Woodlands Ladies went top by beating Arnold Town Development 3-2 courtesy of Anna Webster, Samantha Barlow and an own goal. Calverton MW are in second following their 6-2 success at Winterton Rangers in which Stephanie Morrell hit a hat-trick along with Saqqara Nugent, Jenna Stocks and Shantay Wright. Grimsby Borough and Draycott Victoria finished level at 1-1, goals from Amy Kay and Natalie Loughenbury respectively, whilst goals from Rachael Bell, Natalie Gibson and Rachel Murray earned Ollerton Town a 3-1 win away to Teversal.
AFC Leicester belatedly began their campaign in Division One South and their opening league match ended in defeat, 2-0 at the hands of Loughborough Foxes Vixens. Samantha Clarke netted both goals to earn Loughborough their first win of the season.
Eastern Region League
One match was played in the Premier Division on Sunday, at Bedford Ladies where the home side defeated Writtle 3-2 to go four points clear at the top. Maya Sidhu netted twice and Jodie Molloy the other for Bedford, with Amy Simmons and Georgina Tricker replying.
In Division One, Hutton moved themselves to within two points of leadership by winning 6-1 away to Hoddesdon Town Owls. Rianne Dimmock (2), Katie Lowen (2), Kirsti McLeavy and Keely Walker scored the goals to take Hutton up to third. Kirsty Feasey was on target for Colney Heath in their 1-1 draw with Little Thurrock Dynamos, who replied through Katy Judd, and goals from Lynsey Bowman, Jodie Osborne and Paula Drane gave Silver End a 3-2 victory away to Stevenage Ladies Res.
London & South East League
Carshalton Athletic lifted themselves into the top four after winning 3-0 away to Camden Town in the solitary league match to take place. Breeze Carmichael gave Carshalton the lead and they went on to seal the win with further strikes from Laura Curtis and Eloise Williams.
North East League
League leaders Barnsley received a setback as they were beaten 3-2 by York City who avenged their defeat seven days earlier. With just two players per side (including substitutes) difference from a week earlier, York produced a marked turnaround in fortune to beat a Barnsley side who had comfortably won 6-0 when the pair met first time around. Lucy Lendhill (2) and Sara Renfrew were on target for York with Danielle Lowe and Rebecca Wilson the Barnsley scorers, their side remaining on top on goal difference. Katie Waymouth and Milly Wilson scored for promoted Oughtibridge, who lost 5-2 at home to Castleford White Rose for whom Becky Kendell bagged a hat-trick along with singles from Aimi Beresford and Tiffany Lyons. Castleford are up to fifth whilst East Yorkshire Carnegie also climbed the table by defeating Wakefield 8-3. Sian Bentley hit a hat-trick and Kayleigh James a brace, with Jasmine Read, Rebecca Shipp and Molly Storey completing the scoring.
Northern Division leaders Durham Cestria ran out 11-0 winners over Guisborough Ladies to preserve their lead of three points. Bethany McIlvenny, Stephanie Stafford and Anna Young all bagged hat-tricks with Sophie Tierney and Molly Holder adding the others. Sophie Tinson and Alice Turner were also hat-trick scorers for York City Res as they defeated Lowick Utd 6-2 to go level on points with second placed Hartlepool Utd. Cramlington Utd head the chasing pack following their 5-2 success over Prudhoe Town in which Emma Graham, Rachel Best, Chloe Roylance, Kirsty Armstrong and Hannah Turnbull all scored. Natasha Goodall, Rebecca Henry and Nicole Davis netted the goals for Blyth Town Lions in their 3-1 win away to Redcar Town.
After being held to a goalless draw by Altofts Ladies, Southern Division table toppers Westella & Willerby remain in front but now on goal difference from Doncaster Belles (Women's), who defeated Courts City 5-0 with goals from Sophie Brown (2), Jessica Andrew, Loren Turner and Chantelle Willis. Aimee Lindley hit a hat-trick along with Paige Conlan, Megan Toohie and Ellie Worsley for AFC Preston in their 6-4 victory over Harrogate Railway whilst Malet Lambert YC recorded their first victory in style, scoring eleven times without reply past Cleethorpes Town. Hannah Spencer was on target four times and Natalie Gray weighed in with a hat-trick, the total being completed by Danielle Frank, Katie Shepherd, Ellie Tanser and Georgie Warvill.
North West League
Manchester Stingers became the first team to take points off Burnley Girls & Ladies this season when they held the Premier Division leaders to a 2-2 draw. Burnley head the table by three points from three teams, led by Bolton Wanderers who moved above Blackpool after beating them 5-1. City of Manchester complete the trio of chasing teams following their 5-3 success away to CMB Ladies. Blackburn Community are off the bottom of the table after they won 5-0 against Birkenhead.
Bury Girls & Ladies lead the way in Division One North by six points after recording their sixth straight win, 5-0 against Preston North End. Sir Tom Finney meanwhile maintained their own 100% record in third place, thanks to a 3-1 victory away to Leigh RMI. Kendal Town won for the first time this season, 4-1 over Academy Juniors who are still seeking their first points.
In Division One South, Ellesmere Port Town defeated Curzon Ashton 3-1 to move themselves level on points with leaders FC United of Manchester who were on Cup duty. Altrincham got back to winning ways with a 3-1 success at Liverpool City Ladies Community and this lifts them up to fourth. Northwich Vixens continued their improving form by winning 2-0 against Chorltonians whilst the match between Egerton and Stockport County Blues finished goalless.
South West League
Marine Academy Plymouth are six points behind leaders Bishop's Lydeard following their 9-0 victory away to Frome Town. The prolific Sam Drewery once again led the scoring with a hat-trick and the others came from Jade Beeny, Emily Eaton, Eden May, Nicola Symons, Jade Bryan and Rebekah Rose. The result takes them into second, ahead of Yeovil Town Intermediate on goal difference despite the Somerset side beating Charlestown 4-0.
Holly Chandler and Sian Towler were on the scoresheet for Eastern Division table toppers Forest Green Rovers as they won 2-0 away to Cheltenham Town Development to preserve their advantage of three points. FC Chippenham climbed up to third by beating Team Mendip 11-0, Aleksandra Guzik leading the scoring with a four-goal haul, Ellie Burgess adding three while Chantelle Parry (2), Chloe Butler and Chloe Giles.
In the Western Division, Activate attached themselves to the leading sides with an 8-0 victory over Launceston. Laura Hilleson-Perrett scored a hat-trick, Wensdy Wise added two and there was one apiece from Heidi Davies, Stephanie Warren and Sam Blake-Valerio. Jasmine Liptrott and Jade Sweet were the markswomen as Illogan Ladies won for the first time, 2-0 against Exeter & Tedburn Rangers.
Southern Region League
Winchester City Flyers have taken over as the new league leaders following their 10-1 win against Team Solent. Francesca Thornton spearheaded the win with a hat-trick, Hannah Chaffey and Bethany Norman added two apiece and also on target were Charlotte Warhurst, Lauren Pearce and Charlie Snelling. Milton Keynes City stormed to a 9-1 victory over Bracknell Town to register their first points. Danielle Metcalfe scored a hat-trick and Amy Butler contributed a double, with one each from Danielle Rolph, Sabrina Kidouch, Natalie Keefe and Bianca Luttman.
Following last week's meeting, the newly formed Division One got officially underway on Sunday with the two divisions being combined and results from earlier this season still counting. The new look division is led by Oxford City Nomads after they won 7-0 away to Wycombe Wanderers, Dannie Anderson and Abbie Smith each scoring twice along with Elizabeth Campbell, Gina Ianniello and Emma Kidd. They lead by a point from Barton Rovers who beat Winchester City Flyers Res 6-0 with goals from Gemma Sims (2), Phoebe Cole, Stephanie Nelson, Amelia Sargent and Chloe Tucker. Clara Stringer and Ellen Surtess were on target for Woodley Utd who battled out a 2-2 draw with Wargrave Ladies, who replied through Hannah Sheehan and Courtney Hunt.
West Midlands League
Kingshurst Sporting Club have taken over at the top of the Premier Division with a 1-0 victory over Knowle, giving themselves a lead of three points. Third placed Crusaders went down to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of fast improving Leafield Athletic and Lye Town are in the top half following their 2-1 win against Wolverhampton Sporting.
Stockingford AA Pavilion have stretched their Division One North lead to five points by winning 5-0 away to Florence. Brereton Town meanwhile defeated Bilbrook 7-1 and this has taken them up into second place. Shrewsbury Town have leapt into the top four after scoring eight times without reply against Atherstone Rangers and on a day when the four matches in the division yielded 31 goals, ten of them were at Stone Dominoes but no winner, because they shared a 5-5 draw with Tamworth.
Droitwich Spa are the new leaders of Division One South after they ran out 5-0 winners over Marston Green. They head the table on goal difference from Worcester Utd and by one point from Redditch Utd, who were 1-0 victors in the other game against Kenilworth Town.
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