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Middlesbrough bounced back from defeat seven days earlier to win 3-2 away to Derby County and regain the leadership of the Northern Division on goal difference.
Boro took a first half lead through Bianca Owens and Nicole Dale levelled three minutes later, ensuring the scoreline was level at the break. Emily Scarr and Ellie Dobson then put Middlesbrough two goals ahead and although Ellie May pulled one back for Derby, 'Boro held on for the result they required to go back on top, just ahead of Blackburn Rovers.
Leicester City Women are up into third place, their highest position of the season to date, after storming to a 6-1 victory away to Huddersfield Town. Kim Farrow bagged a hat-trick for Leicester with Shauna Cossens, Sophie Domingo and Lauren Impey adding the others, while Town's consolation came from Kate Mallin.
Bradford City maintained their position in the top half of the table following their 3-1 success at Stoke City. All of Bradford's goals came during the first half, Hannah Campbell netting twice along with Abigail Lee before Ashleigh Hayes replied for Stoke late on.
The teams occupying the bottom two positions met each other in an important clash and it was Nottingham Forest who were celebrating afterwards as they defeated Newcastle Utd 5-1. Annabel McKechnie and Katie Lowder put them two ahead inside the opening fifteen minutes and goals early in the second half from Charlotte Broad and Catherine Beaver doubled Forest's advantage. Sophie Williams gave Newcastle some hope as she pulled a goal back but Georgia Gladwin went on to wrap up the win with the fifth goal.
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