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East Midlands League
League leaders Mansfield Town went down to a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Bedworth Utd who are continuing to catch up ground. Kirsty Farnsworth and Lydia Hackney netted two goals apiece for Bedworth, with Jodi Hunter also on target. Rise Park are up to second, three points off the pace, after Gina York (2), Shoniqua Barnes and Carla Thornton gave them a 4-1 victory over Ruddington Village. Arnold Town meanwhile moved towards mid-table by winning 3-0 away to Mansfield Hosiery Mills, goals coming from Molly Parker (2) and Magealena Bytnar.
Ollerton Town extended their Division One North lead to four points by winning the top of the table clash 3-1 against Woodlands Ladies. Rachael Bell netted twice and Natalie Gibson the other for Ollerton, with Emily Foss replying. Lauren Churcher hit a hat-trick for Lincoln Moorlands Railway in their 4-1 victory over Teversal, Alice Hayes was also on target. Rebecca Turgoose and Joanne Hill netted for Draycott Victoria in their 2-2 draw with Arnold Town Development, who replied through Katie Garfoot and Hannah Hughes.
There was a change of leadership in Division One South with Peterborough Utd taking over at the top, courtesy of a 4-1 victory over Corby S & L. Tash Applegate bagged a brace for Posh with Bryony Fox and Amy Challis adding the others. Third placed Northampton Town scored seven times without reply away to Loughborough Foxes Vixens and Oadby & Wigston Dynamo were 4-0 winners over AFC Leicester, Toni Lewis netting twice and she was joined on the scoresheet by Samantha Hargrave and Nikki Lidgett.
Eastern Region League
Haringey Borough still have a three point lead after second placed Bedford Ladies were beaten 2-1 by AFC Dunstable, who are now level on points with them. Amber Pearson netted both goals for Dunstable. Leah Cowan, Ashley Debnam, Georgia Holdaway and an own goal gave Brentwood Town a 4-0 victory over Royston Town and AFC Sudbury defeated Writtle 4-2 thanks to a Sophie Jeffery hat-trick and Stacey Teager. Colchester Town are off the bottom after beating Histon 3-0, thanks to a goal apiece from Nancy Butler, Georgia Box and Miagh Downey.
Offley & Stopsley are the new leaders of Division One following their 2-1 win away to Little Thurrock Dynamos, given to them by Rianne Townsend-Brown and an own goal. Wymondham Town defeated Hertford Town and are one point off the pace, Bethany Fretwell and Laura Wiseman each netting twice along with Gemma Sanders. Michelle Taylor-Allum scored a hat-trick, with Joanne Hazelton and Jade Horne also on target, as Ipswich Wanderers won 5-2 against Silver End and Colney Heath went better, scoring nine past Hoddesdon Town Owls without reply. Christina Freestone led the scoring with a hat-trick, Kirsty Feasey and Sophie Joseph added braces and the total was completed by Annie Hickey and Adrienne Milton. Hayley Critchell scored both goals as Hutton beat Stevenage Ladies Res 2-1.
London & South East League
Crawley Wasps have taken over the leadership of the table from Leyton Orient, who were on FA Cup duty, after they won 3-0 away to Carshalton Athletic. Danielle Boyd, Naomi Cole and Roseanne Fine all scored a goal apiece for Crawley. Eastbourne Town meanwhile recorded their first league victory of the season, a fine 4-3 success against London Corinthians in which Jacey Samson (2), Francesca Cook and Danielle Ford all found the net. Sarah Boyall, Ann Harvey, Katie Taylor and Katherine Pearson were the markswomen for Camden Town in their 4-2 victory at Aylesford.
North East League
League leaders Barnsley went down to a 2-1 defeat at home to Wallsend Boys Club, who move into fourth place as a result. Elizabeth Campbell and Lynsey Wilkinson netted the goals for Wallsend, with Brittany Sanderson replying. Castleford White Rose are only three points off the pace following a 10-3 victory over York City in which Becky Kendell netted four times, Aimi Beresford and Hannah Poulter added a brace each, with Tiffany Lyons and Michelle Walsh rounding off the scoring. Codi Melia (2) and Milly Wilson ensured that Oughtibridge won 3-0 away to Boldon Ladies and Wakefield registered their first victory, 2-1 against Scunthorpe & Bottesford thanks to Laura Broadbent and Katie Hawkshaw.
Durham Cestria power on at the top of the Northern Division and are six points ahead after beating Prudhoe Town 8-2. Shannon Reed hit a hat-trick, Courtney Corrie and Tricia Gould added two apiece and Nicola Gibson was also on target. Sarah Bennett and Kati Donnelly scored the goals as Blyth Town Lions won 2-1 against York City Res to join the chasing teams as did South Shields with an 8-0 success at Guisborough Ladies. Paige Lester bagged a hat-trick and she was joined on the scoresheet by Helen Dryden (2), Chloe Sharp, Natalie Beswick and Abbie Robinson. Cramlington Utd ran out 4-1 winners over Redcar Town with goals from Rachel Best (2), Chloe Roylance and Georgia Lyall.
Southern Division leaders Farsley Celtic made it eight wins on the trot when defeating Ossett Albion 7-1. Katie Platts netted a hat-trick, while Olivia Auker and Dee Swales added braces for Farsley who now head the table by four points. Doncaster Belles (Women's) lost ground as they were beaten 5-1 by AFC Preston who scored through Paige Conlan (2), April Altoft, Olivia Stammers and Marlie Willerton. Sophie Allan, Rachel Henderson and Grace Wilkinson scored the goals to give Altofts Ladies a 3-1 win over Courts City to leapfrog them into fourth place, and Harrogate Railway are off the bottom after a 5-3 success against Cleethorpes Town, Emma Lansdall scoring a hat-trick along with Nicola Hadley and Jade Holt.
North West League
Bolton Wanderers stay four points clear at the top of the Premier Division after they won 2-0 away to Wigan Athletic and second placed Burnley Girls & Ladies beat Blackburn Community 1-0. Blackpool ran out 8-1 winners away to City of Manchester and this result sees them replace Wigan in third. Stockport County defeated Birkenhead 3-0 to move into mid-table and Accrington Girls & Ladies are out of the bottom three following their 1-0 victory over CMB Ladies.
Sir Tom Finney have moved to the top of Division One North on goal difference after they defeated third placed Bury Girls & Ladies 3-0. In the other game to be played, Preston North End recorded their second league victory of the season, 2-0 against Kendal Town.
Merseyrail Bootle's nine match winning run came to a halt as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Ellesmere Port Town but they remain on top of Division One South, on goal difference from FC United of Manchester who beat Liverpool Marshalls Feds Res 4-0. Warrington Wolverines won 5-0 against Liverpool City Ladies Community and are in fourth, just ahead of Altrincham who edged out Stockport County Blues by the only goal. Northwich Vixens defeated Egerton 2-1 to go in mid-table as did fast improving Curzon Ashton, 5-3 winners over Chorltonians.
South West League
League leaders Bishop's Lydeard got back to winning ways with a 2-0 success against Charlestown, given to them by Amber Guy-Kemp and Kitty Wells. In the other Premier Division match, Downend Flyers ran out 5-0 winners away to Keynsham Town Development with a goal apiece from Kylie Allen, Jessica Bessell, Amber Coates, Katie Ransome and Laura Tugwell.
One match was played in the Eastern Division, Cheltenham Civil Service defeating FC Chippenham 3-1 thanks to Gemma Riley, Beth Tovey and an own goal, with Jasmin Barber replying.
In the Western Division, Illogan Ladies picked up a much needed 6-0 victory against Activate. Danielle White was on target twice along with Stacey Bray, Natalie Brierley, Georgia Lane and Yazmin Walters.
Marine Academy Plymouth complete the semi final line up in the Pat Sowden Cup after scoring eleven times without reply past Frome Town. Hayley Ranachan led the scoring with a five-goal haul, Sam Drewery weighed in with a hat-trick while Nicola Symons (2) and Emily Raton were also on target.
Southern Region League
Oxford City continued their defence of the League Cup with a 5-4 extra time victory over Wargrave Ladies, which takes them into the semi finals. Also into the last four are Team Solent, who defeated Marlow 2-1 with both goals being scored by Amber Siley.
The Chairman's Cup saw Alton Utd go through to the semi finals after they defeated Newbury Ladies 4-1 on a penalty shootout. The game had finished 1-1 after extra time with Alton's goal coming from Megan Lebbern. Milton Keynes City progressed with a 4-2 victory away to Bracknell Town and Wycombe Wanderers were 6-0 winners over Woodley Utd.
West Midlands League
One match was played in the Premier Division on Sunday, Wrockwardine Wood strengthening their position in the top half of the table with a 1-0 victory away to Coundon Court.
Stockingford AA Pavilion's position at the top of Division One North is looking stronger by the week and their advantage is now fourteen points following their 8-3 win at Shrewsbury Juniors. The home side led 2-1 at the break but a devastating seven-goal second half resulted in Stockingford taking the points. Catherine Smith led the scoring with a hat-trick, Jessica SÚvellec and Mica Taylor weighed in with braces and Katy Farmer was also on target. Stone Dominoes kept up their good run of form with a 4-1 victory over Leek Town and they are up into third place. At the other end of the table, Bilbrook are still searching for their first points after they were beaten 2-0 by Atherstone Ladies.
Redditch Utd are still stretching the pace in Division One South and their 6-2 victory over second placed Droitwich Spa means they now have a ten point lead. Rubery Ladies meanwhile edged out Solihull Utd by the odd goal in nine and they leapfrog their opponents into mid-table.
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