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East Midlands League
In the only match to be played in the Premier Division on Sunday, Sheffield Utd moved into second place by beating Notts County Development 10-0. Shannon Smith scored a second half hat-trick to add to earlier goals from Jennifer Pearson (2), Sophie Bell (2), Melissa Celi, Jodie Hartley and Kim Brown.
Division One North leaders Ollerton Town went down to their first defeat of the season, beaten 3-2 by Calverton Miners Welfare for whom Hayley Brown, Demi-Leigh Crofts and Michelle Morphus all scored. Woodlands Ladies made sure of trimming their advantage to four points with a 4-2 success at Draycott Victoria, thanks to goals from Emily Foss, Jody Scott, Abbie Taylor and Lauren Turner. Sleaford Town follow on in third after they defeated Arnold Town Development 4-0, Jade Baker netting twice along with Amy Kilgannon and Ashleigh MacKenzie.
Leicester City Women Development scored eight times without reply past Heather LFC to narrow the gap on leaders Peterborough Utd to four points. Alex Madden led the scoring with a four-goal haul and there was one apiece from Lauren Bartle, Katie Cropper, Sophie Domingo and Annie Taylor. Loughborough Foxes Vixens meanwhile came from behind to beat Corby S & L 4-1 and move themselves into mid-table.
Eastern Region League
League leaders Haringey Borough have edged one point ahead after being held to a 2-2 draw by AFC Sudbury. Brooke Hills and Jessica Appeagyei scored Haringey's goals and Sophie Jeffery bagged a brace for Sudbury (see match report). Samantha Tinsley hit a hat-trick, Andrea Wright added a double and Harriet Smith was also on target for Royston Town as they won 6-4 in the other game against Colchester Town, who replied through Nancy Butler (2), Miagh Downey and Kira Fitzpatrick.
All scheduled matches in Division One were postponed.
London & South East League
The only action in the league over the weekend took place in the League Cup where Carshalton Athletic defeated Fulham FC Foundation in their group match, a result which takes them into third place but level on points with the top two.
North East League
Barnsley are stretching the pace once again in the Premier Division, going six points clear by beating Tynedale 4-1. Brittany Sanderson was on target twice along with Drew Greene and Amy Woodruff. Wallsend Boys Club are in the top three after Elizabeth Campbell (2), Claire Bridgett, Kody Green and Michaela McHugh saw them to a 5-0 victory over Scunthorpe & Bottesford. York City defeated Wakefield 3-1 thanks to Kayleigh Davis, Lucy Lendhill and Eleanor Regan, meanwhile East Yorkshire Carnegie edged out Boldon Ladies by the odd goal in nine. Jasmine Read netted twice along with Peyton Shaw, Rebecca Shipp and Molly Storey.
Northern Division leaders Durham Cestria got back to winning ways as they defeated South Shields 3-0 with goals from Lauren Briggs, Daisy Drake and Anna Young. York City Res made sure of staying three points behind as Ellie Randall and Sophie Tinson gave them a 2-0 success at Cramlington Utd. Sarah Bennett was on target seven times and Leanne Anderson added a further four for Blyth Town Lions in their 14-1 crushing of Lowick Utd, Chloe Elliott, Natasha Goodall and Lucy Watson also getting on the scoresheet. Justine Robinson (2), Joanne Hurrell and Laura Wilson saw Hartlepool Utd to a 4-1 victory at Prudhoe Town and Guisborough Ladies won 4-0 against Redcar Town, Suzanne Fox netting a hat-trick and Sophie Campbell the other.
Westella & Willerby managed to trim Farsley Celtic's lead to seven points in the Southern Division, thanks to a 4-1 win at Ossett Albion. Amy Ward netted two of the goals and there was one apiece from Natalie Bell and Amy Thompson. Stacey Buxton (2), Jenna Holloway, Kathryn Mudge and Ellis Ridge all netted for Sheffield Wednesday who maintained their record of scoring in every league game with a 5-0 victory over South Yorkshire neighbours Doncaster Belles (Women).
North West League
It was Argyle Sports Cup week in the league and FC United of Manchester turned in what was probably the performance of the day, running out 4-1 winners away to Premier Division high fliers Blackpool. Stockport County meanwhile survived a scare as they knocked out Liverpool Marshalls Feds Res on penalties, after the sides had shared a 2-2 draw. Burnley Girls & Ladies came through an awkward tie away to Chorltonians with a 2-1 victory and in the only all-Premier tie played, Manchester Stingers beat Accrington Girls & Ladies 5-3. Sir Tom Finney scored eight times without reply past Carlisle Utd and Bury Girls & Ladies are the other team to go through to the quarter finals, thanks to a 4-2 win over Egerton.
In the Argyle Sports Plate, CMB Ladies produced a good result in beating City of Manchester 6-3 whilst MSB Woolton won 3-0 away to Warrington Wolverines. Leigh RMI needed extra time to narrowly beat Workington Reds 2-1 and Kendal Town edged past Stockport County Blues with the same scoreline. Penrith AFC beat Preston North End 4-0 and improving Curzon Ashton eased through by scoring eight times against Ellesmere Port Town.
South West League
Yeovil Town Intermediate lost a little ground in the Premier Division title race as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Torquay Utd. Sian Chapman scored both goals for Torquay and on target for Yeovil were Naomi Binding and Jodi Cornwall. Poole Town made sure that their 310-mile round trip to Charlestown was a successful one as they won 4-1 to go back into fourth place.
Ilminster Town are in great form in the Eastern Division and their unbeaten run was extended with a 3-2 success at Cheltenham Town Development. Shannon Crouch netted twice and Sarah Miller the other for Ilminster who are now in third place. Team Mendip meanwhile recorded their first league victory of the season, 3-1 against Cheltenham Civil Service thanks to Sarah Adams, Stephanie Goddard and Samantha Crew.
The top two in the Western Division were not in action and this allowed third placed Callington Town to make up ground with a 7-0 victory over Exeter & Tedburn Rangers. Eleri Griffiths netted twice and there was one apiece from Stacey Derrick, Gemma Farley, Amy Hemingway, Kate Nicholls and Kelly Phillips. Newquay Celtic follow on after beating Activate 5-1 with goals from Annie Richards (2), Sasha Sparkes (2) and Jessica Longworth.
Southern Region League
The weather badly hit the fixture programme in the league on Sunday with only one match managing to be played.
This was in Division One where Ascot Utd hosted Fleet Town and consolidated themselves in fifth place with a 3-1 victory. Georgia Bowers ensured that Ascot led at half time and they went on to seal the win with further goals from Lucy Holzman-Clarke and Alex Franken.
West Midlands League
League leaders Kingshurst Sporting Club were knocked out of the Premier Division Cup when they were beaten 3-2 by Coundon Court. Mya Graham, Lois Jefferies and Natasha Miles were all on target for Coundon. Also through to the semi finals are Wrockwardine Wood who defeated Lye Town 3-1, thanks to a Jenna Boddison brace and Natasha Dunning.
One game took place in the Premier Division, Leafield Athletic running out 5-2 winners over Knowle. Amy Andrews netted twice for Leafield along with Georgia Godfrey, Michelle McCormack and Nieve Newman whilst Tyler Davison grabbed a double in reply.
Having not played a game in seven weeks, Division One North leaders Stockingford AA Pavilion came from behind to win 2-1 against Tamworth. For 55 minutes, the heroics of Sarah Bullard in the Tamworth goal prevented Stockingford from scoring and cancelling out the lead given to them by Catherine Harris. However, a header from Catherine Smith and a goal scored by Sharni Turnbull increased Stockingford's lead to fourteen points and maintained their 100% record following an intense contest. Brereton Town have joined what is now a trio of chasing clubs who are level on points after beating Florence 8-1, Beth Cottrell and Holly Meehan each netting hat-tricks with Laura Lindsey and Harriet Price also on target. Shrewsbury Town and Wyrley Ladies shared a 2-2 draw and Shrewsbury Juniors were 5-4 winners over Atherstone Ladies, Katie Doster scoring twice along with Verity Farrell, Zoe Griffiths and Kim Holden-James.
In Division One South, second placed Worcester Utd were held to a 1-1 by Rubery Ladies, Becky Evans netting their goal with Faye Birch replying. Sarah Lojko (2) and Erin Hicken were the markswomen for Stourbridge as they defeated Marston Green 3-0.
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