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Blackburn Rovers are through to the Reserve Section League Cup Final after defeating Middlesbrough 1-0 on Sunday. An extra time goal from Ellie Doggett proved to be the difference between the sides on the day and Rovers now await the winners of the other semi final between Tottenham Hotspur and Milton Keynes Dons.
The top of the table clash in the Northern Division went the way of Huddersfield Town, who won 1-0 against Fylde Ladies to move level on points with their opponents. Raegan Cartledge scored the only goal of the game but it was not quite enough to dislodge Fylde from the top of the table. Newcastle Utd are two points behind the leading two after their game with Bradford City finished goalless.
The top three in the Midland Division were not in action on Sunday and Cardiff City Ladies are now one place behind them after winning 4-1 away to Coventry Utd. Jasmine Turner netted twice along with Zoe Atkins and Michelle Venton, with Jessica Lundie replying. TNS Ladies and Derby County meanwhile battled out a 1-1 draw with goals from Kim Bebbington and Molly Matthews respectively.
One match was played in the Southern Division, Portsmouth running out 4-0 winners over Southampton Saints to go third. Alex Iusan, Beth Roche, Kayleigh Tonks and Charmaine True were all on the scoresheet for Pompey.
In the FA WSL Development League, leaders Liverpool were held to a 3-3 draw by Durham Women who scored through a Sasha Adamson brace and Lauren Briggs. The Reds' lead has been trimmed to two points by Birmingham City, 5-1 winners against Everton thanks to a Charlie Wellings hat-trick, Keeley Davies and Laura Davies. Manchester City beat Doncaster Rovers Belles 2-0 whilst Sheffield FC and Notts County shared four goals.
Southern Division table toppers Brighton & Hove Albion were beaten for the second week in succession, 3-0 by Reading FC Women whose goals came from Beth Burgess, Hannah MacKenzie and Tasmin de Bunsen. Reading are up to second, one place ahead of London Bees who netted seven times without reply past Yeovil Town. Arsenal went two better by beating Oxford Utd 9-0, Chloe Kelly hitting a hat-trick along with further goals from Rianna Dean (2), Charlotte Devlin (2), Tinaya Alexander and Anne-Marie Filbey, and Bristol City were 4-0 winners away to Watford.
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