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East Midlands League
Sheffield Utd have moved to within three points of Premier Division leaders Mansfield Town after they defeated Arnold Town 5-0. Kim Brown netted a goal in each half and there was one apiece from Tania Marsden, Jodie Hartley and Paige Wainwright.
One match was also played in Division One North, where table toppers Ollerton Town won 3-0 against bottom placed Teversal. Rachael Bell gave Ollerton a first half lead and there were further goals from Jessica Woffinden and Natalie Gibson, for a result which takes them nine points clear of their nearest rivals.
Division One South leaders Peterborough Utd were beaten 3-1 by second placed Leicester City Women Development, who are now one point behind them and with a game in hand. Alex Madden was on target twice for Leicester along with Zoe Boote. Toni Lewis, Nikki Lidgett, Samantha Rhodes and an own goal gave Oadby & Wigston Dynamo a 4-1 victory over Heather LFC. Loughborough Foxes Vixens netted five times without reply past AFC Leicester to move themselves into mid-table.
Eastern Region League
Leaders Haringey Borough were unable to take an opportunity to go four points ahead when they were beaten 1-0 by Acle Utd. Lauren Bullard scored the only goal of the game to keep Acle in touch with the leading sides.
The top of Division One is looking even more congested with Wymondham Town moving to within a single point of the top two after scoring ten times without reply past Hoddesdon Town Owls. Laura Wiseman led the scoring with a hat-trick, Amber Cantwell and Beth Fretwell both contributed doubles and there was one apiece from Kayleigh Holloway, Gemma Sanders and Laura Nicholls. SIlver End meanwhile beat Hertford Town 1-0 with a Rebecca Hollocks goal and they are a further three points behind.
London & South East League
Crawley Wasps returned to action with an 8-0 victory over Fulham FC Foundation which keeps them five points clear at the top of the table. Holly Turbill and Faye Rabson netted two goals apiece with Suzanne Davies, Roseanne Fine, Holly Walker and Nicholle Smith also getting on the scoresheet. Leyton Orient stay hard on their heels in second after gaining revenge for their recent defeat by London Corinthians, winning the return meeting 4-0 thanks to Jasmine Campbell (2), Ellie Davies and Ella Meadowcroft. Carshalton Athletic and Watford Development battled out a 5-5 draw, a result which neither team would really have been satisfied with. Breeze Carmichael (2), Megan Jeffries (2) and Holly Nicholas scored for Carshalton, with Watford replying through a Sinead Carroll brace, Sacha Brinkley, Anaisa Harney and Georgia Mays. Zara Chapman netted twice along with Laura Brown and Fiona Constable for Aylesford in their 4-1 victory over Herne Bay and Eastbourne Town were 1-0 winners at Camden Town, thanks to a first half goal from Danielle Ford.
North East League
Norton & Stockton Ancients have gone level on points with Premier Division leaders Barnsley following their 4-1 victory away to Wakefield. Sian Williams (2), Anna Mawston and Jessica White accounted for their goals with Wakefield's consolation coming from Grace McConnell. Becky Kendell bagged a brace along with Aimi Beresford and Michelle Walsh to give Castleford White Rose a 4-1 win over Boldon Ladies, who replied through Francesca Kelly.
One match was played in the Northern Division, South Shields winning 3-1 away to Cramlington Utd to tag themselves on to the chasing pack of teams. Nina Garthwaite netted a goal in each half and Paige Lester was also on target.
Sheffield Wednesday and Westella & Willerby remain neck and neck in the Southern Division with their identical playing records maintained following their 1-1 draw on Sunday. Natalie Bell gave Westella an interval lead at Wednesday who levelled through Anna Cairns. Wednesday are second on alphabetical order with both teams nine points behind ever likely champions Farsley Celtic and now just one point ahead of Doncaster Belles (Women) who were 3-1 winners over Ossett Albion. Jess Andrew (2) and Lauren Earle scored for Belles with Chloe Denton on target for Ossett. Chelsea Bailey scored a hat-trick for Courts City in their 3-1 victory at AFC Preston and Harrogate Railway won 1-0 against Altofts Ladies thanks to a strike from Leanne Court.
Wallsend Boys Club progressed in the League Cup with a 4-2 Second Round victory over Blyth Town Lions. Elizabeth Campbell netted twice along with Michaela McHugh and an own goal, with Kati Donnelly replying twice.
North West League
With leaders Bolton Wanderers not playing, Wigan Athletic took the chance to narrow the gap on them to two points with a 6-0 victory over Birkenhead. Third placed Blackpool meanwhile lost ground when they were beaten 4-0 by Burnley Girls & Ladies, who are just two points behind them. Blackburn Community are out of the bottom three and leapfrog Accrington Girls & Ladies in the table after winning 1-0 against them.
In the solitary match to be played in Division One North, Penrith AFC closed to within three points of leaders Sir Tom Finney and greatly boosted their goal difference with a 26-goal victory against poor Academy Juniors.
No matches were played in Division One South on Sunday.
South West League
League leaders Marine Academy Plymouth are through to the Pat Sowden Cup Final after winning their semi final 2-0 away to Devon rivals Torquay Utd. Sam Drewery scored both goals to take Marine into the Final where they will play second placed Yeovil Town Intermediate who were 2-1 winners at Poole Town thanks to Poppy Smith and Terri Trowbridge, Sacha Paynter replying for the home side.
Bristol Soccerworld Cup holders Alphington are one game away from a possible return visit to the Final after they won 2-0 against Ilminster Town in their quarter final, thanks to Laura Burwood and Mary Murphy. Buckland Athletic remain the favourites, beating Callington Town 4-0 with goals from Laura Gough (2), Kirsty Caunter and Natalie Warman. Cheltenham Civil Service came away from Exeter & Tedburn Rangers with a 4-2 extra time victory under their belts, Beth Tovey scoring twice along with Leanne Painter and Lucy Bennett, Kerry Stapleton finding the net twice for the home side. Cheltenham Town Development are also through to the semi finals at the first attempt, beating Oldland Abbotonians on a penalty shootout after the sides had battled out a goalless draw.
One match was played in the Premier Division but it dealt a huge blow to Bishop's Lydeard's title hopes as they were beaten 4-2 by Keynsham Town Development. Taylor Gainey, Molly Moore, Stephane Souza Nascimento and Helen Tallgren all scored to give Keynsham three important points, with Annie Chalmers and Kitty Wells responding.
After a troubled summer, Forest Green Rovers are celebrating once again as they clinched the Eastern Division title with a 3-1 victory over nearest rivals AEK Boco. Sophie Okey, Sian Towler and Charlie Rowlands all scored for Forest Green, with Estelle Randall on target for Boco who will now be battling to try and finish second in their first season in the league.
In the Western Division, fourth placed Newquay Celtic won 3-1 at Illogan Ladies to stay just ahead of Plympton Ladies, 3-2 victors over Activate thanks to Sam Metters (2) and Charlie Rollerson.
Southern Region League
Marlow's remaining chances of challenging for the league may have dealt a fatal blow as they were beaten 2-0 by Winchester City Flyers, for whom Charlotte Warhurst netted both goals. Bracknell Town are still seeking their first points, they went down to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Milton Keynes City.
Ascot Utd have opened up a lead of four points in Division One following their 4-0 victory over Oxford City Nomads. Second half goals from Lucy Holzman-Clarke, Amy Woollard, Alex Franken and Georgia Bowers gave the points to Ascot as they extended their advantage over second placed Barton Rovers, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Wargrave Ladies, thanks to a goal from Jodie Penny. New Milton Town returned to winning ways with a 4-1 success against Alton Utd, Olivia Jones, Nicole Power, Caitlin Steele and Lucy Slater accounting for their goals. Rosie Page-Smith (2) and Rebecca Lowes ensured that Woodley Utd won 3-1 at Winchester City Flyers Res and Wycombe Wanderers defeated Fleet Town.
West Midlands League
Coundon Court are through to the semi finals of the Premier Division Cup after a Cerys Miller brace and Hannah Roxburgh goal gave them a 3-1 victory over Wrockwardine Wood, who replied through Jenna Boddison.
Stone Dominoes booked their place in the Division One North Cup semi finals with a 1-0 success away to Wyrley Ladies, Amy Thompson netting the only goal of the game. Bilbrook meanwhile belied their league record by beating Florence 5-3 courtesy of Chloe Barber, Chelsea Beardsmore, Sian Rowles, Shannice Taylor and Tamara Thomasson.
Marston Green came close to causing an upset in the quarter finals of the Division One South Cup, holding Stourbridge to a goalless draw before going out on a penalty shootout. Joining Stourbridge in the last four are Rubery Ladies who defeated Kenilworth Town 3-2 with goals from Sophie Docherty, Rachel Hopkins and Emma Read.
Leafield Athletic claimed their third win in five matches in the Premier Division when beating Crusaders 5-3. Amy Andrews led the scoring with a hat-trick and Nieve Newman added the other two goals.
Following their fifteenth consecutive league win, Stockingford AA Pavilion extended their lead at the top of Division One (North) to seventeen points following a thrilling match against Shrewsbury Town, which they won 3-1. Stockingford took the lead through Sharni Turnbull, who netted her 22nd league goal of the season. Shrewsbury equalised shortly afterwards with a goal from Alex Morris but Stockingford took the lead again with a well directed headed goal from Amanda Turnbull and their third goal was scored by Vicky Norman, who headed in from a corner.
In Division One South, Droitwich Spa are five points off the pace in third place after a goal from April Golding-Polden earned them a 1-0 victory over Coventry Development.
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