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East Midlands League
Mansfield Town have gone nine points clear at the top of the Premier Division, following their 3-2 victory against Nettleham, Emma Day, Chloe Elphick and Androulle Kokkinou netting their goals. Jodi Hunter (2), Jodie McGuckin, Kirsty Farnsworth and Sophie Wilson were on target as Bedworth Utd defeated Mansfield Hosiery Mills to stay third, just ahead of Rise Park who beat Kettering Town 5-2 thanks to a Jessica Waplington hat-trick, Vicky Belshaw and Lisa Jones.
Calverton MW kept their Division One North title hopes alive for another week by winning 4-0 away to Grimsby Borough. Hayley Brown scored all four goals to take Calverton up into second place, nine points behind leaders Ollerton Town and with three games in hand. A win would have taken Sleaford Town second but instead they were beaten 2-1 by Lincoln Moorlands Railway who scored through Alice Hayes and Lauren Churcher. Draycott Victoria notched their second win of the season, 3-1 against Teversal with goals from Kerry Keeling (2) and Natalie Loughenbury.
Leicester City Women Development are the new leaders of Division One South following their 10-1 win away to Riverside LFC. Zoe Boote and Courtney Cropper each hit hat-tricks along with Brianna Brown (2), Lauren Bartle and Baylee Parry. Samantha Hargrave (2) and Emily Miles gave Oadby & Wigston Dynamo a 3-1 victory over AFC Leicester and Loughborough Foxes Vixens drew 1-1 with Heather LFC, who scored through Daisy Johnson.
Eastern Region League
Natasha Fensome, Jodie Molloy and Maya Sidhu were all on target for league leaders Bedford Ladies as they won 3-2 away to AFC Sudbury. Bedford head the table by three points with second placed Haringey Borough battling out a 5-5 draw with Writtle. Jaidene Browne netted twice for Haringey along with Klesha Darroux, Roxanne Eshun and Shanice Nourrice while Writtle replied through Abigail Fry (2), Charlotte Bryant, Courtney Clarke and Amy Simmons. Charlotte South, Danielle Carty and Beth Stanton gave AFC Dunstable a 3-1 win over Billericay Town which takes them level on points with Haringey. Acle Utd continue to make up ground and beat Brentwood Town 4-3 thanks to Megan Todd (2), Lauren Bullard and Rebecca Burton.
The top of the table clash in Division One went the way of Cambridge City who defeated Colney Heath 4-1 to open up a lead of three points. Isabella Simmons was on target twice along with Rebecca Fay and Charlotte Gillies. Wymondham Town lost ground in third place after they were beaten 2-1 by Hutton, for whom Laura Allen and Hannah Page scored. Kelly Randall, Rachael Lewis and Rianne Townsend-Brown gave Offley & Stopsley a 3-0 victory over Ipswich Wanderers and Little Thurrock Dynamos beat Silver End 3-1 with goals from Eloise Ives, Elysia King and Natalie Strange.
London & South East League
Leyton Orient are only two points off the top following their 5-0 victory away to Fulham FC Foundation. Sophie Le Marchand and Naomi Stirling netted two goals apiece, with Ellie Davies also on target. London Corinthians are a further two points adrift in third after Emily Hart (2), Harriet Richards and Laura Susarta saw them to a 4-1 win at Camden Town. Watford Development meanwhile kept their remaining title hopes alive by beating Aylesford 2-1, courtesy of goals from Anaisa Harney and Danielle Maloney.
North East League
Norton & Stockton Ancients doubled their advantage at the top of the Premier Division to six points with a 6-1 victory away to York City. Anna Mawston and Nyci Thorns each netted twice along with Jessica White and Sian Williams. Third placed Castleford White Rose suffered a 7-1 reverse away Tynedale, for whom Christine Murray bagged a hat-trick along with Ashley Lambert, Siobhan Simpson, Megan Watson and Siobhan Owens. Wallsend Boys Club defeated Scunthorpe & Bottesford 4-0 thanks to Elizabeth Campbell, Jade Clark, Laura Foad and Hannah Gosnold, whilst Wakefield edged out Boldon Ladies by the odd goal in nine. Grace McConnell and Danielle Middleton each netted twice for Wakefield along with Emma Catterall.
In the Northern Division, South Shields kept themselves in the running for a top three place by winning 3-0 away to Prudhoe Town, courtesy of a goal each from Paige Lester, Helen Dryden and Dionne Fleming.
Farsley Celtic are closing in on the Southern Division title, moving themselves closer with a 5-0 victory over AFC Preston. Katie Platts led the scoring with a hat-trick and Olivia Auker weighed in with the other two. Westella & Willerby are up into second place after they also won 5-0 against Malet Lambert YC, Amy Thompson netting twice along with Natalie Bell, Lauren Holmes and Rebekah Walker. Chloe Harrison was on target for Altofts Ladies whose mid-table clash ended 1-1 against Ossett Albion, who replied through Chloe Denton.
North West League
This season's Argyle Sports Cup Final will be contested between two teams from outside the Premier Division. Bury Girls & Ladies were 6-3 winners over Manchester Stingers in their semi final and they will be up against FC United of Manchester, who beat Wigan Athletic 2-1.
In contrast, the Argyle Sports Plate semi finals went with status with victories for the two Premier Division clubs. Bolton Wanderers won 4-2 away to Liverpool City Ladies Community and MSB Woolton netted six times without reply past Leigh RMI.
Stockport County further cemented themselves in fifth place in the Premier Division after they defeated City of Manchester 2-0. Accrington Girls & Ladies edged out Birkenhead 3-2 and CMB Ladies picked up a valuable point from a 1-1 draw against Blackburn Community.
The vital clash at the top of the Division One North ended with honours even and Penrith AFC likely to be the happier of the two sides. The 1-1 draw with Sir Tom Finney means that Penrith would secure the title by winning their remaining two games. Carlisle Utd should finish in mid-table following their 7-1 success against Kendal Town and Preston North End are out of the bottom two places after beating Academy Juniors 4-0.
There was a surprise in Division One South where leaders Merseyrail Bootle were beaten for the first time this season, going down to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Chorltonians who moved out of the bottom two as a result. The result has also rekindled the hopes of Warrington Wolverines who are three points behind the top two after scoring five times without reply past Egerton. Altrincham were 3-1 winners away to Liverpool Marshalls Feds Res and Curzon Ashton defeated Northwich Vixens 2-0.
South West League
Bristol Soccerworld Cup holders Alphington are back in the Final again after they won 3-1 against Cheltenham Town Development in their semi final. Kirsty Brown, Mary Murphy and Sophie Simpson were all on the scoresheet for the Devon side.
Poole Town still have a chance of a top three place in the Premier Division and they narrowed the gap on third placed Bishop's Lydeard by beating them 3-2. Emma Acott, Sam Gubb and Rebecca Miles were all on target for Poole, with Kitty Wells netting twice in reply.
No matches were played in the Eastern and Western Divisions on Sunday.
Southern Region League
Oxford City extended their lead to ten points with an 8-1 victory away to Team Solent. Danielle Anderson led the scoring with a hat-trick, April England and Rebecca Howard each weighed in with a brace and Rachel Mariam was also on target. Southampton Women meanwhile defeated Marlow 11-1 and have moved level with second placed Chesham Utd. Meg Vella was on target four times, Laura Gilbank added two and the tally was completed by Kirsty Bell, Sheree Bell-Jack, Kirsty Whitton, Manuela Naprta and an own goal. Elsewhere, Newbury Ladies battled out a 1-1 draw with Winchester City Flyers who scored through Francesca Thornton.
Division One leaders Ascot Utd were held to a 3-3 draw by Alton Utd. Amy Woollard (2) and Lucy Holzman-Clarke were on target for Ascot, with Alton replying through Chelsie Stewart, Megan Lebbern and Madeline Shuff. New Milton Town narrowed the gap on them to four points by winning 4-2 at Oxford City Nomads, courtesy of a goal apiece from Olivia Jones, Charlie Pitkin, Nicole Power and Lucy Slater. Rosie Page-Smith, May Hamblin and Mollie Haines were on target as Woodley Utd won 3-2 against Wycombe Wanderers.
West Midlands League
Crusaders are through to the Final of the Premier Division Cup after they won 2-0 against Wolverhampton Sporting, Bekkie Sloan and Danielle Keegan scoring their goals.
Stockingford AA Pavilion moved a step towards the League and Cup double when they defeated Bilbrook 5-0 in the Division One North Cup semi finals. Sharni Turnbull was on target twice along with Amanda Turnbull, Amy Cooper and Catherine Smith. Standing in their way will be Leek Town who scored ten times without reply against Tamworth. Izzy Wretham led the scoring with a five-goal haul, Kelly Porter added a double and there was one apiece from Katie Maya, Emily Boon and Elise Skelding.
Solihull Utd booked their place in the Final of the Division One South Cup, where they will meet Redditch Utd, after they won 5-4 away to Rubery Ladies.
In the Premier Division, Lye Town closed in on the top three by winning 2-1 away to Leamington Lions. Knowle meanwhile defeated Coundon Court 3-1, a result which takes them off the bottom of the table.
One match was played in Division One North and it saw Wyrley Ladies leap four places up the table into fourth, thanks to a 2-0 victory against Brereton Town.
Worcester Utd are the new leaders of Division One South, following their 1-0 win over Droitwich Spa. Kenilworth Town meanwhile moved themselves closer to mid-table after they beat Coventry Development 2-1.
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