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East Midlands League
Although they didn't play on Sunday, Sheffield Utd are on the verge of winning the Premier Division title, requiring one more point after second placed Bedworth Utd were beaten 3-1 by Peterborough Northern Star, who scored through a Vicky Gallagher brace and Cassie Steward. Elsewhere, a first half goal from Amy Jones earned Mansfield Hosiery Mills the points against Kettering Town, and Larrissa Renshaw was on target for Arnold Town in their 1-1 draw against Notts County Development, who replied through Paige Singleton.
The final game of the season was played in Division One North and it resulted in an 11-1 victory for runners-up Calverton MW against Teversal. Hayley Brown led the scoring for Calverton with a seven-goal haul and there were singles from Kimberley Bradshaw, Demi-Leigh Crofts, Stephanie Morrell and Louisa Payne.
Leicester City Women Development clinched the Division One South title with a 6-1 win away to third placed Northampton Town. Alex Madden hit a hat-trick and she was joined on the scoresheet by Zoe Boote, Natalie Hurst and Jade Morgan. Peterborough Utd pushed all the way but will have to settle for the runners-up position, despite an 8-2 victory over Heather LFC. Keir Perkins was another hat-trick scorer with Jessica Driscoli (2), Jenna Lusk, Eleanor Boothman and Amy Challis adding the others. Corby S & L meanwhile defeated AFC Leicester 3-2, courtesy of a treble from Leah Stacey.
Eastern Region League
The Premier Division title decider went the way of Haringey Borough who finish as Champions after beating Acle Utd 4-1 in their final game. Acle had made a marvellous winning run of eight straight matches which had taken them into top spot for the first time this season in midweek but it was Haringey who took the honours with goals from Klesha Darroux, Brooke Hills, Anele Komani and Roxanne Eshun, Megan Todd netting a consolation for Acle.
Colney Heath had already secured the runners-up spot in Division One but their season ended with a 7-2 defeat at the hands of Stevenage Ladies Res, who will finish in fourth. Rebecca Day and Leah Littlechild each bagged hat-tricks for Stevenage and Emily Schofield was also on target, with Holly Sheridan netting twice in reply.
London & South East League
Leyton Orient clinched the league Championship, with two games left to play, after an Egle Trezzi goal gave them a 1-0 win away to Herne Bay. The O's have been in charge of the title race for practically the entire season and their fourteenth win in sixteen games has made the title safe. Fulham FC Foundation moved out of the bottom two at the expense of Eastbourne Town after beating them 1-0, Tori Adlam netting the only goal, and Aylesford were 5-3 winners over Carshalton Athletic thanks to Beth Hulme (2), Rebecca Barr, Laura Brown and Zara McAiney. Holly Nicholls hit a hat-trick for Carshalton but ended up on the losing side.
North East League
Barnsley have finished as runners-up in the Premier Division for the last three seasons but they now have a golden opportunity to go one better this time around after leaders Norton & Stockton Ancients were beaten 3-0 by Castleford White Rose. Becky Kendell netted twice and Arianne Parnham the other to keep Castleford on course for a possible top three finish whilst Norton face an anxious wait to see if Barnsley overhaul them, which they would do if they beat Oughtibridge in their final game this Sunday. Oughtibridge themselves were in action this week as they battled out a 1-1 draw with East Yorkshire Carnegie, Karla Burton netting their goal.
After sealing the Southern Division title last week, Farsley Celtic keep on winning and have maintained their lead of seven points after beating Harrogate Railway 4-0, Olivia Auker and Keegan Lambert netting two goals apiece. Westella & Willerby meanwhile boosted their runners-up chances by winning 1-0 against Courts City, Olivia Johnson netting the only goal of the game.
North West League
Champions Bolton Wanderers were unable to complete their successful campaign with an unbeaten record as they went down to their first defeat of the season, 3-1 at the hands of City of Manchester. Stockport County registered their tenth victory of the campaign when beating Manchester Stingers 3-1 and CMB Ladies made it four victories on the trot with a 6-2 success against Blackpool.
The Division One North season came to an end with Carlisle Utd running out 7-0 winners over Academy Juniors, a result which means that Carlisle finish up in a creditable fourth place after winning all of their last six matches.
FC United of Manchester have returned to the top of Division One South, scoring eleven times past Curzon Ashton to go above Merseyrail Bootle, who did not play, on goal difference. Third placed Warrington Wolverines meanwhile edged out Stockport County Blues by the odd goal in nine. Liverpool Marshalls Feds concluded their campaign with a 2-1 win against Northwich Vixens and Chorltonians ran out 4-0 winners over Liverpool City Ladies Community.
South West League
Torquay Utd can still finish in the top three in the Premier Division and they kept those chances alive with a 4-0 victory away to Frome Town. Sian Chapman, Charlotte Dymond, Emma Mingo and Danielle Wyatt all scored a goal apiece for Torquay who stay one point ahead of Poole Town, 4-0 winners over Keynsham Town Development thanks to a Rebecca Miles brace, Samantha Gubb and Rebecca Yeo.
In the Western Division, second placed Alphington were held to a 2-2 draw by Activate in their final match. Laura Hilleson-Perrett and Wensdy Wise scored for Activate, with Alphington replying through Samantha Gray and Sophie Simpson. Callington Town can now overhaul them for the runners-up spot if they win their final game, also against Activate, and they kept on course by beating Newquay Celtic 4-0 with goals from Kate Nicholls (2), Stacey Derrick and Jodie Shipton.
Southern Region League
Southampton Women rounded off their successful season with a 5-1 victory over Winchester City Flyers which sees them finish with a margin of seven points at the top. Jane Yeates, Laura Gilbank, Phillipa Holden, Sheree Bell-Jack and Paris Payne all scored a goal apiece for the newly crowned Champions, with Kayleigh Moss replying. Milton Keynes City meanwhile battled out a 1-1 draw with Team Solent, who scored through Jordan Goddard-Joseph.
In Division One, goals from Katy Cresswell (2), Phoebe Cole, Amelia Sergent and Stephanie Nelson earned Barton Rovers a 5-1 success away to Wargrave Ladies and this keeps them in third place, narrowly ahead of Woodley Utd who defeated Winchester City Flyers Res 2-1 thanks to May Hamblin and Mollie Haines.
West Midlands League
Burton Albion have a commanding lead of thirteen points after recording yet another victory on Sunday, Jordan Atkin scoring the only goal of the game as they won 1-0 against Coundon Court. In the other Premier Division game, Leafield Athletic made sure of finishing the season in fourth place after an Amy Andrews hat-trick gave them a 3-1 victory away to Wolverhampton Sporting, whose consolation came from Fay Large.
Division One North Champions Stockingford AA Pavilion rounded off their successful league campaign by beating Bilbrook 8-1. Amanda Turnbull scored a hat-trick along with Amy Cooper (2), Sharni Turnbull (2) and Jessica Sevellec to ensure Piv end the season unbeaten and with a lead of twenty points. Wyrley Ladies are up into second place after defeating Shrewsbury Juniors 7-1, courtesy of a Rachel Cumberledge hat-trick and doubles from Laura Cumberledge and Georgia Key. Shrewsbury Town won 4-1 against Stone Dominoes and Brereton Town were 3-1 winners away to Florence thanks to Danni Biggs, Sarah Jackson and Dani Roberts-Wright.
The last match of the season was played in Division One South, third placed Droitwich Spa winning 4-1 away to Kenilworth Town.
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