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East Midlands League
Leicester City Women Development have raced into a six point lead in the Premier Division after following up a midweek victory with a 3-0 win over Ollerton Town, Gabriella Reid hitting a hat-trick. Oughtibridge sit in second place, they also won 3-0 at Arnold Town thanks to Francesca Godbehere, Laura Cain and Annie Longmore. Androulle Kokkinou netted twice along with Serena Mason and Lauren Whiteman as Mansfield Town defeated Rise Park 4-0 and Kettering Town won for the first time, 2-0 against Mansfield Hosiery Mills with Samantha Christie and Mikaela Welford on target.
Things are looking tight at the top of Division One North with just two points separating the top five teams. Woodlands Ladies, who did not play, remain as leaders but they have been joined by Sleaford Town who were 3-2 victors at Teversal, goals coming from Lauren Alderson, Megan Collings and Joanne Wilson. A win would have taken Calverton MW top; instead they drew 1-1 with Market Warsop, Hayley Brown netting their goal with Shelly Marriott-Smith replying. Amy Blinkhorn and Zoe Hopewell scored for Hykeham Town as they finished level at 2-2 with Lincoln Moorlands Railway, whose replies came from Lauren Churcher and Sarah Flynn. Grimsby Borough ran out 8-1 winners over Clifton, Sue Green hitting a hat-trick with Scarlet Woods (2), Abigail Bendall, Lisa Cromey and Laura Flecknor adding the others.
Northampton Town are still setting the early pace in Division One South, Emma Dunmore was on target in their victory over Desford. Leah Stacey contributed a further four and they were joined on the scoresheet by Kellie Billenness and Emma Bulenness. Oadby & Wigston Dynamo defeated AFC Leicester to stay second, Danielle Gilbert, Nikki Lidgett and Emily Miles all scored along with an own goal. Nicole Andrejczuk spearheaded Corby Town's 8-2 win over Cosby Utd with a four-goal haul, Laura Dodwell, Stacey McConville, Zoe Pittaway and Zoe Watkins rounding off the scoring. Peterborough Utd remain as the division's other unbeaten team after Jenna Lusk, Bronwyn Mullheron and Jeorgia Carr gave them a 3-2 win away to Thrapston Town.
Eastern Region League
Only one match was played in the Premier Division on Sunday but it resulted in a change of leadership. With Billericay Town involved in FA Cup action, Writtle took the opportunity to replace them at the top with a 4-2 victory away to Colney Heath. Leanne Stubbings netted twice along with Courtney Clarke and Abigail Fry whilst the home side, who stay in fourth place, replied via a Lucy Hancock double.
A full programme was played in Division One North though, and there are also new leaders here, King's Lynn Town ascending to the top after Georgia Reardon and Shelley Woods gave them a 2-1 success away to Cambridge Utd Res, whose consolation came from Ellen Green. Previous table toppers Ipswich Wanderers are back in second place after sharing a 1-1 draw with third placed Histon, Michelle Taylor-Allum netting their goal with Alison Wright replying. Ipswich Town Development meanwhile made it two wins on the trot when beating Silver End Utd 3-0, courtesy of a goal apiece from Emily Steward, Catherine Upton and Elysia Young.
Stevenage Ladies Res march on at the top of Division One South, extending their lead to nine points with a 3-0 victory over Hertford Town. Holly Darling, Hannah Marshall and Becky Day scored the goals to hand Stevenage their fifth straight win and they are yet to concede a goal. Hutton meanwhile belatedly began their league campaign and started off on a winning note, Katie Lowen netting the only goal of the game to give them the points away to Bishop's Stortford.
London & South East League
The top two took full advantage of the others' FA Cup exploits to record victories which keep them level on points and move away from their nearest rivals. The league is still headed by AFC Phoenix who made it five wins on the trot in all competitions with a 4-1 success away to Aylesford. Kasey Kelm, Lucy Monkman, Gabriella Romeo and Michaella Williams all scored a goal apiece for the leaders, with Aylesford's consolation coming from Zara Chapman. Crawley Wasps made sure of keeping pace with Phoenix as they ran out 9-2 winners over Fulham FC Foundation. Kemina Webber led the scoring with a four-goal haul, Faye Rabson weighed in with a hat-trick, and there was one each from Naomi Cole and Ariana Flieschman.
North East League
Wallsend Boys Club join the teams level on points at the top of the Premier Division following their 6-1 victory away to Castleford White Rose. Samantha Deverdics was on target four times and Brittany Davison contributed a brace to earn Wallsend their second straight win, while Castleford's consolation goal was scored by Rebecca Sherrard.
Boro Rangers continue to set a hot pace in the Northern Division, keeping hold of the leadership with a twelve goal victory over Guisborough Ladies. Larissa Burkinshaw netted a five-goal haul, Sophie Mitton and Becky Stephenson each added a brace and the tally was completed by Suzanne Fox, Tanya Shires and Jade Featherstone. York Railway Institute stay a point behind in second place, they defeated Consett Ladies 4-2 thanks to Tehillah Ndhlovu (2), Jodie Langstaff and an own goal. Boldon CA Villa edged out Prudhoe Town by the odd goal in seven, Elizabeth Thompson-Clarke hitting a hat-trick and Kayleigh Rogers was also on target. Catherine Johnston meanwhile scored a hat-trick for Prudhoe but ended up on the losing side. Cramlington Utd and Blyth Lions both registered their first point when sharing a 2-2 draw, Amber Wilson and Georgia Lyall were the markswomen for Cramlington, while Blyth replied through Becky Pears and Chloe Biggs.
Four teams are level on points at the top of the Southern Division, now headed by Harrogate Town following their 7-0 win against Doncaster Belles (Women's). Seven different players - Grace Adams, Hannah Bowe, Rebecca Davies, Amy Hesselden, Jade Pennock, Sophie Tinson and Rachael White - were all on the scoresheet for Town. Harrogate Railway also joined the quartet on six points after Louise Donnelly and Nicola Hadley gave them a 2-0 victory over Swallownest Beighton. The other game on Sunday produced a bizarre scoreline as Ossett Albion and Sheffield Wednesday battled out a 6-6 draw. Nicola Swift (2), Joanna Atkinson, Anna Taylor, Chloe Denton and Rachel Powch accounted for Ossett's goals, while Wednesday responded with braces by Stacey Buxton and Brooke Marsden, as well as strikes from Emily Higgins and Wendy Elwood.
North West League
Merseyrail Bootle continue to impress in their first season in the Premier Division following promotion, and they have opened up a lead of three points following their fourth successive victory, 4-0 away to Blackburn Community. Tranmere Rovers meanwhile kept up their improving form and took their unbeaten run to four matches with a 1-1 draw against Accrington Girls & Ladies. The point takes Tranmere into the top three for the first time, whilst Accrington recorded their first point.
There was a change of leadership in Division One North as Penrith AFC defeated Bolton Wanderers Res 2-0 to climb above an inactive Bury FC Women. Cammell Laird ran out 5-1 winners over Kendal Town and this takes them up to third, ahead of Leigh RMI who were beaten 4-1 by Morecambe Res. Workington Reds are in mid-table but are still unbeaten following their 2-2 draw against Preston North End.
Liverpool Marshalls Feds Res remain on top of Division One South after they drew 2-2 with Crewe Alexandra Development and their lead has been trimmed to a single point by FC United of Manchester, who continued their good start with a thirteen goal victory over Northwich Vixens. Curzon Ashton are back in the top three following their 7-2 win against Altrincham. City of Liverpool are still seeking their first points of the season after they were beaten 7-1 by Stockport County Blues.
South West League
Marine Academy Plymouth have taken over at the top of the Premier Division with a 3-1 victory away to reigning Champions Yeovil Town Intermediate. Rebekah Rose was on target twice for Marine, with Sam Drewery adding the other. Previous leaders Middlezoy Rovers crashed to a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Charlestown, who are now third. Amber Hadrill netted a brace for the Cornish side, whose other goals came from Anna Minter, Chloe Harris, Tori Marks and Lauren Bennett. Exeter City meanwhile got their league campaign underway by winning 6-1 at Ilminster Town. Kate Finch hit a hat-trick and there was one apiece from Millie Pearce, Danielle Skinner and Emily Toogood, with Amy Burge replying. AEK Boco got off the mark with a 4-2 win over local rivals Downend Flyers, avenging their recent FA Cup defeat. Ellie Keedwell (2), Kelly Cutler and Eloise Nicholas scored the goals for Boco, while Kate Michael and Alana Willson were on the mark for Downend.
Portishead Town are back on top of the Eastern Division after their 3-2 victory over Cheltenham Town Development. Shannon Holloway (2) and Michelle Venton were on target for Portishead, with Catherine Reilly and Alana Taylor replying. Almondsbury had started the day on top but were beaten for the first time, 4-2 by Royal Wootton Bassett Town who move above them into second. Laura Gammon scored a hat-trick and Emma Sykes the other for Bassett, with Almondsbury netting through Abby Rose and Faye Gilbert. Swindon Town Development were 3-0 winners over Team Mendip and after four straight defeats, Cheltenham Civil Service recorded their first points when a Beth Tovey hat-trick and Gemma Riley brace gave them a 5-1 victory over Oldland Abbotonians, whose consolation came from Beth Dale.
Laura Burwood scored the only goal of the game as Alphington won 1-0 away to Exeter & Tedburn Rangers to hold onto top spot in the Western Division, one point ahead of Plymouth Argyle Res who defeated Newquay Celtic 5-0 with strikes from Gabi Alphous, Alex Hugh, Faye Ivall, Kelly Vinnicombe and Charlotte Whitmore. Callington Town preserved their own 100% record by beating Bideford Town 6-0, courtesy of a goal apiece from Adele Brown, Amy Hemingway, Grace O'Leary, Jodie Shipton, Siobhan Ellyatt and Dani Harper.
Southern Region League
Ascot Utd have climbed to the top of the Premier Division on the back of a 4-0 victory away to Shanklin. Mia McCreesh netted a goal in each half and she was joined on the scoresheet by Amy Woollard and Sarah Davern. Oxford City made it two wins out of two when beating previous leaders Newbury Ladies 4-0, courtesy of a goal apiece from Lauren May, Rachael Mariam, April England and Harriette Titchener.
Division One North is already shaping up to be a closely fought league and this showed on Sunday when the points were shared in both matches. Barton Rovers and Wargrave Ladies occupy the top two places after finishing level at 1-1, Gemma Sims netting for Barton and Wargrave replying through Wendy Hooper. Tara Woodward gave Wycombe Wanderers the lead against Wokingham & Emmbrook, who battled back to earn themselves a 1-1 draw thanks to an equaliser from Joanne Atkins.
AFC Bournemouth still head the Division One South table on goal difference after scoring nine times without reply past Fleet Town. Chloe Tape was on target four times, Terri Harvey added a brace and there was one apiece from Bethany Perdrisat, Aimee Burridge and Jade Hockey. Southampton Women Res are still keeping pace, they edged past Eastleigh 4-3 with goals from Karleen Hellard (2), Tia Bramble and Cassie Thorp. Warsash Wasps are another team to have got off to a good start, they beat Alton Ladies 3-1 thanks to Frances Latham, Justine Hammond and an own goal.
West Midlands League
The top three in the Premier Division are all now level on points, headed by Stockingford AA Pavilion who were 5-0 winners over Worcester Utd. Jessica SÚvellec scored a second half hat-trick while skipper Maz Hayward and Sharni Turnbull were also on the scoresheet. Meanwhile, the top of the table clash between Crusaders and Leafield Athletic lived up to its billing as the sides battled out a 4-4 draw and they now occupy second and third. Kingshurst Sporting Club defeated Knowle 6-0 and they have climbed up to fifth, just ahead of Coundon Court who were 5-1 winners over Leamington Lions.
Sutton Coldfield Town triumphed 5-1 away to Atherstone Rangers and this keeps them two points clear at the top of Division One North, ahead of Wyrley Ladies who beat Florence 2-1. Leek Town meanwhile defeated Tamworth 3-1 to maintain their 100% start, as did Goldenhill Wanderers with a 4-3 victory over Bilbrook.
It's as you were in Division One South with leaders Solihull Utd winning 4-3 at Rugby Town to stay three points ahead of Gornal Ladies, 3-1 victors at Kidderminster Harriers, and Droitwich Spa, who notched up a twelve goal victory over Coventry Development. Stourbridge recorded their second victory of the season, 4-1 against Solihull Sporting.
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