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East Midlands League
League leaders Leicester City Women Development were not in action on Sunday and their advantage has been trimmed to three points by Nettleham, who went up to second after beating Kettering Town 7-0. Abbie Murrell led the scoring with a hat-trick and there was one apiece from Katy Thornley, Nicola Symons, Sophie Crosby and Rebecca Hornsey. Eastwood Ladies complete the top three as they twice came from behind to win 3-2 at Arnold Town. Jodie Ellis and Jenny Lorimer both put Arnold ahead with Reegan Sellars and Chantelle Robinson equalising on each occasion, before Demi Croxall grabbed a winner for Eastwood. Mansfield Town continue to improve and are in mid-table following their 2-0 success away to Rise Park.
There was a change of leadership in Division One North with Hykeham Town taking over at the top after beating Teversal 4-0. Amy Blinkhorn gave Hykeham a first half lead with Kirsty Dalsell adding a double after the break, Alex Nicholson also getting on target. Sleaford Town also won 4-0 against Grimsby Borough and this takes them second, Amy Kilgannon, Jade Baker and Laura Jones all finding the net along with an own goal. Calverton MW had gone top during midweek but are back in third after going down 3-2 to Lincoln Moorlands Railway whose markswomen were Lauren Churcher, Sarah Flynn amd Alice Hayes. Shelly Marriott-Smith and Liana Ventrella-Reyes scored the goals as Market Warsop won for the first time, 2-1 against Draycott Victoria, and Arnold Town Development also recorded their first victory, 2-1 away to Clifton with strikes from Kereng Mrwata and Katie Garfoot.
Oadby & Wigston Dynamo have ascended to the top of Division One South with an 8-1 victory over Desford. Danielle Gilbert hit a hat-trick, Emily Miles and Lucy Phillips-Poole netted two apiece and Emma Aspinall was also on the scoresheet. In the other game, Thrapston Town won 7-4 at Riverside LFC to leap into mid-table, Hannah Pendred was on target four times along with Alex Bartlett, Emma Robinson and an own goal. Annie Posnett scored all four for Riverside but ended up on the losing side.
Eastern Region League
Writtle kept hold of the leadership of the Premier Division by running out 9-1 winners over Colchester Town. Courtney Clarke bagged herself a four-goal haul and others came from Abigail Fry, Lynsey Bowman, Ellie Bowdidge and Amy Simmons along with an own goal. Billericay Town remain hard on their heels in second, they won 4-1 at Brentwood Town with goals from Paris Smith (2), Courtney Lumley and Lindsey Morgan. Rebecca Fay and Charlotte Gillies were on the scoresheet for Cambridge City as they beat Bedford Ladies 2-1, a result which takes them up to fourth, just ahead of AFC Dunstable who were 2-0 victors at Colney Heath thanks to Danielle Carty and Charlene Moreton.
Tiffany Forshaw netted twice and Rebecca Russell the other as King's Lynn Town defeated Ipswich Town Development to stay one point ahead in Division One North from Ipswich Wanderers who ran out 5-0 winners over Silver End Utd. Tanya McKew bagged a brace along with Lina Nagib, Jess Taylor-Allum and an own goal. Histon are a further point adrift in third after Sophie Hopkin, Charlotte Westrope and Katie Segrave secured a 3-1 success away to Cambridge Utd Res.
No matches were played in Division One South on Sunday.
London & South East League
No change at the top of the table where AFC Phoenix continue to lead the way on goal difference following their 7-1 victory away to Eastbourne Ladies. Saskia Philp had a great day in front of goal, scoring four times in all, Christy Haragan contributed a double and Elizabeth Wicks added the other, with Victoria Phillips replying. Crawley Wasps made sure of keeping pace with the leaders, they won 4-0 against London Kent Football Utd thanks to a goal apiece from Lauren Callaghan, Naomi Cole, Toni Smith and Holly Walker. Parkwood Rangers and Carshalton Athletic meanwhile occupy the next two places after sharing a 1-1 draw, Charlie Myhill and Casey Brady netting their goals respectively. Aylesford got off the mark with their first points of the season when edging out Fulham FC Foundation by the odd goal in seven. Beth Hulme (2), Zara Chapman and Helena Jefferies scored the goals for Aylesford, with Fulham responding through Jacinta Coleman, Tia-Rae Scott-Coleman and Kirsty Mulcahey.
North East League
Durham Cestria returned to the top of the Premier Division with a 3-0 victory away to Hartlepool Utd. Jen Jennings netted twice, with Nicola Worthington also on target. Wallsend Boys Club stay level on points with Durham in second place as they recorded their third straight win, 3-1 at Tynedale thanks to Michaela McHugh, Lauren Crellin and Samantha Deverdics.
Jessica Thomas and an own goal gave Boro Rangers a 2-1 success away to Consett Ladies which sees them stretch their lead in Division One North to three points. Boldon CA Villa moved up into second with a 7-1 victory over Gainsborough Ladies. Elizabeth Thompson-Clarke led the scoring with a hat-trick and there was one each from Allison Ferris, Leanne Mason, Beth Miller and Kayleigh Rogers. South Shields notched up a 6-0 win against Blyth Lions which included a four-goal haul from Dionne Fleming, with Rosie Burns and Elizabeth Fraser also getting on the scoresheet.
No matches were played in the Southern Division over the weekend.
North West League
FA Cup and County Cup duties ensured that only three matches were played in the Premier Division on Sunday but it turned out to be a good day for Fleetwood Town Wrens as they defeated Accrington Girls & Ladies 2-1 to move into second place, two points behind leaders Merseyrail Bootle. Tranmere Rovers therefore slip back a position to fourth but extended their unbeaten run and became the first team to take points off Stockport County when holding them to a 2-2 draw. Manchester Stingers are in mid-table following their 2-1 win against Sir Tom Finney.
In Division One North, Penrith AFC scored six times without reply against previously unbeaten Workington Reds and this has taken them four points clear at the top of the table, from Cammell Laird who were 4-1 victors away to Preston North End to go second. Leigh RMI lost a little ground in fourth place when they were beaten 4-2 by Bolton Wanderers Res, who move into a mid-table position.
FC United of Manchester defeated Stockport County Blues 4-0 and this has seen them go top of Division One South, one point ahead of Curzon Ashton who returned from Warrington Wolverines with a 6-2 victory under their belts. Altrincham scored nine times without reply past City of Liverpool to record their second league win of the season, as did Northwich Vixens with a 2-1 success against fourth placed Crewe Alexandra Development.
South West League
Middlezoy Rovers once again returned to the top of the Premier Division after they defeated Forest Green Rovers 4-2. Georgia Coles, Anusia Rourke, Alexei Turner and Rosie Williams all scored for Middlezoy, with Forest Green replying through Charlie Rowlands and Hollie Timbrell. Third placed Bishop's Lydeard needed to stage a second half comeback to earn themselves a 2-2 draw against Keynsham Town Development. Taylor Gainey and Mia Saunders both scored to put Keynsham two ahead at half time, before Lydeard came storming back after the break with strikes from Emily Syme and Jodie Dingle. Torquay Utd have got off to a good start with their second win in three matches, 4-0 against Ilminster Town thanks to Rhi Bailey, Vicki Fannon, Daisy Self and Jana Richards. Yeovil Town Intermediate meanwhile won 2-1 away to AEK Boco, whose consolation came from Ellie Keedwell.
Almondsbury made a swift return as leaders of the Eastern Division with a 3-0 win away to Team Mendip. Faye Gilbert scored twice and Rhianne Oakley the other to take their side back to the top of the table. Swindon Town Development remain in fifth after being held to a 2-2 draw by Oldland Abbotonians, who scored through Vicky Mundy and Lidiya Mykhalechko, with Helena Diaz-Butcher and Sophie Roberts replying. Ellie Burgess, Kathryn Kilgour and Aleksandra Guzik were all on the scoresheet as FC Chippenham defeated Cheltenham Town Development 3-0 and Swindon Spitfires also notched up their second win, 4-1 against St Nicholas Res thanks to a Katie Wadey brace, Skye Peters and Laura Stallard with Charlotte Davis netting the home side's consolation.
With Alphington not playing, Plymouth Argyle Res replaced them at the top of the Western Division after Gabi Alphous and Faye Ivall saw them to a 2-1 victory over Plympton Ladies. Callington Town made it four straight wins when beating Exeter & Tedburn Rangers 7-2, Amy Hemingway hitting a hat-trick along with Gemma Farley, Grace O'Leary, Sam Veal and Jodie Smith. Bideford Town meanwhile registered their first point when sharing a 3-3 draw with Bude Town, Beth Ellis, Emily Hookway and Rohana Little netting their goals with Sarah Badham, Charlotte Mulligan-Lang and Leanne Stanbury replying.
Southern Region League
County Cup duties meant that there were no matches played in the league on Sunday but there was action in the First Round of the League Cup.
Chesham Utd came through a tough tie away to Winchester City Flyers with a 4-0 victory away to Winchester City Flyers. Niamh Euman (2), Emma Delves and Kirsty Gladwin scored the goals to the Clarets into the next round. Joining them will be New Milton Town who defeated Team Solent 3-1, Katie Norman, Paula Taylor and Tiffany Skinner all netted a goal apiece with Georgie Lowe replying.
West Midlands League
Leafield Athletic have taken over as Premier Division leaders on goal difference following their 7-1 win away to Leamington Lions. Amy Andrews (2), Weronika Jagielska (2), Shona Baldwin, Georgia Godfrey and Abby Jackson were all on target for Leafield, with Chloe Whinmill replying. Crusaders are now second despite also winning, edging out Wolverhampton Sporting 4-3 thanks to Danielle Keegan, Bekkie Sloan, Kirsty Spencer and an own goal. Lauri Alexander, Nikita Large and Rebecca Walley all scored for the home side. Stockingford AA Pavilion had gone 610 days without a league defeat but that record was broken by Lye Town, who beat them 2-0 with Erin Hicken and Claire Williamson scoring their goals. Shanice Walsh netted a hat-trick and Jodie Hunter the other as Bedworth Utd won 4-0 at Knowle to stay in touch with the leading sides and Coundon Court were 4-1 winners over Kingshurst Sporting Club, Ria Fackrell and Natasha Miles each netting twice.
Sutton Coldfield Town are still setting a good pace in Division One North and stay two points clear after beating Shrewsbury Juniors 5-0. Ruth Graham led the scoring with a hat-trick, while Tiara Hemans and Sarah Lampitt added the others. Wyrley Ladies stay on their shoulders in second place, they ran out 7-2 winners over Atherstone Rangers thanks to a Rachel Cumberledge hat-trick, Ellesse Birkett, Laura Cumberledge, Leah Fanning and Georgia Key. Shrewsbury Town netted eight times without reply past Florence, Millie Young hitting a hat-trick with Nicola Durnall (2), Katie Doster, Jessica Hicks and Jennifer Wolf also on the scoresheet, and Tamworth notched up their first win of the season, 3-1 against Brereton Town.
No matches were played in Division One South on Sunday.
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