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Middlesbrough preserved their lead of six points at the top of the Northern Division with a 3-2 victory against Bradford City.
In-form striker Emily Scarr netted two more goals to take her league tally into double figures and Jessica Havelock was also on target, while Bradford replied with strikes from Zoe Roberts and Hannah Smith.
Leicester City Women continue to head the chasing teams following a stunning 7-2 win away to Fylde Ladies. The home side went into the game with an unbeaten record and took an early lead with a Charlotte Farrell goal, with Olivia Mitcham equalising midway through the first half. Hayley James put Leicester in front in the first minute after half time and they never looked back from that point, James going on to hit a hat-trick and Mitcham added a second, with Rosie Axten also bagging a brace before Lauren Davies grabbed a late consolation for Fylde.
Huddersfield Town cemented their position in the top three by winning 5-3 away to Wolverhampton Wanderers, who once more found themselves on the losing end in a high scoring game. Emily Heckler netted twice in the opening thirteen minutes for Town, with Jade Cross reducing the arrears for the home side. Kate Mallin scored a third for Huddersfield, before goals either half time from Anna Price and Jen Anslow brought Wolves back on level terms. Goals in a five minute spell from Brittany Sanderson and Danielle Whitham turned the game back Huddersfield's way and they closed it out to seal their third win in four matches.
Stoke City bounced back from defeat seven days earlier to beat West Bromwich Albion and they climb up into fourth place. Ashleigh Hayes and Kate Asher were on target for Stoke during the first half, with Leanne Mitchell replying for Albion after the break.
Derby County staged a second half fightback to emerge as 3-2 victors from the East Midlands derby match against Nottingham Forest. Samantha Conroy gave Forest a first half lead and Natasha Hudson put them two ahead just after half time, before Amy Sims, Molly Johnson and Leanne De Silva all struck to give Derby their third win of the season.
* On Wednesday night, Middlesbrough further extended their lead at the top to nine points with a 5-1 victory away to Guiseley Vixens. Holly Manders (2), Ellie Dobson, Emily Scarr and Millie Bell scored the goals for 'Boro, with Fiona Worts replying.
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