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East Midlands League
Nettleham are back on top of the Premier Division following their 4-2 victory over Mansfield Town. Tia Johnson hit a hat-trick for the league leaders and Holly Newman added the other, with Melissa East and Elizabeth Harris replying. In the other game to be played, Eastwood Ladies lifted themselves up to fourth by beating Mansfield Hosiery Mills 2-1 with Amy Townsend and Marie Wayne netting their goals, the visitors' consolation coming from Beth Wilcockson.
One match took place in Division One North but it produced plenty of goals, Clifton and Draycott Victoria battling out a 4-4 draw. In a clash between the two teams at the foot of the table, Katie Hart netted twice along with Emma Clarke and Kirsty Allen for Clifton, and on target for Draycott were Natalie Loughenbury (2), Kerry Keeling and Jodie Smith.
Eastern Region League
Billericay Town narrowly extended their Premier Division lead to three points after drawing for the third successive week, this time finishing level at 1-1 with Bedford Ladies. Carissa Kaczorowski was on target for Bedford, with Billericay replying through Georgia Box. Writtle move back into second place above Cambridge City on goal difference after they also drew, 3-3 against AFC Dunstable. Courtney Clarke, Leanne Stubbings and Sophie Vale accounted for Writtle's goals, with Dunstable's replies coming via a Danielle Carty brace and Charlene Moreton. Brentwood Town meanwhile ran out 3-0 winners over Colney Heath, Marie Barker netting twice along with Georgia Holdaway.
There was only one game played in Division One North, Cambridge Utd Res and Histon battling out a 2-2 draw with Katie Segrave scoring both goals for Histon.
Another game, another win and another clean sheet for Stevenage Ladies Res! The Division One South leaders extended their advantage at the top to nine points by winning 5-0 away to Hoddesdon Town Owls. Nicole Emmings and Daniela Martucci netted two goals apiece, with Sherrie Evans also on target.
London & South East League
With their rivals not in league action over the weekend, Crawley Wasps took the opportunity to go six points clear at the top of the table with a 7-0 victory over Eastbourne Town. Suzy Davis and Faye Rabson netted two goals apiece for Crawley and they were joined on the scoresheet by Lauren Callaghan, Holly Walker and Kemina Webber.
North East League
York City completed a double over Castleford White Rose in successive weeks, this time winning their return meeting 2-0 to go up to sixth in the Premier Division. Both of York's goals came in the first half, scored by Megan Bramham and Eleanor Regan.
South Shields have moved to the top of the Northern Division for the first time this season after running out 5-1 winners over previous leaders Boro Rangers. Alex Fontaine netted twice along with Laura Howe, Dionne Fleming and Nina Garthwaite whilst Rangers' consolation came from Delise Clifford. Consett Ladies are in second place following their 4-2 success away to Prudhoe Town in the other game, courtesy of doubles from Nicole McEvoy and Stephanie Curry. Jessica Hooper and Catherine Johnston were on target for the home side.
North West League
Tranmere Rovers regained the leadership in the Premier Division, thanks to a 4-0 victory away to Sir Tom Finney. They head the table by two points from Merseyrail Bootle, who did not play, and Fleetwood Town Wrens who were also 4-0 winners at Blackpool. Stockport County are up to fourth following their 7-2 win against Accrington Girls & Ladies, but Burnley Girls & Ladies lost a little ground as they were beaten 2-1 by Wigan Athletic, who moved above them into sixth place.
Burscough Dynamo went into their game with Division One North leaders Penrith AFC without a point to their name so far but a fine performance saw them pick up a 1-1 draw and get themselves off the mark for the season. Penrith's lead has been trimmed to six points by Cammell Laird, who scored seven times without reply past Leigh RMI, with Bury FC Women a further point adrift in third after they defeated Preston North End 2-0.
FC United of Manchester's six-match winning start to the season in Division One South was brought to a halt by Altrincham, who held them to a 1-1 draw. They now head the table by six points from Warrington Wolverines, whose 2-0 victory away to Northwich Vixens takes them into second place above Curzon Ashton, who were beaten 3-0 by West Didsbury & Chorlton. Crewe Alexandra Development are in the top half of the table following their 2-1 win against Stockport County Blues.
South West League
Buckland Athletic have had a good week with two victories which have taken them up into second place, three points behind leaders Marine Academy Plymouth. After beating Exeter City in midweek, Buckland followed it up with a 2-0 win away to Ilminster Town on Sunday with goals from Leah Brooks and Kirsty Caunter. Meanwhile, the all mid-Somerset clash between Bishop's Lydeard and Middlezoy Rovers ended with honours even as the sides battled out a 2-2 draw. Nicola Brown and Holly Miller were on target for Lydeard, with Middlezoy replying through Chelsea Day and Rosie Williams.
In the Eastern Division, Portishead Town have moved to within two points of table toppers Wootton Bassett Town after they won 3-2 against Swindon Town Development. Both sides went into the game sporting unbeaten records but it was Portishead who took the points with goals from Imogen Fisher, Hannah Thornton and Michelle Venton, with Swindon's replies coming from Gipsy Viveash and Meghan Larkin. Team Mendip got back to winning ways with a 3-1 success away to Frome Town, Ellie Oritt netting twice along with Natasha Crew, whilst Frome's consolation was scored by Kate Minty.
Southern Region League
Newbury Ladies reclaimed second place in the Premier Division table and are just one point behind Chesham Utd following their 1-0 victory over Milton Keynes City. An own goal midway through the second half separated the teams on the day. Ascot Utd follow on in third after defeating Shanklin 4-1, Lucy Holzman-Clarke bagging all four goals for the Berkshire side with Lucy Scholes replying.
West Midlands League
County Cup week meant that only one match was played throughout the league on Sunday. That game took place in Division One North, where Goldenhill Wanderers won 3-1 away to Bilbrook, to keep up their 100% record and close the gap on leaders Sutton Coldfield Town to three points.
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