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Northern Division One
Hull City took the opportunity to return to the top of the table as they won 5-0 away to Barnsley. Rachael Ackroyd was on target twice for Hull along with Eden Pedersen, Hope Knight and Jo Symington.
Morecambe meanwhile consolidated themselves in fourth place with a 6-2 victory over Bolton Wanderers. The home side had been beaten in each of their previous three matches but returned to form in style, Charlotte Higginson bagging a brace with one apiece from Beth Fisher, Emily Hutton, Hannah Paling and Yasmine Swarbrick, while Emma Pilling and Ruby Howard replied for Bolton.
Midlands Division One
Loughborough Foxes are back on top following their 2-0 success against third placed Burton Albion. Second half goals from Chloe Young and Laura Dexter earned the Foxes a result which takes them back above TNS Ladies, who were on SSE Women's FA Cup duty.
Radcliffe Olympic lifted themselves up into fifth place after a strike midway through the second half from Catherine Jackson gave them a 1-0 victory over Long Eaton Utd.
The two teams at the foot of the table came face to face and the honours were shared as Rotherham Utd and Leicester City Ladies finished level at 1-1. Sarah Saxon was on target for Rotherham, whilst a goal from Ellise Newby handed Leicester their first point of the season.
South East Division One
AFC Wimbledon maintained their lead of five points at the top with a 2-0 victory over Cambridge Utd. Katie Stanley gave Wimbledon the lead with two minutes on the clock and Jenny Banfield wrapped up the points with the second goal, five minutes from time.
Leyton Orient made sure of keeping up the chase in second place by beating Denham Utd 2-1. All of the goals came during the first half with Sophie Le Marchand and Rebecca Hirst on target for the O's and Denham replying through Sophie Cheadle.
The mid-table clash between Enfield Town and Actonians Ladies culminated in a 1-1 draw. Actonians led at the interval thanks to Catherine Murphy but a second half own goal ensured that Enfield picked up a point.
South West Division One
Southampton Women have taken over the leadership for the first time after winning their local derby 1-0 against Southampton Saints. Emma Pinner scored the only goal of the game as her side made it nine wins from nine games and opened up a lead of three points.
St Nicholas notched up their second win in a row when beating Basingstoke Town 2-1. Rhian Robbins gave them a first half lead, with Michelle Kimber equalising shortly afterwards, but late St Nicholas pressure brought its reward when Adele Hooper scored the winning goal deep into injury time.
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