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East Midlands League
Kathryn Mudge scored a hat-trick and Jenny Selman added the other as Premier Division leaders Oughtibridge won 4-0 away to Loughborough Students to stay one point ahead from Leicester City Women Development, who beat Eastwood Ladies 6-4 thanks to a Mai Muncaster treble, Gabriella Reid brace and Natalie Hurst. Peterborough Northern Star stayed in touch with the leaders by beating Mansfield Town 4-0, Vicky Gallagher netting twice along with Jess Evans and Paige Jones. Ollerton Town meanwhile ran out 5-0 winners over Rise Park with strikes from Megan Howard (2), Rachael Bell (2) and Natalie Gibson.
One game took place in Division One North, Calverton MW lifting themselves into third place with a 4-2 victory over Sleaford Town, Hayley Brown scoring all four goals.
Peterborough Utd are now just three points off the pace in Division One South after scoring eight times without reply past Desford. Keir Perkins, Jessica Driscoll and Amy Challis all netted twice along with Emily Smith and Tash Applegate.
Eastern Region League
AFC Sudbury and Bedford Ladies battled out a 1-1 draw in the solitary Premier Division match to go ahead on Sunday, Stacey Teager scoring to give Sudbury an important point.
Wymondham Town are continuing to close in on the leaders in Division One North as they go on winning their games in hand, this time triumphing 3-1 away to Ipswich Town Development thanks to a goal apiece from Alice Ladbrooke, Laura Nicholls and Chelsea Clarke.
In Division One South, Little Thurrock Dynamos bounced back from their first defeat of the season the previous week to beat Bishop's Stortford 6-3 and narrow the gap on leaders Stevenage Ladies Res to nine points. Georgia Fraser was on target twice for Little Thurrock along with Ebony Moore, Abbie Simmonds, Danielle Styles and Kerri Thomas. Harlow Town lost ground as they suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at the hands of Hertford Town, whose markswomen were Bilge Taspinar and Donna Watts.
London & South East League
Parkwood Rangers enhanced their chances of finishing in the top four as they won 2-0 away to the team immediately below them, Carshalton Athletic. Jamie Hawkey and Chelsey Mayhew were both on target for Parkwood.
AFC Phoenix booked their place in the semi finals of the League Cup with a 6-0 victory over Eastbourne Town, which meant they took top spot in Group B. Kasey Kelm netted two of the goals for Phoenix and she was joined on the scoresheet by Zoe Bergeal, Natalia Mann, Lucy Monkman and Saskia Philp.
North East League
League leaders Durham Cestria continue to stretch the pace and preserved their lead of nine points by winning 3-2 away to Castleford White Rose. Sophie Hodgson, Molly Holder and Nisha Mistry all scored for Durham, with Castleford replying through Lauren Breen and Rachel Sherrard. Nyci Thorns hit a hat-trick along with others from Sian Williams and Shannon Reed as Norton & Stockton Ancients defeated Tynedale 5-1 to keep up the chase in second. Laura Midgley was on target for York City as they fought out a 1-1 draw with Farsley Celtic, whose reply came from Danielle Sidebottom.
The top three were not in action in the Northern Division and this allowed Boldon CA Villa to move in amongst them and go third after beating Cramlington Utd 6-0. Allison Ferris and Elizabeth Thompson-Clarke each netted twice along with Claire Pitt and Jade Murray to take Boldon to within two points of the leadership. Blyth Lions also won 6-0 in the other game played, against Guisborough Ladies, thanks mainly to a five-goal haul from Lauren Robson, Terri Nielsen adding the other.
In the Southern Division, Altofts Ladies lifted themselves into second place with a 6-0 victory over Doncaster Belles (Women's). Rachel Pritchard bagged a brace and she was joined on the scoresheet by Hollie Betts, Laura Pylypiuk, Natalie Riley and Grace Wilkinson.
North West League
Tranmere Rovers moved to within two points of Premier Division leaders Stockport County, thanks to a 7-1 victory over Sir Tom Finney. Merseyrail Bootle meanwhile won 3-1 at MSB Woolton to move up to third, ahead of Fleetwood Town Wrens who were beaten 4-0 by Burnley Girls & Ladies.
It was a good day for Burscough Dynamo in Division One North, as they won 7-3 away to Bolton Wanderers Res to lift themselves off the foot of the table and out of the bottom two.
One match was also played in Division One South, which produced a number of goals as second placed Curzon Ashton battled out a 3-3 draw with Liverpool Marshalls Feds Res, who remain two positions below them.
In the Argyle Sports Cup, CMB Ladies put their league form behind them to win 4-2 away to Northwich Vixens and book their place in the quarter finals.
Stockport County Blues are through to the last eight of the Argyle Sports Plate after they defeated Preston North End 2-0, the tie being played at the third attempt following two postponements.
South West League
Torquay Utd were held to a 1-1 draw by Charlestown but this was enough to return them to the top of the Premier Division as previous leaders Buckland Athletic did not play. Vicki Fannon scored a first half goal for Torquay. Marine Academy Plymouth meanwhile moved themselves closer to the leaders by beating Ilminster Town 2-1 with goals from Ellie Bishop and Jaydee Seaman, with Megan Purchase replying. Jana Richards hit a hat-trick and Hope Suominen added the other two for Exeter City as they won 5-3 against Forest Green Rovers, whose goals came from Marika Niekuwal (2) and Holly Thomas. Nicole Bell netted twice and Anusia Rourke the other for Middlezoy Rovers in their 3-1 success away to Keynsham Town Development, whose consolation came from Rhianna Ben-Carew.
In the only match to beat the weather on Sunday, Swindon Town Development climbed up into second place in the Eastern Division following their 7-0 victory away to FC Chippenham. Sophie Roberts led the scoring with a five-goal haul, while the others came from Natalie Goodright and Alice Telling.
There was a change of leadership in the Western Division, where Callington Town took over at the top with a 3-1 win against Alphington. Lucy Bounsall, Amy Hemingway and Jodie Shipton scored the goals to give Callington their ninth straight win in the league, with Mary Murphy replying.
Southern Region League
Oxford City have gone into second place in the Premier Division with a 2-1 victory over Ascot Utd in the only match to survive the weather.
The only other action took place in the Jubilee Cup and in Group A, second placed Barton Rovers battled out a 1-1 draw with Eastleigh. Rachel Allwright was on target for Barton, with Eastleigh replying through Rebecca Gooch. Meanwhile in Group B, Woodley Utd kept up their winning start with a 3-0 success against Oxford City Nomads. Natasha Masters gave Woodley the lead shortly before half time and they went on to seal the win with strikes after the break from Rosie Page-Smith and Mollie Haines. Wargrave Ladies replace Alton Ladies in second place after beating them 3-0, Millie Bilcliff was on target twice along with Hannah Sheehan.
West Midlands League
Bedworth Utd have powered further clear at the top of the Premier Division, their 6-1 victory over Wolverhampton Sporting has given them a lead of ten points. It had been an incredible 70 days since Stockingford AA Pavilion had played a game, however their fitness regime during the interim helped them overcome a determined Coundon Court side. Stockingford took the lead after 27 minutes with a goal from Ria Scarr and after Coundon equalised through a penalty before half time, Scarr scored her second on 55 minutes and Sharni Turnbull secured the three points for the home side with five minutes left. Worcester Utd meanwhile claimed their first league victory of the season when they won 3-2 away to Lye Town.
One match did manage to go ahead in Division One North, at Atherstone Rangers where visitors Tamworth went home with the points and a 3-2 victory which strengthens their mid-table position.
Redditch Utd have extended their Division One South lead to seven points following their 5-0 victory over Solihull Sporting, taking their unbeaten run to twelve matches in the process.
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