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East Midlands League
The two Premier Division teams with unbeaten records met each other on Easter Sunday and it was Peterborough Northern Star who picked up the points with a 2-1 victory over Oughtibridge. Cassie Steward and Katie Steward scored the goals for Northern Star who have now gone level on points with their opponents, whose consolation came from Lauren Turner. Loughborough Students meanwhile continued their movement up the table, climbing above Eastwood Ladies after beating them 4-1.
One match was played in Division One North, Draycott Victoria running out 5-0 winners over Teversal. Draycott led at the interval through a Lucy Ferris goal and they added further strikes in the second half from Natalie Loughenbury, Kerry Keeling, Sarah Upton and Akvile Gerbenyte.
The top of the table clash in Division One South went the way of Peterborough Utd, who won 3-2 against Oadby & Wigston Dynamo to open up a lead of six points over their opponents. Jessica Driscoll netted twice and Jeorgia Carr the other for Peterborough, with Oadby replying through Samantha Hargrave and Chloe Quinn. Corby Town also recorded a 3-2 victory against Loughborough Foxes Vixens, courtesy of a Nicole Andrejczuk brace and Megan Brown.
Eastern Region League
League leaders Billericay Town were held to a 2-2 draw by Colney Heath and head the table by eight points, having played two games more than second placed Cambridge City. Summer Muir and Nicola Hollick scored the goals for Colney Heath as they drew for the fifth time this season, whilst Billericay responded through Lindsey Morgan and Hayley Piggott.
In Division One North, Histon defeated Silver End Utd 4-0 and this has taken them into third place. Abigail Davies, Sophie Lanham, Katie Webb and Hannah Gordon all scored a goal apiece for Histon.
Second met fourth in the only match to be played in Division One South and it ended with honours even, Harlow Town and Hutton battling out a 2-2 draw. Chloe Bassett and Lily Bruno netted Harlow's goals, and on target for Hutton were Kaitlin Sugg and Amy Crumpler.
North East League
The only action that took place in the league on Sunday was actually in the League Cup, where Norton & Stockton Ancients won 3-2 against South Shields to book their place in the semi finals. Nyci Thorns scored twice and Victoria Hutchinson the other as Norton kept up their challenge for a potential League and Cup 'double', whilst Northern Division title chasers South Shields replied with goals from Becki McMahon and Megan Archbold.
North West League
Tranmere Rovers have a lead of five points at the top of the Premier Division following their double header on Sunday with Blackburn Community. Tranmere won 5-0 in the first meeting between the two sides, with the return match finishing goalless. Tranmere's nearest rivals, Wigan Athletic and Stockport County, were not in action but Burnley Girls & Ladies did keep themselves in contention by running out 5-0 winners over Sir Tom Finney. Fleetwood Town Wrens follow on after 4-0 and 3-0 victories in their double header against CMB Ladies, but Merseyrail Bootle lost a little ground when they were held to a 2-2 draw by MSB Woolton. Blackpool and Accrington Girls & Ladies are positioned just above the top two after their clash ended in a 1-1 draw.
In Division One North, Cammell Laird stepped up their title challenge by winning 2-0 against Burscough Dynamo and they now trail leaders Penrith AFC by four points, but have two games in hand. Carlisle Utd can still challenge for a top three place if they finish the season well and did their chances no harm with a 3-0 victory over Leigh RMI. Workington Reds returned into fifth place and leapfrogged above Morecambe Res after beating them 5-0.
FC United of Manchester have picked up the pace again in Division One South, maintaining their lead of four points by winning 6-1 against Warrington Wolverines. West Didsbury & Chorlton keep up the chase in second, they netted six times without reply past City of Liverpool. Warrington's defeat means that Curzon Ashton move back above them after beating Stockport County Blues 2-0 and Altrincham were 4-1 winners over Crewe Alexandra Development.
South West League
Middlezoy Rovers won 7-1 against Downend Flyers in the only match to be played in the Premier Division on Sunday. Georgia Coles and Rosie Williams netted two goals apiece and they were joined on the scoresheet by Sarah Carling, Anusia Rourke and Chelsea Day, with Downend's consolation being scored by Kate Michael.
There was also one match played in the Eastern Division, Cheltenham Town Development winning for only the second time this season when beating St Nicholas Res 4-1. Lydia Amarquaye, Emma Canham, Eve Edmondson and Rebecca Harris were Cheltenham's scorers, with Charlotte Davis replying.
West Midlands League
Sutton Coldfield Town extended their lead at the top of Division One North to four points with a narrow 2-1 victory over Leek Town. Goldenhill Wanderers meanwhile moved into second by beating Florence 7-1 and still sport a 100% record, with two games in hand on Sutton.
One match was played in Division One South, Solihull Utd winning 1-0 against Stourbridge, a result which takes them above their opponents and into fourth place in the table.
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