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It was a strange day in WSL 2 as both of the top two conceded their unbeaten records, to the sides occupying the next two positions in the table.
Leaders Doncaster Rovers Belles were beaten for the first time, going down 1-0 to Brighton & Hove Albion. The only goal of the game was scored in the ninth minute when Laura Rafferty fired home following a corner. Brighton did have opportunities to increase their lead but claimed a fine win which boosts their chances of a top two place.
Doncaster remain six points clear at the top as Millwall Lionesses also suffered defeat, 2-1 at the hands of Durham Women. Zoe Ness gave the Wildcats a sixth minute lead, with Ellie Mason bringing Millwall back on level terms, but a well taken goal by Emily Roberts just before half time proved to be decisive and cemented Durham's position in the top four.
In-form London Bees follow on in fifth after running out 4-0 winners away to Watford. The Bees never looked back after Katie Wilkinson headed them in front and the striker then turned provider when her pass set up Destiney Toussaint to score the second. Tricia Gould further increased their lead ten minutes into the second half and Wilkinson rounded off the scoring late on from the penalty spot.
Sheffield FC moved to within one point of Tottenham Hotspur after winning their meeting 4-2. Sheffield led by two goals at the break through a Melissa Johnson double, with Ashleigh Neville reducing the arrears after the restart. Chloe Dixon restored the two-goal advantage, before Sarah Wiltshire replied with a 20-yard strike, but she was to inadvertently score a fourth for Sheffield when Johnson's cross cannoned in off her.
Aston Villa notched up their third win of the season when beating Oxford Utd 1-0. Both teams went close to scoring until fourteen minutes from time, when Ebony Salmon continued her great form In front of goal by racing through to score the game's only goal.
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