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Blackburn Rovers have retained the Northern Division title following their 4-1 victory away to Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
Needing a win to make sure of being Champions again, Rovers trailed at the break to a Hazzana Parnell goal but in the second half, Lagan Makin levelled the scores before Jess Holbrook, Natasha Flint and Saffron Jordan also got on the scoresheet.
Blackburn followed this up on Tuesday night with a 3-0 win against Stoke City to take themselves to the 50-point mark for the season. Natasha Flint gave them the lead midway through the first half and they added further goals after the break through Saffron Jordan and Jess Holbrook.
Leicester City Women are in the driving seat for second place and require one more win for runners-up, after having beaten Middlesbrough 6-3 to move above them. Rosie Axten led the scoring with a hat-trick for Leicester while Sophie Domingo, Charlotte Greengrass and Nicole Nymoen were also on target. Bianca Owens, Emily Scarr and Ellie Dobson replied for 'Boro who need to win their final game to stand any chance of reaching the top two.
Guiseley Vixens are out of the top two after they shared a 2-2 draw with Fylde Ladies. Charlotte Blythe and Emily Heckler twice gave Guiseley the lead, with the Coasters equalising on each occasion through Sophie Charlton and Emily Hollinshead.
Fylde followed this up two days later by winning 1-0 against Nottingham Forest, a result which guarantees them a top half place. Danielle Young scored the only goal of the game for Fylde who can still finish as high as fifth if they win their final match.
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