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East Midlands League
Northampton Town have lifted the League Cup following a stunning 8-0 victory over Eastwood Ladies in the Final. Emma Dunmore netted a brace to give Northampton a two-goal lead at the interval and in the second half, Leah Stacey and Georgia Tear put them further ahead before Naomi Dauncey and Francesca Speck also got on the scoresheet. Dunmore completed her hat-trick with three minutes remaining and Stacey netted her second afterwards to round off a great day for her side.
The League Plate Final also produced plenty of goals and it was Peterborough Northern Star who were 6-2 winners over Oadby & Wigston Dynamo. Katie Steward led the scoring with a hat-trick and Cassie Steward weighed in by netting a brace, with Vicky Gallagher also on target. Emily Miles scored both goals in reply for Oadby.
Ollerton Town finish in the top half of the Premier Division after they defeated Kettering Town 2-1 in the final game of the season.
There was better news for Oadby & Wigston Dynamo in midweek as they secured the runners-up spot in Division One South with a 7-0 victory over Heather LFC. Nikki Lidgett hit a hat-trick along with doubles from Samantha Hargrave and Lauren Staples.
Eastern Region League
The final game of the season was played in Division One South, where Hutton ran out 6-1 winners away to Hertford Town. Katie Lowen and Kelly Roberts both netted twice for Hutton along with Laura Allen and Kaitlin Sugg, whilst Hertford's consolation goal came from Claire Pavett.
London & South East League
The top two teams in the league met each other once again in the Final of the League Cup and it was AFC Phoenix who carried off the trophy with a 3-2 victory, to deny Champions Crawley Wasps the double.
When the two teams faced each other in the league this season, Crawley were victorious in one game and the other was drawn, but this time Kasey Kelm netted two of the goals for Phoenix and Zoe Elmore was also on target, with Crawley replying through Ariana Flieschman and Faye Rabson.
North East League
Norton & Stockton Ancients won the league title on Wednesday night with a 6-0 victory away to Farsley Celtic. Norton went into the game requiring a point in order to finish above Durham Cestria, and were up against opponents in good form in recent weeks, but a Nyci Thorns brace, along with Chelsea Beetch, Victoria Hutchinson, Kate McSorley and Shannon Reed, gave Norton the result they needed to be confirmed as Champions. They had been put in this position before the game after going down to their first defeat of the season on Sunday, beaten 4-1 by Hartlepool Utd who finish in third place. Caitlin Bates (2), Jessica Dawson and Jade Pye scored the goals for Hartlepool, with Norton's consolation on the day coming from Shannon Reed. Farsley meanwhile had won 6-4 against York City thanks to Shirley Murphy (2), Aaliyah Allen, Demi Godson, Elisha Hardcastle and Danielle Sidebottom.
Boro Rangers are confirmed as runners-up in the Northern Division following their 8-1 midweek success against Cramlington Utd. Robina Todd netted a brace along with Vicky Gunn, Suzanne Fox, Eve Allen, Alex Hodgson, Larissa Burkinshaw and Kim Robinson.
South West League
Buckland Athletic completed a perfect campaign on Sunday - 22 wins out of 22 - as they won 2-0 against Torquay Utd. With Torquay still in the running for the runners-up spot, there was plenty to play for, buy goals from Amber Coates and Carla Staddon ensured that Buckland finish the season with a 100% record and will win the league by at least eleven points. Defeat ended Torquay's last hopes of second place, which goes to Marine Academy Plymouth who were 3-0 winners away to Keynsham Town Development thanks to Ellie Bishop, Sam Drewery and an own goal. Exeter City follow on after a Lannece Hole hat-trick, Abbie Britton, Jana Richards, Millie Pearce and an own goal gave them a 7-3 victory over Middlezoy Rovers but they can no longer finish in the top three after going down 3-0 to Keynsham Town Development on Wednesday night. Erin Bloomfield was another hat-trick scorer along with Shannon Crouch (2), Amy Burge and Maisie Parker as Ilminster Town won 7-2 against AEK Boco, whose replies came from Sasha Ferris and Rebecca Watson. Ilminster's win was not quite enough to take them above Bishop's Lydeard after they battled out a 2-2 draw with Charlestown.
Portishead Town are confirmed as Eastern Division Champions after Wootton Bassett Town were unable to win by the required amount of goals in their final game away to Cheltenham Town Development. Hayley Huckin netted twice and Laura Gammon the other as Wootton Bassett won 3-0 but they will have to settle for second place. Swindon Town Development end up in third after going down 5-3 to local rivals Swindon Spitfires, for whom Katie Wadey netted four times along with Skye Peters. FC Chippenham finished off on a winning note, 3-2 against Frome Town thanks to Kathryn Kilgour (2) and Aleksandra Guzik.
Callington Town picked up the win they needed to clinch the Western Division title, triumphing 3-2 away to Plympton Ladies. Although they trailed 2-1 at the interval, goals from Lucy Bounsall, Gemma Farley and Amy Hemingway took Callington beyond the reach of title rivals Plymouth Argyle Development whilst Plympton, who will finish fourth, replied through Lauren Boyle and Sam Metters.
West Midlands League
Bedworth Utd won the Premier Division title on Tuesday night with a 6-1 victory over Stockingford AA Pavilion. Leafield Athletic did all they could on Sunday by winning 7-0 against Knowle but, despite finishing the season with an unbeaten record, they will finish in second place.
The outcome of the title race has also been decided in Division One North, where Sutton Coldfield Town confirmed themselves as Champions by beating Goldenhill Wanderers 3-0.
Division One South, though, will go down to a last game title decider after Coventry Sphinx won 3-2 at Solihull Utd to go top of the table for the first time this season. They have a one point lead over second placed Redditch Utd and the two teams meet this Sunday to decide where the trophy will go.
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