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East Midlands League
Leicester City Women Development head a trio of teams on six points at the top of the Premier Division table. Chantelle Robinson netted both goals as Leicester won 2-0 away to Mansfield Town. Oughtibridge WM defeated Woodlands Ladies 3-1 thanks to Millie Kenyon, Jenny Selman and Kathryn Mudge, and Rise Park also claimed their second win, 2-0 against Kettering Town with Jessica Parker bagging a brace. Ollerton Town got themselves off the mark by winning 4-2 at Eastwood Community, courtesy of Paxton Johnson, Rachael Bell, Shoniqua Barnes and an own goal, and Peterborough Utd also won for the first time, 4-1 against Loughborough Students. Donna McGuigan led the scoring for the Posh Ladies with a hat-trick, to add to Megan Parrett's early goal.
On the opening day of the season in Division One North, newcomers Boston Utd got off to a good start with a 6-1 victory over Arnold Town. Toni McHamilton netted twice inside the opening ten minutes and they added further goals through Eleanor Spendelow, Amy Hunt, Tracey Duxbury-Mead and Rachael Howes. Dawn Harmer, Lauren Churcher and Alice Hayes were the markswomen for Lincoln Moorlands Railway as they won 3-1 at Hykeham Town and Sleaford Town defeated Ilkeston Town 2-0 thanks to Joanne Wilson and Jessica Machin.
Lutterworth Athletic made a strong impact in their first game in Division One South, running out 10-1 winners over Desford. Olivia Bowles, Amie Chivers and Analeise Wilks all hit hat-tricks with Tia Pullen also on the scoresheet. Oadby & Wigston Dynamo got off to a good start with a 4-2 success away to Notts County and Loughborough Foxes Vixens defeated Thrapston Town 3-1 with a goal apiece from Molly Webb, Katie Stone and Ceara Toal. Alex Bartlett and Emma Dunmore were the scorers for Northampton Town as they won 2-0 at Corby Town.
Eastern Region League
Acle Utd occupy top spot in the Premier Division after sharing a 2-2 draw with Bedford Ladies, who are in second place. Amber Rowland and Laura Holden netted the goals for Acle who are one point ahead of Bedford - who drew for the third time in four matches - and Cambridge City who won for the second time, 3-1 against Harlow Town. Charlotte Gillies, Laura Mills and Isabella Simmons were all on target for Cambridge. Emma Pollard bagged a brace for Peterborough Northern Star as they battled out a 2-2 draw with Colney Heath, who replied through Nicola Hollick and Sheree Oliver. Mia Etheridge, Sophie Jeffery and Semma Halil accounted for the goals as AFC Sudbury won for the first time, 3-1 against AFC Dunstable, and Brentwood Town also claimed their first points with a 6-2 success at Haringey Borough. Leah Cowan led the scoring with a hat-trick and there was one apiece from Danielle Butler, Lauren Knight and Joanne Attridge. Royston Town belatedly began their campaign by beating Wymondham Town 2-1 with goals by Danielle Carty and Sammy Tinsley.
Stevenage Ladies Res are still powering away at the top of Division One, extending their lead to five points with a 3-2 win against Bowers & Pitsea. Emily Schofield, Holly Darling and Daniela Martucci scored the goals to give their side a fourth straight win. Hoddesdon Town Owls are up into second place after Kristina O'Connell (2), Summer Muir and Charley Handley gave them a 4-3 victory over King's Lynn Town. Amy Seymour-Shove netted twice along with Tierney Coulson, Megan Stow and Caitlin Jarman as St Ives Town ran out 5-1 winners at Bishop's Stortford, whilst Hutton lost for the first time, 2-1 to Newmarket Town. Histon scored seven times without reply past Hatfield Peveral including an Alison Wright hat-trick, with Katie Webb (2), Kaya Haq and an own goal completing the scoring. Hertford Town and Ipswich Wanderers each picked up their first point when sharing a 1-1 draw, goals coming from Olivia Worsfold and Ashley Bustos respectively.
London & South East League
Whyteleafe have continued to start well in their first season in the league following promotion and they remain one point ahead following their 2-1 win against London Kent Football Utd. Paige Vanden and Chloe Sampson scored the goals as Queen's Park Rangers Development won 2-1 away to Aylesford and they are in second, just ahead of Eastbourne Town who defeated AFC Phoenix 3-2. Fran Cook, Catherine Hyland and Georgia Tibble were on target for Eastbourne, with Raquel Arevalo and Rebecca May replying. Kent Football Utd meanwhile began their campaign with a 5-1 victory over Parkwood Rangers. Amy Russ netted two of the goals and she was joined on the scoresheet by Rachel Stevens, Elizabeth Waldie and Temilola Adeyemi.
North East League
The first match of the season in the Premier Division was played on Sunday and it saw newly promoted Harrogate Town open up with a notable 2-0 win away to Farsley Celtic. Grace Adams and Holly Smith scored the goals to give Harrogate a great start in the higher division.
Barnsley Development are the early leaders of the Southern Division after they defeated York RI 3-0 thanks to and Emily Pierrepoint double and Ellie Brightmore. Jenna Wraith (2), Yasmin Ayub and Lauren Swailes were on the scoresheet as Ossett Utd beat Sheffield Wednesday 4-0. Wakefield meanwhile won a high scoring affair 6-3 against Harrogate Railway. Carly Doyle and Tiffany Lyons each netted twice along with Sophie Parrish and Emma Smith, whilst Harrogate responded through Daniela Genova, Nicola Hadley and Emma Lansdall.
In the League Cup, York City were 3-1 winners over Rotherham Utd in the all-Premier Division clash. Ainsley Strickland netted twice and Ellie Sutton the other for York, with Jenna Bramley replying. Altofts Ladies meanwhile progressed with a 3-0 success away to Doncaster Belles (Women's), courtesy of a goal apiece from Hollie Betts, Elizabeth Hare and Laura Pylypiuk.
North West League
Fleetwood Town Wrens have moved to the early leadership of the Premier Division following their 7-1 victory over Accrington Girls & Ladies. Mossley Hill had won their opening match but were on the wrong end this time of a 4-2 scoreline against Stockport County. Manchester Stingers came away from Wigan Athletic with a 2-1 victory under their belts and Penrith AFC were also 2-1 winners on their travels, beating Sir Tom Finney. There were plenty of goals on offer but no winners at Tranmere Rovers where the home side shared a 4-4 draw with Merseyrail Ladies.
The top two in Division One North both recorded victories but have swapped positions with Leigh RMI heading the table on goal difference following their 9-4 win over Crosby Ladies. Blackpool meanwhile edged out Workington Reds by the odd goal in seven and sit in second place. Cammell Laird opened up their campaign by winning 5-3 against newly promoted Penwortham Town and Carlisle Utd were 3-2 victors at Carlisle Utd. Blackburn Community put their opening defeat behind them to beat Burscough Dynamo 6-2 and they currently occupy a mid-table position.
In Division One South, Altrincham scored seven times without reply against City of Liverpool and this sees them top of the table on goal difference from Curzon Ashton, who were 3-1 winners away to Wythenshawe Amateurs. West Didsbury & Chorlton also recorded a 7-0 victory over Didsbury and they sit in third, just ahead of Warrington Wolverines who beat Liverpool Feds Res 4-2. Stockport County Blues meanwhile recorded their first victory, 2-1 against Northwich Vixens.
South West League
Bishop's Lydeard made it two wins out of two when beating Torquay Utd 11-2 and this gives them a three point lead at the top of the Premier Division. Holly Miller and Abigail Parr both hit hat-tricks and Nicola Brown contributed two with Willow Dyke, Kayleigh Riley and Lucie Waddon also on target. Libby Sims led the scoring with a hat-trick, Emily Plummer weighed in with a brace and Rhianna Ben-Carew added the other as Keynsham Town Development got off to a good start with a 6-1 victory over Ilminster Town, whose consolation came from Charlotte Pettinger, and Marine Academy Plymouth defeated Forest Green Rovers 5-0, Sam Drewery was on target four times along with Ellie Bishop. Sian Chapman and Zoe Watkins each netted twice, with Jana Richards adding the other, as Exeter City ran out 5-2 winners at Middlezoy Rovers and Portishead Town won 3-1 against Downend Flyers thanks to a goal apiece from Taylor Gainey, Ellie Howard and Jess Smailes.
Frampton Rangers have made a good start to life in the Eastern Division, winning 4-0 away to fellow newcomers Trowbridge Town in their opening match. Abi Todd netted a brace and she was joined on the scoresheet by Maddy Brown and Lucie Hulin. In the other game, Cheltenham Town Development were 3-1 victors at AEK Boco. Lauren Cable scored twice along with Sophie Wyatt, whilst the home side's consolation came from Sarah Cooper.
In the Western Division, Sam Metters, Shannon Workman and Billie Swan scored the goals as Plympton Ladies won 3-2 against last season's runners-up Plymouth Argyle Development. Plympton top the table on goal difference from Alphington who beat Bude Town 3-0. Weston-super-Mare opened up their campaign with an emphatic victory over Exeter & Tedburn Rangers, spearheaded by four-goal hauls from Lucy Mager and Ellison Roberts. Dionne Crisp contributed a hat-trick and Vicky Wilson a brace, whilst there was one each from Francesca Inman, Phoebe Payton, Desni Darch and Gabrielle Massey. Jess Chappell, Amy Clark, Natasha Crew and Elena Claudia Pasare accounted for the goals as Weston Mendip defeated Feniton 4-0 and St Agnes made a winning start, 3-2 against Pen Mill.
Southern Region League
Meg Vella scored twice along with Jade Hockey, Hannah Bennett, Rosie Eden and Terri Harvey as AFC Bournemouth won 6-1 away to Ascot Utd in the Premier Division. Woodley Utd meanwhile came away from New Milton Town with a 3-2 victory, Sarah Thompson, Jodie Penny and Rosie Page-Smith were on target with the home side replying through Rebecca Ingram and Caitlin Steele.
Southampton Women Development's goal laden start in Division One continued as they netted fifteen times against Shanklin. Emma Pinner netted five times with Laura Vokes, Chelsie Hay and Hannah Samuels all adding doubles, whilst Manuela Naprta, Kellie Warren and Kayleigh Tonks also got on the scoresheet. Kim Stenning meanwhile bagged a hat-trick as Moneyfields defeated Wokingham & Emmbrook 8-0. Kim Whitcombe and Becki Bath each netted twice and Ciara Boylan completed the scoring. Amy Pipe, Eleanor Boxall and an own goal ensured that Abingdon Utd won 3-0 away to Wargrave Ladies and Wycombe Wanderers defeated Alton Ladies 5-3 thanks to Tara Woodward (2), Chante Inniss (2) and Charlotte Bagshaw.
West Midlands League
Sutton Coldfield Town head the fledgling Premier Division table after netting twelve times against Knowle. Ruth Graham bagged four, with doubles from Hayley Chatwin, Cheyanne Jarvis and Sian Wilson, whilst Kimberley Tsiga and an own goal completed the scoring. Redditch Utd meanwhile ran out 4-1 winners away to Lye Town thanks to braces from Abbie Bailey and Jade Guppy. Crusaders edged out Coundon Court 3-2 and Coventry Sphinx won 2-1 against Worcester Utd, whilst Stockingford AA Pavilion defeated Leafield Athletic by the only goal of the game.
AFC Telford Utd have made an impressive start in Division One North by beating Shrewsbury Town 6-2. Jenna Boddison, Sian Bonner, Rebecca Bown and Natasha Dunning all scored as Shifnal Town pipped Wyrley Ladies by the odd goal in seven, whilst Leek Town were 3-2 winners over Stoke City Development thanks to Chantelle Gallagher (2) and Katie Gibbons. Florence and Port Vale took a point apiece from their meeting in which they shared four goals.
Sedgley & Gornal Utd made it two wins out of two in Division One South as Sarah Letford (2), Sarah Lojko and Chelsea O'Callaghan-Fellows gave them a 4-0 victory over Coventry City. Solihull Utd opened up by defeating Leamington Lions 9-1, Hayley Wilford netting four times along with Catherine Harris (2), Jessica Barry, Scarlet Fielding and Melissa Pugh. Loren Bliss (2), Rachel Ashmore and Katherine Watkins were the markswomen for Rugby Town in their 4-0 success at Solihull Sporting and Stourbridge were 3-1 winners at Kingfisher thanks to a Danielle Miles-Ranger hat-trick.
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