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East Midlands League
Leicester City Women Development need to avoid defeat in their final match of the season in order to be confirmed as Champions. They moved to the brink with a 5-4 victory away to Kettering Town on Tuesday night, Jade Benford and Natalie Hurst each scoring twice and Angel Craig-Tapper adding the other. Sophie Till (2), Mikaela Welford and Jo Brandon all replied for Kettering. Oughtibridge WMSC are the only team who can still mathematically catch them after a Millie Kenyon hat-trick, Brooke Swann and Kathryn Mudge gave them a 5-2 win against Rise Park. Woodlands Ladies meanwhile scored eleven times without reply past Leicester City Ladies, spearheaded by a four-goal haul from Chloe Scott. Katie Mayfield contributed a hat-trick, with the others coming from Jody Scott (2), Andrea Ball and Emily Foss.
Northampton Town sewed up the Division One South title with a 7-0 victory over Thrapston Town. Emma Dunmore hit a hat-trick and she was joined on the scoresheet by Abbie Reboul, Alex Bartlett, Francesca Partridge and Leah Stacey. Notts County continue to finish the season well as they recorded another win, 4-2 against Lutterworth Athletic. Bella Reed was on target twice along with Isobel Lee and Sam Brooks.
Eastern Region League
Acle Utd remain in third place in the Premier Division table and have gone level on points with Royston Town after sharing a 4-4 draw with Harlow Town, who had beaten Royston in midweek. Grace Birchall hit a hat-trick for Acle, with Naomi Cooper adding the other goal, whilst Poppy Binding (2), Chloe Bassett and Beth Chambers netted Harlow's replies. Wymondham Town were 1-0 winners away to Brentwood Town and Bedford Ladies defeated Peterborough Northern Star 2-1, ending any remaining hopes their opponents had of a top two finish.
Division One title winners St Ives Town were held to a 1-1 draw by Hutton, Georgia Stancombe netting their goal and Vicky Kinsman replying. Georgia Fraser was on the scoresheet as runners-up Bowers & Pitsea also drew 1-1 against Histon. Stevenage Ladies Res are back up into third place after winning 4-2 against Hatfield Peveral, Emily Schofield bagging a hat-trick and Katherine Taylor adding the other. Emma Corbyn, Tiffany Forshaw, Rebecca Russell and Olivia Baker were all on target as King's Lynn Town won 4-0 away to Lawford.
North East League
South Shields have had a good season in the Premier Division and it will end with them in third place, finishing off with an 8-1 victory away to Wallsend Boys Club in the only match played in the league over the weekend.
North West League
FC United of Manchester completed a busy week with a tough trip to third placed Tranmere Rovers, but returned with a 3-2 victory under their belts which leaves them three points behind leaders Stockport County. The other game to take place was that between the two teams at the foot of the table and it was Penrith AFC who were 1-0 winners over Accrington Girls & Ladies.
The Division One North title has been decided after Bury FC Women ran out 3-1 winners over Workington Reds to give them the result they needed in order to be confirmed as Champions, taking them beyond the reach of Carlisle Utd who will finish as runners-up.
Division One South Champions West Didsbury & Chorlton rounded off their successful season in style, with a fourteen goal blast against City of Liverpool whose own fortunes in this campaign could not have been more contrasting. Northwich Vixens meanwhile defeated Didsbury Ladies 8-1, a result which means they will finish sixth.
South West League
The final match of the season in the league went the way of Portishead Town on Sunday, they were 1-0 winners away to Ilminster Town.
Southern Region League
Warsash Wasps have finished the season well in the Premier Division and two wins in a week have seen them claim a top half place. On Sunday, a brace of goals from Megan Fox gave them a 2-1 victory away to Barton Rovers, who replied through Amelia Sergent, and they followed this up in midweek with another 2-1 success against Winchester City Flyers.
West Midlands League
It was Cup Finals day in the league on the weekend with the finals of the three divisional League Cups taking place at Stone Dominoes FC.
Three days earlier, Leafield Athletic clinched the league title when a Lily Eustace goal gave them a 1-0 win away to Goldenhill Wanderers. That win also meant that Sutton Coldfield Town would finish in second place but in the Premier Division Cup Final, it was Sutton who gained some revenge by denying Leafield the chance to win the double, Imogen Fisher scoring the only goal of the game as they won 1-0.
In the Division One North Cup Final, title winners Leek Town completed a superb season for themselves with a 7-2 victory over Shifnal Town to land their second trophy of the season. Chantelle Gallagher led the scoring for Leek with a hat-trick, and also missed a penalty, whilst Michaela Lockett, Rhian Morris, Lacey-May Smith and Katie Gibbons weighed in with the other goals.
Kidderminster Harriers finished as runners-up in the league but went one better in the Division One South Cup Final, winning 3-1 against Sedgley & Gornal Utd. Sophie Richards, Kirstie Bavington and Alex Nicklin scored the goals to give Kidderminster a second trophy in successive weeks, having won the County Cup seven days earlier.
One match was played in the Premier Division on Sunday, Crusaders guaranteeing themselves a third placed finish with a 2-1 victory over Knowle.
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