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East Midlands League
Peterborough Utd have gone to the top of the Premier Division after they defeated Oughtibridge WMSC 5-3. Oughtibridge went into the game with a 100% record by Kier Perkins netted twice for the Posh Ladies along with Donna McGuigan, Stacey McConville and Laura Dodwell, with Kathryn Mudge, Millie Kenyon and Chelsea Wall replying. Maddie Fox was on target twice along with Meadow Barton as Loughborough Students won for the first time, 3-1 against Kettering Town.
Notts County Development still head the way in Division One North after edging out Lincoln Moorlands Railway 4-3. Melissa East netted twice for County along with Ellie Sims and Ashleigh Davies-Lynch, whilst Railway's replies came from Jade Baker (2) and Alice Hayes. Hykeham Town are in second place after scoring five times without reply past Sleaford Town. Zoe Hopewell, Demi Barai, Zuzana Pramukova and Lauren Churcher were all on target, with an own goal completing the tally. Grimsby Borough are also on six points after coming from behind to win 2-1 at Arnold Eagles. Natasha Leach put the Eagles in front after four minutes but Jayde Sleight quickly equalised and Natalie Aird scored the winner just before the hour mark.
Only one match managed to beat the weather in Division One South, Beaumont Park going level on points with leaders Notts County Women with a 4-1 victory over Thrapston Town. Kayleigh Needham netted two of the goals, with Amelia Davies and Carmelina Colangelo adding the others.
Eastern Region League
Harlow Town have made an excellent start to the season and now head the Premier Division by a single point after winning their top of the table clash 2-1 against Luton Town. Amy Nash and Olivia Steele scored the goals for Harlow, with Anne Folan replying for Luton. Wroxham are up into second place after running riot against Haringey Borough, which included a remarkable TEN-goal haul from Grace Birchall. Emily Leach contributed a double and the others came from Beth Bygrave, Kayleigh Holloway, Anna Larkins, Grace Parker, Rhianne Brister, Lauren Bullard and Kirstie Kindred. Royston Town meanwhile drew 3-3 with Wymondham Town and stay in third. Chelsea Clarke, Katie Knights and Hannah Waters netted the goals for Wymondham, with Royston scoring through Charlotte South (2) and Sammy Tinsley. Eleanor Spendelow grabbed the only goal of the game as Peterborough Northern Star won 1-0 at Bowers & Pitsea and Bedford Ladies defeated Colney Heath 2-0 thanks to Mathilda Fidler and Shianne Swarres. St Ives Town meanwhile claimed their first victory, 5-1 at AFC Dunstable with braces from Tierney Coulson and Georgia Stancombe, Anna Hicks adding the other.
Cambridge City Development continue to lead the way in Division One North after scoring seven times without reply past Gorleston. Carla Penny hit a hat-trick, Isabella Simmons netted twice and there was one apiece from Rebecca Langthorne and Jade Powell. Second placed East Bergholt Utd won 1-0 against AFC Sudbury with a goal from Megan Partridge and they stay level on points with the leaders. Newmarket Town opened up their league campaign by beating King's Lynn Town 3-2 with goals from Annabel Cuthbert, Antonia Smith and Katie Webb, whilst Annie Northwood (2) and Nichola Henderson netted for Needham Market in their 3-3 draw with Histon, who replied through Rebekah Finch, Kirsty Geal and Alison Wright.
Division One South leaders Stevenage Women Development were held to a 1-1 draw by Millwall Lionesses. Shannan Drewe was on target for Millwall, with Stevenage's goal coming from Sherrie Evans. Hutton meanwhile ran out 7-0 winners away to Wodson Park to close the gap on Stevenage to one point, Vicky Kinsman netting four times for the second week running and the others coming from Sally Appleton, Chloe Eastwell and Lauren Knight. Kirstina O'Connell meanwhile scored a hat-trick for Hoddesdon Town Owls as they beat Lawford 6-1, with Megan Davies, Lauren Hasler and Hannah Knipe accounting for the other goals.
London & South East League
League leaders Queen's Park Rangers defeated Denham Utd 1-0 in their League Cup group match, Kasha Petit netting the only goal of the game. Meanwhile, Eastbourne Town ran out 3-1 winners over Dartford thanks to a Molly Hill double and Claire Johnson.
One match was played in the league, Fulham gaining their first victory of the season as Bianca Underhill and Alice Curr gave them a 2-1 success against Saltdean Utd, whose consolation came from Chloe Evans.
North East League
South Shields claimed their second victory in as many matches, a 3-1 success away to York City. Michaela McHugh, Paige Lester and Eve Blakey scored their goals, with Sarah Milner replying. Rosie Gill and Sophie Tinson were on target for Harrogate Town as they picked up their first point from a 2-2 draw with Ossett Utd, who found the net through Yasmin Ayub and Danielle Sidebottom.
Boro Rangers have taken over as the new leaders of the Northern Division following their 4-4 draw against Chester-le-Street Town Development. Jessica Ralph, Alex Hodgson, Alys Beadle and Rachel Jackson scored the goals for Boro, with the Cestrians responding through a Karrie Gippert brace, Gabrielle Watson and Lauren Henderson. Sunderland West End are a point behind in second after scoring seven times without reply past Lumley Ladies. Alex Ross led the scoring with a hat-trick, Melissa Simpson added a couple and the tally was completed by Kay Mills and Kristen Whitfield.
Only one match managed to beat the weather in the Southern Division, York RI lifting themselves into second place in the table with a 6-1 victory over previously unbeaten Bridlington Rovers. Tamryn Dunlop hit a hat-trick, Jodie Langstaff weighed in with a brace and Denva Coupland was also on target, Bridlington's consolation coming from Demi Hanson.
North West League
The weather wreaked havoc with the fixture schedule in the league over the weekend, with all of the Premier Division matches being forced to be called off.
There was better luck in Division One North with three matches played. Blackpool stormed to an 11-1 victory away to Accrington Stanley and this result has taken them up to second, three points behind leaders Penrith AFC and just head of Stanley's local rivals Accrington Sports & Football Club, who were 6-0 winners over Carlisle Utd. Four teams are level on nine points right now, including Workington Reds, who joined the pack of clubs chasing after Penrith following their 5-1 success against Leigh RMI.
The top two teams in the Division One South table did not play and Curzon Ashton are just behind them after scoring seven times without reply past Burscough Dynamo. West Kirby meanwhile battled out a 4-4 draw with Northwich Vixens, a result which moves them into fourth, whilst Liverpool Feds Res edged out Wythenshawe Amateurs by the odd goal in nine.
South West League
Callington Town continue to look strong at the top of the Premier Division and they already have a huge lead of eight points following their 5-2 victory over Wootton Bassett Town. Gabi Alphous and Rhi Bailey both bagged doubles and Grace O'Leary was also on target, with Hayley Huckin netting twice in reply. Bishop's Lydeard and Ilminster Town are in the next two positions after their meeting culminated in a 2-2 draw. Holly Miller and Holly Newstead scored for Lydeard, with second placed Ilminster's replies coming from Graziely Esperanca and Charlotte Pettinger. Bideford and Keynsham Town Development battled out a goalless draw and Marine Academy Plymouth were 5-1 winners over Torquay Utd, courtesy of a goal apiece from Sam Drewery, Emily Eaton, Olivia Ramsey, Isabel Scott and Nicola Symons.
Frampton Rangers hold on to the leadership of the Northern Division despite going down to their first defeat of the season, beaten 3-2 by Oldland Abbotonians. Chloe Tape netted twice and Nicky Hawkins-Hoare the other for Oldland, with Frampton replying through Shelby Kendall and Zoe Shellard. Emma Summerill scored the only goal of the game as Almondsbury won 1-0 against Cheltenham Town Development to go level on points with Frampton, with Oldland one point behind the top two. Bristol Ladies Union continued their good start by defeating Weston-super-Mare 7-2, including a four-goal haul from Ellie Preece. Sophie Price added two and Madison Price was also on target, with the home side's consolations coming from Desni Darch. Chipping Sodbury Town meanwhile made it two wins on the trot when beating AEK Boco 2-0 thanks to Lauren Cornock and Laura Curnock.
Frome Town have opened up a lead of five points in the Eastern Division after they defeated Pen Mill 3-1 with goals from Hannah Christer, Karen Perkins and Keira-Leigh Underhill. Second placed Swindon Spitfires meanwhile drew 3-3 with Trowbridge Town who scored through Paris Cargill, Justine Hammond and Evie Spratt, whilst Claire Moreton (2) and Laura Stallard were on target for the Spitfires. Lani Dickinson netted twice and Shannon King the other as Swindon Supermarine and Laverstock & Ford also shared six goals.
With Feniton not in action, Plympton Ladies took the opportunity to replace them at the top of the Western Division on goal difference with a 7-3 victory over St Agnes. Lucy Atkinson led the scoring with a hat-trick, Emily Hollister adding two along with singles from Chelsea Robinson and Shannon Workman. Ebony Dover, Jodie Randall, Lucy Solloway, Bethan Cowd and Maisie Williams, along with an own goal, ensured that Plymouth Argyle Development defeated Alphington 6-1 and Bude Town were 2-1 winners at Exeter & Tedburn Rangers thanks to Sarah Badham and Louise Page.
Southern Region League
Newbury Ladies had started the day on top of the Premier Division but their League Cup hopes ended as they were beaten 4-3 by Ascot Utd in the First Round. Nicole Brown (2), Hannah Evans and Lauren Broadhurst scored the goals as Ascot gained revenge for their league defeat to Newbury seven days earlier. Moneyfields meanwhile progressed with a 6-2 victory over Woodley Utd, given to them by Paige Seeley (2), Krystal Whyte, Katie George, Kim Whitcombe and Nicole Matthews.
With Newbury on League Cup duty, AFC Bournemouth CST replaced them as Premier Division leaders by beating Abingdon Utd 2-1. Meg Vella and Hannah Bennett scored the goals for the Cherries, with Molly Lygo-Jackson replying. Wycombe Wanderers claimed their first league win of the season, 2-0 against Oxford City thanks to Tara Woodward and Samantha Jackson.
There was also a change at the top in Division One with Eastleigh taking over after winning 3-1 at New Milton Town with goals from Samantha Hide (2) and Catherine Browning. Abbey Rangers defeated Tilehurst Panthers 4-1 to go second, Rebecca Burtenshaw and Laura Hobbs netting two apiece. Previous leaders AFC Bournemouth CST Development were beaten 5-2 by Abingdon Town, for whom Elisha Cox bagged a brace along with Zoe Barnes, Isi Meade and Taya McCalmon. Amelie Baker scored both as Wycombe Wanderers Development won 2-0 at Alton Ladies and Bournemouth Sports were 5-0 winners over Southampton Women Res, Sarah Plummer and Hollie Shaw each netting twice along with Kim Elsworth.
West Midlands League
Redditch Utd were 3-1 winners over Solihull Ladies Utd they remain top of the Premier Division on goal difference from Stockingford AA Pavilion who won 7-0 at Lye Town courtesy of a Catherine Smith hat-trick, Charlotte Batey (2), Elisha Davis and Katherine Hodgson. Crusaders defeated Worcester City 8-1 and are third, just ahead of Kidsgrove Athletic who were 2-1 winners at Coventry Sphinx thanks to Emma Baggott and Natasha Lawrence. Coundon Court claimed their first victory, 5-1 at Knowle with Claudia Latchford hitting a hat-trick, whilst Hannah Roxburgh and Daisy Bloor added the others.
DIvision One North leaders Sandwell Ladies were beaten for the first time, 3-1 by AFC Telford Utd who moved level on points with them. Jemma Smith (2) and Charlotte Budd scored the goals for Telford, with Melissa Samuel replying. Wyrley Ladies complete the top three after beating Shrewsbury Town 6-2. Naomi Melbourne (2), Jodie Tomlinson and Siann Wedderburn accounted for the goals as Solihull Sporting won 4-1 away to Sutton Coldfield Town Royals.
Stourbridge scored nine times without reply past Leamington Lions to go six points clear at the top of Division One South. Roxanne Carter (2), Evie Billingsley, Rea Marsh and Abby Lawson steered Cookley Sports to a 5-0 victory over Sedgley & Gornal Utd and second place in the table and Droitwich Spa won 3-1 at Coventry City courtesy of Beth Roberts (2) and Chanel Gittus. Kidderminster Harriers picked up their first league victory of the season, 7-0 against Rugby Town with goals from Mia Badland (2), Dani Selmes (2), Anne Johnson, Alex Nicklin and Sophie Richards.
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