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East Midlands League
The only league action on Sunday was in Division One South, the teams in the top four did not play but Lutterworth Athletic are immediately below them after beating Corby Town 5-0. Emily Sowler and Louise Ward each scored twice for Lutterworth, with Helen Lewis adding the other goal. Meanwhile, Shannon Kelland, Emily Slough and Morgan Smart were all on the scoresheet as Thrapston Town defeated Derby County Community 3-1.
Eastern Region League
The top of the Premier Division could hardly be any closer following Sunday's matches, with the top four teams all level on points and fifth placed Wroxham just a single point off the pace. Two teams managed to join the leading quartet over the weekend, including Luton Town who are in third place after scoring eleven times without reply past Haringey Borough. Funmi Babalola and Erica Byron each hit hat-tricks, with doubles from Zara Carroll and Rebecca Wilson-Kane, and Jess McKay was also on target. Peterborough Northern Star are the other team, they won 4-0 at AFC Dunstable thanks to braces from Leah Cudone and Katie Steward. Bedford Ladies are in seventh, but only three points off the pace, following their 2-1 victory over Bowers & Pitsea in which Carissa Kaczorowski and Maya Sidhu scored, with Yasmin Cowley replying.
Division One North leaders Cambridge City Development saw their winning run brought to a halt, but they are now four points clear following their 2-2 draw with Newmarket Town. Carla Penny netted both goals for Cambridge, with Newmarket replying with strikes from Annabel Cuthbert and Jodie Woodfield. Second placed East Bergholt Utd went down to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of King's Lynn Town. Tiffany Forshaw and Rebecca Russell netted King's Lynn's goals, with East Bergholt's consolation being scored by Katie Bruce. Sydney Graham and Alison Wright were on target as Histon won for the first time, 2-1 against AFC Sudbury whose reply came from Olivia Gunn.
One match was played in the League Cup, Needham Market going three points clear at the top of Group C when a solitary Nicola Henderson goal gave them a 1-0 win away to Gorleston.
London & South East League
The top of the table clash on Sunday went the way of Queen's Park Rangers, who regained the leadership from Dulwich Hamlet after beating them 2-1. Chloe Sampson and Hayley Peacock both scored late on to hand Rangers their fourth straight win, with Saskia Philp having found the net for Dulwich. Whyteleafe meanwhile edged out Fulham by the odd goal in seven, to replace them in third place. Jess Lewry led the scoring with a hat-trick for 'Leafe and Amy Reader was also on target, with the visitors replying through Alice Curr, Lilly Lambird and Lauren Peck. Denham Utd continued their revival as Kayleigh Currivan and Ellen Wardlaw gave them a 2-1 victory away to Ashford Town (Middx), whose consolation came from Ashley Cheatley.
North East League
The top two teams in the Premier Division table came face to face in the only match to be played on Sunday, and honours were even as Wallsend Boys Club and Farsley Celtic fought out a 1-1 draw. Farsley took a first half lead through Dee Swales, which they held onto until three minutes from time when Jessica Havelock equalised to preserve Wallsend's lead of seven points, although they have played three more games than their opponents.
The Northern Division saw a change of leadership, with Sunderland West End returning to pole position after they defeated Washington Development 6-0. Amy Lynn, Costandina Panayi, Alex Ross and Kristen Whitfield were all on target for West End, along with two own goals. Norton & Stockton Ancients Res are up into the top three after a first half equaliser from Caitlin Jones earned them a point from a 1-1 draw with Prudhoe Town, who had earlier taken the lead through Samantha Garcia. Karrie Gippert, Jessica Ellison and Katrena Matheson Morrison were all on the scoresheet as Chester-le-Street Town Development returned from Consett Ladies with a 3-0 victory under their belts.
There was also a top of the table clash in the Southern Division, where Bridlington Rovers emerged as 3-0 winners against Sheffield Wednesday to open up a lead of three points, courtesy of a hat-trick from Amy Ward. Altofts Ladies have squeezed inbetween the two teams to move themselves into second place after Emily Scott scored the only goal of the game on the hour in their 1-0 victory over York RI. Wakefield Trinity follow on as they defeated Bradford Park Avenue 5-1. Carly Doyle and Rachel Stuart each netted twice and Rebecca Furey was also on target, with the home side's consolation coming from Alice Mcurich.
North West League
Tranmere Rovers moved further ahead at the top of the Premier Division when they ran out 4-1 winners away to Merseyrail Ladies, a result which extended their lead to six points. In the other game, Morecambe and Crewe Alexandra each preserved their own unbeaten records as their meeting finished in a 1-1 draw.
Penrith AFC kept up their great start in Division One North, beating Leigh RMI 6-2 for their sixth win in seven matches and this has taken them four points clear at the top. Preston North End are just two points behind second place after they triumphed 4-1 at Accrington Stanley, with Workington Reds following on after they defeated Penwortham Town 4-2.
In Division One South, Warrington Wolverines were unable to take an opportunity to replace Curzon Ashton as leaders when they were held to a 1-1 draw by West Kirby, meaning they remain in second place on goal difference. Chester FC Ladies meanwhile came away from Liverpool Feds Res with a 2-1 victory and although they stay fourth, they are now just two points off the pace.
South West League
Callington Town got back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Middlezoy Rovers and this has restored their lead of eight points in the Premier Division. Gabi Alphous, Samantha Burnham and Chloe Williams were all on the scoresheet as Callington returned to form following two defeats. Wootton Bassett Town meanwhile scored seven times without reply away to Torquay Utd and this has moved them up into the top four. Amber Egerton bagged a brace for the Wiltshire side and she was joined on the scoresheet by Lisa Coe, Grace Eagles, Hayley Huckin, Lauren Kayll and Aly Lyons.
The top of table clash in the Northern Division went the way of Frampton Rangers, who held onto the leadership and opened up a lead of two points after they beat Almondsbury 2-1. Megan Jeffries scored a goal in each half to earn Frampton the victory, with 'Bury replying through Zoe Hales. Cheltenham Town Development kept up their good run of form and their 2-0 success away to Chipping Sodbury Town has taken them into second place, courtesy of goals from Holly Fenton and Caitlin Marron. Weston Mendip meanwhile won 4-0 against local rivals Weston-super-Mare, Amy Clark was on target twice along with Sherise Binns and Lucy Dinham.
Swindon Spitfires are the new leaders of the Eastern Division following their 4-3 victory over Laverstock & Ford. Sophie Mitchell, Claire Moreton, Chloe Neate and Debbie Rose accounted for the Spitfires' goals, with Rachel Adkin, Abbie Vernon and Kelly Burton replying. Frome Town had started the day at the top but they were beaten for the first time, 3-2 by Swindon Supermarine. Ella McGregor and Keira-Leigh Underhill did score for Frome but they were undone by a goal apiece from Lani Dickinson, Pamella Harris and Shannon King as Supermarine recorded their best result of the season so far. Terri Trowbridge scored the only goal of the game as Sherborne Town won 1-0 against Pen Mill to go into third place. Swindon Town Development belatedly opened their campaign by scoring seven times without reply past Trowbridge Town. Zoe Ridley led the scoring with a four-goal haul, Ria Salleh weighed in with a brace and Wendy Lacey was also on target.
If you want to see goals, then Plymouth Argyle Development are certainly the team to watch! Their last three matches have yielded an astonishing 39 goals including Sunday's remarkable scoreline in which they won 9-5 against previously unbeaten Feniton. Lucy Solloway bagged herself a hat-trick, along with a Maisie Williams brace and one apiece from Ellie Bishop, Nicola Champion, Beth Everson and Kiara-Jade Robins as Plymouth moved to the top of the table on goal difference from Feniton, whose replies came from Stef Churchill-Matthews (2), Kate Finch (2) and Amy Salter. Just three points cover the top five teams, now including St Agnes after they ran out 5-2 winners away to Bude Town in their all-Cornish clash. Beth Willshaw (2), Mollie Dring, Beth Ireland and Megan Pearce were the markswomen for St Agnes, whilst Sarah Badham netted twice for Bude.
Southern Region League
Oxford City registered their first victory of the season in the Premier Division when they scored seven times without reply past Warsash Wasps. Tiana Russell-Cartwright hit a hat-trick along with Ellie White (2), Danielle Anderson and Georgina Tayman as City moved into the top half of the table, one place above Wycombe Wanderers who defeated Ascot Utd 4-0. Samantha Jackson netted two early goals for Wycombe, before Tara Woodward and Emma Newberry joined her on the scoresheet.
Abbey Rangers have returned to the top of Division One after they won 4-2 away to AFC Bournemouth CST Development. Laura Hobbs netted twice along with Beth Easterman and Rachel Johnson as Abbey recorded a fifth straight win, whilst Bournemouth's replies came from Helen Corbin and Larissa White. Southampton Women Res and third placed Abingdon Utd meanwhile battled out a 3-3 draw, Emma Glover netting twice and Sarah Bradshaw the other for Southampton whilst Abingdon - who are still unbeaten - scored through Taya McCalmon, Charlotte Comley and Megan Crawford.
West Midlands League
Leek Town have moved level on points with Premier Division leaders Redditch Utd after beating Stockingford AA Pavilion 5-0. Olivia Mountford led the scoring with a hat-trick and there was one apiece from Paris O'Connor and Amelia Robb. Claudia Latchford was on target four times as Coundon Court hit Worcester City with an eight-goal blast, Alex Shilton adding a couple along with one apiece from Sophie Shale and Beth Taylor. Sutton Coldfield Town won for the first time, 5-0 against Kidsgrove Athletic courtesy of a goal each from Imogen Fisher, Niamh Deasy, Hayley Chatwin, Ruth Graham and Abbie Hyland.
Sandwell Ladies have gone four points clear in Division One North after they defeated Shrewsbury Town 3-1 with goals from Yvette Dolphin, Siobhan Hodgetts and Jennelle Thomas. Second placed AFC Telford Utd were held to a 3-3 draw by Shifnal Town despite goals from Charlotte Budd, Madison Jones and Charlotte Sewell, whilst Wyrley Ladies' 2-1 victory against Port Vale has taken them into the top three.
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