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The top of the table clash in North Division One went the way of Chorley, who defeated Brighouse Town 5-1 to replace them as leaders. Rebecca Lord, Shannon Heffron, Caitlin Knowles, Kadie Morrison and Caitlin Mahaffey were all on target for Chorley, with Zoe Doherty replying. Durham Women were also 5-1 winners over Bradford City, recording their first victory of the season in the process. Rebecca Henderson spearheaded the win for the Wildcats by hitting a hat-trick and she was joined on the scoresheet by Mia Lawrence-Kay and Megan Hindmarsh.
North Division Two leaders Leeds Utd U23 head the table by two points after they were held to a goalless draw by Liverpool Feds and nearest rivals Hull City were beaten by Burnley FC Women. Betany Waring led the scoring for Burnley with a hat-trick, Jade Foster and Grace Turner each weighed in with a brace, while Rianna Fennell and Ami Phelan were also on target.
The Midland Division One table remains close with only four points covering all the teams, now headed by West Bromwich Albion after they beat Loughborough Foxes 5-3. Millie Rogers netted a brace for Albion along with Ellie Vernon, Charlie Whitehouse and Emma Congrave, while Jordan Atkin (2) and Sarah Brown replied. Leicester City meanwhile won 2-0 away to Coventry Utd to go second.
Crewe Alexandra held on the leadership of Midland Division Two by winning 5-1 away to Cardiff City Ladies. Shanice Finbow and Amy McDermott each netted twice, with Sophie Corden adding the other for Crewe who continue to top the table on goal difference from Sporting Khalsa, 4-3 winners over The New Saints thanks to Jessica Bate, Melody Lewis, Katie Potter and Jade Salisman. Toni McHamilton was on target four times, with Erin Bellaby and Ella Tuplin adding the others, as Lincoln City won 6-4 against Bedworth Utd who replied with braces from Elisha Dunn and Holly Webb.
Chloe Burr, Elisabeth Heyndrickx and Beau Parker scored the goals as South Division leaders Crystal Palace won 3-2 against Crawley Wasps, who were replaced in second place by Lewes after they beat AFC Wimbledon 3-0 with goals from Jonea Peter (2) and Aya Rowbotham. Rachel Woods netted twice and Georgina Lowe the other for Southampton FC in their 3-1 victory over Chichester City and Charlton Athletic U21 defeated Gillingham 3-1 thanks to Olivia Hembrough, Shamoy Campbell and Alexandre-Sarah Bokotshi.
Watford U21 have stretched their lead in the South East Division to four points by beating Billericay Town 5-1 with a Chiara Meola hat-trick, Afiya Johnson and Charli O'Connor. Second placed London City Lionesses went down to their first defeat of the season, beaten 3-2 by AFC Basildon whose goals came from Gemma Abela (2) and Katie Whitehead. Tottenham Hotspur were also defeated for the first time, 2-1 by Milton Keynes Dons who scored through Amy McLean and Mollie Coupar. Abbigail Tate (2), Maddison Greenwood and Hannah Claughton accounted for the goals as Norwich City got off the mark with a 4-1 victory over Cambridge Utd.
In the Reserve League Cup, Stoke City took the final qualification place for the knockout stages after they battled out a 3-3 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers. Chantelle Teare, Bethan Lewis and Billie Haynes all scored for Wolves but a Jodie Foxhall brace and Nuala Miszkiel ensured that Stoke picked up the result they wanted to finish in second place in the group.
Stockport County and Sheffield FC played their delayed Reserve Section League Plate Preliminary Round tie and it was Stockport who won 1-0, thanks to a late goal from Elle Turner.
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