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East Midlands League
Peterborough Utd extended their lead in the Premier Division as they won 4-2 against Ollerton Town. Hannah Pendred bagged a double along with Donna McGuigan and an own goal, with Shoniqua Barnes and Emily Stretton replying. Gemma Ball and Kerry Stapleton each scored twice, with Lauren Quinn and Beth Roberts as Leicester City Ladies won 6-2 away to Kettering Town, who netted through Lauren Handley and Sophie Till. Northampton Town were 4-2 winners at Rise Park thanks to a Francesca Partridge hat-trick and Sara Wait.
In Division One North, Notts County Development closed the gap on leaders Hykeham Town to five points with a 5-1 victory over Cleethorpes Town. Ashleigh Davies-Lynch, Melissa East, Amelia Holland, Sophie Howe and Abbie Staples all scored a goal apiece for County, with Grace Tominey replying. Natasha Leach meanwhile bagged all four goals as Arnold Eagles won 4-1 against local rivals Arnold Town, to leapfrog them in the table.
Eastern Region League
Peterborough Northern Star have closed the gap on Premier Division leaders Harlow Town to six points after they defeated Bowers & Pitsea 3-1. Leah Cudone, Chanade Henderson and Jessica Driscoll all scored a goal apiece for Northern Star, with Yasmin Cowley replying. Wroxham were held to a 1-1 draw by Haringey Borough, despite a goal from Kirstie Kindred.
Division One North leaders Cambridge City Development did not play and their advantage has been trimmed to a single point by King's Lynn Town, who replaced East Bergholt Utd in second place by beating them 6-0 with Emma Corbyn, Tiffany Forshaw and Rebecca Russell each scoring twice. AFC Sudbury and Histon battled out a goalless draw, whilst Newmarket Town scored eight times without reply past Gorleston. Annabel Cuthbert spearheaded the win with a six-goal haul and there was one apiece from Katie Webb and Sarah O'Rourke.
Millwall Lionesses have taken over as the new leaders of Division One South, thanks to a 4-1 victory over Leigh Ramblers. Wodson Park meanwhile won 3-2 away to Hoddesdon Town Owls to register their first points of the season. Christie Seakens (2) and Chloe-Marie Clay scored their goals, with Leah Dunnage and Sam Garner replying.
London & South East League
The two games which survived the weather on Sunday both took place in the League Cup. Dartford have gone to the top of Group A after beating Whyteleafe 3-2. Caitlin Hirst, Emily Read and Elizabeth Adams all scored Dartford's goals, with Giorgia Dunne and Jessica Lewry responding. Dulwich Hamlet broke their duck in Group B and gave themselves an outside chance of reaching the semi finals by winning 3-0 away to Fulham, courtesy of a Joanna Gibson brace and Saskia Philp.
North East League
The North East League was once again greatly affected by the weather and County Cup ties, being reduced to a single match throughout the three divisions.
This took place in the Northern Division, where Lumley Ladies lifted themselves into third place with a 3-2 victory away to Norton & Stockton Ancients Res. Ellie Medd, Neve Jackson and Holly Doogan were all on target for Lumley, with Norton replying through Sacha Millward and Louise Atkinson.
North West League
Tranmere Rovers won 2-1 against Merseyrail Ladies and stretched their lead in the Premier Division to five points after their two nearest rivals, Crewe Alexandra and FC United of Manchester, fought out a 2-2 draw. Wigan Athletic meanwhile defeated Mossley Hill 2-0 to move into a mid-table position.
Accrington Sports & Football Club have gone back to the top of Division One North following their 3-0 victory over Blackpool, moving themselves above Penrith AFC who were not in action. Workington Reds also won 3-0 against Carlisle Utd to cement themselves in the top half of the table.
Division One South table toppers Salford City Lionesses did not play and their lead has been cut to seven points by Curzon Ashton, who were 3-1 winners away to Northwich Vixens. West Kirby meanwhile drew for the fourth time this season, sharing a 1-1 scoreline with Liverpool Feds Res.
South West League
It was a case of honours even in the two Premier Division games to beat the weather over the weekend. Beth Ellis was on target for Bideford as they drew 1-1 with Marine Academy Plymouth, whose reply came from Sam Drewery, whilst Torquay Utd ended a run of eight straight defeats when they shared a goalless draw with Middlezoy Rovers.
In the Northern Division, AEK Boco doubled their number of wins this season with a 3-2 success away to Weston-super-Mare. Eloise Nicholas netted twice and Rea Manning the other for Boco, with Weston's replies coming from Desni Darch and Sarah Tedder.
Sherborne Town stepped up their challenge in the Eastern Division with a 4-0 victory over Frome Town. A win or a draw would have taken Frome back to the top of the table but they are down to third, on goal difference underneath Swindon Spitfires and Sherborne, with Swindon Town Development a single point behind the leading trio. Elisha Jacks, Hattie King, Jemma Tewkesbury and Terri Trowbridge all netted a goal apiece for Sherborne.
Plympton Ladies kept themselves well in contention in what is becoming an increasingly congested title race in the Western Division, with a 4-2 win away to second placed Feniton. Lucy Atkinson scored a hat-trick and Lauren Boyle was also on target, with Feniton's replies coming from Natalie Matthews and Dani Skinner.
Southern Region League
Abingdon Utd have moved up into second place in the Premier Division after beating Oxford City 3-1. Molly Lygo-Jackson, Lauren May and an Amy Chivers penalty gave Abingdon a result which takes them above their opponents, whose consolation was scored by Tiana Russell-Cartwright. Ascot Utd meanwhile defeated Newbury Ladies 5-3 to take themselves into a mid-table position. Nicole Brown spearheaded the win for Ascot by hitting a hat-trick whilst Kelly Rideout added the other two goals, whilst Newbury replied through one apiece from Rebecca Chitolie, Gabriely Tavares da Silva and Rachel Allwright.
In Division One, Abingdon Town climbed up to second, one point behind table toppers Abbey Rangers, following their 3-0 victory away to Alton Ladies. All of the goals came during the second half, Taya McCalmon giving Abingdon the lead just before the hour mark and they added further goals in the last ten minutes through Charlotte Comley and Isi Meade. AFC Bournemouth CST Development ran out 5-0 winners over New Milton Town, Helen Corbin bagging herself a four-goal haul after Jade Hockey had given them the lead.
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