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Middlesbrough have secured a place in the semi finals after they beat Nottingham Forest 2-1. Olivia Dixon and Hannah Luke scored the goals for 'Boro, with Forest's reply coming from Bolu Fisher.
Joining them in the last four are Plymouth Argyle who were 3-1 winners over Stevenage Women. Katie Middleton and Beth Everson were on target for Argyle, along with an own goal, with Stevenage netting a consolation through Nicole Emmings.
Northern Premier Division
The only teams in action on Sunday were teams currently situated in the bottom half of the table. Loughborough Foxes and West Bromwich Albion each moved themselves up a position after their meeting culimated in a 3-3 draw. Remarkably, all six goals came during the first half with Grace Stanley netting twice and Becky McGrother the other for Loughborough, while Albion scored through Keeley Davies, Bethan Jewitt and an own goal.
Hull City meanwhile picked up an important 2-1 win away to Fylde Women, to lift themselves off the bottom of the table. Goals in the last ten minutes from Alice Hughes and Katie Thompson gave Hull three valuable points, after Georgia Stevens had scored for the Coasters.
Southern Premier Division
One match went ahead in the division on Sunday and it resulted in a change of leadership as Crawley Wasps defeated Cardiff City Ladies 2-0 to return to top spot. Megan Stow put Crawley ahead in the opening minute and they sealed the points late in the second half, when Naomi Cole scored from the penalty spot.
Division One North
Liverpool Feds were the only team in the top four in league action on Sunday and they made up ground on the leaders when they beat Chester-le-Street Town 3-2. Laura Hockaday gave the Cestrians an early lead, with Jennifer Rogers equalising on the quarter hour, and Emily Curteis put the Feds ahead for the first time midway through the second half. Sarah Burn looked to have salvaged a point for Chester-le-Street with a late equaliser but the Feds were to grab an injury time winner through Carla Lee.
Newcastle Utd are up into mid-table following their 2-0 victory over Bradford City. Beth Gardener scored both goals for Newcastle to help her side's climb up the table.
Chorley meanwhile claimed an important point from a 1-1 draw against fifth placed Durham Cestria. Rachel Wood was on target for Chorley, with Durham replying through Lauren Robson.
Division One Midlands
Wolverhampton Wanderers further strengthened their position at the top of the table, stretching their lead to nine points when beating Long Eaton Utd 4-0. Lyndsey Glover gave Wolves the lead with ten minutes on the clock and Andrea Barnett added a second shortly after half time. Lowri Walker made it three from the penalty spot and Jamilla Palmer rounded off the scoring, seven minutes from time.
Doncaster Rovers Belles meanwhile gave new manager Andy Butler a winning start in the league, notching up a 2-0 victory over Burton Albion. Both goals were scored by substitutes in the final quarter of the game, Charlotte Gill giving the Belles the lead and Chloe Bethell sewing up the points with twelve minutes remaining.
Division One South East
AFC Wimbledon are the new leaders of the division following their 2-0 success away to Cambridge Utd on Sunday. With Ipswich Town on Women's FA Cup duty, Wimbledon replaced them at the top after Katie Stanley gave them a fifth minute lead and Georgia Heasman wrapped up the win with the second, midway through the second half.
Division One South West
Exeter City played in a league match for only the second time since the end of September, and only their seventh overall, but are back in the top three following their 3-0 victory over Maidenhead Utd. Abbie Britton netted a first half double to put Exeter two ahead at the break and Sophie Gillies added the third, early in the second half.
At the other end of the table, Poole Town got themselves off the mark when they defeated Brislington 3-1. The first half was goalless but six minutes after the restart, Brislington took the lead through Paige Sawyer. Faye Hawkins then netted twice to turn the match around in Poole's favour and Sacha Paynter sealed the points with the third goal.
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