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Northern Premier Division
West Bromwich Albion moved to the top of the table on Thursday night on the back of a 3-0 win away to Loughborough Foxes. Fran Orthodoxou, Leigh Dugmore and Jade Arber all netted a goal apiece for the new leaders.
Albion head a trio of clubs on goal difference, with Nottingham Forest in second following their 4-1 victory over Sheffield FC. Lucy Johnson and Hayley James put Forest two ahead at half time, with Rosie Axten and Rachel Brown adding further goals after the break, before Brooke Marsden grabbed a late consolation for the visitors.
Burnley FC Women had started the day as leaders but went down to their first defeat, 2-1 at the hands of Fylde Women who become the third team level on points at the top. Kerry Hope was on target for Burnley but Faye McCoy scored a goal in each half for the Coasters as they kept up their own impressive start.
Derby County meanwhile notched up their first victory, 3-1 against previously unbeaten Stoke City. Jade Formaston, Hannah Keryakoplis and Jodie Michalska all netted a goal apiece for the Ewe Rams, with Amy Hughes replying.
Huddersfield Town came from behind to win 2-1 at Hull City and inflict a first defeat of the season on the home side. Hull took the lead just after the half hour through Katie Thompson but goals either side of half time from Laura Elford earned Town their first league victory.
Sunderland got themselves off the mark when they won 3-2 against Middlesbrough. Neve Herron, Maria Farrugia and Keira Ramshaw were the scorers for the Wearsiders, whilst 'Boro's goals came from Danielle Brown and Jasmine McQuade.
Southern Premier Division
Watford made it three wins out of three when scoring six times without reply past Hounslow Women. All of Watford's goals came in the first half, Katie O'Leary leading the scoring by hitting a hat-trick whilst Helen Ward netted a brace and Sarah Wiltshire was also on target.
Crawley Wasps got back to winning ways with a 2-1 success away to Gillingham. Sarah Wignall's early strike for the Wasps was quickly cancelled out by Dayna Chong, but Crawley grabbed what proved to be the winner through Naomi Cole on the stroke of half time.
Oxford Utd moved up into the top three on the back of a 3-1 win at Milton Keynes Dons. Molly Peters netted twice for the U's to add to an early penalty from Emily Allen, whilst the Dons' consolation came from Hannah Barrett.
Chichester & Selsey meanwhile claimed their first win and points of the season when beating Portsmouth 2-1. Megan Fox put Chichester ahead during the first half, with Becki Bath equalising after the break via a 25-yard free kick. Amber Howden netted the decisive goal for Chichester with two minutes remaining.
Division One North
Chester-le-Street Town have taken over as the new leaders following their 3-2 victory against Newcastle Utd. Charlotte Proud, Sarah Burn and Nichole Havery were the scorers for the Cestrians, with Newcastle's replies coming from Bethany Guy and Anna Soulsby.
Brighouse Town meanwhile won 3-0 away to Barnsley, a result which lifts them into second place. Danielle Whitham, Amy Woodruff and Ellie Dobson all netted a goal apiece for Brighouse.
Norton & Stockton Ancients had started the day on top of the table but went down to their first defeat, 2-1 at the hands of Durham Cestria. An own goal and Lily Crosthwaite gave Durham their first goal of the season, with Bianca Owens replying for Norton.
Liverpool Feds were another team to get off the mark when they triumphed 2-0 at Stockport County. Chantelle Thompson put the Feds in front shortly before half time, with Jodie Mortimer sealing the points early in the second half.
Division One Midlands
Wolverhampton Wanderers kept up their strong start to the season by winning 5-0 against Sporting Khalsa, who had started the day in second place. Lowri Walker gave them the lead after five minutes and went on to score a hat-trick, with Jade Cross and Anna Morphet joining her on the scoresheet.
Wolves now lead the table by two points from Lincoln City, who were also 5-0 victors against Doncaster Rovers Belles. Leah Hardy was on target twice for the Lady Imps along with Amy Kay, Ashleigh Housley-Stott and an own goal.
Solihull Moors meanwhile defeated Leafield Athletic 3-1 to move back into the top three. Leafield did take the lead after ten minutes with a goal from Grace Harris but Solihull hit back strongly after the break to take the points, thanks to a Lois Jefferies double and Zoe Creaney.
Long Eaton Utd chalked up their first league victory of the season, beating Holwell Sports 5-2. Jessica Munn netted a brace alongside Bethany Naqwi, Jordan Atkin and Audrey Huskisson-Moore, whilst Holwell replied with a double from Chantelle Robinson.
Division One South East
AFC Wimbledon hold on to the leadership after being held to a 2-2 draw by Kent Football Utd. Charlie Goad gave Kent an early lead, which they took into the break, but Wimbledon hit back with two goals in a nine minute spell from Jess Lewry and Helen Ogle. Goad netted her second to bring the scores level again and earn Kent a share of the spoils.
Courtney Cook was the heroine for Enfield Town, hitting a hat-trick as her team moved up into third place by winning 3-0 away to Stevenage Women.
Hashtag Utd made it two wins on the trot as they edged out Billericay Town by the odd goal in seven. Poppy Binding, Evie Clarke, Holly Turner and Kelly Wealthall all netted a goal apiece for Hashtag, with Jay Blackie, Connie Forman and Hannah Porter replying.
Honours were even at the end of the Cambridge derby with Cambridge City and Cambridge Utd battling out a 3-3 draw. Sofia Castiglione, Rebecca Fay and Charlotte Gillies all scored for City as they picked up their first point of the season, whilst United netted through Amy Howlett, Laura Mitchell and Gisela Otten.
Division One South West
Southampton FC triumphed 6-0 over local rivals Southampton Women to preserve their lead of three points at the top of the table. Ella Pusey led the scoring with a hat-trick, Georgie Freeland weighed in with a brace and Kirsty Whitton was also on target.
Exeter City moved up into second place with a 6-1 victory over Buckland Athletic. The Bucks did take an early lead through Zoe Cunningham but Exeter hit back strongly, an Anthea Kaptein double and Abbie Britton putting them ahead at the break. Connie Pengelly extended their lead after the restart and two late goals from Megan Robinson crowned the win.
Swindon Town kept up their good start by beating Cheltenham Town 3-2 and keeping their place in the top three. Megan Attenborough, Emma Skinner and Jessica Graham scored the goals for Swindon, with Abby Bevan and Charlotte Criddle replying.
There was late drama at Maidenhead Utd where visitors Chesham Utd returned home with the points and a 3-2 victory. Maidenhead twice took the lead through Natalie Barnes and an own goal but Chesham hit back on each occasions with equalisers from Kirsty Gladwin and Emma Delves, before Anneka Nuttall scored a winner for the Clarets deep into injury time.
An astonishing start to the game saw Larkhall Athletic to their first league victory of the season, 6-3 away to local rivals Brislington. All of the Larks' goals came in the opening fifteen minutes, with Rhian Robbins and Adele Hooper both hitting hat-tricks - a rare occurrence in any form of the game. Brislington recovered from their disastrous opening and replied through a Chelsea Heal brace and Kim Maggs.
Photo - Southampton FC's Lucia Kendall skips past a challenge from Lucy Mear of Southampton Women
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