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Northern Premier Division
Fylde Women are the new leaders of the Northern Premier Division after they defeated Hull City 4-2 on Sunday. Emily Hollinshead and Faye McCoy each gave Fylde the lead during the first half, with Jo Symington and Emily Smith equalising on both occasions. After the break, Jodie Redgrave put the Coasters back in front and they sealed their third win in four matches with a late Jess Holbrook goal.
Fylde currently head the table on goals scored from Nottingham Forest, who kept up their own excellent start by winning 3-2 away to Stoke City. Amy Hughes gave Stoke an early lead but goals in quick succession from Rosie Axten and Rebecca Rayner turned matters in Forest's favour. Rayner then scored late on to make the points safe, despite Eleanor Bohannan pulling one back for the home side.
West Bromwich Albion had started the day as leaders but were beaten for the first time, 4-2 by Derby County. Jodie Michalska, Hannah Keryakoplis and Katie Anderson all scored for Derby along with an own goal, with Albion replying through Leigh Dugmore and Nicole Nymoen.
Huddersfield Town are up into the top half following their 3-0 victory over Sunderland. Laura Elford put Town in front with seven minutes on the clock, before Katie Nutter bagged a double either side of half time.
Middlesbrough meanwhile notched up their first win of the season, a fine 2-1 success against Burnley FC Women. Rebekah Bass and Tyler Dodds were on target for 'Boro, with Burnley's consolation coming from Katie Thomas.
Sheffield FC defeated Loughborough Foxes 3-1 to lift themselves off the bottom of the table. Gina Camfield scored twice in the first half for Sheffield, either side of a reply from Ella Ritchie, before a second half own goal sealed the result.
Southern Premier Division
Leaders Watford continued their perfect start to the season with a 3-2 success away to Gillingham. Otesha Charles gave the Gills a fourth minute lead which was cancelled out shortly afterwards by Adekite Fatuga-Dada before Emma Beckett and Sarah Wiltshire added further first half goals. Georgia Griffin pulled one back for the home side but Watford saw the game out for their fourth straight win.
The two teams immediately below Watford at the start of play met each other and it was Oxford Utd who triumphed 3-1 over Crawley Wasps, to take them into second place. Molly Peters, Catherine Beaver and Lauren Haynes were the markswomen for the U's, with Imogen Lancaster replying.
Yeovil Utd complete the top three after coming from behind to win 3-2 at Keynsham Town. After Kelly Aldridge had put Yeovil in front, Keynsham hit back with a Kerry Bartlett double to lead at the break but goals in the last twenty minutes from Eleanor Sargent and Laura Williams gave Yeovil a hard earned victory.
Chichester & Selsey meanwhile maintained their promising start as they won 3-1 away to Plymouth Argyle. Jessica Burke, Sophie Phelps and Jane Yeates all scored to give Chichester their second win in four days, whilst Argyle's consolation came from Wensday Wise.
Milton Keynes Dons climbed into the top half of the table after they defeated Hounslow Women 4-0. Jade Bell netted two of the goals for the Dons and she was joined on the scoresheet by Cherrelle Albert and Victoria Barrett.
Division One North
Leaders Chester-le-Street Town have doubled their advantage at the top to two points after their meeting with Leeds Utd finished in a goalless draw. The point was also enough to move Leeds up into third place.
A win would have taken Norton & Stockton Ancients back into second place but instead they went down 1-0 to Newcastle Utd in the only other game to be played. Georgia Gibson scored the only goal of the game to hand Newcastle their first victory of the season.
Division One Midlands
Wolverhampton Wanderers have powered five points clear at the top of the table following their nine-goal blast against Burton Albion. Jade Cross led the scoring by netting four times in the first half whilst Lauren Riley hit a double and there was one apiece from Tammi George, Lowri Walker and Alisha Miller.
Doncaster Rovers Belles bounced back from a midweek defeat to win 3-0 away to Holwell Sports and go level on points with second placed Lincoln City. Jessica Andrew, Hannah McWilliams and Nadia Khan scored the goals to earn the Belles their second victory of the season.
After defeats in their opening two games, Bedworth Utd are off the mark after their 1-0 success against previously unbeaten Long Eaton Utd. Kirsty Farnsworth netted the only goal of the game for Bedworth, midway through the first half.
Division One South East
Ipswich Town have taken over the leadership of the division with a 4-0 victory over Cambridge City. Paige Peake netted twice for the Tractor Girls and she was joined on the scoresheet by Georgia Allen and Anna Grey.
The winners of the clash between Actonians Ladies and Enfield Town would go level on points with leaders Ipswich but instead, they sit in third and fourth place respectively after their meeting culminated in a goalless draw.
Kent Football Utd notched up their first win of the season, 2-0 away to Stevenage Women, and this result has lifted them into sixth place. Both goals came in the early stages of the game, Beth Powell giving Kent the lead after nine minutes and Charlie Goad netting the second on the quarter hour.
Division One South West
Leaders Southampton FC did not play on Sunday and they have been joined on nine points by Chesham Utd after they scored seven times without reply past Brislington. Kirsty Gladwin, Gemma Fraser and Laura Sandy ensured that the Clarets were three ahead at half time and after the break, Karima Elouath scored on the hour and Emma Bebbington increased their lead before two late goals saw Fraser complete her hat-trick.
Exeter City follow on in third after sharing a 1-1 draw with Southampton Women. After a goalless first half, Laura Vokes gave Southampton the lead after the break, with Abbie Britton netting the equaliser fifteen minutes from time.
Buckland Athletic bounced back from two defeats to run out 4-0 winners away to Poole Town. Sarah Stacey gave Buckland the lead, which Alex Hugh and Leah Brooks increased just before half time, and Zoe Cunningham rounded off the scoring in the second half.
Larkhall Athletic were involved in another high scoring thriller, this time coming from two goals behind to draw 3-3 with Cheltenham Town. Jade Grove netted twice along with Charlotte Criddle to put Cheltenham 3-1 ahead, Carly Bryant having replied from the penalty spot, but two goals in quick succession from in-form striker Rhian Robbins earned the Larks a share of the spoils.
Photo - Rhian Robbins scores the first of her two goals for Larkhall Athletic against Cheltenham Town.
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