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Boldmere St Michaels on brink

Northern Premier Division

Wolverhampton Wanderers took another step towards the title when they won 5-0 away to Sheffield FC. Katie Johnson, Amber Hughes, Beth Merrick, Jade Cross and Tammi George all scored for Wolves to keep them firmly on course.

Derby County held on to second place after beating local rivals Nottingham Forest 1-0. Sherry McCue scored the only goal of the game for the Ewe Rams in the seventeenth minute.

Fylde Women stay a single point behind Derby in third, after a first half goal from Laura Merrin earned them a 1-0 victory away to Hull City.

Huddersfield Town remain in the running for the runners-up spot, keeping those hopes alive when they defeated West Bromwich Albion 3-0. Brittany Sanderson opened the scoring on the half hour and Katie Stanley made it two shortly after half time, before Sanderson wrapped up the win with her second goal late on.

Burnley FC Women returned to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Stoke City. Elizabeth Hamer, Evie Priestley and Millie Ravening all scored a goal apiece for the Clarets, with Callan Barber replying from the penalty spot.

The battle to keep out of the bottom three took another twist on Sunday, with Loughborough Lightning winning 3-1 at Middlesbrough and climbing above them in the table. Katie Middleton marked her debut for Loughborough by scoring twice and Laura Steele was also on target, whilst 'Boro's consolation came from Sophie Curle.

On Wednesday night, Laura Elford hit a hat-trick as Huddersfield Town ran out 5-1 winners away to Fylde Women. Katie Stanley and Paige Crossman added the other goals, with Mel Bartley replying. The result, whilst boosting Huddersfield's chances of a top two finish, means that Wolves require two wins from their final five matches to be confirmed as Champions.

Southern Premier Division

Ipswich Town kept up the pressure at the top of the table with a 2-0 victory against Plymouth Argyle. Despite the long, long journey, the visitors went into the match in good form but goals from Eva Hubbard and Eloise King gave the Tractor Girls three important points.

With Oxford Utd not having a game, Southampton FC Women took the chance to move above them into second place by winning 2-0 at Gillingham. Both goals came in the first half, Lucia Kendall putting Southampton in front and Alisha Ware adding the second goal.

Portsmouth staged a second half comeback to win 3-2 at Keynsham Town and deal a savage blow to the home side's survival hopes. Laura Williams gave Keynsham a first minute lead and Kerry Bartlett made it two from the penalty spot but after the break, Shannon Albuery gave Pompey hope by pulling a goal back and a quickfire brace from Cherelle Khassal gave them what had seemed an unlikely win.

Cardiff City Ladies meanwhile gave their own survival chances a huge boost with a 5-0 victory away to Hounslow Women. Cori Williams scored a hat-trick for the South Wales side, to add to Ellie Sargent's earlier double.

Milton Keynes Dons also picked up three valuable points with a 3-1 success at Chichester & Selsey. Cherrelle Albert was on target twice for the Dons along with Sofia Stovold, whilst Chi's consolation was scored by Natasha Wild.

Southampton FC Women narrowed the gap on Ipswich Town to four points on Wednesday night, thanks to a 3-0 win away to Crawley Wasps. Alisha Ware put the Saints in front just before half time and they wrapped up the win after the break thanks to Sophia Pharoah and Georgie Freeland.

Division One North

Newcastle Utd stay four points clear at the top after a 2-1 win against in-form Bradford City. Georgia Gibson and Beth Guy netted the goals for Newcastle, with Hope Knight replying.

Liverpool Feds remain on Newcastle's heels, and still possess two games in hand, following their 2-0 success away to Barnsley. Beth Donoghue fired the Feds in front on the hour mark and Paige Cole sealed the points with the second goal in injury time.

Leeds Utd made sure of staying in third by winning 2-1 at Norton & Stockton Ancients. Abbie Brown and Kanisha Underdown scored the goals for Leeds whilst Norton's consolation came from Bianca Owens.

The result keeps Leeds one point ahead of Durham Cestria who won 4-0 against North East rivals Chester-le-Street Town. Grace Ayre, Sarah Burn, Ellen Turnbull and Jennifer Knowles all scored a goal apiece for the Wildcats.

Alnwick Town picked up only their second point of the season when they shared six goals with Chorley, who drew a league match for the eighth time this season. Emma Hickson, Laura Walker and Beth Worth were all on target for Chorley whilst Alnwick scored through a Lucy McConnell double and Katie Ellwood.

Division One Midlands

Boldmere St Michaels are one point away from winning the title after they battled out a 1-1 draw with third placed Lincoln City. Jessica Lundie was on target for the Mikes, with Lincoln's goal coming from Lauryn Wilcock.

A win would actually have seen Boldmere crowned as Champions as second placed Doncaster Rovers Belles were held to a goalless draw by Peterborough Utd. The Belles may have to settle for the runners-up and are three points ahead of Lincoln.

Leek Town are in the running for a possible top four place in their first season in the league, following their 2-1 victory away to Leafield Athletic. Cassie Hyde and Katie Maya scored the goals for Leek, with Leafield replying through Daisy-Mai Clements.

Solihull Moors follow on after winning 1-0 at Bedworth Utd. Zoe Creaney scored the only goal of the game for Solihull, who remain on course for a top half finish.

Sporting Khalsa completed a good day for visiting teams when they beat Burton Albion 2-1. Laura McQuilkin and Julie Stirrup netted the goals to give Khalsa the points, whilst Hajrah Mahmood scored a consolation for Burton.

Division One South East

Hashtag Utd stay five points clear at the top following their 4-0 victory away to Stevenage Women. Malika Apindia Gille, Emma Samways, Nikita Whinnett and Kelly Wealthall scored the goals for the Tags.

Billericay Town still have matters in their hands as they have played two games less than Hashtag, they also won 4-0 against Cambridge Utd. Zoe Rushen netted two of the goals and she was joined on the scoresheet by Lucy Jones and Ruby Sealey.

AFC Wimbledon look set to finish the season in third place after being held to a goalless draw by Harlow Town, for whom the point was a valuable one as the look to climb out of the bottom four.

Norwich City meanwhile gave themselves hope when they defeated Cambridge City 3-1. Jodie Drake, Freya Symonds and Megan Todd were all on target for Norwich, with Isabelle Ely replying.

In midweek, AFC Wimbledon were 2-0 winners over Actonians Ladies who hold on to fourth place as Queen's Park Rangers shared a 1-1 draw with Enfield Town, who grabbed an injury time equaliser through Beth Powell. Cambridge Utd and Stevenage Women shared a goalless draw and London Seaward won 2-0 at Kent Football Utd.  

Division One South West

An injury time equaliser saw leaders Cheltenham Town held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton Women. Cheltenham took the lead early in the second half through Lacy-Jai Liggett but they were pegged back when Lucy Mear grabbed a last gasp leveller (see match report).

AFC Bournemouth have narrowed the gap on Cheltenham to two points, thanks to a 3-0 victory away to Portishead Town. Becki Bath gave the Cherries a first half lead which was doubled on the stroke of half time by Katie James. Lucy Cooper completed the scoring with the third goal in injury time.

Exeter City kept their hopes alive with a 3-1 success at Chesham Utd. Mollie Taylor, Zoe Watkins and Sarah Stacey were the markswomen for Exeter, with Chesham's reply coming from Gemma Fraser.

Swindon Town continue to finish the season in good form and were 3-0 winners over Poole Town. All of the goals came in the first half, Rianne Bourne-Hallet giving Swindon the lead before they added further goals through Annabelle Colston and Victoria Taylor.

On Wednesday night, Exeter City moved into third place with a 2-0 victory away to Larkhall Athletic. Mollie Taylor scored a goal in each half for Exeter who still have a mathematical chance of winning the title and still have to play the top two teams.

Reserve Section round-up...

Southampton FC Women carried off the Reserve Cup with a 4-0 win against West Bromwich Albion in the Final at Redditch. Megan Collett gave Southampton the lead and Kaylee Buckingham added a second just before half time. Emilie Castagna netted the third and Jess Tanner rounded off the scoring in injury time.

A well contested Reserve Plate Final meanwhile went the way of Stockport County, who defeated Keynsham Town 1-0. A first half goal from Megan Bradley was enough to give Stockport a hard earned victory.

Chorley maintained their eight point lead in the Northern Division after they defeated Barnsley 7-2. Leah Collins, Debbie Price and Chloe Drury all scored twice along with Taylor Howarth. Huddersfield Town lead the chasing teams as Macy Ellis (2), Sian Gibrill-Keating, Laura Hulme and an own goal gave them a 5-0 victory over Middlesbrough. Imogen Porteous-Williams hit a hat-trick, with Caroline Healy (2), Beth Davies and Katja May also on target. Leeds Utd were 7-3 victors away to Liverpool Feds, thanks to a Katie Astle hat-trick, Emily Sykes, Izzy Elliott and Lauren Richardson, and Durham Cestria beat Bradford City 3-1 with goals from Poppy Pritchard (2) and McKenzie Darrington.

Nottingham Forest are closing in on the runners-up spot in the Midland Division after beating Lincoln City 4-2. Summa Betts netted a brace for Forest, with Bea Hembrough and Cameron Farthing adding the others. Olivia Gaffney and Abigail Barham each scored twice, along with Mathilda Finburgh and an own goal, for third place Loughborough Lightning in their 6-0 victory over Solihull Moors, whilst the match between Sporting Khalsa and Stoke City finished goalless.

Hashtag Utd must wait and see if they are to land the South East Division title after finishing their matches with a 2-0 victory away to West Ham Utd, Amber Le-Beau and Macey Woolcock scoring their goals. Defeat for the Hammers means that only Cambridge City can still overhaul the Tags, keeping those hopes alive by winning 4-2 at Milton Keynes Dons, Isabella Simmons scoring a hat-trick with Annie Posnett and Shannon Shaw also on the scoresheet. Lauren Cullum and Sarah Wiltshire each scored twice for Watford as they defeated Norwich City 4-1 and Cambridge Utd defeated Stevenage Women 3-0 thanks to an Erika Lempek hat-trick.

Charlton Athletic need one more point to be sure of finishing top of the South Central Division following their 4-1 victory over London Seaward, in which Taylor Bell hit a hat-trick and Isabelle Tomlin added the other. Alexandre-Sarah Bokotshi (2), Ella-Mai Coutts, Izzy Franklin and Alex Hayman accounted for the goals as Crystal Palace returned to second place with a 5-1 win against Enfield Town.

In the South West Division, Oxford Utd have moved into second place after beating London City Lionesses 6-1. Anais Harris-Beechers netted twice for the U's and she was joined on the scoresheet by Sarah King, Gemma Sims, Merrick Will and Cheryl Williams, with Sharne Harris replying.