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Southampton and Cheltenham clinch titles

Northern Premier Division

Derby County need to win their final game of the season to be sure of the runners-up spot, following their 2-1 win away to Stoke City. Sophie Domingo scored a second half double to keep the Ewe Rams in second place, whilst Hull's consolation goal came from Katie Thompson.

Fylde Women are also assured of at least a top three finish, thanks to a 2-0 success at Sheffield FC. Sasha Rowe gave Fylde the lead after eight minutes and the Coasters sealed the points midway through the second half, when Mel Bartley headed home the second goal from a corner.

Huddersfield Town move back up to fourth following a 2-2 draw with Loughborough Lightning, who picked up another valuable point in their battle to stay up. Katie Stanley gave Huddersfield a first half lead which was cancelled out just before half time by a Katie Middleton penalty. Huddersfield went back in front early in the second half, thanks to Mia Parry, and once again Loughborough hit back and a late strike from Natalie Taylor earned them a share of the spoils.

There was also a late equaliser at West Bromwich Albion and this time it was the home side who earned themselves a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough. Armani Maxwell put 'Boro in front after twenty minutes and they looked be holding on for a precious victory until two minutes from time, when Hannah George salvaged a point for Albion.

On Thursday night, Imogen Porteous-Williams scored the only goal of the game as Brighouse Town won 1-0 against Sheffield FC.

Southern Premier Division

Southampton FC Women clinched the Southern Premier Division title in front of an attendance of over 5,000 at St Mary's Stadium on Wednesday night, with a 2-0 victory over Portsmouth. The two goals came either side of half time, Sophie Pharoah giving Saints the lead just before the break and Lucia Kendall adding the second, early in the second half.

Three days earlier, Marieanne Spacey-Cale's side had run out 6-1 winners against Plymouth Argyle. Lucia Kendall scored twice along with Ciara Watling, Sophia Pharoah, Georgie Freeland and Laura Rafferty, whilst Argyle's consolation came from Zoe Cunningham.

Ipswich Town strengthened their chances of finishing as runners-up when they defeated London Bees 3-0. Maria Boswell, Lucy Egan and Lucy O'Brien all scored for the Tractor Girls, who face Oxford Utd this Sunday in a match which may well decide who finishes in second.

Bridgwater Utd remain fourth despite having gone down to a 2-0 defeat at home to Portsmouth on Sunday. The game was goalless at half time but Cherelle Khassal gave Pompey the lead eight minutes after the restart and Emma Jones wrapped up the win with the second goal late on.

Crawley Wasps notched up a 3-1 victory away to Cardiff City Ladies which ensures they will finish in the top six. Letitia Nicholls, Ellie Russell and Iesha Swaby all scored a goal apiece for Crawley, with Cardiff's reply coming from Cori Williams.

Chichester & Selsey meanwhile enjoyed a 3-0 win against Hounslow Women. Gemma Simmonds gave Chi the lead midway through the first half and she added a second after the break, before Natasha Wild rounded off the scoring late on.

Division One North

Liverpool Feds have returned to the top of the table following their 5-0 victory over Norton & Stockton Ancients. Ellie Fletcher gave the Feds an eleventh minute lead and they went on to add further goals before half time through Demi Devereaux and Beth Donoghue, with Erin Slade and Carra Jones both scoring during the second half.

The battle to keep out of the bottom three has become closer by the week and FC United of Manchester picked up a valuable point from a goalless draw with Chorley. The result means that FC United stay just outside of the bottom three but Chorley's ninth draw of the campaign meant that they were unable to displace Leeds Utd from third.

Durham Cestria returned to form with a 3-1 win against Bradford City, who probably need one more win in order to make sure of safety. After Nicki Gears had given the Wildcats a second minute lead, Lily Crosthwaite added a goal in each half before Harriet Jakeman netted a consolation for Bradford with seventeen minutes remaining.

Barnsley meanwhile gave their survival hopes a shot in the arm by beating Alnwick Town 3-0. After a goalless first half, Barnsley scored twice within two minutes of the restart through Courteney Csomor and Jodie Michalska, before Michalska wrapped up the points by scoring her second.

However on Tuesday night, Barnsley were unable to take an opportunity to move out of the bottom three when they were defeated 3-0 by Stockport County. Levi Rathburn, Jess Battle and Olivia Dixon scored the goals for Stockport, for whom goalkeeper Denika Connolly kept a clean sheet on her debut, but the win for Stockport was marred with the news that defender Megan Landing will be out for several months with a knee injury.

Durham Cestria meanwhile climbed up to third, thanks to a 5-2 success away to Alnwick Town. Nicki Gears netted twice for Durham along with Megan Elliott, Jennifer Knowles and an own goal, Emily Henderson and Lucy Bowman replying.

On Thursday, Liverpool Feds moved themselves to within one win of the title when goals from Demi Devereaux and Beth Donoghue gave them a 2-1 victory away t0 Chorley.

Division One Midlands

The top three in the table did not play on Sunday, so the main focus was on the other end of the table and overall it was a good day for Leafield Athletic, who picked up an important point when sharing a goalless draw with fourth placed Long Eaton Utd.

Leafield were further boosted by the news that the match between Wem Town and Burton Albion - the two teams immediately below them and below the line - finished in a 2-2 draw. Katie Doster and Laura Pennington were on target for Wem whilst Burton scored through Millie Drinkhall and Hajrah Mahmood. Burton therefore stay one point ahead of Wem but are four points behind Leafield, with two games left to play.

Solihull Moors meanwhile leapfrogged Peterborough Utd into sixth place after winning their meeting 4-0. Zoe Creaney, Annie Highway, Emmalee Hornsby and Charlotte Leedham scored the goals for Solihull to boost their chances of a top half finish.

One match was playedf in the division in midweek, Leafield Athletic picking up another precious point through another goalless draw, this time against Sporting Khalsa.

Division One South East

Norwich City have made a dashing run towards safety in recent weeks and on Sunday it brought its reward with their best victory so far. Ellie Smith scored the only goal of the game, and her first of the season, to give the Canaries a 1-0 victory over third placed AFC Wimbledon which guarantees their safety.

Stevenage Women must wait after their place in the bottom four was confirmed when they drew 2-2 with Queen's Park Rangers. Jodie Bellinger and Holly Greenwood were both on target for Stevenage, whilst Rangers' strikes came from Brogan Moore and Katie Akerman.

Kent Football Utd claimed their third victory of the season, 2-1 away to Harlow Town. The result came courtesy of a first half double from Priscilla Martins.

Division One South West

Cheltenham Town sewed up the title and promotion to the Southern Premier Division when they beat Chesham Utd 3-1. Cheltenham went into the game needing a win to be sure of being crowned Champions and any nerves were settled when Lacy-Jai Liggett scored twice in five first half minutes to leave them two up at the interval. Chesham had a good spell after the break and Dawne Campbell had a spectacular volleyed goal ruled out for offside but minutes later, substitute Rhian Robbins wrapped up the points with the third goal, before Kim Farrow grabbed a late consolation for the Clarets.

As it turned out, any result would have done on the day for Cheltenham as AFC Bournemouth were beaten 5-0 by Exeter City. Connie Pengelly and Sarah Stacey each scored twice for Exeter and Mollie Taylor weighed in with the other goal.

Southampton Women still have a mathematical chance of the runners-up spot, which they kept alive by winning 2-0 at Portishead Town. A game of few chances was settled by a second half double from Brittany Jeal.

On Tuesday night, Southampton Women kept themselves in the hunt for second place as they won 4-0 at Poole Town. For the second match running, Brittany Jeal netted a second half brace and she was joined on the scoresheet by Lucy Mear and Hannah Samuels.

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uddersfield Town closed to within three points of Northern Division leaders Chorley after scoring ten times without reply against Middlesbrough. Lois Mattock, Tara Duce and Macy Ellis all netted twice along with Kayley Hird, Mia Harris, Cassidy Clift and Sian Gibrill-Keating. Bethanie Davies, Eleanor Lambert and Arianne Parnham accounted for the goals as Brighouse Town beat Stockport County 3-0 and climbed above them into third. Bradford City meanwhile shared a 2-2 draw with Leeds Utd, who scored through Abbie Langstaff and Mia Moorhouse.

n the Midland Division, Loughborough Lightning's hopes of a top three finish were dealt a blow as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Solihull Moors, Meadow Barton and Frederika Ntumba scoring Loughborough's goals. Stoke City meanwhile defeated Lincoln City 4-0 thanks to Katie Naylor, Jodie Foxhall, Lily Jackson and Ava Suckley.

nfield Town notched up one of their biggest victories of the season in the South Central Division, running out 7-0 winners over Billericay Town. Lisa Fulgence and Claire Huggins hit a hat-trick apiece for Enfield, whose other goal came from Molly Norman.

Bridgwater Utd sealed the runners-up position in the South West Division as they won 2-1 away to London City Lionesses, courtesy of a brace of goals from Sydney Hinchcliffe.