Leeds make Liverpool Feds wait
Northern Premier Division
For the second time this season, Brighouse Town held newly crowned Champions Wolverhampton Wanderers to a draw, this time sharing a 1-1 scoreline. Leah Embley scored for Brighouse to earn them another point, whilst Maz Gauntlett was on target for Wolves.
Loughborough Lightning's climb to safety is now a successful one as they defeated Fylde Women 4-1. Chloe Young, Rosetta Taylor, Laura Steele and Anna Renken all netted a goal apiece for Loughborough, whilst the Coasters' consolation came from Emily Hollinshead. Defeat for Fylde means that Derby County are now confirmed as runners-up.
Burnley FC Women have moved into their highest position of the season, fourth place, on goal difference following a stunning 8-0 win away to West Bromwich Albion. Millie Ravening led the scoring with a hat-trick and the Clarets' other goals came from Evie Priestley, Sarah Greenhalgh, Olivia Wilson, Nicola Worthington and Elizabeth Hamer.
Stoke City also eased any fears of ending up in the bottom three, thanks to a 3-0 victory over Hull City. Roisin Kivel, Kelsey Richardson and Elizabeth Steele all got on the scoresheet for Stoke, to earn them the result they required for safety.
In contrast, Sheffield FC and Middlesbrough are certain to finish in the bottom three places and their meeting culminated in a 1-1 draw. After a goalless first half, Brooke Marsden put Sheffield ahead with fourteen minutes remaining and Fran Ward grabbed an injury time equaliser for 'Boro.
Southern Premier Division
Oxford Utd have taken the advantage in the chase for the runners-up spot after they defeated rivals Ipswich Town 1-0. Merrick Will scored the only goal of the game, four minutes from time, to leave the U's two points behind the Tractor Girls but with a game in hand.
Gillingham have guaranteed themselves a top half finish with a 2-1 victory over Cardiff City Ladies, who find themselves with an anxious last day on Sunday. Vicky Ashton-Jones and Amy Russ scored the goals for Gillingham, with Kylie Nolan replying.
Plymouth Argyle meanwhile took a massive stride towards safety when they beat Hounslow Women 5-0. Gabi Alphous was on target twice for Argyle along with Zoe Cunningham, Natasha Knapman and Kayley Lane.
Division One North
Liverpool Feds will have another chance to win the title this week after being held to a goalless draw by Leeds Utd. The result leaves the Feds six points clear of Newcastle Utd, who have two games left to play.
Despite picking up a good result on Sunday, Leeds' hopes of a top three finish took a knock due to Durham Cestria running out 5-2 winners over Chorley. Ellen Turnbull scored twice for the Wildcats, who need to win their final game to secure third place, whilst Megan Elliott, Jennifer Knowles and Nicki Gears added the others, with Jessica Gillin and Beth Worth replying.
Barnsley recovered from a midweek setback to win 5-1 away to Chester-le-Street Town and take themselves out of the bottom three. After Isla Maggs had given the Cestrians the lead, Barnsley hit back for three valuable points with strikes from Natalie Shaw, Eve Marshall, Jodie Michalska, Courteney Csomor and Taviah Myles.
Barnsley are up into eighth place, inbetween Bradford City and Norton & Stockton Ancients whose meeting finished in a 3-3 draw. Charlotte Stuart netted twice for City along with Sophie Hawkins, whilst Norton scored through a Bianca Owens double and Lily Patrick.
Division One Midlands
It has been a tremendous season for Champions Boldmere St Michaels but it ended on a losing note on Sunday, beaten 1-0 by Leafield Athletic. Chantelle Teare scored the only goal of the game, ten minutes from time, to seal a result which guarantees safety for Leafield.
Lincoln City meanwhile kept themselves in the running for the runners-up with an eight-goal victory away to Burton Albion. Toni McHamilton netted two penalties and she was joined on the scoresheet by Chantelle Robinson, Lauryn Wilcock, Alivia Chambers, Katie Williams, Betsy Thomas and Tilly Fantom.
Sporting Khalsa came away from Leek Town with a 1-0 victory under their belts. A win would have taken Leek fourth but a goal just before half time from Laura Smith keeps Khalsa's hopes alive of a top half finish.
The spoils were shared at Bedworth Utd where the home side drew 1-1 with Wem Town, who scored through Katie Doster.
Division One South East
One match was played in the division on Sunday and Cambridge City were celebrating achieving safety with a 4-1 victory away to local rivals Cambridge Utd. Isabella Simmons and Grace Stanley netted two goals apiece for City, whilst United's consolation was scored by Laura Baker.
Division One South West
Southampton Women still have an outside chance of finishing as runners-up after they ran out 6-1 winners over Larkhall Athletic. Sian Wylie scored twice for Southampton along with Kiera Heslam, Hannah Samuels, Summer Kilby and Chloe Tucker, before Chloe Snook netted a late consolation for the Larks.
Southampton will need a five-goal victory in their last game to finish above AFC Bournemouth, but that game is against Exeter City who would take third place with a win. Exeter kept themselves in with a chance by beating Chesham Utd 4-2, thanks to braces from Connie Pengelly and Sarah Stacey, whilst Chesham's replies came from Emma Delves and Kim Farrow.
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Huddersfield Town defeated Hull City 5-0 to go top of the Northern Division on goal difference. Macy Ellis, Kayley Hird, Sharone Buckle, Cassidy Clift and Falone Sumaili all scored a goal apiece for Huddersfield. Previous leaders Chorley were beaten 2-1 by Brighouse Town, who scored through Bethanie Davies and Jessica Watkins. Brighouse stay third, one point ahead of Stockport County who beat Middlesbrough 4-1 thanks to a Megan Bradley hat-trick and Madi Hudson. Abbie Langstaff (2) and Katie Astle accounted for the goals as Leeds Utd won 3-1 at Barnsley and Durham Cestria notched up a 4-1 success away to Bradford City, Poppy Pritchard scoring all four goals.
West Bromwich Albion need to win all of their last three games in order to take the runners-up spot in the Midland Division and kept those hopes alive by beating Sporting Khalsa 4-0. Laura Dodwell, Jessica Hood, Annabel Sime and Nyara Denny all scored to give Albion a result which guarantees them at least a top three place.
The last match of the season was played in the South Central Division and it produced a 4-0 victory for Enfield Town away to London Seaward.