Liverpool Feds and Billericay clinch titles
Northern Premier Division
Champions Wolverhampton Wanderers signed off their league campaign with a 4-0 victory against Loughborough Lightning. Amber Hughes gave Wolves a sixth minute lead which was quickly doubled by Beth Merrick from the penalty spot. Maz Gauntlett made it three shortly after half time, before Hughes rounded off the scoring with her second goal.
Wolves end up on top of the table by a margin of eight points from Derby County, who finished their matches by winning 2-0 away to Sheffield FC. Ellie Gilliatt opened the scoring for the Ewe Rams early in the second half, with an own goal adding to their advantage on the hour.
Nottingham Forest are in fourth place after they battled out a goalless draw with Brighouse Town, who are certain to end up in seventh.
Stoke City meanwhile rounded off their campaign on a winning note, beating West Bromwich Albion 2-0. Elizabeth Steele netted both goals for Stoke, who end up three points behind their opponents.
Southern Premier Division
The last day of the season saw Oxford Utd take the runners-up spot, thanks to a 1-0 success away to Gillingham. Carly Johns scored the only goal of the game for the U's, three minutes into the second half.
The result means that Oxford end up two points ahead of Ipswich Town who had started the day in second but went down to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Portsmouth. Cherelle Khassel settled matters with a solitary strike just ahead of half time (see match report).
Southampton FC Women meanwhile rounded off their successful league campaign when they defeated Cardiff City Ladies 4-1. Katie Rood, Ciara Watling and Megan Collett all scored for Southampton along with an own goal, whilst Isobel Newns grabbed a late consolation for Cardiff.
Bridgwater Utd end up in fourth place following their 5-0 victory over Hounslow Women. Meesha Dudley-Jones was on target for the Somerset side, along with Amy Goddard, Jenna Markham and Emily Wilson-White.
After not managing a draw in any of their first 24 league matches, Plymouth Argyle have shared the points in both of their last two. On Sunday they drew 2-2 with London Bees who scored through Hannah Coote and Danielle Puddefoot, whilst Amber Pollock bagged a brace in reply for Argyle.
Milton Keynes Dons achieved safety as they ran out 5-1 winners over Keynsham Town. Lucy Wood netted twice, with Cherrelle Albert, Nicole Pepper and Rhianne Rush also getting on the scoresheet, whilst Keynsham's consolation came from Henna Butcher.
Chichester & Selsey made sure of finishing off their season on a winning note, 2-1 against Crawley Wasps. Megan Fox and Nicky Lake scored the goals for Chi, either side of an own goal in reply.
Division One North
Liverpool Feds secured the league title with a 6-1 victory against FC United of Manchester. The Feds needed a point to make absolutely sure but doubles from Paige Cole and Beth Donoghue, with further goals from Nicola James and Chantelle Thompson, saw them home whilst Ashleigh Hayes netted a consolation for the visitors.
Newcastle Utd will have to settle for second place despite beating Alnwick Town 4-0 but this did not tell the whole story, with an astonishing attendance of 22,134 for the match at St James Park. Katie Barker, Brooke Cochrane, Georgia Gibson and Beth Guy all scored to complete a memorable day for the Magpies.
Durham Cestria picked up the result they needed to secure a third place finish, winning 5-1 away to Stockport County. Ellen Turnbull led the scoring for the Wildcats with a hat-trick and she was joined on the scoresheet by Nicki Gears and Jennifer Knowles, with Levi Rathburn replying.
Leeds Utd meanwhile also won 5-1 at Chester-le-Street Town but will have to settle for fourth. Sandra Martins (2), Laura Bartup, Rebekah Bass and Sarah Danby were all on target for Leeds, whilst the Cestrians' consolation came from Anna Winter.
Chorley registered a somewhat remarkable tenth draw of the season, finishing level at 2-2 with Norton & Stockton Ancients. Emma Hickson and Ellie Cleary both scored for Chorley, with Norton's strikes coming from Bianca Owens and Kate McGuire.
Division One Midlands
Doncaster Rovers Belles needed to win their final match of the season in order to claim the runners-up spot, which they did with a 3-1 victory away to Solihull Moors. Nadia Khan was on target twice for the Belles along with Jasmine Saxton, with Lyndsey Ross-Baker.
Long Eaton Utd have had a good season overall and they finished it off by beating Leek Town 4-1, to ensure they finish in fourth. Chantelle Gallagher gave Leek a first half lead but after the break, Long Eaton hit back to take the points with goals from Jordan Atkin, Millie Fugler, Tiana Hicks and Moriah McIntosh.
Sporting Khalsa staged a great second half comeback to win 5-2 away to Peterborough Utd and this means they will end up in the top half of the table. Cassie Steward and Jessica Driscoll put the Posh Women two ahead at half time but in the second half, Khalsa found the net through Chloe Handy, Olivia Woolston, Laura Smith, Sarah Hazell and Rebecca Gill-Parsons.
Leafield Athletic are another team to have finished the season well and were 2-1 winners over Burton Albion. Kathryn Pagan and Laura Broadbent were on target for Leafield, with Hajrah Mahmood replying.
Division One South East
The title battle has been a two-horse race virtually all of the season and on Sunday, it concluded with Billericay Town taking the honours after beating London Seaward 4-0. Billericay went into the game needing a win in order to finish above Hashtag Utd and goals from Zoe Rushen, Ruby Sealey, Amber Gaylor and Rebecca May saw them to top spot.
AFC Wimbledon rounded off their campaign in third place after scoring eight times without reply past Cambridge Utd. An own goal gave the Dons a fifth minute lead and they went on to add further goals through an Emily Donovan double, Gloria Siber, Hannah Billingham, Ashlee Hincks, Molly Childerhouse and Angel Fowler.
Queen's Park Rangers end up in fourth as they won 2-1 against Norwich City. The Canaries had gone into the game on the back of a fine run of form which had taken them to safety but goals from Vicky Grieve and Sue Kumaning earned Rangers the points on the day, with Natasha Snelling replying.
Actonians Ladies ended a good season for themselves on a winning note, beating Cambridge City 5-1. Roschelle Shakes netted a brace and she was joined on the scoresheet by Sharon Odofin, Beatriz Pinto Correia and Ashleigh Ward, whilst City's consolation came from Grace Stanley.
Four of the five games in the division ended in home victories, the exception being at Kent Football Utd where visitors Enfield Town ran out 3-0 winners. Nuala McKevitt gave Enfield a third minute lead and they went on to add further goals through Alana Munro and Che Thomas.
Division One South West
The last match of the season was played on Sunday and it saw Exeter City win 1-0 against Southampton Women which means they will finish in third place, one ahead of their opponents. Connie Pengelly scored the only goal of the game, sixteen minutes from time, to seal a result which also confirms that AFC Bournemouth are the runners-up behind title winners Cheltenham Town.
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Huddersfield Town clinched the Northern Division title with a 5-0 victory against second placed Chorley. Macy Ellis netted twice along with Sian Gibrill-Keating, Tara Duce and Lois Scholefield to put Town in an unassailable position whilst Chorley will have to wait and see if they are to be overhauled for the runners-up spot by Brighouse Town. Anna Wuerfel was on target for times for Durham Cestria in their 6-4 win over Liverpool Feds whilst Bradford City ran out 4-1 winners away to Barnsley.
In the South East Division, Watford won 6-3 away to Cambridge City and they will finish in third place, one above their opponents who are two of four teams level on points behind title winners Hashtag Utd. Sophie Dionissiou scored a hat-trick for Watford with Lauren Cullum (2) and Martha Eason also on the scoresheet, whilst Shannon Shaw netted twice and Jessie Fitzpatrick the other for City.
Bridgwater Utd had already claimed the runners-up spot in the South West Division but made sure of finishing on a winning note, as they defeated Chichester & Selsey 3-0.