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East Midlands League
Friar Lane & Epworth lifted themselves into third place in the Premier Division, four points off the pace, thanks to a 3-0 victory over Heather St Johns. In the other game to be played, Peterborough Azure defeated Corby S & L 2-0 to climb off the bottom.
The leading teams in Division One North did not play on Sunday and it gave Sparta Nottingham a chance to move into fourth place by beating Linby CW 6-1. Grimsby Town came away from Lenton Athletic with a 5-1 victory and can join the pacesetters by winning their games in hand.
Division One South table toppers Hinckley Utd preserved their one point advantage by netting six without reply against Daventry Town. Huncote S & SC defeated Sleaford Town 3-0 to stay close at hand in second place, ahead of Long Eaton who went third with a 2-0 victory over Kingsthorpe. Nuneaton Town are the team following the leading pack, they were 3-0 wnners away to Raunds Town.
Eastern Region League
Braintree Town moved level on points with the leaders with a 1-0 victory at Stevenage Borough, Zoe Rushen scoring the only goal of the game. At the other end of the table, West Lynn recorded their first win of the season, 5-0 against Taverham. Kelly Hall, Lisa Wilson, Kerrie Stevens, Shelly Woods and Amy Chapman all netted a goal apiece.
One match was played in Division One North, a solitary goal from Penny Everett giving Haverhill Rovers a 1-0 win over Huntingdon Town.
Division One South leaders Hannakins did not play and their advantage was reduced to two points by Billericay Town, who defeated Leighton Linslade 5-0. Lisa Silverton netted twice along with Samantha Edwards, Kerry Oldham and Paris Smith. Arlesey Town stepped up their challenge by beating Whitwell 3-0 thanks to Lisa Brown, Sarah Tayler and Mandy Cain. Royston Town and Sawbridgeworth Town finished level at 4-4, Emma Chaffey hitting a hat-trick and Josie Cambridge the other for Royston while Sawbow replied through a Hayley Graham double, Wendy Rankin and Rebecca Maybury.
The one remaining League Cup First Round tie was played, Chelmsford City winning 6-0 away to Norwich City Res. Sharon Brownlie (2), Kerri Binks, Emma Ridings, Sarah Jolly and Grainne McLaughlin scoring the goals to earn their side a home tie with Stevenage Borough.
London & South East League
It was not a good day for Premier Division leaders Panthers as they crashed to a 4-1 home defeat at the hands of improving Littlehampton Town. Denham Utd remain in second place after Old Actonians were held to a 2-2 draw by Garston. AFC Wimbledon defeated Wingate & Finchley 3-0 whilst Wandgas won for the second time, 5-2 against Horley Town.
The top of the table clash in Division One (London) went the way of Surbiton Town, who replaced Kent Magpies as leaders by beating them 5-2. Tooting & Mitcham Utd are a further point adrift in third place after they won 3-1 away to Tring Athletic. Westfield caught up ground with a 4-0 victory over Tower Hamlets, lifting themselves above Enfield Town Res who were beaten 3-0 at home by Brentford. West Ham Utd Development meanwhile claimed their first league win of the season, defeating Manford Way 4-0 to move out of the bottom two.
North East League
The North East League was very badly affected by the weather over the weekend with a number of postponements.
Two matches went ahead in the Premier Division and one significant result saw Sheffield FC go down to their first defeat of the season, 1-0 to Huddersfield Town who climb above them into fourth place. York City meanwhile ran out 8-2 winners over Ossett Albion in the other game.
All of the matches in the Northern Division were wiped out and only one survived in the Southern Division. Castleford White Rose consolidated themselves in second place and moved to within four points of leaders Hessle Town, thanks to a 1-0 victory over Sheffield Utd Junior Blades.
North West League
Only seven of the scheduled Regional Cup First Round ties managed to go ahead on Sunday and those matches produced three defeats for Premier Division sides against lower division opponents.
Morecambe are going well in Division One North and they took this form into the Cup, beating Bolton Wanderers 3-2 whilst Penrith AFC were 4-0 winners over Leigh RMI. Wigan Athletic were the other lower division side to claim a Premier scalp, edging out Preston North End by the odd goal in seven.
Chorley defeated Wigan Ladies 5-0 in the only all-Premier Division tie to go ahead and Fletcher Moss Rangers came through an awkward tie with a 6-0 success against Bolton Lads & Girls. Liverpool Feds Res scored nine without reply against Airbus UK and Greater Manchester Police beat Warrington Town 4-1.
South West League
Larkhall Athletic have taken over as the new leaders of the Premier Division after they defeated Cheltenham Town 2-0. Cheryl Baber, the league's leading scorer, netted both goals to take her side ahead of Gloucester City, whose match was postponed. Frome Town meanwhile received a setback to their challenge as they went down to a 2-0 defeat at home to Stoke Lane Athletic, who scored through Jade Gamlin and Megan Bloomer. Coral Smith, Julie Hewitt and Stacey Arthur were all on target as Saltash Utd stepped up their challenge by beating Bristol Ladies Union 3-0. A tight game between Oldland Abbotonians and Weymouth was decided early in the second half when Ellen Caddy scored the only goal of the game for the Dorset side.
Cirencester Town hold on to the leadership of the Eastern Division despite being held to a 5-5 draw by Keynsham Town Development in a high scoring affair. Lucy Vickers bagged a hat-trick for Cirencester, Chaina Collins and Frannie Wilson adding the others while Hari Sabic scored twice for Keynsham along with Vanessa Baptista, Amy Davies and Cassie Wilkins. The other game in the division also finished all square as Forest Green Rovers Res and Swindon Spitfires shared six goals. Lucy Martin (2) and Rebecca Cox were on target for Forest Green, with Spitfires replying through a Mel Bristow double and Emily Skinner.
In the Western Division, Marjons Old Suttonians were dealt a blow in their challenge as they were beaten 7-1 by Plymouth Argyle Res. Faye Hankinson bagged a hat-trick for Argyle with Kat Marment and Laura Gough each netting twice. Torpoint Athletic lifted themselves into fifth place by coming from two goals behind to beat Launceston 3-2. After Margaret Brimacombe and Lucy Bounsall had put Launceston ahead, Becky Richards pulled a goal back for Torpoint before Paula Pearce netted twice to give them the points. Roche meanwhile moved towards a mid-table position, thanks to a 4-3 victory away to Bude Town.
Southern Region League
Only one match was played in the Premier Division on Sunday but it saw Oxford Utd lift themselves off the bottom of the table, courtesy of a 3-0 win over high riding Bracknell Town.
Similarly, just a solitary game beat the bad weather in Division One and again it was an Oxford side who emerged triumphant. Oxford City Res, like their local counterparts in the division above, climbed off the bottom by running out 6-2 winners away to Newbury Ladies & Girls.
West Midlands League
Premier Division leaders Solihull Ladies were beaten for the first time this season, 1-0 by third placed Worcester City. To complete a good day for Worcester, they went level with second placed Stratford Town who were held to a 2-2 draw by Lichfield Diamonds. Coleshill Town won 3-1 at Cannock to go into fourth place, just ahead of Bradwell Belles who stormed to a 9-2 success against Hereford Pegasus. Kidderminster Harriers pulled away from the bottom places, thanks to a 4-2 victory at Allscott.
The table toppers in Division One North, Willenhall Town, also lost for the first time, 5-3 away to Wyrley Juniors. Willenhall are still seven points clear but just a single point covers the next seven places. FC Reedswood are in third after winning 3-2 at Cottage Farm Rangers and Bridgnorth Spartans claim their third victory in successive matches, 2-0 against Stafford Town.
In Division One South, Coventry City Development were unable to take an opportunity to go top of the table but are just one point off the pace after sharing a 1-1 draw with fellow unbeaten side Leamington Lions. Fairfield Villa made up ground in third place, via a 4-1 victory over Ferndale. Dudley Utd are poised just behind the leading teams after scoring six without reply past Knowle. Marston Green picked up only their fourth point of the season in a 2-2 draw with Redditch Utd.
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