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OOH Lincoln regained the Northern Division leadership after they ran out 3-0 winners over previous table toppers Manchester City.
Jodie Michalska put the Lady Imps ahead in the fourth minute and they secured the points via second half goals from Megan Harris and Stacey Aisthorpe.
Sunderland are a point off the pace in second place following a hard earned 3-2 victory away to Aston Villa. Sarah Danby gave Sunderland a half time lead which was cancelled out by Kelly Saggs before Nicola Devine and Sophie Williams netted goals in quick succession for Sunderland. Natasha Merritt reduced the arrears for Villa but Sunderland held on for their fourth straight victory.
Newcastle Utd kept up their good start with a fine 3-1 success at Leicester City. Melanie Reay put the Magpies in front from the penalty spot and they added further goals after the break through Elaine Sedgewick and Rachel Furness before Natalie Reay scored a consolation for Leicester.
Reading FC Women recorded their first ever Premier League victory in some style, 5-0 against Rotherham Utd. Rachel Fell put them in front after five minutes and Natasha Caswell netted either side of half time before goals from Melissa Fletcher and Jen Osmond rounded off the win.
Curzon Ashton also won for the first time, a thrilling 4-3 local derby success away to Preston North End. Alison Taberner gave Preston a first half lead which was doubled after the break by Laura Walker, but Curzon hit back strongly as Kelly Dean and Nicky McLeod levelled before an own goal and Dean sent them two goals ahead. Mel Martin reduced the arrears for Preston but they could not force an equaliser and Curzon celebrated their first points following promotion.
Another team registering their first win and points were Sheffield Wednesday, who triumphed 3-2 at Tranmere Rovers. Lucy Smith and Mel Sherwood netted first half goals for Wednesday with Rachel Skeemer adding a third on the hour mark to give her side the points, despite Tranmere fighting back with strikes from Vicky Abbott and Jessica Murray.
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