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Leeds City Vixens further stretched their lead at the top to seven points following their 2-0 victory away to West Auckland Town. Fay Allen and Rachel Townsend scored the goals to earn the Vixens their seventh straight victory.
Salford Sports hold on to second place after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Peterlee Town, for whom the point was their first of the season. Claire Bridgett was on target for Peterlee who remain at the foot of the table but with games in hand.
Scunthorpe Utd picked up another important point when sharing four goals with Bradford City, who have moved into third place. Donna Smithson and Mandy Cook netted the goals for Scunthorpe, with Bradford replying through Clare Fawcett and Rosie Havelin.
Derby County have taken over at the top of the table after beating previous leaders Coventry Copsewood 2-1. Katie Willmott and Amy Pashley netted the goals to give the Rams the points after Copsewood had taken a first half lead.
Wolverhampton Wanderers move into second place after they shared a 2-2 draw with TNS Ladies. Laura Smith gave TNS a first half lead which was cancelled out by Anne Johnson and, after Amber Quick had sent Wolves in front midway through the second half, Abby Cotham hit back to earn TNS a point with a late equaliser.
Four teams are level on points behind leaders Derby and the other one is West Bromwich Albion who also drew, 1-1 against Radcliffe Olympic. Jo Campbell opened the scoring for Radcliffe in the first half and Hayley Phillipowsky replied with the leveller for Albion.
Loughborough Students are off the bottom of the table after claiming their first victory of the season, 3-1 against Coventry City.
* On Tuesday night, goals from Sally Jones and Abby Cotham gave TNS Ladies a 2-0 win over Crewe Alexandra, which takes them level on points with league leaders Derby County.
South East Combination
With the top two not having league games on Sunday, Lewes took the opportunity to catch up ground and they are now in third place following their 4-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur. Kelly Newton, Claire Trafford, Charlotte Bennett and Emma Millington were all on target for the Sussex side.
Player manager Vicky Gallagher netted two of the goals as Wellingborough Diamonds kept in touch with the leaders by beating Norwich City 4-2. Aileen Whelan and Rosie Thurston added the other strikes for the Diamonds, who stay in fifth place.
South West Combination
On Thursday night, Forest Green Rovers halved Queen's Park Rangers' lead at the top of the table with a 5-2 victory away to Swindon Town. The two leading sides in the table are set to meet each other this Sunday.
Oxford City have started well in their first season back in the league after promotion and their 2-1 win against Chesham Utd has taken them into mid-table. Michelle Robinson and Steph Mobbs were on target for Oxford who are in sixth place.
Swindon Town and Reading Royals each claimed their first point of the season when sharing a 2-2 draw. Hayley Huckin and Laura Morgan netted the goals for Swindon, with Reading replying through Sarah Davern and an own goal.
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