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The two main title challengers in the Northern Combination each stepped up the pace by recording victories to remain neck and neck at the top of the table. Leeds City Vixens, who have two games in hand, still lead the way after winning 3-0 at Peterlee Town thanks to goals from Ruth Cockerill, Sarah Dobby and Stacey Daniel.
Rochdale made sure of keeping their own hopes on course with a 5-1 success away to Bradford City. Rachel Wood netted a double and also on target were Steph Bell, Lizzie Paul and Lisa Wood.
Salford Sports are looking good for a third place finish following their 2-0 win over Scunthorpe Utd, goals coming from Chelsea Scholes and Lindsay Newman.
Morley Spurs moved a step closer to finishing their first season at this level in mid-table, after they defeated Blackpool Wren Rovers 3-0. Natalie Firth, Vicky Burton and Clare Keirnan bagged the Yorkshire side's goals.
The match between West Auckland Town and Stockport County ended goalless, giving West Auckland another valuable point which takes them out of the bottom two.
The title race was blown wide open again following Sunday's results. Coventry City made sure they returned to the top of the table with a 4-1 victory away to Leafield Athletic. Cherelle Archibald scored twice for the Sky Blues, along with Kirsty Robson and a Kelly Henson penalty.
Derby County had been in a very strong position going into the game but they went down to a 4-1 defeat away to TNS & Shrewsbury Town.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are edging their way into the title race and they maintained their challenge with a 4-2 success at Radcliffe Olympic. Anne Johnson (2), Laura Smith and Amber Quick netted their goals, with Joanne Campbell replying twice for Radcliffe.
Shamara Parkes, Kayleigh Steele and Hayley Phillipowsky were all on the scoresheet as West Bromwich Albion cemented themselves in fifth place by winning 3-2 away to Leicester City, to halt the home side's recent revival.
Honours finished even as Crewe Alexandra and Loughborough Students battled out a 2-2 draw at the wrong end of the table. Sophie Riley and Michelle Saunders netted the goals for Crewe.
South East Combination
Luton Town moved to within six points of the leadership, thanks to a notable 5-1 victory away to one of their fellow title rivals, Lewes.
Wellingborough Diamonds meanwhile ran out 4-2 winners over Cambridge City to make up ground on the top four. Vicky Gallagher, Mikaela Welford, Megan Roberts and an own goal accounted for the Diamonds' goals.
In the League Cup, leaders Enfield Town booked their place in the quarter finals with a 1-0 win at Northampton Town.
Welwyn Garden City are also chasing two trophies and kept up their hopes by beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-0, thanks to a goal apiece from Nicole Hogan, Naomi Lyon and Jodie Latish.
Gillingham also progressed to the quarter finals via a 2-0 victory over Norwich City.
* On Wednesday night, Wellingborough Diamonds repeated their 4-2 win against Cambridge City thanks to an Aileen Whelan hat-trick and Mikaela Welford.
South West Combination
Plymouth Argyle now have matters in their own hands in the title race after they defeated league leaders Queen's Park Rangers 3-0. Laura Perrett, Chloe Roberts and Emily Mousley all scored second half goals to leave Argyle ten points behind Rangers, with four games in hand.
The points were shared as the mid-table clash between Team Bath and Chesham Utd ended in a 1-1 draw. Selina Khakee's second half strike looked to have given Chesham the points but the home side hit back to earn themselves a draw, thanks to a last minute equaliser from Kirsty Richardson.
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