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South Durham Royals continue to lead the way at the top after a solitary goal from Rachel McKnight gave them a 1-0 win away to previously unbeaten Bradford City.
Salford Ladies are back in second place thanks to a 3-1 win against Liverpool Feds, Caroline Pride netting twice with Sarah Howden also on target.
Rochdale got back to winning ways and are three points off the pace following their 5-1 victory over Tranmere Rovers.
Katie Kinlan grabbed the only goal of the game as Middlesbrough came away from Wakefield with a 1-0 success which takes them into fourth.
Stockport County left it late before clinching a 3-1 victory against Darlington RA to go up to mid-table. Trailing with just five minutes left, Kayleigh Rowe-Catterall levelled the scores before an own goal and Jemma Pratt sealed the points for County.
After three successive defeats, Scunthorpe Utd got off the mark in some style when beating Blackpool Wren Rovers 4-1.
Radcliffe Olympic kept up their impressive start to the season and their second successive win, 4-0 against Copsewood (Coventry), ensures they stay on top of the fledgling table. Emma Clarke led the scoring with a hat-trick and Chantelle Lewis was also on target.
Coventry City are the other team on six points after they defeated Sporting Club Albion 3-2. Natasha Lynch, Robyn James and Helen Dermody all found the net for the Sky Blues, with Ashley Neville and Hayley Phillipowsky replying for Albion.
Crewe Alexandra made it a winning start to the new season, a 2-1 success over TNS Ladies which sees them sit in fourth place.
Rotherham Utd also won for the first time, 2-1 against Stoke City thanks to a brace of goals from Kerry Jones.
Anne-Marie Reddish, an own goal and Aimie Savva accounted for the goals as Leafield Athletic claimed their first points of the season by beating newly promoted Loughborough Foxes 3-1.
Honours were even as Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers battled out a 2-2 draw. Dani Selmes netted both goals for Wolves.
South East Combination
It was not a good day for the leading sides in the South East Combination as the last two remaining unbeaten records came to an end.
Leaders Milton Keynes Dons crashed to a 4-1 defeat at home to Enfield Town. Bianca Baptiste (2), Emma Thomas and Rebecca Laporte were on target with Lauren Goodier replying, but Enfield's win was marred as they lost Derrie O'Halloran with a fractured tibia.
Gillingham also lost for the first time, 2-1 to Lewes who go level on points with the Gills in third place. Kerry Dawkins and Emma Mead scored the goals to give the Sussex side a fine victory.
Norwich City are just behind the leading teams after scoring eleven without reply against hapless Welwyn Garden City.
Claudia Trotman and Rachel Adkin were on the scoresheet as Northampton Town won 2-1 at Dagenham & Redbridge, a result which takes the Cobblers into fifth place.
Tottenham Hotspur notched up their biggest victory of the season so far, 5-0 over Cambridge Women. Jenna Schillaci scored a hat-trick, with Kirsten Shaw and Vanessa Storey adding the other goals.
Ipswich Town are starting to find their form and moved into mid-table with a 4-1 victory against Ebbsfleet Utd.
South West Combination
Yeovil Town have gone to the top of the table on goal difference after their match with Havant & Waterlooville finished 2-2. Anusia Rourke netted both goals for Yeovil, including a second half equaliser after the Hawks had found the net through Charley Wilson and Laura Oakes.
Forest Green Rovers were unable to take an opportunity to go to the summit as they were beaten 1-0 by Chesham Utd, for whom Dawn Campbell scored the only goal of the game.
Plymouth Argyle likewise would have gone top with a win but they also went down to defeat, a surprise 1-0 reverse at home to Winscombe who registered their first points of the season courtesy of a strike from Natasha Crew.
Oxford City were another team to win for the first time, 2-1 away to Cullompton Rangers
to move out of the bottom two places.
Swindon Town sit in a mid-table position following their 5-2 victory at Reading Town.
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