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League leaders Rochdale's winning run was halted as they were held to a goalless draw by Salford Ladies. A strong wind made conditions difficult for both sides but Dale were grateful to a late clearance from defender Lyndsey Burtonwood to help earn their point.
South Durham Royals took the chance to close the gap on Rochdale to a single point, thanks to a 3-1 victory over Wakefield. Rachel McKnight, Ceri-Anne Ross and Kerry Denham were all on target for South Durham.
Stockport County continue to improve and they lifted themselves into third place by beating Scunthorpe Utd 1-0. Rachel Williams scored the only goal of the game, shortly before half time.
Another team in fine form are Liverpool Feds, who scored six without reply against Bradford City to climb into fourth.
Tranmere Rovers meanwhile claimed the biggest win of the day, 9-0 over Darlington RA. Kate Horne led the scoring for the Birkenhead side with a five-goal haul, Mel Evason contributed a hat-trick and Faye Jones was also on target.
Middlesbrough came away from Blackpool Wren Rovers with a 5-0 victory which returns them to the top half of the table.
Coventry City returned to winning ways and extended their lead at the top to five points by beating TNS Ladies 3-2. Jade Whitfield, Cherelle Archibald and Jade Formaston had given the Sky Blues a three-goal lead before Sarah Burke replied twice for TNS.
Sporting Club Albion hold on to second place after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Rotherham Utd, Hayley Phillipowsky netting Albion's goal.
Radcliffe Olympic kept their challenge well on course with a 3-0 victory over Loughborough Foxes.
Wolverhampton Wanderers drew for the sixth time in nine matches when sharing a 1-1 scoreline with Copsewood (Coventry). Copsewood looked to be taking all the points following Nicola Foskett's first half strike but Sophie Walker salvaged a share of the spoils for Wolves with an injury time equaliser.
Stoke City moved back into the top half of the table by defeating Leicester City 3-1. Emma Sanders was Stoke's hero as she spearheaded the win with a hat-trick.
Crewe Alexandra picked up an important 1-0 victory over Leafield Athletic which moves them away from the bottom two places.
South East Combination
Ashlee Hincks netted a brace, with Natalie Crinean and Danni Farmer adding the others as Gillingham kept hold of the leadership with a 4-2 victory over Lewes.
Enfield Town made sure of keeping pace with the Gills, albeit having played two games more, as they ran out 4-1 winners over Milton Keynes Dons. Kerrie Marlborough and Fran Boggi each scored twice for the Middlesex side.
Ipswich Town moved towards mid-table, thanks to a 5-2 win away to Ebbsfleet Utd.
Cambridge Women picked up an important point in a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur, who shared the spoils for the fourth time in eight games.
South West Combination
Yeovil Town stay two points clear at the top of the table after they defeated Oxford City 9-2. Jemma Tewksbury led the scoring with a six-goal haul, Kayleigh Nardiello weighed in with a double and Amy Wild was also on target.
Havant & Waterlooville stay on Yeovil's heels in second place, thanks to a 2-1 victory away to Forest Green Rovers. Jodie Prince gave the Hawks a first half lead and, although Lisa Mansell equalised for the home side, Jenna Fowlie settled matters with the winning goal on the hour mark.
Newquay got back to winning ways by scoring six without reply against Swindon Town. Sarah Mansfield and Helen Stubbs each scored twice, with one apiece from Dani Salt and Vicky Barter.
Chesham Utd are closing in on the leading teams and are now just four points off the pace, with two games in hand. Sian Williams and Dawne Campbell scored the goals as Chesham won 2-0 at Winscombe to maintain their challenge.
Cullompton Rangers are out of the bottom two places after they ran out 14-0 winners over Reading Town. The win was spearheaded by a four-goal haul from Lola Sanchez, whilst Josie Copp weighed in with a hat-trick.
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