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East Midlands League
Clifton maintained their position at the top of the Premier Division, courtesy of a 2-1 win away to Corby S & L. They remain two points ahead of Friar Lane & Epworth, who ran out 7-3 victors away to Gedling Town. Loughborough Students are placed just behind the leading sides and they followed up a midweek win over Friar Lane by beating Mansfield Town 4-1. Sandiacre Town meanwhile suffered a setback to their challenge as they were beaten 2-1 at home by Rolls Royce Leisure. Heather St Johns lifted themselves up towards mid-table, thanks to a 2-0 victory over Shepshed Dynamo.
In Division One North, Retford Utd defeated Linby CW 3-0 to preserve their lead of nine points from Steel City Wanderers, who were 5-1 winners away to Lenton Athletic. Laurie Maris, Laurie Millington, Sarah Smith, Lucy Smith and Maria Burns all netted a goal apiece for the Steels. OOH Lincoln A stay fourth following their 2-0 victory over Sparta Nottingham but Grimsby Town lost some ground by going down 3-2 to West Bridgford.
Hinckley Utd continue to set the pace in Division One South, their 7-1 victory against Asfordby Amateurs keeping them four points clear of Daventry Town, who moved into second with a 12-2 win over Oadby & Wigston. Long Eaton Utd scored five without reply past Raunds Town to keep up their challenge in fourth place. Kingsthorpe edged out Barrowby 2-1 and are now in mid-table.
Eastern Region League
Haringey Borough are through to the Third Round of the League Cup by winning their all-Premier Division tie, 3-2 away to Cambridge University. Aishah Bolaji, Marianne Sheena and Erica Vareckova were all on target for Haringey. Emma Mulley scored a hat-trick as Hethersett Athletic ran out 5-0 winners over Cambridge Rangers, Grace Birchall and Stacey Annison adding the other goals. Arlesey Town were the other team to progress on Sunday, courtesy of a 7-1 victory against Kettering Town. Katerina Hamplova and Sophia Pidgeon each netted doubles, with one apiece from Kirsty Cooper, Mandy Cain and Lisa Brown.
Only one league game managed to survive the bad weather on the weekend, in Division One North where Norwich City Res assumed the leadership by beating Huntingdon Town 2-0. Katrina Carman and Gemma Easter grabbed the goals for the Canaries.
London & South East League
One solitary match took place in the Premier Division on Sunday, Wingate & Finchley lifting themselves into fourth place with a 4-1 victory over Wandgas.
Kent Magpies are back on top of Division One (London) after they recorded a 3-1 win away to Tring Athletic. Luton Town Res ran out 4-1 winners over Tower Hamlets to move into fourth place, whilst Hemel Hempstead climbed above Brentford by beating them 5-2.
North East League
Whitley Bay ensured they returned to the top of the Premier Division as a second half goal from Sarah Coleman gave them a 1-0 win against Guiseley. Sheffield Utd Community are just two points off the pace in third place after they defeated Hull City 4-1, thanks to a goal apiece from Cheryl Mawhood, Laura Naylor, Tania Marsden and Zoe Beresford. St Francis 2000 and Huddersfield Town are both in top half following their 2-2 draw.
There was a setback for leaders Durham City in the Northern Division after they went down to a 2-1 defeat away to Scarborough. Teesside Athletic leapt into second place, four points behind Durham, by scoring ten without reply against Cramlington Juniors.
It was not a good day either for Southern Division table toppers Hessle Town as they lost for the first time this season, 2-0 against Sheffield Utd Junior Blades. Kathryn Mudge opened the scoring for United from a free kick, but had the defender on the line been on the post rather than adjacent to the keeper in the mud in middle of the goal, the ball would surely have been blocked. Tara Madeley doubled the advantage early in the second half. Hessle now lead by a single point from Castleford White Rose who were 4-1 winners away to Wakefield Res but Beverley Town lost ground as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at AFC Preston. Tadcaster Magnets pulled further away from the bottom two places, thanks to a 5-1 victory over Harrogate Railway.
North West League
Things remain tight in the Premier Division with Mossley Hill preserving their three point lead at the top by beating Bury Girls & Ladies 11-0. Chester City scored seven without reply at Leigh RMI to keep up the chase in second place, with Chorley a further three points behind following their 2-1 win over fellow challengers Fletcher Moss Rangers. Preston North End picked up another victory, 2-1 against Burnley Girls, and are closing in on a top half place.
In Division One North, Brazil went three points clear following a narrow 4-3 success away to Springfields (Preston). Bolton Lads & Girls stay in fourth place after they shared four goals with St Domingo's.
The top two in Division One South did not play and this allowed Greater Manchester Police to catch up ground on them by scoring twelve without reply against Glossop North End. Winsford defeated Airbus UK 10-0 to move into fourth place, just ahead of Buxton who won 2-1 away to AFC Liverpool.
South West League
Only one game throughout the league managed to beat the bad weather on Sunday, at the most westerly ground.
In the Western Division, Falmouth Town increased their advantage at the top to six points by running out 7-1 winners over Roche.
Southern Region League
Maidenhead Utd closed the gap on leaders Southampton Saints to five points in the Premier Division, courtesy of a 7-1 victory away to Launton in the only match to be played.
Division One also saw only one match go ahead, Chesham Utd Res consolidating themselves in fifth place by winning 2-0 against Berinsfield, who drop to the bottom on goal difference as a consequence of the defeat.
West Midlands League
A 4-0 victory over Allscott means Worcester City have gone level on points with Premier Division table toppers Solihull Ladies. Coleshill Town climbed up the table to fourth, courtesy of a 2-0 success at Hereford Pegasus. At the other end of the table, Hereford Phoenix lifted themselves off the bottom of the table by winning 3-1 away to Cannock.
One match was played in Division One North, Cottage Farm Rangers moving themselves into second place following a 1-1 draw against Stafford Town.
Birmingham Athletic stretched their lead at the top of Division One South with a 3-0 win against Rea Valley. Dudley Utd are in fourth place, seven points off the top but with three games in hand, following a huge victory over Leominster Town. Ferndale lifted themselves into mid-table by beating Knowle 4-0.
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