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East Midlands League
Newly crowned Champions Loughborough Students now sport a thirteen point lead at the top of the Premier Division after they ran out 4-1 winners away to runners-up Friar Lane & Epworth.
Eastern Region League
Braintree Town need a point from the final match of the season in order to confirm themselves as Premier Division Champions. They moved closer to the trophy as goals from Zoe Rushen, Emma Tooley and Laken Ducher-Clark gave them a 3-0 victory over Stevenage Borough whilst second placed Chelmsford City were held to a goalless draw by Peterborough. Bedford Ladies kept themselves in the hunt for the runners-up position by beating Hethersett Athletic 3-1, Sarah Saunders hitting two goals and Natasha Fensome the other. Sian Birleson and Lorna Estherby were on the scoresheet as Barking won 2-0 away to Haringey Borough.
The title decider in Division One South went the way of Arlesey Town, who finish as Champions after their game with second placed Brentwood Town ended goalless. Billericay Town were 4-2 winners at AFC Kempston Rovers but will have to settle for third place.
London & South East League
In Division One (London), West Ham Utd Development ended their campaign on a winning note, 2-0 against Tring Athletic with goals from Lindsey Cockle and Lucy Wyatt.
North East League
Sheffield FC completed what was more or less a formality as they sewed up the Premier Division title with a 7-1 victory over Hull City. Nicolle Jepson was on target four times with others from Kayleigh Mitchell, Lisa Giampalma and Clare Holmes. Stacey Walstow also bagged herself a four-goal haul, for Barnsley against York City. Rebecca Fevers, Rachel Petyt and Katherine Smith completed a 7-1 win to take Barnsley into second place but they must wait and see whether Whitley Bay will overhaul them for the runners-up spot. Peterlee Town continue to end the season in good form and they are closing in on sixth place after winning 3-0 at Ossett Albion.
In the Southern Division, third placed Beverley Town went down to a 2-1 defeat at home to Bradford City A but remain ahead of Sheffield Utd Junior Blades who were also beaten, 6-3 by Wakefield Res. AFC Preston ran out 6-1 winners over Tadcaster Magnets whilst Keighley edged out Wetherby Athletic by the odd goal in seven.
Southern Region League
Southampton Saints continue to finish the season in excellent form and they now head the Premier Division by twelve points after beating runners-up Maidenhead Utd 5-0. The teams meet again this week in the League Cup Final at Reading Town FC. Wycombe Wanderers meanwhile moved into third place following their 3-3 draw against Launton. Slough ended their campaign on a winning note, 3-0 away to Aldershot Town.
University of Portsmouth clinched the Division One title in style with a 13-1 victory against Banbury Utd.
West Midlands League
Worcester City picked up the point they required to clinch the Premier Division title in a 1-1 draw against Lichfield Diamonds. Frankie Hocking scored the all-important goal at the end of the first half and, after the break, Louise Holmes had a second goal harshly ruled out for a foul. Hocking has having an outstanding match in the centre of defence for Worcester but they had to endure a nervous end as Jo Hearne scored an injury time equaliser for Lichfield, following up to score from the rebound after her penalty kick had initially been saved by Donna Harris. Solihull Ladies needed to win but also drew, their goalless result with Cannock leaves them needing to beat Lichfield this Sunday in order to pip Stratford Town to second place.
Willenhall Town rounded off their successful season in Division One North, the title winners storming to an 8-3 victory at Wyrley Juniors. Coseley Town defeated Bridgnorth Spartans 3-1 and will finish in third place, whilst there were plenty of goals on offer at Withymoor where the home side drew 5-5 with Bedworth Utd.
Dudley Utd are on the verge of winning the Division One South title, one more point should be enough following their 5-0 victory away to Knowle. Coventry City Development are the only team who can still catch them and they kept their hopes alive with a 1-0 win at Leamington Lions. Walsall won 2-1 against Marston Green while Ferndale and Rea Valley battled out a goalless draw. Redditch Utd climbed off the bottom once again by winning 1-0 over Fairfield Villa.
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