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Eastern Region League
Braintree Town's superb finish to the season has seen them to the Premier Division title and maintain their fantastic run of promotions since their formation. In the end it was a solitary strike from Helena Golding which gave them the result they needed, a 1-0 victory against Chelmsford City. Three teams still have an interest in the runners-up spot, headed by Barking who completed their campaign by winning 7-0 away to Cambridge University. Vicky Bruce and Liane Prior led the scoring with doubles and there was one apiece from Harriet Sim and Jacqueline Demille along with an own goal. Bedford Ladies are likely to take second place if they win their final game, due to a superior goal difference, and they will play Woodbridge Town seven days after beating them 4-3. Victoria Mawdsley was on target twice along with Vicky Vickery and Natasha Fensome, who is set to finish as the league's top scorer.
London & South East League
Westfield carried off the Division One (London) title in style following a spectacular run of form to end the season. The Woking-based side ran out 7-1 winners away to Tring Athletic to record their 12th league victory in a row, a run which only started in mid-March.
Westfield have the chance of the double this Sunday when they take on Luton Town Res in the John Greenacre Memorial Trophy Final.
North East League
Whitley Bay clinched the runners-up spot in the Premier Division in their final match of the season, thanks to a 2-1 victory away to Huddersfield Town. However they needed to come from behind as Jo Symington gave Huddersfield an early lead, before Kirsty Hunter levelled the scores and Julie Twaddle scored the winner with fifteen minutes remaining. Amy Owen (2) and Zoe Beresford were on the scoresheet as Sheffield Utd Community ended their campaign by winning 3-0 at York City but will have to settle for fourth place.
Southern Division Champions Hessle Town reached the 50-point mark by scoring twelve without reply against Tadcaster Magnets. Sheffield Utd Junior Blades meanwhile defeated Keighley 1-0 to go into third place.
Southern Region League
Whilst Southampton Saints were securing the League and Cup double with a 2-1 extra time win against Maidenhead Utd in the League Cup Final, there was action in the Premier Division. Aldershot Town still have an outside chance of a third place finish and they kept their hopes up as goals from Laura Funnell and Emma North gave them a 2-0 victory away to Henley Town.
West Midlands League
Solihull Ladies picked up the win they needed to take the runners-up position in the Premier Division, a 1-0 victory against Lichfield Diamonds.
The final game of the season was played in Division One North, fourth placed Wyrley Juniors finishing up by running out 9-1 winners over Tamworth Lionesses.
Dudley Utd secured the Division One South title in midweek with a 2-0 victory over Coventry City Development, who then made sure of second place as they recovered to beat Birmingham Athletic 2-0. At the other end of the table, Ferndale ensured they will not finish on the bottom as they came away from Rea Valley with a 4-1 win.
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