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Sheffield FC returned to the top of the table on Sunday, courtesy of a 4-2 victory over Tranmere Rovers. Nicolle Jepson netted twice and she was joined on the scoresheet by Lisa Giampalma and Carla Ward.
Sheffield Wednesday are a point adrift in second place after they battled out a 2-2 draw with Bradford City. Wednesday went into a two-goal lead courtesy of Rachel Skeemer and Robyn James but Bradford hit back to earn a share of the spoils through Becky Teale and Whitney Taiwo.
Salford Ladies stay in third place but they were also held to a draw, 1-1 by Scunthorpe Utd, despite finding the net through Rosie Havelin.
Stockport County closed the gap on fourth placed South Durham RA to two points by beating them 2-0. Celeste Gardiner netted the goals for Stockport.
Wakefield are out of the bottom two after getting the better of Mossley Hill in a goal packed encounter, beating them 5-4. Caroline Hume grabbed the winning goal for Wakefield to add to earlier strikes from Loz Nicholls and Bridie Hannon, who both netted doubles.
Liverpool Feds picked up an important point when sharing a 3-3 draw with Middlesbrough, who found the net through Katie Kinlan, Danni Scarr and Steph Turnbull.
Loughborough Students have take over at the top of the table on goal difference after they won 4-0 away to Stratford Town.
Rotherham Utd are back in second place despite notching up their fourth win in five games, 3-2 against Sporting Club Albion. Amy Pollock netted from the penalty spot, with other goals from Paige Crossman and Nat Shaw.
A 4-0 victory at home to Copsewood (Coventry) has taken Wolverhampton Wanderers into third place, their highest position of the season to date. Becky Hall fired Wolves ahead in the opening minute and they added further goals in the second half through Amber Quick, Sarah Williams and Anna Perks.
Radcliffe Olympic got back to winning ways with a 3-2 success away to Leicester City, which returns them into fourth place. Aileen Whelan was on target twice for Radcliffe, who also found the net via an own goal.
Stoke City lost a little ground as they were held to a goalless draw by mid-table Northampton Town, which lifts the Cobblers into a mid-table position.
TNS Ladies picked up their first point of the season as they battled to a 2-2 draw with Leafield Athletic. Gabby Reid and Leigh Dugmore netted the goals for Leafield.
South East Combination
Tottenham Hotspur stretched their lead at the top of the table to five points by running out 5-0 winners against Lewes. Sam Pittuck, Jenna Schillaci, Bianca Baptiste, Eleni Savva and Rosie Webb all bagged a goal apiece to give Spurs their eighth win in nine matches.
Norwich City moved back into second place as they scored five without reply past Luton Town. Chelsea Garrett led the scoring with a hat-trick while Jodie Drake and Kirsty Kindred were also on target.
Two of the early challengers met each other on Sunday and it was Enfield Town who emerged as 3-1 winners over Milton Keynes Dons. Katie Wilding, Sara Sinclair and Miranda Hall bagged the goals for Enfield with Christie Turner scoring a consolation penalty for the Dons.
Ebbsfleet Utd's good form continued as they picked up another useful point, sharing a 1-1 draw in what is now a mid-table tussle with Cambridge Women, Lisa Fulgence having netted for Ebbsfleet.
Braintree Town ended their recent winless run with an important 2-0 success against Crystal Palace, goals coming from Elle Tooley and Zoe Rushen.
Old Actonians also picked up a much needed win and are out of the bottom two at the expense of their opponents Ipswich Town after beating them 2-1. Chelsea Berlin grabbed both goals for Actonians.
South West Combination
League leaders Plymouth Argyle are through to the semi finals of the Ambassador League Cup after winning 7-1 away to Forest Green Rovers. Brittany Toppert and Tash Knapman each bagged hat-tricks for Argyle, who are defending the trophy, with Emily Mousley adding the other.
Havant & Waterlooville also progressed by running out 13-1 victors over a depleted Oxford City side. Charley Wilson and Lauren Cheshire netted four times apiece, Sam Stone weighed in with a hat-trick and the tally was completed by Jess Lewry, Lizzie Laws and Alex Hammond.
Gloucester City are into the last four at the first attempt, thanks to a 5-0 victory at Cullompton Rangers. Helen Wood scored a hat-trick for Gloucester, the other goals coming from Kelly Aldridge and Leanne Godwin.
Southampton Saints put their league start behind them to record a 3-2 win over Swindon Town. Substitute Louisa Castle scored an extra time winner for the Saints to add to earlier goals from Kirsty Garner and Gemma Simmonds.
In the league, Chesham Utd were unable to take an opportunity to go top of the table as they went down to a 3-1 defeat at Newquay, for whom the win was their first of the season.
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