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Middlesbrough are continuing to win their games in hand and they are starting to close in on the leading sides after they won 1-0 away to Wakefield. 'Boro captain Sarah Manning scored the only goal of the game which leaves her side six points behind leaders Sheffield FC, with a game in hand.
Stockport County meanwhile cemented themselves in the top half of the table, courtesy of a 2-0 victory at Scunthorpe Utd with Jane Fox and Bet Langford netting the goals.
With league leaders Rotherham Utd and second placed Loughborough Students not in action, it presented an opportunity for other teams to make up some ground.
Wolverhampton Wanderers took the chance to replace Loughborough in second place, thanks to an
8-1 victory over TNS Ladies. Dani Selmes bagged a hat-trick for Wolves and she was joined on the scoresheet by Emily Owen, Layla Salter, Amber Quick, Becky Hall and Sophie Walker.
Sarah Green and Aileen Whelan scored the goals as Radcliffe Olympic came away from Stoke City with a 2-1 win, a result which takes them back into third place.
Leicester City kept up their good form by winning 2-0 at Copsewood (Coventry), lifting themselves into fifth in the process. Kim Walton and Erica Preston were both on target for Leicester.
Sporting Club Albion still have a number of games in hand and remain just behind the leading clubs following their 2-0 success at Leafield Athletic, thanks to goals from Hayley Phillipowski and Ashleigh Neville.
Northampton Town are out of the bottom three after they defeated Stratford Town 5-1. Lisa Porter netted twice for the Cobblers, whose other goals came from Hollie Coulson, Nicki Robson and Kate Swanson.
South East Combination
Enfield Town remain three points clear at the top but their title challenge was dealt a blow as they lost
2-1 to Milton Keynes Dons, who have gone level on points with second placed Tottenham Hotspur. Lauren Goodier and Nikki Tarrant were on target for the Dons, with a late own goal for Enfield ensuring a tense finish.
It was also a bad day for Norwich City who went down 3-2 away to Crystal Palace who registered their first league victory of the season. Abbie Ingram netted twice for Palace, with Sherrel Williams also on the scoresheet.
Cambridge Women leapfrogged Old Actonians in mid-table by beating them 4-1. Laura Baker led the scoring for Cambridge with a hat-trick and Sophie Thompson was also on target.
Ipswich Town picked up three precious points in a 2-0 victory against Ebbsfleet Utd thanks to strikes from Jade Skillen and Amy Howlett.
South West Combination
The top of the table clash went the way of Plymouth Argyle who narrowly defeated Chesham Utd 1-0. Chesham remain top of the table by a single point, but Plymouth now have three games in hand and grabbed the only goal of the game on 39 minutes, when Ellis Hillman finished off a cross from Laura Perrett to seal an entertaining and hard fought victory.
Havant & Waterlooville remain close at hand in third place after they won 3-2 against Gloucester City. Charley Wilson scored twice and Laura Streeter the other to put the Hawks three goals ahead but they had to endure a nervous finish after Gloucester pulled goals back through Helen Wood and Paige Stewart.
Newquay moved into the top half of the table for the first time this season as they stormed to a 5-1 victory away to Oxford City, who remain in the bottom two.
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