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Middlesbrough opened up the promotion race after they won 1-0 away to league leaders Sheffield FC. Katie Kinlan netted the only goal of the game, direct from a free kick early in the second half to move 'Boro to within three points of Sheffield, having played a game more.
Sheffield Wednesday are also back in the running game following a 3-2 victory at South Durham RA. Laura Windle scored twice and Sarah Burke the other for Wednesday who led by three goals at one stage before having to withstand a late onslaught by the home side.
Stockport County and Scunthorpe Utd finished level at 1-1, Beth Langford giving Stockport the lead before Sue Green equalised from the penalty spot, two minutes from time.
Salford Ladies cemented themselves in the top half by winning 3-0 against Tranmere Rovers, who remain just above the bottom two. Michelle Wilkinson netted twice, with Caroline Price also on target.
Liverpool Feds picked up an important 2-0 victory away to Wakefield thanks to Gayle Formston and Tara Stanley.
Mossley Hill and Bradford City are still in the bottom two after their clash finished in a 1-1 draw, Carla Lee netting for the Merseysiders.
Rotherham Utd continue to set a scorching pace at the top of the table and maintained their nine point lead with a 6-0 win at Copsewood (Coventry). Paige Crossman and Nat Shaw each netted twice, along with Katie Davison and an own goal.
Radcliffe Olympic held on to second place as they picked up a 4-2 victory away to TNS Ladies.
Sporting Club Albion completed a trio of victories for the top three, 3-1 against Leafield Athletic.
Leicester City climbed into fourth, their highest position of the season so far, after they defeated Stratford Town 4-0. Linda Scott opened the scoring for Leicester who added further goals through a Sarah Marshall hat-trick.
Loughborough Students put a dent in Wolverhampton Wanderers' chances by beating them 2-0. Amy Perry headed them in front early in the second half and Emma Pilling sealed the win with the second goal late on.
* In midweek, Rotherham went ten points clear with a 4-1 victory over Radcliffe Olympic thanks to Katie Hemming, Paige Crossman, Rachael Rutherford and an own goal. Sporting Club Albion are up into second place after Tash Baptiste gave them a narrow 1-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
South East Combination
Cambridge Women have booked their place in the League Cup Final with a 2-1 semi final victory over Ipswich Town. Tamara Nche and Sophie Thompson netted the goals as Cambridge came from behind to reach the Final for the first time.
In the league, Lewes moved themselves to within two points of the leadership as they ran out 4-0 winners over Milton Keynes Dons. Claire Trafford led the scoring for the Rooks with a hat-trick and she was joined on the scoresheet by Charlotte Bennett.
Crystal Palace meanwhile gave their survival hopes a shot in the arm by scoring six without reply against Braintree Town.
South West Combination
Plymouth Argyle returned to the top of the table courtesy of a 6-0 victory away to Oxford City. Laura Gough and Emily Mousley both bagged hat-tricks which leave Plymouth within nine points of the title, with six matches left to play.
Gloucester City are back in fourth place after they won 3-2 at Cullompton Rangers, thanks to a Paige Stewart double and an own goal.
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