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Sheffield FC made a swift return to winning ways as they defeated South Durham RA 2-0 and restored their six point lead in the process. Mel Cook and Lauren Davids scored the goals for the league leaders.
Middlesbrough had beaten Sheffield FC the previous Sunday but this time they were beaten 3-1 at home by Mossley Hill. Sophie Perry, Chelsea Starkey and Hannah Lundberg scored the goals for Mossley to lift their side off the bottom.
Things still remain tight in the bottom half of the table and mid-table Liverpool Feds are still only four points off the bottom despite picking up a fine 3-0 victory over Stockport County.
Bradford City are out of the bottom two places after a double from Clare Fawcett gave them a vital 2-1 victory away to Salford Ladies.
Tranmere Rovers and Wakefield battled out a 1-1 draw, Kate Horne giving Tranmere an early lead with Wakefield levelling through a Jen Jennings penalty. Such is the tightness of the league, Tranmere are now at the foot of the table with Wakefield three places and only one point ahead of them.
Rotherham Utd still head the table by ten clear points after they scored seven without reply past TNS Ladies. Nat Shaw led the scoring with a hat-trick, Paige Crossman weighed in with a double and there was one apiece from Kirsty Richardson and Amy Pollock.
Sporting Club Albion appear to be the only team left with a realistic chance of catching Rotherham and they kept those hopes alive with a 2-1 victory at Leicester City, goals coming from Hayley Phillipowski and Natasha Baptiste.
Stoke City lifted themselves into fifth place by winning 1-0 away to Northampton Town, Chantelle Gallagher scoring the only goal of the game.
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Loughborough Students met for the second successive Sunday and honours were shared as they finished level at 1-1. Emily Owen gave Wolves an early lead which was cancelled out by Amy Perry.
After dropping into the relegation zone last week, Copsewood (Coventry) have had a good week as they followed up a midweek victory with a 3-2 success at Stratford Town, which means they are out of the bottom three places.
* Wolverhampton Wanderers defeated Sporting Club Albion 3-2 in the League Cup semi finals on Tuesday night. Robyn James twice gave Albion the lead but Wolves hit back on each occasion through Anna Perks and Amber Quick before Perks netted an extra time winner. Wolves will face Loughborough Students in the Final.
South East Combination
Tottenham Hotspur are back on top of the table following their 6-0 victory away to Braintree Town. Sam Pittuck scored twice along with Jenna Schillaci, Bianca Baptiste, Ryah Vyse and an own goal.
Milton Keynes Dons kept up their challenge for a top two place as they defeated Old Actonians 4-2, thanks to doubles from Kelly Bingham and Lauren Goodier.
Luton Town maintained their own interest as goals from Nicola Henman, Nicky Livingstone and Amy Summerfield earned them a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace.
Cambridge Women are comfortably in mid-table after they defeated Lewes 2-0. Laura Baker and Sophie Thompson scored the goals which gave Cambridge their third victory over the Sussex side this season.
* In midweek, Tottenham Hotspur stretched their lead to five points by winning 3-1 at Luton Town. Bianca Baptiste (2) and Emma Kayser netted for Spurs with Rebecca Kane replying. Ebbsfleet Utd maenwhile picked up an important 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace thanks to Claire Williams and Kelly Philpott.
South West Combination
Chesham Utd continue to fight hard for a top two place and they are back on top of the table after coming away from Cullompton Rangers with a 2-0 victory.
Forest Green Rovers are finishing the season well and they are well set to finish in the top four following their 6-2 win away to Oxford City.
Newquay consolidated themselves in mid-table by winning 2-1 against Swindon Town and may now have their sights on a top half position.
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