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East Midlands League
Champions Loughborough Foxes rounded off their season in winning style, scoring seven without reply against Corby S & L. Shepshed Dynamo defeated Retford Utd 6-0 and sit in second place but will have to wait and see where they will finish as Mansfield Town, 4-1 victors at Friar Lane & Epworth, would overhaul them by winning their final game. Long Eaton Utd and Gedling Town shared eight goals and Sandiacre Town completed their climb away from trouble with a 3-0 success away to Peterborough Azure.
The final match in Division One North was played and it resulted in a 3-0 victory for third placed Steel City Wanderers over Lincoln Development.
Radcliffe Olympic Res claimed the runners-up spot in Division One South, gaining the win they needed when beating Oadby Owls 3-1.
Eastern Region League
The Premier Division is now down to a two-horse race, led by Bedford Ladies who have a three point advantage after Zara Carroll, Natasha Fensome and Sarah Saunders gave them a 3-1 win at Stevenage Borough. Brentwood Town are the only team which can still catch them, they kept up their challenge by beating Cambridge University 2-1 thanks to two Nicola Whinnett goals. Peterborough meanwhile have all but sealed themselves a top half finish following their 5-2 success at Arlesey Town, Lesley-Ann Seaman hitting a hat-trick along with Jade Bell and Claire Knibbs.
Thorpe Utd rounded off their successful campaign in Division One North with a 3-0 win over Fakenham Town, a result which confirms Ipswich Wanderers as runners-up. Rebekah Lake netted twice and Lauren Kett the other for Thorpe.
Division One South title winners C & K Basildon now have a ten point lead after they won 2-0 at Whitwell thanks to Martina Lindsay and Carly Eagles. Lucy Hudson meanwhile scored a hat-trick as Hutton were 3-2 victors at Hannakins but they will have to settle for third.
London & South East League
Denham Utd will still need to win their final game to make absolutely sure of finishing as Premier Division runners-up, after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Westfield who are one of the teams that can still pass them. Crawley Wasps scored six without reply against Maidstone Town and will have their eyes on a top half place.
In Division One (London), Kikk FC won 1-0 away to Luton Town Res but must now wait and see if they will finish as Champions. Only Hemel Hempstead can now overhaul but they will need to win all of their last five games in order to do so. Hemel kept those hopes alive with a 6-2 success over West Ham Utd Development, who stay in second place. Knaphill Wanderers leapfrogged Brentford in the table by beating them 3-2.
North East League
Premier Division leaders Barnsley battled out a goalless draw with Sheffield Utd Community, one of their two main title rivals. The result was a great one for second placed Huddersfield Town, who took advantage by winning 8-3 at Peterlee Town and they now trail Barnsley by nine points, with four games in hand. Hessle Town scored seven without reply past Durham City and are back up into fourth, ahead of Whitley Bay who were beaten 2-0 by Guiseley.
In the Northern Division, Birtley Town defeated Teesside Sport Ladies whilst Tynedale won 2-1 at Lumley, scuppering the home side's chances of finishing second.
A goal deep into injury time ensured that Sheffield Utd Junior Blades dramatically won the Southern Division title, the 3-2 win taking them past Castleford White Rose and ending the hopes of opponents Beverley Town. Bradford City A were 3-1 victors at Rothwell Town and Goole Town ran out 6-1 winners over AFC Preston.
North West League
The top two in the Premier Division are now neck and neck with only two games to play. Chorley won
3-1 against Burnley Girls & Ladies in midweek to end their opponents' chances and return themselves to the top on goal difference from Fletcher Moss Rangers, who had beaten Crewe Alexandra 2-1 on Sunday. Denton Town followed up a large win over AFC Urmston Meadowside with a 1-1 draw at Bolton Wanderers and lie fifth, just ahead of Wigan Athletic who beat local rivals Wigan Ladies 2-1.
Blackpool completed their Division One North campaign with victories over Springfields (Preston) and Morecambe to virtually assure themselves of the title. Blackpool Wren Rovers can match their points tally by winning their last five games but they will need to win all by a huge margin. They did keep their hopes alive with a 3-1 success at Carlisle. Penrith AFC can still finish second and maintained those chances by beating Bolton Lads & Girls 2-0 as did Morecambe with a 6-3 success at Whitehaven on Sunday.
In Division One South, Northwich Vixens made sure of a perfect campaign as they beat Macclesfield Town 7-1 for a 100% record from all 20 matches. AFC Liverpool and Winsford meanwhile finished level at 1-1.
South West League
The Premier Division title battle still remains tight and it was Larkhall Athletic who maintained their aspirations by scoring ten without reply against Chippenham Town. Kate German and Jodie Whaley led the way for the Larks with hat-tricks, Charlene Rooney added a double and there was one apiece from Emily Harrington and Sophie Hamer.
It's all over though in Eastern Division One as Salisbury City secured the title with a 6-1 victory over second placed Swindon Supermarine. Hayley Ranachan, Charlotte Eastman and Nicole Barnes all scored twice for the Wiltshire side. Downend Flyers meanwhile climbed away from the bottom places as Hayley Bullock gave them a 1-0 victory over Nailsea Utd.
In Western Division One, runners-up Exeter City rounded off their campaign by winning 2-1 at Launceston, Helen Kukor and Emma Jones scoring their goals.
Southern Region League
University of Portsmouth clinched the Premier Division title and promotion to the Premier Division with a 2-1 victory away to Launton. Reading Town also had a good day, winning for only the second time this season and lifting themselves off the bottom by beating Maidenhead Utd 4-2.
Andover New Street continue to close in on Division One leaders Southampton Women and narrowed the gap to three points with a 5-0 success at Newbury Ladies & Girls. Chesham Utd Res and Boscombe Albion shared four goals in the other game.
West Midlands League
Dudley Utd finished off their season with an 8-0 victory away to Bradwell Belles and they must now wait and see if they will be Champions. Solihull Ladies also won 8-0 against Kidderminster Harriers and they need to win all of their last four games if they are to pass Dudley. Allscott clinched third place by winning 3-1 at Cannock and Lichfield Diamonds look set for a top half finish after beating Wednesfield Town 4-2.
Stafford Town are on the verge of the Division One North title after they defeated FC Reedswood 2-0 and Wyrley Ladies slumped to a 3-0 defeat at home to Bridgnorth Spartans. Cottage Farm Rangers drew 0-0 with Coseley Town and stay third, ahead of Bedworth Utd who were beaten 5-0 by Chasetown. Kidsgrove are in mid-table following their 2-0 win over Prees Raiders.
Marston Green became only the second team to take points off Division One South title winners Leamington Lions this season when holding them to a 1-1 draw. Coventry City Development clinched the runners-up spot when beating Birmingham Athletic 5-1 as Fairfield Villa went down 3-1 at Southam Utd. Walsall are finishing the season well and are fourth after their 2-1 win over Malvern Town, Ferndale ran out 7-1 victors over Rugby Town and Redditch Utd edged out Knowle by the only goal of the game.
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