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Sheffield FC won the league title at the first attempt following their 2-2 draw against Bradford City. Steph Spence and Carla Ward netted their goals, with Bradford replying through Claire Fawcett and Caroline Omboyi.
Sheffield Wednesday's title hopes came to an end after they were beaten 1-0 at home by Mossley Hill whose good form could yet see them finish in the top half. Carla Lee scored the only goal of the game for the Merseysiders but Wednesday need one win from their last two games to secure a play-off place.
Liverpool Feds moved back into fifth place, thanks to a 5-2 victory away to Salford Ladies.
Wakefield meanwhile gave themselves a lifeline by beating Tranmere Rovers, who need a dramatic upturn in form to get out of trouble.
Sporting Club Albion have gone top of the table for the first time this season and they defeated Northampton Town 2-1 to maintain their two point advantage.
Rotherham Utd find themselves trying to catch up ground but got their title challenge back on course with a 2-0 victory over Leafield Athletic, Rachel Rutherford and Katie Hemming netting their goals.
Third place is now the most that Radcliffe Olympic can hope for and they boosted those chances, thanks to a 6-1 win against Stratford Town.
Leicester City are back in the top half once again after they defeated TNS Ladies 4-1, Kim Walton hitting a hat-trick with Linda Scott also on the scoresheet.
South East Combination
Lewes will have to play a waiting game to see if they are to occupy one of the play-off places after they completed their campaign with a 2-1 victory away to Luton Town. Mel Routledge and Kelly Newton scored the goals which have taken the Rooks into second place but they can still be overhauled by Norwich City, who need to beat Ebbsfleet Utd in their final game to take the runners-up spot.
There were contrasting emotions at Milton Keynes Dons where the home side's remaining play-off chance ended as they were beaten 1-0 by Crystal Palace, who picked up the win they needed to avoid relegation. Sherelle Walters scored the only goal of the game to give Palace three crucial points.
* On Wednesday night, Luton Town moved into fifth place with a 4-1 victory away to Milton Keynes Dons.
South West Combination
Having finished as runners-up in three of the last four seasons, Plymouth Argyle have finally made it to the Premier League as their 3-1 victory over Cullompton Rangers confirmed them as Champions of the South West Combination. Following a nervous opening half, the teams were level at 1-1 going into the interval, Laura Gough having levelled a Cully opener from Lola Sanchez. Argyle had most of the pressure, but Cullompton pushed the Greens all the way until former Cully player Rachael Javan bundled the ball over the line to give Argyle a deserved lead midway through the half. The match was settled ten minutes from time when another former Cully player, Ellis Hillman, smashed a glorious cross shot past Cully keeper Maxine Coupe from the edge of the area to being the Plymouth celebrations.
Havant & Waterlooville moved themselves to within one win of the play-offs as they won 4-0 against Southampton Saints. Charley Wilson gave the Hawks a first half lead which was doubled after the break by Jess Lewry and Chloe Ranger added two late goals.
Forest Green Rovers are virtually certain of a top four finish after they scored six without reply against Swindon Town.
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