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Leeds City Vixens are setting a strong pace at the top of the Northern Combination after they recorded their sixth win in a row. Stacey Daniel and Danica Roberts each netted twice and Michelle Walsh added the other as the Vixens defeated Rochdale 5-1 to open up a lead of five points.
Salford Sports lifted themselves into second place, thanks to a 3-0 victory over Blackpool Wren Rovers. Isha Munsell, Chloe Llewellyn and Fay Abrehart netted their goals.
Nicky Duckling was on target four times as Middlesbrough caught up ground on the top two by beating Peterlee Town 6-0. Sarah Manning and Jess Close were also on target for 'Boro, who stay in sixth but are just three points behind second place.
Morley Spurs gained an important victory which has taken them out of the bottom two. Jodie Hunter netted both goals as Morley won 2-0 against Scunthorpe Utd.
Coventry Copsewood hang on to the leadership after they battled out a 1-1 draw with improving Radcliffe Olympic.
A win would have taken Derby County top of the table but they remain in second after they also drew 1-1, against Leafield Athletic. Lydia Mullett gave Leafield a first half lead - the first goal Derby have conceded this season - but the Rams battled back to take a point through an equaliser from Emily Jeffery.
Wolverhampton Wanderers notched up their third straight victory, 6-1 against Loughborough Students. Amber Quick, Anne Johnson, Anna Perks and Sophie Richards put Wolves four ahead with Laura Steele replying for Loughborough on the stroke of half time. After the break, Perks scored her second and Chevette Mais completed the scoring.
Just one point separates the top five teams in the table and two of them met on Sunday with West Bromwich Albion beating TNS Ladies 4-2. Natasha Baptiste netted twice for Albion, along with Hayley Moore and Hayley Phillipowsky.
Crewe Alexandra are starting to find their form and a Beth Clark goal gave them a 1-0 victory away to Leicester City which has taken them into mid-table.
South East Combination
With Welwyn Garden City not having a game, Luton Town took the opportunity to go three points clear at the top of the South East Combination with a 2-1 win away to Norwich City, thanks to goals from Nicky Taylor and Rebecca Kane.
Enfield Town continue to make up ground in third place and a 1-0 success at Cambridge City keeps them five points off the pace, with a game in hand.
Lewes maintained their challenge by winning 4-2 at Northampton Town.
Wellingborough Diamonds remain in fifth place following their 4-0 victory at Gillingham. Amy Whelan bagged a brace for the Diamonds, with one apiece from Anna McLeod and Mikaela Welford.
Three first half goals gave Tottenham Hotspur a valuable 3-1 win against Bedford Town Bells. Jessie Richards was on target twice for Spurs, along with Fiona Butterfield.
South West Combination
Queen's Park Rangers saw their 100% record disappear but they have edged a further point ahead following their 1-1 draw with Team Bath. In a well contested match, Susannah Abbott gave Rangers a first half lead which was cancelled out by Toni Hemmings and both sides struck the bar after the break as they sought a winning goal. The goal means that Rangers now head the table by six points.
Yeovil Town maintained their good start in third place with a 4-0 victory away to Weston St Johns, thanks to doubles from Rachel Edwards and Kim Turner.
Plymouth Argyle also gained a narrow but important success, beating Chesham Utd by the odd goal in seven. Chloe Roberts and Emily Mousley each netted twice for Argyle, with Chesham replying through Sian Williams, Tash Sandalls and Anneka Nuttell.
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