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There is a two horse race for the runners-up spot behind newly crowned Champions Rochdale and South Durham Royals' 1-1 draw against Salford Ladies leaves them one point behind second placed Middlesbrough, both sides having three matches left to play. Kim Wilde was on target for South Durham, with Salford replying through Abby Wynn.
Bradford City climbed back above Stockport County into fourth place by beating them 1-0. Charlotte Stuart scoring the only goal of the game.
Wakefield continue to edge away from the bottom two as they picked up another vital point when sharing four goals with Liverpool Feds, for whom Gill Hart netted twice.
Tranmere Rovers added to Darlington RA's woes as they ran out 8-1 winners to rekindle their hopes of a place in the top half. Lynn Carter led the scoring for Tranmere with a four-goal haul, Welsh international Jasmin Dutton weighed in with a hat-trick and Kate Horne was also on the scoresheet.
Sporting Club Albion have already made sure of finishing as runners-up but they are no longer able to pass the 50-point mark following their 1-1 draw with Crewe Alexandra on Sunday.
Radcliffe Olympic are now guaranteed third place despite losing their last game of the season, 1-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Anna Perks scored the only goal of the game for Wolves with a header, shortly before half time.
TNS Ladies staged a great comeback to beat Rotherham Utd 3-2 and close in on a possible top half finish. Rotherham raced into a two-goal lead through Zuzana Pramukova and Helen Lynskey, before Abby Frances, Sally Jones and Alicia Robinson all replied to give TNS the points.
Stoke City continue to finish the season well and they are now in sixth place following their 4-3 victory over Leafield Athletic. Anna Lownes netted twice for Stoke along with Emma Sanders and Lucy Ridgeway.
Leicester City meanwhile claimed an important point in a 2-2 draw against mid-table Copsewood (Coventry). Rebecca Knight and Amanda Whalley netted the goals for Copsewood.
South East Combination
Gillingham clinched the South East Combination title and promotion to the Premier League after they drew 2-2 with Norwich City, the only team which still had a chance of catching them. Danni Farmer and Amy Russ had put the Gills into a two-goal lead, before Norwich hit back to earn a share of the spoils on the day thanks to Nicola Bray and Laura Thatcher.
Enfield Town completed their season with a 3-2 victory over Ipswich Town, a result which takes them into second place and they must wait and see whether Norwich overhaul them for the runners-up spot. Enfield found the net through Fran Boggi, Emma Thomas and Sara Sinclair.
*On Wednesday night, Champions Gillingham won 2-0 against local rivals Ebbsfleet Utd, Danni Farmer scoring both goals.
South West Combination
Yeovil Town stepped up their title challenge with a 4-0 victory over second placed Havant & Waterlooville to move to within three points of leaders Chesham Utd. Jemma Tewkesbury bagged a hat-trick for Yeovil along with an own goal.
Newquay kept their hopes alive with a 3-1 victory over Forest Green Rovers but they have played three games more than Yeovil, who are above them on goal difference.
Oxford City look set for a mid-table finish after they won 3-1 away to Swindon Town.
Cullompton Rangers bounced back from their County Cup Final defeat in midweek to run out 3-0 winners over Winscombe with goals from Ellis Hillman (2) and Jess Hooper.
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