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East Midlands League
OOH Lincoln Development were the only lower division side to knock out Premier Division opponents on Sunday in the First Round of the League Cup, when they beat Retford Utd by the odd goal in seven. Of the three all-Premier ties, league leaders Loughborough Foxes came away from Corby S & L with a
3-1 victory, Peterborough Azure defeated Gedling Town 5-1 and Friar Lane & Epworth were 2-1 winners at Shepshed Dynamo. Long Eaton Utd came through a tricky tie by beating Steel City Wanderers 6-2 whilst Mansfield Town scored eleven without reply past Sleaford Town and Sandiacre Town defeated Arnold Town 5-0.
Two of the Division One South early pacesetters, Oadby Owls and Daventry Town, met each other and Daventry triumphed by the only goal. Hinckley Utd won 3-2 away to Sparta Nottingham and Grimsby Town were 5-1 victors over West Bridgford. Market Warsop defeated Rise Park 3-0 and Nettleham came away from Barrowby with a 7-2 victory.
Eastern Region League
Brentwood Town's excellent start to the season continued with a 7-3 victory over Kettering Town which keeps them clear at the top of the Premier Division. Lucy Faraday bagged a hat-trick, with Leah Cowan (2), Sophie Lovell and Nikita Whinnett also ensuring that Brentwood stay one point clear of Hethersett Athletic, who beat Barking 2-1 thanks to Grace Birchall and Megan Todd. Vicky Vickery, Sarah Saunders and Natasha Fensome were on target as Bedford Ladies defeated Stevenage Borough 3-1 to go third, ahead of Arlesey Town who drew 2-2 with Chelmsford City, who netted through a Kim Jeffery double with Mia Price and Becky Charter replying. Peterborough won 5-0 against Woodbridge Town with a goal each from Lesley-Ann Seaman, Jade Bell, Donna Nicholls, Jemma Rees and Stacey Schreiber while Haringey Borough scored nine without reply against Cambridge University, Tanya Beverley hitting four goals with the rest from Erika Vareckova (2), Lekesha James (2) and Olivia Cichorzewska.
The top two in Division One North met each other and Fakenham Town stormed to an 8-1 victory over Cambridge Women Res to open up a three point lead. Nicola Bray netted five times, Shelly Woods added a double and Francesca Walder completed the tally. Rebekah Lake and Lauren Kett bagged braces, with Meg Evans also on target as Thorpe Utd went second by winning 5-0 at Cambridge Rangers. Ipswich Wanderers meanwhile beat Taverham 6-0 thanks to a Kayleigh Harwood hat-trick, Shani Plumb, Rachel Gwilliam and Tarnya McKew. Kim Thomas gave Haverhill Rovers a 1-0 win at Huntingdon Town while Great Shelford and Norwich City Res drew 2-2, Alison Wright and Becky Taylor scoring for Great Shelford with Bridie Hipperson and Leanne Gray replying.
Billericay Town are the new leaders of Division One South after Kerry Oldham, Sally Appleton and Marie Barker earned them a 3-0 victory over Royston Town. C & K Basildon and Hutton both remain unbeaten following their 1-1, Stacy Whitehead on target for Basildon who conceded their first goal of the season when Hutton netted through Nina Witteridge. Leverstock Green defeated Hoddesdon Owls
2-1 thanks to a Giselle Subryan double while Kirsty Chawner scored the only goal for Hannakins against Sawbridgeworth Town.
London & South East League
Denham Utd continue to set the early pace in the Premier Division and their 5-0 win against Crawley Wasps keeps their lead at two points. Tooting & Mitcham Utd remain in second after beating Panthers 4-0, with Littlehampton Town and Westfield following on after 9-1 and 8-3 victories over Boreham Wood and AFC Wimbledon respectively. Whitehawk won 3-1 at Maidstone Town to record their first victory of the season as did Wandgas, by the odd goal in seven against Chichester City.
Luton Town Res are now leaders on their own in Division One (London), their 6-0 victory over Enfield Town Res sees them top on goal difference from Kikk FC who beat Tower Hamlets 5-0. Kent Magpies won 4-1 at Knaphill Wanderers to climb into third, ahead of MSA Ladies who drew 1-1 with Hemel Hempstead.
North East League
The top of the table clash in the Premier Division ended in a 1-1 draw, which means that Whitley Bay stay as leaders on goal difference from Hessle Town. Barnsley won 5-2 at Guiseley to go third, just ahead of Peterlee Town who defeated York City 3-1. St Francis 2000 won for the first time this season, 4-3 away to Huddersfield Town, and Hull City registered their first point when sharing six goals with Sheffield Utd Community.
Lumley were unable to take a chance to go top of the Northern Division when they were beaten 4-2 by Birtley Town, therefore Whitley Bay Res stay top on goal difference. Redcar Athletic and Teesside Sport Ladies follow on after sharing a 1-1 draw while Tynedale claimed their first victory, 5-3 away to Norton & Stockton Ancients.
Beverley Town kept up their winning start in the Southern Division, scoring seven without reply past Bradford City A to go two points clear of Doncaster Rovers Belles A who drew 3-3 with Wakefield Res. Castleford White Rose defeated AFC Preston 8-1 to go third while Leeds City Vixens Res were 5-2 winners over Rothwell Town. Ossett Albion narrowly beat Wetherby Athletic 2-1 and Sheffield Utd Junior Blades came away from Goole Town with a 3-0 victory.
North West League
The top two in the Premier Division both saw their matches postponed on Sunday but Crewe Alexandra were unable to take the opportunity to take over as leaders when they were beaten 3-2 by Fletcher Moss Rangers. Wigan Athletic complete a quartet of clubs level on points at the top following their 3-1 victory over Chester City. At the other end of the table, AFC Urmston Meadowside lifted themselves off the bottom as they won 5-4 away to Bury Girls & Ladies.
Morecambe are the new leaders of Division One North after running out 6-0 winners over Whitehaven. Brazil head a trio of chasing clubs, two points behind, thanks to an 11-0 success against Warrington Town. Carlisle meanwhile recorded their first victory of the season when beating Springfields (Preston) 7-1.
Northwich Vixens held on to top spot in Division One South, on goal difference from three other sides. The Vixens crushed Glossop North End 12-0 whilst second placed Birkenhead also hit double figures, beating Airbus UK 10-2. Manchester Stingers' 3-1 win at Liverpool Feds Res keeps them in third and Greater Manchester Police stay fourth, defeating Mossley Hill Res to record their third straight win.
South West League
Larkhall Athletic maintained their strong start to the season with a 7-2 victory away to Falmouth Town, which keeps them three points clear at the top of the Premier Division. Anna Walby led the scoring with a hat-trick and she was joined on the scoresheet by Kate German, Laura Gregory, Kelly Cripps and Jodie Whaley. Julie Hewitt (2), Emma Pemberton and Corinne Potts scored the goals as Marine Academy (Plymouth) stayed on Larkhall's heels by winning 4-2 at Bristol Ladies Union while third placed Cheltenham Town came away from Weymouth with a 3-1 victory thanks to a Charley Griffin double and Natalie Potter. Oldland Abbotonians meanwhile raced to their first win of the season, 5-1 against Taunton Town. Kirsty Mitchell and Sarah Price both netted twice along with Jess Cole.
Swindon Supermarine stay top of Eastern Division One despite going down to their first defeat of the season, 3-2 to Cleeve West Town for whom Natasha Crew (2) and Lizzie Barratt were on target. Swindon Spitfires kept up their good start by beating Cirencester Town 7-2, Tamara Papp netting four times along with Emma Skinner (2) and Cara Costello. Natasha Stevens scored twice, with Natalie Poole and Holly Miller adding the others as Bishop's Lydeard ran out 4-1 winners at Forest Green Rovers Res and Downend Flyers won 2-0 at Nailsea Utd with goals from Debbie Stacey and Lucy Lockyer. Poole Town won for the first time, beating Ilminster Town 3-0 thanks to Sam Gubb, Faye Hawkins and Bev Symes.
Plymouth Argyle Res made it five wins from five games and their 3-0 victory over Launceston means they lead Western Division One by five points. Emily Mousley netted twice along with Paula Pearce. Marjons Old Suttonians are chasing hard in second place and they defeated Roche 4-3 with Lauren Wallinger, Danielle Krac, Lauren Hewings and Tracy Beards on target.
Southern Region League
Woodley Saints won 3-1 at Aldershot Town to go five points clear at the top of the Premier Division from Maidenhead Utd, who drew 2-2 with Wycombe Wanderers. Bracknell Town lost some ground as they were beaten 2-0 by University of Portsmouth. Launton were 3-1 winners over Beaconsfield SYCOB and Oxford Utd stormed to a 9-2 victory away to Reading Town.
Division One table toppers Andover New Street suffered their first defeat of the season, going down
2-1 to second placed Southampton Women who reduced the gap to six points in the process. Henley Town and Basingstoke Town shared four goals while Southampton Saints Res defeated Chesham Utd Res 4-2. Mansfield Road notched up their first win in some style, 7-1 at Boscombe Albion.
West Midlands League
Dudley Utd have gone top of the Premier Division after they won 5-0 away to Cannock. Solihull Ladies defeated Kingshurst Sporting 8-1 to go second, ahead of Allscott who were 3-2 winners over Hereford Phoenix. Bradwell Belles and Hereford Pegasus finished level at 1-1 while Lichfield Diamonds triumphed 4-1 at Wednesfield Town.
In Division One North, leaders Bedworth Utd went down 3-1 at home to FC Reedswood and have now been caught by three other clubs. Cottage Farm Rangers scored seven without reply at Bridgnorth Town, Stafford Town beat Wyrley 5-2 and Kidsgrove were 3-0 winners over Withymoor. Coseley Town took up a mid-table position after edging out Chasetown by the odd goal in five.
Leamington Lions have taken over as the new leaders of Division One South following their 2-1 win away to Birmingham Athletic. Coventry City Development defeated Knowle 3-0 and Southam Utd are also on six points after their 3-1 victory over Malvern Town. Redditch Utd are back in fourth place following a 2-2 draw away to Walsall. Marston Green beat Rugby Town 4-0 and Fairfield Villa pipped Ferndale 3-2.
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