Nettleham and Tranmere Rovers regained top spots, Stevenage Reserves made it eight wins in a row, while Hemel Hempstead Town came through 6-5 in match of three hat-tricks.
EASTERN – Eight straight wins for Stevenage Ressies
PREMIER – Fifth-placed Bedford held leaders Billericay Town to a 1-1 draw. Brentwood Town beat Colney Heath 3-0, with a Marie Barker brace added to by Georgia Holdaway. Writtle edged into second spot on goal-difference, a 3-3 tie with fourth in the table AFC Dunstable lifting them above Cambridge City. Courtney Clarke, Leanne Stubbings and Sophie Vale were on target for Writtle, Danielle Carty twice on target for Dunstable and Charlene Moreton with their other goal.
1 NORTH – Histon’s Katie Segrave got both their goals in the 2-2 result at Cambridge United Reserves that lifted them into third spot, with Ebony Rule bagging a brace for the U’s.
1 SOUTH – Stevenage Reserves made it eight wins in a row with a 5-0 scoreline at Hoddesdon Town Owls, where Nicole Hemmings and Daniela Martucci got two each, Sherrie Evans with the other.
EAST MIDLANDS – Johnson treble sends Nettleham top
PREMIER – Nettleham replaced Leicester City WD at the top of the league when defeating Mansfield Town 4-2. a Tia Johnson treble added to by Holly Newman. Eastwood were elevated to fourth with a 2-1 victory against Mansfield Hosiery Mills. Although Amy Townsend’s opener was cancelled out by Bethany Wilcockson, Marie Wayne quickly restored the hosts’ advantage.
1 NORTH – Clifton All Whites have a point back on the board after a previous deduction, sharing eight goals in a see-saw game with Draycott Victoria in which both sides led twice. Katie Hart got two for Clifton, substitute Emma Clarke and Kirsty Allen also netting for the hosts, the latter on 88 minutes, while Natalie Loughenbury double for Draycott was added to by Kerry Keeling and Jodie Smith.
LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Wasps flying high
PREMIER – Crawley Wasps went six points clear of second-placed AFC Pheonix, with a 7-0 victory at winless Eastbourne Town. Suzy Davis and Faye Rabson both struck twice, Lauren Callaghan, Holly Walker and Kemina Webber one each.
GREATER LONDON PREMIER – Table-toppers QPR Development came from behind to win 2-1 at Hackney. Lizzie Tucker’s goal brought replies late in each half from Rangers’ Paige Laider and Natasha Hammond. Hemel Hempstead Town leapfrogged Regents Park Rangers in an incredible eleven-goal thriller that featured three hat-tricks. Kayleigh Baker and Hannah Noonan got trebles for Hemel, Rachel Brown for Rangers, whose Kate Inwood got the other couple of goals. All the goals came in the last 33 minutes, as unbeaten Whyteleafe won 4-2 over Victoire. Danielle Johnson, Mercedes Bromfield, Shauni Griffths and Georgie Perkins scored for the hosts – who entertain Godalming in the Isthmian goodmove.co.uk Cup on Tuesday – Danielle Desouza and Lucy Galea pulling goals back.
SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – Worthing FC are just a goal short of leaders Kent Football United, having hit Hassocks 6-2. Sophie Frost led the way with a hat-trick, Hannah Hewlett, Gemma Worsforld and Sophie Humphrey got singles, as did United’s Billie Phillpot and Kelly Rushworth. Not only did Bexhill United win at the tenth attempt but they did so away to south coast rivals Eastbourne Ladies, with Lucy Sheeran getting the only goal.
NORTH EAST – Shields shine
PREMIER – York City are level on points with fifth-placed Farsley Celtic following a 2-0 victory at Castleford White Rose, where Megan Branham and Eleanor Regan netted in the first half.
1 NORTH – South Shields became the first side to beat Boro Rangers, as they replaced them at the top. There were two goals for Alex Fontaine, one apiece for Laura Howe, Dionne Fleming and Nina Garthwaite, while Delise Cliford got a consolation for Rangers. Consett climbed to second with their 4-2 result at Prudhoe Town. Nicole McEvoy’s first-half double was followed up with a Stephanie Curry brace, while Jessica Hooper and Catherine Johnston scored to give Prudhoe hope of a point.
NORTH WEST – Altrincham first to deny FC United victory
PREMIER – Tranmere Rovers took back top spot for Merseyrail Bootle by winning 4-0 at Sir Tom Finney. Fleetwood Town Wrens won the local derby at Blackpool 4-0 to go third. Wigan Athletic went above Burnley into sixth when defeating them 2-1 away.
1 NORTH – Burscough Dynamo banked their first point of the season as they became just the second side to deny leaders Penrith a victory. Bury gained a bit of ground in beating Preston North End 2-0, with efforts from Lucy Golding and Ellie Whittle. Cammell Laird moved a little closer to the leaders when sinking Leigh RMI 7-0.
1 SOUTH – FC United failed to win for the first time, when held 1-1 at home by Altrincham, with Nicole Hatcliffe’s opener cancelled out in the second half from distance by Kye Brown. Warrington Wolverines went second with a 2-0 win at Northwhich Vixens. West Didsbury & Chorlton made it three wins in four with a 3-0 a scoreline over Curzon Ashton, Leigh McFadyen, Elizabeth Livesey, and Emily Croasdale the scorers. Crewe Alexandra Development defeated Stockport County Blues by the best of three goals, Shanice Finbow and Jess Welch finding the net.
SOUTHERN – Own-goal sends Newbury second
PREMIER – Newbury are second and a point short of leaders Chesham United, after getting the only goal of the game against Milton Keynes City. A sliced own-goal was all that beat the impressive Laura Geyton in the City net. Lucy Holzman-Clarke got all four goals for Ascot United, as they beat Shanklin 4-1 to rise to third, Lucy Scholes scoring in the first half for the hosts.
SOUTH WEST – High fives for Buckland
PREMIER – Buckland Athletic have now won all their five games after Leah Brooks and Kirsty Caunter gave them a 2-0 victory at Ilminster Town, which out them second and three points behind Marine Academy Plymouth. Bishops Lydeard and Middlezoy Rovers finished all square at 2-2, with Rosie Williams and Chelsea Day on target for the visitors.
EASTERN – Portishead closed in on leaders Wootton Bassett Town at the top, with a narrow 3-2 win over third-placed Swindon Town DS. Imogen Fisher, Hannah Thornton and Michelle Venton got their goals, with replies from Meghan Larkin and Gipsy Viveash. Frome Town were level with Team Mendip at the break thanks to a Kate Minty effort but Team Mendip ran out 3-1 winners, with an Ellie Oritt double and one from Natasha Crew.
WEST MIDLANDS – Seven up for Goldenhill
1 NORTH – Goldenhill Wanderers’ 3-1 victory at Bilbrook extended their perfect record to seven games, putting them three points behind top team Sutton Coldfield Town.