AFC Bournemouth DS, Blackpool and Derby County Academy went top of their Regional Leagues divisions, while many sides had FA Cup commitments.
EASTERN – Royston up to second
Premier – Royston Town went second with a 5-1 midweek win over Haringey Borough in which Isabella Simmons hit a hat-trick, while Colney Heath beat Bowers & Pitsea 3-1 aided by Terri Harvey’s first-half brace.
EAST MIDLANDS – Rams Academy in pole position
1 South – The league’s sole fixture saw Derby County Academy hit hosts Coalville Town 6-0 in midweek, with braces by Rosie Hunt and Madeline Watkinson. The result sent the Rams top on goal-difference, ahead of Oadby & Wigston and Anstey Nomads.
NORTH EAST – York RI increase lead
1 South – York Railway Institute opened up a five-point lead with a fourth straight victory, after edging a seven-goal thriller at Barnsley FC Ladies. Hepworth United were 4-2 winners at Wakefield Trinity U-23s where Laura Brown scored three times.
NORTH WEST – Seasiders sitting pretty
1 North – Blackpool are new leaders after netting four second-half goals for a 5-1 result over Chorley DS, who slip to fourth. Penwortham Town went third when getting the only goal of the game at Carlisle United through Robyn Wojnarowski.
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1 South – Mersey Valley sunk Alder 7-1 to get off the mark at the third attempt, Jessica Limb enjoying a five-goal haul.
SOUTHERN – Cherries on top
Division 1 – AFC Bournemouth DS put six past Abbey Rangers to lead the table, Charlotte Eastman scoring a quick double.
SOUTH WEST – Chipping chop down leaders
1 East – Chipping Sodbury Town overcame leaders Warminster Town in a 7-4 goalfest, Izzie Smart finding the net three times for the victors who had been pegged back to 4-3 early in the second half. Swindon Town DS won at Frome Town with a Summer Williams goal close to the interval.
WEST MIDLANDS – Darlaston and Wyrley gain ground
1 North – Darlaston Town are third having won 2-0 at Coventry City, Laura Avery and Emily Smith on target. Wyrley went fourth following a 3-2 success at Port Vale, in which they got the decider in the last half-hour.
1 South – Rugby Town banked a first point in a 3-3 draw at Cookley Sports, thanks to three goals from Chloe Debaes.