Leominster correctly anticipated a hard game from their relegation threatened West Clubs Women's League Severn Division 1 visitors Dursley.

Comfortable in mid-table, Leominster started confidently and applied early pressure, eventually opening the scoring when the Rutty sisters, Jess and Megan, combined in a superb, swift counter-attack which ended with Megan sweeping the ball home.

Dursley came back strongly and although they did not get on terms until they converted a short corner just after the break, they put Leominster under considerable pressure. The goal inspired Dursley and, as Leominster lost their shape, the visitors hit them twice to raise hopes of a welcome win.

Leominster recovered their poise and Kate Holder made a strong run down the right, her crisp shot rebounding to her captain Carolyne Hughes who forced home Leominster's second goal. With time running out they got back on terms, courtesy of Megan Rutty, to deservedly share the points.

Hereford were grateful to midfielder Alison Preece whose first strike of the season proved to be decisive as they beat visiting Yate and South Gloucester 2nd 1-0 to leapfrog them into third place in the table.

As befits a clash between two teams at the top end of the table, there was little to separate them in a very evenly contested opening quarter. Hereford forced a couple of short corners but failed to convert them and it was left to Preece to provide the only goal of the match in the 21st minute.

Hereford mounted a good attack down the right and Preece moved up in support to collect the cross at the far post and sweep home what proved to be the winning goal.

With youngster Amy Wilkins showing a lot of promise in attack and the home defence comfortably holding Yate, Hereford held out and were well worthy of their victory.

Champions Colwall proved far too strong for visiting Cheltenham Civil Service and strolled to a comfortable 7-0 win.

Ross were unfortunate to lose Emma Lewis with a serious knee injury just five minutes after the start at Wootton Bassett and, with no substitutes available, battled hard but eventually crashed to a 6-1 reverse.

The visitors made light of their depleted numbers and were unlucky to see a fine strike rebound to safety off a post. However their top three hosts found some rhythm and fired in three goals without reply before the break.

A spirited start to the second period saw Liz Ellis collect a delightful through pass from Pauline Hemmingway to slide the ball home, but the recovery was short-lived as Wootton Bassett once again took control to bag another three goals for a comfortable win.

Recently crowned Severn Division 2 champions Hereford 2nd finished their season on a high when they travelled to play Cheltenham 3rd and came away with a fine 2-0 victory.

The visitors made a confident start and attacked Cheltenham from the off, comfortably dealing with any threatening counter-attacks.

Sweeper Angela Thomas set up the first Hereford goal when she fired an accurate 16-yard hit that found Becky Edwards in space, allowing her to drive at the opposition goal to set up Emily Tomkins whose flick found the target.

Good work by the Hereford midfield forced a short corner, with Dwyn Jones making no mistake from Cath Goodwin's perfect stop.

After the break Cheltenham tried to come back but were thwarted by a solid Hereford defence, backed up by a couple of excellent saves from goalkeeper Mel Bryans.