Sutton Coldfield's prospects of returning to the Premier Division of the National League were strengthened thanks to a 3-0 win over Wimbledon, Division One's bottom club.

Jane Sixsmith and San-deep Kaur, the division's joint-top scorers, netted within three minutes of each other in the second half, after Laura Unsworth had sent Sutton into a 15th-minute lead.

Four points now separate Sutton and Birmingham University, who slipped to third place after losing 3-2 to Trojans.

The University trailed 2-0 before Rebecca Hevingham revived them with a 52nd-minute goal. Within a few minutes, Trojans had added a third goal and Laura Bain-bridge claimed a late second for the University, who fall a point behind Trojans.

Fourteen games into the mens' National league season, Lichfield claimed their first point in the North Division, drawing 5-5 in an extraordinary game against fellow strugglers Nottingham.

Nottingham built up a 5-2 interval lead and then watched as Lichfield hit back with three goals in the last 11 minutes.

After conceding two goals in the first seven minutes, Lichfield were back on level terms by the 16th following goals by Craig Tilke and Adrian Gilbert.

It was Tilke who led the revival with a second goal in the 59th minute and James Gough and Paul Campbell followed suit.

In the same division, Bournville moved back into second place ahead of Leek after a 3-2 victory at Harrogate.

Chris Graham and Neal Dolphin built up a 2-0 interval lead and Harry Rowland scored the third goal in the 69th minute, just ahead oif Harrogate's last-minute reply.

Brooklands MU lead the division by two points, having defeated promotion rivals Leek 2-1. Richard Vincent scored a late goal for Leek.

Any hopes Stourport had of challenging for promotion disappeared with their 3-1 home defeat by Sheffield Hallam Civica. Phil Lashford equalised in the 16th minute but the visitors scored two late goals.

Jimmy Singh scored twice for Barford Tigers in their 4-1 home defeat of Ipswich in the South Division. Satinderpal Mann and Amarjit Degun scored in the second half.

On Saturday, Birmingham University's relegation fears eased after a fine 4-1 defeat of third-placed Whitchurch. Ed Welch scored a hat-trick and Steve Edmonds got a second-half goal.

In the Women's League, Worcester were unable to spring any surprises against South Division leaders Horsham despite atenth-minute equaliser by Charlotte Roberts. Erica Rogers responded with a hat-trick to give the Sussex side a 4-1 victory. Aldridge's North Division match against Bradford was postponed.

* Coventry and Telford & Wrekin put themselves back in contention for promotion to the National League with victories over the bottom two clubs in the Premier Division of the Coaching Solutions League.

But while Coventry beat Players 4-3 and Telford defeated Shrewsbury 3-2, leaders Sikh Union (Nottingham) sent second-place Bridgnorth down into fourth, below Coventry and Telford, by beating them 5-0.

Olton had one of the biggest Premier Division wins of the season, thrashing Nottingham University 8-1. n Doncaster booked their place in the semi-finals of the Women's Cup with a 3-2 victory over Ipswich.

Ali Bicker and Jo Ellis saw their goals cancelled out by Emma Lee-Smith and Emma Millar but Lou Waite's strike two minutes from time came too late for a response.

The other all-Premier Division clash saw Slough prevail 2-0 at Canterbury and Chelmsford, another top-flight side, were 5-0 winners at Horsham.

Two goals from Lynn Bollington put them 2-0 up after 55 minutes but three goals in the last 10 minutes from Sarah Kelleher, Julie Butterworth and Maria Merrigan distorted the scoreline.