Clifton, with a 1-0 win at home to Ipswich, retained their two-point lead over Sutton at the top.
Lucy Culliford maintained her run of a goal-a-match for Clifton but it was Lorraine Marsden, the former Hightown midfielder, who stole the show.
The defending champions, Slough, owed their 1-0 win against Doncaster to a lively performance and a winning goal from Kate White.
England's manager, Jane Swinnerton-Ions, scored both Sutton's goals in their 2-1 win against Hightown where England's coach, Maggie Souyave, was in opposition. Tina Cullen, England's centre forward, replied for Hightown.
In the First Division an Ali Burrows penalty corner shot gave Trojans a 1-0 victory away to Sunderland Bedans to maintain their 100 per cent record while two goals from Kirstin Cardus for Canterbury - away to Blueharts at Hitchin - keeps them in hot pursuit with an inferior goal difference.Reuse content