#FAWPL: Blackburn Rovers beat Middlesbrough in title ‘six-pointer’

Blackburn Rovers sent FA WPL Northern leaders Middlesbrough to a 4-0 defeat last night at JMO Sports Park.

The result means that Rovers are up to third and more importantly trail the leaders by eleven points but with six games still in hand.

Laura Wareham did well to keep out an early Jess Holbrook strike but the hosts took a 15th-minute lead when Natasha Flint volleyed home after good play on the right from Holbrook.

Emma Kelly fired over the bar with Boro’s first real chance approaching half-time but Blackburn doubled their lead 4 minutes after the restart, when Flint set up Lynda Shepherd for a fine finish.

It was 3-0 on 57 minutes, as Middlesbrough lost possession to Rovers’ high press and Saffron Jordan scored.

Lagan Makin rounded off the scoring with a shot across the keeper in the last 6 minutes.

Midweek FA WPL matches continue on Wednesday as Northern Division 1 title-chasing Brighouse Town and Liverpool Marshalls Feds clash for an 8.15 kick-off and in South East Division 1 Milton Keynes Dons look to keep up their promotion hopes when hosting Enfield Town at Newport Pagnell Town FC, ko 8pm.

Then on Thursday in the Southern Division there’s Cardiff City Ladies versus Coventry United at the CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence in Ystrad Mynach, while in Northern Division 1 Bolton Wanderers play Newcastle United at Atherton Collieries FC.