Birmingham City go fourth in the Barclays Women’s Championship

FA Womens Championship - Birmingham City v Crystal Palace - St Andrews
Celebration after Olivia McLoughlin (24 Birmingham) scores the first goal. (Natalie Mincher/SPP)

Birmingham City beat Crystal Palace to go fourth in Barclays Women’s Championship, Blackburn Rovers held third-placed Charlton Athletic.

Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Charlton Athletic
Birmingham City 3-1 Crystal Palace

Birmingham City beat Crystal Palace to go fourth in the table after three first-half goals.

Olivia McLoughlin opened the scoring on 32 minutes after a one-two with Claudia Walker.

Jade Pennock bagged a quick brace before the break, firstly intercepting Fran Kitching’s ball to guide it into an empty net, secondly finishing off a free-kick routine.

Palace pulled one back on the hour mark, Rianna Dean with the tap in from Annabel Blanchard’cut-back

Blackburn Rovers held third-placed Charlton Athletic to move up to tenth spot.

Niamh Murphy played in Chloe Williams to fire Rovers ahead before half-time, but Freda Ayisi picked up a ball from Mel Johnson to level from close range midway through the second half.

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