Birmingham City seal second spot in Barclays Women’s Championship 

FA Womens Championship - Birmingham City v Bristol City - St Andrews
Lucy Quinn (Birmingham) scores the first goal against Bristol City. (Natalie Mincher/SPP)

Birmingham City beat Barclays Women’s Championship winners Bristol City 2-0 to take the runners-up place ahead of London City Lionesses.

Birmingham City 2-0 Bristol City-up
Charlton Athletic 1-1 Crystal Palace
Lewes 1-1 Durham (Att: 1,247)
London City Lionesses 9-0 Coventry United
Southampton 0-1 Sheffield United
Sunderland 0-1 Blackburn Rovers

Birmingham City got both their goals in the first half, Lucy Quinn’s opener followed by Charlie Devlin netting after Fran Bentley saved her header.

London City Lionesses made it a tough end to a difficult season for Coventry United, with the relegated side six down by half time. Jamie-Lee Napier hit a hat-trick, Harley Bennett, Amy Rodgers, and Atlanta Primus also on target. Sarah Ewens later netted either side of a Shanade Hopcroft strike.

Freda Ayisi set up Melissa Johnson to give Charlton a second-half advantage over Crystal Palace but Elise Hughes equalised in the London derby, the local rivals finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

FA Womens Championship - Lewes v Durham
Rebecca McKenna (Lewes) blocks a cross from Ella Wilson (Durham). (James Whitehead / SPP)

Lewes led Durham with the only goal of the first half scored by Nat Johnson. Beth Hepple’s deflected free kick looped in for the leveller, with the Wildcats staying ahead of the Rooks in seventh spot.

Sheffield United ended eighth with victory at Southampton, Courtney Sweetman-Kirk finishing at the second attempt to score for the fifth game running.

Southampton vs Sheffield United - Barclays Womens Championship - St Marys Stadium.
Sophie Pharoah (Southampton) and Charlotte Newsham (Sheffield United). (Tom Phillips / SPP)

Blackburn Rovers remained ahead of Sunderland in tenth, Meg Hornsby ran through to fire home the only goal at Eppleton.

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