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Sunday May 1st

Arsenal 0-0 Birmingham City (Att: 1,218)
Aston Villa 2-0 Durham
Everton 5-1 London Bees (Att: 481)
Oxford United 1-0 Sheffield FC (Att: 389)
Watford 0-2 Bristol City (Att: 207)

Arsenal 2-0 Birmingham City

Arsenal remain third and Birmingham City fifth after they played out a goalless draw at Boreham Wood.

Freda Ayisi was close to toe poking the Blues in from midway through the first half and Gunners’ keeper, Sari can Veeenedaal, turned an effort onto the bar just before the interval.

Fara Williams’ cross on 85 minutes drifted onto the top of the City net and in stoppage time, Arsenal’s Dominique Janssen hit the bar.

Watford 0-2 Bristol City

Bristol City swiftly take back the WSL 2 top spot from Yeovil with a 2-0 result at Watford, where both the goals came before the break.

Rosella Ayane volleyed the Vixens ahead from a Grace McCatty ball after just 7 minutes.

Olivia Fergusson got the second 30 minutes in via a Jodie Brett corner.

Everton 5-1 London Bees

Everton ran out 5-1 winners over London Bees to rise to second in the table, although took until the stroke of half time to open the scoring through Kelly Jones.

Three goals early in the second half sealed the win and the first of them came from Dan Turner after Simone Magill’s cross was deflected onto the bar.

Turner quickly doubled her tally and Michelle Hinnigan then turned in Channy Boye-Hlorkah’s cross.

Emma Howells did pull one back, only for Magill to rifle in the hosts’ fifth.

Aerial battle between Aston Villa and Durham. (Photo: Susan Gutteridge)

Aston Villa 2-0 Durham

Aston Villa moved level on points with Durham when sending the Wildcats to their first defeat.

Villa’s Rhia Wilkinson forced Sarah Wilson to hack her header off the line and Helen Alderson to tip her effort wide.

Jess Myers kept out Sarah Eadon’s close range shot at the other end, before Alderson was again called upon to deny Beth Merrick and Kerri Welsh’s follow-up.

Wilkinson broke the deadlock on 70 minutes with a powerful header from a Merrick delivery and Mollie Rouse later bundled home a deflected cross.

Oxford United 1-0 Sheffield FC

Oxford are off the bottom with their first points and also above Sheffield FC after defeating them by the only goal of the game.

Jodie Michalska had a header ruled out and Sherry McCue struck the outside of the post for the Yorkshire side.

Bot Oxford struck when Ella Franklin-Fraiture laid the ball off for Ini Umotong to calmly sidefoot home.

Emma Johnson went closest for Sheffield in the closing moments with a powerful shot, which was well blocked by Jess Frampton.

Pictured – Action from Arsenal versus Birmingham City. (photo:

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