BWC: Crystal Palace Women make it back-to-back wins

Molly Sharpe, Crystal Palace
Molly Sharpe gave Crystal Palace the lead at half-time. (Stephen Flynn/SPP)

Crystal Palace beat Coventry United 3-0 to extend their winning start in the Barclays Women’s Championship.

Saturday 27 August 

Sunderland 0-4 Birmingham City
Sheffield United 2-0 Durham
Crystal Palace 3-0 Coventry United

Molly Sharpe fired Palace in front close to half-time, Annabel Blanchard then doubled the Eagles advantage just after the hour mark, with Elise Hughes getting the third late on.

Birmingham City ran out 4-0 winners over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light and took the lead on 45 minutes, Harriet Scott hooking the ball home from a corner.

City sealed the points with three goals in a ten-minute spell in the latter stages, Siobhan Wilson got the second, Ashley Hodson followed up Louise Quinn’s parried header and Jamie Finn had a tap in.

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk got both goals as Sheffield United saw off Durham at Bramall Lane. She broke the deadlock from outside the box early in the second half and lobbed the keeper with 18 minutes to go, when played through by Rhema Lord-Mears.

Sheffield United Women win at Bramall Lane
Sheffield United’s Charlotte Newsham and Jess Clarke of Durham. (Photo: Julian Barker

Fixtures for Sunday 28 August

Lewes v Southampton (Lewes FC, 12.30pm)
Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers (Robins High Performance Centre, 3pm)
Charlton Athletic v London City Lionesses (VCD Athletic, 4.30pm)

All games live on The FA Player

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