Bristol City got a second Barclays Women’s Championship win, Southampton a first-ever point, while London City saw off a Charlton fightback.
Lewes 2-2 Southampton
Bristol City 2-0 Blackburn Rovers
Charlton Athletic 2-4 London City Lionesses
Saints secure first point in BWC
Amelia Hazard slotted home from a Nat Johnson cutback on 15 minutes, then from a stoppage-time corner, Ellie Hack headed home for a 2-0 interval lead.
The Saints halved the deficit when Katie Wilkinson’s through ball was knocked into the top corner by Ella Morris and scores were level with Laura Rafferty’s looping half-volley from Paige Peake’s delivery.
Morris nearly completed the turnaround but hit the crossbar.
Dainty 🤭@laurarafferty6 with a vital finish 👏 pic.twitter.com/YG2flxNpeB
— Southampton FC Women (@SaintsFCWomen) August 28, 2022
Two wins from two for Bristol City
Shania Hayles swept Bristol City in front against Blackburn Rovers, when a corner ball fell kindly for her.
While another flag-kick led to a disallowed goal, Emily Syme doubled the lead from another close to the break.
⚽️ @Emilysyme1 pic.twitter.com/o3MnU9Y3if
— Bristol City WFC (@bristolcitywfc) August 28, 2022
Lionesses overcome Charlton
The Lionesses were two up in 15 minutes, Jamie-Lee Napier making a telling connection in the six-yard box at the second attempt and then Atlanta Primus allowed to turn and slot home following a corner.
The Addicks replied from the spot, Emily Simpkins converting after Bethan Roe was brought down in the box.
Emma Folis got Charlton back level at 2-2 with a smart finish, only for Amy Rodgers to restore the advantage from outside the area.
Lily Agg gave the Lionesses a two-goal cushion going into the last quarter of an hour.
AMY RODGERS WITH AN ABSOLUTE WORLDIE! 💥
Take a bow @Amy_Rodgers_, that’s outrageous!#BarclaysWC pic.twitter.com/p2iwk7KnLq
— Barclays Women’s Championship (@BarclaysWC) August 28, 2022