#ContiCup: Chelsea Women seal quarter-final berth

Beth England brace helps Chelsea progress
Beth England’s brace helped Chelsea progress. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

Chelsea went through to the FA Women’s Continental League Cup quarter-finals, Coventry United won a shoot-out against Aston Villa.

Results for Wednesday 20 November 

Group A – Coventry United 2-2 Aston Villa (Coventry won shoot-out 3-1) (Att: 286)

Group B – Charlton Athletic 1-0 London City Lionesses (Att: 226)
London Bees 0-5 Brighton & Hove Albion (Att: 152)

Group D – Chelsea 5-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Att: 1,999)
West Ham United 3-1 Lewes (Att: 652)

Chelsea scored four second-half goals in defeating Spurs 5-1 and make it four straight wins in the competition. Bethany England scored twice, Drew Spence, Erin Cuthbert and Deanna Cooper contributing once each, while Rosella Ayane scored a consolation goal.

West Ham went second in the table with a 3-1 victory over Lewes. Leanne Kiernan got the opener and Kenza Dali struck a double before the break, the first from the spot after a foul on Jacynta Galabadaarachchi. Chloe Winchester pulled one back for the Rooks on 75 minutes.

Sue Wood saved a penalty
Coventry United’s Sue Wood saved a penalty in the shoot-out win over Aston Villa. (Photo: Robin Parker for The FA)

Coventry United lost 3-2 at home to Aston Villa in the WSL on Sunday but this time held them 2-2 before going on to win the shoot-out 3-1. Phoebe Warner’s goal for Villa was swiftly cancelled out by Amber Hughes from an acute angle and Helen Dermody later had the hosts ahead. Sophie Haywood equalised shortly after half-time but a point was all the Championship leaders could take from the night.

Brighton went top of Group B after a 5-1 result at London Bees, where Amanda Nilden netted a first-half opener. Victoria Williams, Emily Simpkins, Ini Umotong and a Kate Natkiel rocket in off the bar added to the Seagulls lead.

Charlton Athletic chalked up their first win with a late goal at home to London City Lionesses. Charlie Estcourt found the net in the 80th minute but only the crossbar denied Kallie Balfour a late laveller.

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