Everton and Belles Win Against the Weather

Toffees’ two-goal Dan Turner (Photo: Jan Kruger for FA)

Only two games survived the weather, as Everton sunk Sunderland 5-1 and WSL 2 leaders Doncaster Rovers Belles held off a Sheffield FC fightback to win 3-2.

Sunday 10th December


Arsenal P-P Liverpool
Birmingham City P-P Bristol City
Chelsea P-P Manchester City
Everton 5-1 Sunderland (Att: 122)
Yeovil Town P-P Reading


Brighton & Hove Albion P-P Watford
Doncaster Rovers Belles 3-2 Sheffield FC (Att: 630)
Durham P-P Aston Villa
Millwall Lionesses P-P Tottenham Hotspur

Sweetman-Kick and Turner bag braces for Blues

Everton leapfrogged Sunderland into sixth place in WSL 1 on goal-difference, after they beat the Black Cats 5-1.

Sunderland had a very early chance, as from the from kick they attacked and Bridget Galloway played in Mollie Lambert but her effort was saved by Lizzie Durack.

Everton broke the deadlock on 36 minutes, when Chaney Boye-Hlorkah worked room to shoot over the head of Rachael Laws and in.

Three minutes later and the lead was doubled, Courtney Sweetman-Kirk slotting home from 6 yards after Faye Bryson won the ball back for the Toffees.

Another pair of goals inside a four-minute spell had Andu Spence’s side 4-0 up, with Dan Turner cross netted by Sweetman-Kirk on 51 minutes and then Turner’s ball from out wide went straight in.

Jodie Brett hit the foot of the visitors’ post before Turner scored with a solo effort a minute from time.

Sunderland still managed a consolation though, with Galloway turning the ball in at the back post.

Doncaster in debt to debutant Davies

Bethan Davies saved a penalty for Doncaster. (Photo: .doncasterroversbelles.co.uk)

Doncaster Rovers Belles moved four points clear at the top of WSL 2, as a late Bethan Davies penalty save helped them defeat Sheffield FC 3-2.

Kirsty Hanson opened the scoring for Doncaster on 18 minutes, cutting inside to fire low past goalkeeper Danielle Gibbons and shortly afterwards, Jess Sigsworth went past a defender to shoot into the far bottom corner.

Christie Murray hit the post for the hosts and Leandra Little had a header cleared off the goal-line by Sheffield FC’s Kemp.

Gibbons denied Sigsworth before a great challenge by Hannah Cain prevented Hanson getting her second

Three minutes into the second half and Cain combined with Sophie Jones to get a goal back on the break

However, the Belles regained a two-goal cushion on 74 minutes with Murray’s corner turned into her own net by Jones.

The visitors then lost full-back Nicole Kemp, stretchered off after a second injury of the match.

Davies marked her Belles’ debut by saving Jones’s penalty on 85 minutes and although Sheffield FC’s Emma Johnson fired one in from range at the end of normal time, the points stayed in Doncaster.

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