#FAWC: Charlton Athletic Women end win drought in dramatic fashion

Charlton Athletic ended a long wait for a victory in FA Women’s Championship thanks to Jess King’s late goal.

FAWC results – Sunday 13 September 

Durham 3-0 Lewes
Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Charlton Athletic
London Bees 0-3 Liverpool
Sheffield United 2-2 Leicester City

Charlton chip in added-time winner

Charlton Athletic were the winless draw specialists of last season, but did not take long to register a victory in the new campaign, netting an injury-time winner at Blackburn.

Rovers’ Natasha Fenton and Elise Hughes were both denied by the frame of the goal in the first half.

Fran Bentley made some good saves for the hosts but her poor clearance saw Jess King chip the ball into the back of the net.

Liverpool beat Bees

Rachel Furness of Liverpool celebrates scoring with teammates. (Photo: Kunjan Malde for The FA)

Liverpool ran out 3-0 winners at London Bees, with all the goals coming in the second half.

Melissa Lawley got the opener on 50 minutes, Rinsola Babajide doubling the advantage on the hour mark.

Rachel Furness headed home at the end for the visitors’ third goal.

Durham strike three late goals

Durham’s Ellie Christon rattled the Lewes crossbar in a game that was goalless until the 79th minutes, when Abby Holmaes was brought down in the box and Beth Hepple stepped up to convert the penalty.

Hepple’s stoppage time corner went straight in to secure the win, after which Emily Roberts fired home the Wildcats’ third.

Flint forces Foxes equaliser

Natasha Flint nets a penalty.
Natasha Flint nets a penalty. (Photo: Anna Gowthorpe for The FA)

Leicester City scored early and late in a 2-2 tie at Sheffield United.

Millie Farrow gave them a 2nd-minute lead but the Blades turned the game round with a Melissa Johnson double.

However, Natasha Flint won a last-minute spot-kick and got up to tuck it away herself.

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