#FAWC: Charlton Athletic Women finish third

The Addicks pipped the Wildcats to third place in the FA Women’s Championship. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

The FA WC season finished on Saturday 11 May with Charlton Athletic taking third spot, wins for promoted pair Man United and Spurs, while Sheffield United hit six goals at Bramall Lane.

FA Womens Championship

Aston Villa 0-0 Crystal Palace (Att: 437)
Charlton Athletic 4-0 Leicester City WFC (Att: 237)
Durham 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Att: 533)
Manchester United 5-0 Lewes (Att: 3,702)
Sheffield United 6-0 Millwall Lionesses (Att: 1,010)

Graham treble gets Addicks third spot

Kit Graham notched a hat-trick Charlton Athletic beat Leicester City 4-0 o finish third in the table.

The hosts were ahead within a minute and maintained constant pressure, with Graham grabbing her third in second-half stoppage-time after Liz Epuji added another.

Bumper crowd see champions win again

Over 3,700 saw Manchester United put five goals past visitors Lewes.

Lauren James, Jess Sigsworth, Leah Galton, Aimee Palmer and Amy Turner were all on target for United as Casey Stoney’s cruised past their spirited opponents to run out comprehensive winners.

Filbey nets two for Tottenham

Anna Filbey bagged two second-half headers to cap Tottenham’s promotion-winning campaign with a win over Durham.

The Wildcats, who played for almost 70 minutes with ten after Beth Hepple saw red for dissent, had a dozen attempts at goal but could not find the net.

Filbey opened her account for Spurs 20 minutes from time when meeting Emma Beckett’s corner.

Durham had skipper Sarah Wilson was stretchered off late on and in the eighth minute of stoppage time, Filbey put the seal on the away victory with a diving header from another corner.

Blades hit six at Bramall Lane

Ebony Salmon and Jade Pennock both bagged braces as Sheffield United ended their season with a flourish against Millwall Lionesses.

Ellie Gilliatt opened the scoring in stunning fashion before Bex Rayner doubled the home side’s advantage.

Salmon slotted a penalty to make it 3-0 after Chantelle Mackie had been dismissed, and the on-loan Manchester United player doubled her tally in the middle of a second-half Pennock brace.

Palace hold Villa

Crystal Palace earned a creditable draw at Aston Villa as the hosts narrowly failedd to make the breakthrough on a few occasions/

Alice Hall’s header hit the bar from substitute Jodie Hutton’s cross before Meghan McKeag scrambled Kerri Welsh’s close range follow up off the line.

Then a thrilling solo run by Hutton ended with a shot that was well tipped over by Lucy Gillett.

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