#FAWC: Charlton Women off the bottom with late leveller against Liverpool

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Liverpool’s Rhiannon Roberts in action against Charlton Athletic. (PA Images)

Charlton Athletic netted a late penalty to hold Liverpool and move off the bottom of The FA Women’s Championship.

Sunday 7 February 

London City Lionesses P-P Durham
Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Crystal Palace
Charlton Athletic 2-2 Liverpool
Coventry United 0-1 Lewes
London Bees 2-4 Sheffield United

Late penalty lifts Charlton off the bottom

Charlton Athletic moved off the bottom of the table when holding Liverpool 2-2 with a late penalty, as the fourth-placed Reds sit ten points behind the leading pair.

Charley Clifford’s stoppage-time penalty rescued a point for Charlton Athletic in an engaging encounter with Liverpool at a snowy Hayes Lane.

Jess King set up Shauna Vassell to give the Addicks the advantage, while Missy Bo Kearns was denied by the bar for the Reds.

Jess Clarke also hit the woodwork, before Ashley Hodson set up late goals for both Rachel Furness and Ceri Holland.

Despite the late turnaround, Charley Clifford converted a stoppage-time spot-kick for a crucial point.

Blades beat Bees

Sheffield United are within four points of both Leicester City and Durham after victory at London Bees.

The Blades built a 2-0 lead, as Leandra Little’s cross forced a Billie Brooks own-goal, before Courtney Sweetman-Kirk took full advantage of a Bex Rayner through ball.

Sophie McLean replied past Fran Kitching at the second attempt, only for Naomi Hartley to immediately restore the two-goal cushion.

Charlie Estcourt got the second for the Bees but they then lost Georgia Robert to a second caution, before Jade Pennock won a late penalty from which Katie Wilkinson put away.

Lewes go sixth

Lewes score late winner
Goalkeeper Susan Wood looks dejected after Georgia Timms scores the late winner. (PA Images)

Lewes’s late substitute, Georgia Timms, scored the only goal of the game at Coventry United, which sent their hosts to the foot of the table.

The Rooks’ Simran Jhamat had a goal ruled out for offside and was later repeatedly frustrated by United keeper Sue Wood.

Tatiana Saunders tipped an Amber Hughes strike onto the crossbar, as the home side nearly broke the deadlock.

However, Emma Jones delivered for super-sub Timms to score at the death.

Rovers and Palace draw after late goals

Blackburn Rovers remain four points in front of Crystal Palace following a 2-2 tie with the Eagles.

Rovers opened the scoring when Jade Richards headed home Emma Doyle’s corner but Palace soon replied, Cherelle Khassal volleying home a Siobhan Wilson cross.

Annabel Johnson seemed to have grabbed all three points for the visitors with an 87th-minute effort, only for Natasha Fenton to find time for an equaliser.

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