FAWC: Coventry United take fight against relegation into last game

Coventry United take relegation fight into last game
Coventry United face a relegation decider at Watford on 1 May. (Stephen Flynn/Sports Press Photo)

Liverpool received the FA Women’s Championship trophy on Sunday, while Coventry United moved within one win of avoiding the drop.

Blackburn Rovers 0-3 Charlton Athletic
Durham 3-0 Sunderland
Liverpool 6-1 Sheffield United
Coventry United 1-0 Lewes
Crystal Palace 2-1 Watford
Bristol City 1-3 London City Lionesses

Coventry set for relegation showdown

Coventry United’s recovery from a ten-point deduction is one game away from complete following victory over Lewes.

They made the crucial breakthrough with 20 minutes to go, Katie Wilkinson making no mistake from the spot.

A win next Sunday at Watford will see them stay up, at the expense of the Hornets.

Champions hit six

Liverpool were two up inside a quarter of an hour against Sheffield United and Melissa Lawley set up both. First playing Katie Stengel through the middle to finish, she later crossed for Leanne Kiernan to score at the far post.

Just a minute after the restart Kiernan’s ball across the box was tucked away by Lawley, then substitute Ceri Holland’s first touch was to deliver for Stengel to stab home her second.

Sheffield got one back with an Ellie Wilson header from a free kick but Missy Bo Kearns made it 5-1 and Jas Matthews nodded in number six.

London City go second

London City Lionesses scored twice in the opening 16 minutes away to Bristol City, Atlanta Primus volleying home  from inside the area and Amy Rodgers netting from the spot after Lily Agg was brought down.

Abi Harrison got Bristol back in the game, only for Karin Muya to send the visitors in 3-1 up at the break.

That’s the way the game finished, as the Lionesses leapfrogged the Robins with a game left each.

Durham win derby

Mollie Lambert gave Durham a third-minute lead in the sold-out derby with Sunderland, Becky Salicki nearly got a second when her cross hit the crossbar.

Two goals in three minutes followed early in the second half, Dee Bradley bundling the ball in after Claudia Moan spilled a strike from Beth Hepple, who curled in the third herself.

Durham beat Sunderland in a local derby
Durham celebrate their second goal scored by Dee Bradley. (Richard Callis/Sports Press Photo)

Sharpe brace seals points for Palace

Molly Sharpe bagged a first-half brace against Watford, who replied in the last ten minutes with Gemma Davison getting off the mark.

Charlton net first-half treble 

Charlton stormed to a 3-0 interval lead at Blackburn, Mia Ross turned in a Katie Robinson cross, Emma Follis netted from the edge of the area and Lois Heuchan scored on the follow up after Alex Brooks parried Ross’s effort.

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