FAWC: Coventry United win to boost survival hopes

Coventry United won to keep up survival hopes
Coventry United goalscorer Katie Wilkinson is congratulated by her teammates. (Stephen Flynn/Sports Press Photo)

London City Lionesses held FA Women’s Championship leaders Liverpool, basement side Coventry United banked three crucial points.

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

Third-placed London City held leaders Liverpool to a draw. Katie Stengel pounced on a defensive error to slot past the home keeper but the Lionesses levelled early in the second half, Brooke Nunn netting when a corner was deflected her way.

Coventry United pulled off a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace to cut the gap on next-to-bottom Watford to seven points. Midway through the second half, Olivia Fergusson put in the cross and Katie Wilkinson headed firmly home.

Bristol City are within seven points of the leaders after a 3-0 victory at Lewes, where all the goals came in the final 20 minutes. Ffion Morgan broke the deadlock and then netted a second from 25 yards, before Abi Harrison dispossessed the Rooks’ keeper to round off the scoring.

Durham are up to fourth after a 2-1 win at Blackburn, where they led at the break from a Rio Hardy effort. Rovers replied early in the second half through a Natasha Fenton free kick but the Wildcats won it soon after the hour mark, Beth Hepple’s cross nodded on by Sarah Wilson and bundled home by Liz Ejupi.

Sunderland's two-goal Neve Herron
Neve Herron of Sunderland scores a penalty against Charlton Athletic. (Richard Callis/Sports Press Photo)

Sunderland rose to ninth spot with a 2-0 defeat of Charlton Athletic, as Neve Herron struck twice after the interval. Herron got her first when following up a blocked shot and converted a late penalty after Holly Manders was brought down in the box.

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