#FAWC: Durham go level on points with leaders

Durham v London Bees
Match action from Durham versus London Bees. (PA Images)

Durham edged London Bees 1-0 to go level on points with FA Women’s Championship leaders Leicester City.

Sunday 24 January

FA WC

Durham 1-0 London Bees
Lewes 0-2 Sheffield United
Coventry United P-P Charlton Athletic 
Leicester City P-P Crystal Palace
London City Lionesses 3-0 Blackburn Rovers

Durham go level with leaders

A second-half Bridget Galloway goal gave Durham victory over London Bees and brought them level on points with Leicester City at the top but from an extra game.

Nicola Gibson nearly gave the Bees a surprise lead but her strike hit the underside of the bar before being scrambled clear.

Emily Roberts was denied by Sarah Quantrill at the other end just before the break but 7 minutes after the restart Danielle Brown set up Galloway to score.

Wilkinson bags brace in Blades victory

Sheffeld United celebrate
Sheffield United’s socially-distanced goal celebrations. (PA Images)

Third-placed Sheffield United were 2-0 winners at mid-table Lewes, where Katie Wilkinson got both goals.

Bex Rayner crossed for Wilkinson to head home the opener before Courtney Sweetman-Kirk’s cross was turned onto the post by a Lewes defender.

After the hour mark, Wilkinson buried a free kick which she had won herself.

Wilkinson later struck the crossbar and Rayner put the rebound wide, while Sweetman-Kirk had a second effort ruled out for offside.

Lionesses go fifth

Elizabetha Ejupi scores for London City Lionesses
Liz Ejupi scores her second goal for London City Lionesses. (PA Images)

London City Lionesses sent Blackburn to a 3-0 defeat, leapfrogging Rovers in the table to reach fifth spot.

Lionesses’ Kallie Balfour hit the bar, while home keeper Shae Yanez made a finger-tip save to keep out a long-range Georgia Walters effort.

The hosts then dramatically struck twice in two minutes just before the interval, through Liz Ejupi and then Atlanta Primus.

Ejupi got her second and London City’s third before the hour was up, to seal the points

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