#FAWC: Durham lead table after last-gasp leveller

Durham goal celebrations
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Durham lead the FA Women’s Championship with just one point now between the top four sides, Leicester City and Liverpool both having won 1-0.

FA WC results for Sunday 8 November

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

Durham deny Charlton at the death

Charlton Athletic were denied what would have been an impressive victory at Durham by a stoppage-time equaliser.

Lois Heuchan had the tenth-placed Addicks ahead with a goal in the last 15 minutes.

But Bridget Galloway rescued a point for the Wildcats, levelling from a 96th-minute Sarah Wilson corner to protect their unbeaten record.

Babajide blunts Blades

Liverpool went level on points with morning leaders Sheffield United, ending the Blades unbeaten start with a single goal.

Rinsola Babajide fantastic solo effort after only six minutes was worthy of winning the match, and that’s how it turned out.

Fran Kitching denied the Reds a second when Ashley Hodson was out through, while Jade Pennock forced a save from Rachel Laws for Sheffield United.

Leicester close the gap

Paige Bailey-Gayle’s 30th-minute goal gave Leicester City victory over Lewes, as they moved to within a point of first place.

Laura Hartley denied the scorer a second and also kept out an Annabel Blanchard header, while Katie Rood went closest for Lewes.

Hughes brace helps Blackburn beat Bees

Elise Hughes scored twice for Blackburn
Elise Hughes scores from the penalty spot. (Photo: Paul Currie for The FA)

Blackburn Rovers ended London Bees’ recent upturn in form, sending the visitors to a 3-0 defeat.

Elise Hughes netted after Sarah Quantrill had parried a shot and got her second from the spot after a foul on Emma Doyle in the box.

Natalie Fenton then made sure of the points with a sole effort for the third goal.

Palace pick up first home win

Crystal Palace were 3-1 winners over Coventry United, going above their visitors in rising to seventh spot.

After only three minutes they led through a Maz Gauntlett own-goal, Bianca Baptiste later doubling the advantage.

Coventry halved the deficit through Nikki Miles before the break but Kate Natkiel restored the two-goal cushion with a long-range volley.

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