#FAWC: Durham overcome two-goal deficit

Durham's winning goal
Emily Roberts of Durham scores the winning goal of a seven-goal thriller. (Photo: Jon Super for The FA)

Durham recovered from trailing 3-1 at Coventry United for a 4-3 FA Women’s Championship win, Sheffield United also fought back to draw with Blackburn Rovers. 

FAWC results – 13 December

Charlton Athletic 0-2 Leicester City
Coventry United 3-4 Durham
Lewes 0-2 Crystal Palace
London City Lionesses 0-1 Liverpool
Sheffield United 3-3 Blackburn Rovers

Durham comeback defeats Coventry

Coventry United lead title-chasing Durham 3-1 at half-time but the Wildcats went away from the seven-goal thriller with a 4-3 victory.

Beth Merrick stung the visitors with an early brace and although Beth Hepple pulled a goal back in only the tenth minute. Merrick completed her hat-trick by the break.

Emily Roberts and Sarah Robson later both scored to wipe out the advantage and then Nicki Gears sent Roberts away to clinch her second and the decisive goal.

Foxes stay first after win at ten-player Charlton

Championship leaders Leicester City won 2-0 at Charlton Athletic, who had Ella Rutherford sent off in the 34th minutes for two quick cautions.

Five minutes later and Natasha Flint fired in the opener, but the Addicks were close to levelling when Charlie Clifford forced a fine save from Kirstie Levell.

Remi Allen later headed in from Charlie Devlin’s cross to seal the points.

Fourth clean sheet in a row for Reds

Liverpool go the only goal of the game at London City Lionesses, Meikayla Moore on target in the first half.

Rinsola Babajide and Amy Rodgers saw their efforts saved by Shae Yanez, before Moore turned home Rodgers’ corner kick.

Rachel Furness hit the home crossbar in the latter stages and Moore had a late goal ruled out for offside.

Blades battle back to deny Blackburn big win

Sheffield United fought back from 3-1 down at home to Blackburn Rovers to rescue a point in a 3-3 draw.

Rovers stormed into a 2-0 lead in just six minutes, Katie Wilkinson replying from the spot.

Richards restored the two-goal cushion but Wilkinson converted her second penalty, before Courtney Sweetman-Kirk levelled on 82 minutes.

Baptists brace brings Palace victory

Bianca Baptiste hit two second-half goals as Crystal Palace posted a 2-0 result at Lewes.

She chipped Tatiana Saunders for the opener and sealed the points with a second 10 minutes from time.

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