#FAWC: Durham win top two clash

Durham's winner
Nicki Gears scoring Durham’s winner. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

Durham won 1-0 away to Sheffield United in the FA Women’s Championship, while Liverpool were held at Blackburn Rovers.

FA WC – results for 15 November

Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Liverpool
Charlton Athletic P-P London City Lionesses (waterlogged pitch)
Coventry United 1-9 Leicester City
London Bees 1-0 Lewes
Sheffield United 0-1 Durham

Durham come out on top

Unbeaten Durham sent Sheffield United to a narrow defeat but the hosts were close to scoring first, as Rhema Lord-Mears hit the post and Jade Pennock saw her effort cleared off the line.

But when Beth Hepple’s free-kick on 54 minutes was parried by Fran Kitching, Nicki Gears headed home the rebound.

Rovers hold Reds

Blackburn Rovers Ladies goalkeeper Alex Brooks
Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Alex Brooks. (Photo: Jon Super for The FA)

Liverpool were held to a goalless draw at Blackburn thanks to the efforts of Rovers goalkeeper Alex Brooks.

Amalie Thestrup was denied by Brooks and later blasted over after Ashley Hodson hit the post.

Saffron Jordan had a great chance for Rovers but Rachael Laws blocked it, Rinsola Babajide could have won it for the Reds late on but shot at the home keeper.

Foxes net nine

Leicester City's two-goal Natasha Flint
Natasha Flint of Leicester City, (Photo: Joe Toth for The FA)

Leicester City are second after thrashing Coventry United. It was the second successive home game in league or cup in which Coventry had conceded nine.

Maz Gauntlett did fire Coventry in front with a 30-yard free-kick but Lachante Paul and Natasha Flint then each bagged a first-half brace.

Paige Bailey-Gayle and Remi Allen added one each before a Sophie Barker corner also ended up in the back of the net, after which Ruesha Littlejohn scored from the spot and Millie Farrow completed the scoring.

Pickett pen sees Bees win

London Bees have three straight home wins in league and cup after a Lauren Pickett penalty was enough to see off Lewes.

Pickett was brought down in the box 10 minutes into the second half and got up to bury the spot-kick.

Sarah Quantrill denied Lewes a late leveller and in added time the bar came to the Bees rescue, as they climbed off the bottom at the expense of Charlton Athletic.

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