Sheffield United still lead the FA Women’s Championship on goals scored from Liverpool, with Durham just goal-difference behind.
FAWC – Results for Sunday 27 September
Durham 1-0 London City Lionesses
Crystal Palace 2-3 Blackburn Rovers
Lewes 1-0 Coventry United
Liverpool 4-0 Charlton Athletic
Sheffield United 4-0 London Bees
Blades bag four against Bees
Katie Wilkinson and Melissa Johnson both bagged a brace as Sheffield United beat London Bees 4-0 to stay top of the table on goal-difference.
Johnson scored twice in a six-minute spell straddling the interval, the first via the upright.
Having set up the second, Wilkinson got the third herself and rounded off the scoring in the dying minutes.
Furness at the double for four-goal Liverpool
Rachel Furness headed Liverpool in front from a Jade Bailey corner against Charlton Athletic, Bailey doubling the advantage before the interval from a Taylor Hinds ball.
The hosts struck twice more late on, first through Furness, then via substitute Kirsty Linnett.
Hepple nets Wildcats’ winner
Beth Hepple’s goal just before the break was enough to give Durham victory over London City Lionesses.
Alli Murphy went closest to a leveler when her long-range free-kick forced Megan Borthwick into a low stop.
Rovers edge Eagles in added time
Blackburn Rovers twice came from behind before grabbing a very late winner at Crystal Palace.
Cherelle Khassal scored first, Jade Richards heading Rovers level, Bianca Baptiste restored the advantage and Ellie Stewart’s 69th minute penalty made it 2-2.
Natalie Fenton got the decider in the 94th minute, with a cross that beat everyone.
Cleverly clinches Lewes winner
An early Rhian Cleverly effort proved sufficient for Lewes to bank three points at the expense of Coventry United.
The Rooks skipper scored after a corner was not cleared but keeper Tatiana Saunders did much to preserve the lead.
Coventry did have a goal ruled out for a foul on her, but Saunders later turned over efforts by Nikki Miles and Anna Wilcox.