Durham’s hopes of pipping Spurs to the second promotion slot were further damaged when the Wildcats were held to a 1-1 draw at Leicester City Women.
FA WC results for Sunday 28 April
Lewes 0-3 Sheffield United (Att: 543)
Crystal Palace 1-4 Charlton Athletic (Att: 971)
Leicester City WFC 1-1 Durham (Att: 264)
London Bees 1-5 Aston Villa
Millwall Lionesses 0-5 Manchester United (Att: 1,920)
Foxes peg back Wildcats
Durham’s draw at Leicester means they must now hope Aston Villa defeat Spurs in midweek to keep their hopes of being runners-up alive, before still needing to win at home to Tottenham to overhaul them
Beth Hepple’s corner for Durham came off the crossbar but they led on half time, Sarah Robson controlling Sarah Wilson’s ball before lobbing Demi Lambourne.
Lambourne prevented Zoe Ness getting a crucial second for the visitors and with 8 minutes remaining, substitute Melissa Johnson shot on the turn into the bottom corner to earn the Foxes a point.
Addicks win at Selhurst
— Charlton Athletic Women (@CAFCWomen) April 28, 2019
Charlton Athletic beat Crystal Palace 4-1 watched by nearly 1,ooo at Selhurst Park, as the Addicks went within a point of Durham in third.
Sara Eggesvik’s first goal for Charlton was added to by Kit Graham 5 minutes short of half time.
Charley Clifford hit the Palace bar with a 30-yard free-kick but Liz Ejupi did later make it 3-0.
Nikita Whinnett won a penalty from which Kalli Balfour replied but Graham took the ball off Lucy Gillett to set up Lily Agg to round off the win.
Man Utd move ten points clear
Champions Manchester United now have a ten-point lead following a 5-0 result in front of close on 2,000 at Millwall Lionesses.
United put four goals past Millwall in the opening half hour, as both Katie Zelem and Martha Harris scored from the spot, Charlie Devlin and Amy Turner netting inbetween.
There was no further addition to the score until 12 minutes from time, when Jess Sigsworth headed home.
Six in a row for Blades
— Sheffield United Women (@sufc_women) April 28, 2019
Sheffield United extended their winning run to six games with all three goals of the match at Lewes.
Ebony Salmon profited from a defensive mix-up to open the scoring, Danielle Cox doubled the lead with a glancing header and Salmon got her second on the hour mark.
Villa go sixth
Aston Villa’s 5-1 victory at London Bees lifted them into sixth position.
They were two goals to the good with Jade Richards breaking the deadlock with a header from a corner on 36 minutes, soon followed by their second from Asmita Ale.
Amy West got Villa’s third and although Daisy McLachlan replied, Tanisha Smith got a couple for the visitors.