#FAWC: Leicester City Women new leaders

Natasha Flint of Leicester City Women celebrates
Photo: Anna Gowthorpe for The FA

Leicester City took over at the top of the FA Women’s Championship when beating London Bees, with Durham held by Blackburn Rovers.

FAWC results for 6 December

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

Foxes go first

Two Second-half goals sealed Leicester City’s 3-0 victory over London Bees, Natasha Flint having put the Foxes in front early on with an effort from the edge of the box.

Paige Bailey-Gayle made it two before the hour mark and although Brooke Nunn went close to a response, Millie Farrow made sure of the points with a tap in.

Rovers hold leaders Durham to draw

Durham extended their unbeaten run with a dull draw at home to Blackburn Rovers, for whom it is now five games without defeat.

Ellie Fletcher volleyed over the top for the visitors early on, while Wildcats keeper Megan Borthwick was later booked for a foul on forward Saffron Jordan.

Liverpool two off the top

Rinsola Babajide was twice on target as Liverpool put four goals past Crystal Palace, to move within two points of the top side.

Just two minutes in, Babajide scored after a one-two with Rachel Furness, Amy Rodgers getting the second from distance.

Amelia Thestrup struck from 20 yards out in the last quarter of an hour, Babajide getting her second in stoppage-time.

Lewes level fifth on points

Samantha Quayle of Lewes scoring the second goal. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

Megan Mackey and Sammy Quayle got first-half goals as Lewes sent Charlton Athletic to a 2-1 defeat, going level on points with Blackburn in fifth.

Ellie Leek’s free-kick rebounded to Mackey to slot home and Quayle latre broke through the defence to double the lead.

Lois Heuchan chipped Tatiana Saunders to get the Addicks back into the game and Ella Rutherford came close to equalising but her long-range effort was parried away by the keeper.

Lionesses up to seventh

London City Lionesses’ third league win of the campaign was achieved with a goal in each half against Coventry United.

Shannon O’Brien might have put the visitors in front but Lucy Fitzgerald exchanged passes with Atlanta Primus before scoring past Sue Wood.

Lily Agg hit United’s bar before Kallie Balfour came off the bench to secure the points with a solo effort.

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