#FAWC: Lewes block out Blades as Durham extend lead

Sheffield United were held by Lewes
Sheffield United tackle Lewes. (PA Images)

Durham extended their led in the FA Women’s Championship, as Sheffield United were held by Lewes.

FAWC results – Sunday 18 October

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

Wildcats narrowly beat Bees

Durham are top by three points but only after coming from behind for a 2-1 result at bottom side London Bees.

Charlie Estcourt netted a free-kick for the Bees but Becky Salicki turned in Beth Hepple’s corner.

Molly Sharpe scored what proved to be the decider early in the second half, Mollie Lambert with the assist.

Rooks blunt Blades attack

Second-placed Sheffield United were held to a goalless home draw by Lewes, the Rooks’ fourth consecutive clean sheet.

Jade Pennock went closest for the Blades but her volley was turned over the bar by Tatiana Saunders.

Four-goal Foxes go third

Natasha Flint of Leicester City celebrates scoring
Natasha Flint of Leicester City celebrates scoring her team’s second goal. (Photo: Chloe Knott for The FA)

Leicester City are up to third, level on points with Sheffield United, following a 4-1 win from behind at ten-player Crystal Palace.

Cherelle Khassal put Palace in front but the Eagles lost Amy Taylor to a straight red card for a late challenge.

Remi Allen equalised and Natasha Flint had Leicester ahead just before half-time, Lachante Paul later making it 3-1 and Allen then netted her second.

Coventry stun Charlton with comeback

Coventry United climbed to sixth with three swift second-half goals for a 3-2 success away at Charlton Athletic.

Ciara Watling and Jess King had the Addicks two up at the break, before the visitors hit back hard with three goals in a five-minute spell.

Beth Merrick quickly gave United hope with a goal back on 47 minutes, an Amber Hughes brace then completing an amazing turnaround.

Rovers on the rise

Blackburn Rovers got the only goal of the game against London City Lionesses to move up into seventh spot.

Saffron Jordan won a penalty just after the half-hour mark and Georgia Walters converted.

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