#FAWC: Lewes defeat champions

Lewes goalscorer, Ini Umotong
Ini Umotong of Lewes jumps for ball against Leicester City. (Photo: Jordan Colborne / Sports Press Photo)

Lewes defeated FA Women’s Championship winners Leicester City, while keeper Rylee Foster was Liverpool’s hero.

Charlton Athletic 2-1 Durham
Coventry United 5-2 Crystal Palace
Lewes 1-0 Leicester City
London Bees 3-2 Blackburn Rovers
Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool

Rooks foil Foxes

Fifth-placed Lewes sent promoted Leicester City to a second league loss of the campaign.

Ini Umotong got the only goal from the spot in the first half, after Lucy Ashworth-Clifford was brought down in the box.

The Foxes piled pressure on the Rooks but were unable to find an equaliser.

Three missed penalties and red card as Liverpool win

Liverpool's Rylee Foster saves a penalty

    Rylee Foster saves a penalty. (Picture by: Paul Bonser/SPP/Sports Press)

Liverpool are a point off second-placed Durham with a game to go each, following a 1-0 victory at Sheffield United, who slipped to fourth.

The Blades’ Katie Wilkinson struck a penalty against the post before Amalie Thestrup out Liverpool ahead.

The Reds also failed from the spot, as Kirsty Linnett’s second-half penalty was saved by Fran Kitching.

More drama followed late on, with the Reds’ Taylor Hinds dismissed for handball in the box and Jade Pennock’s spot-kick saved by Rylee Foster, who was stretchered off after also saving the rebound.

Addicks defeat Durham 

Charlton's Beth Lumsden scores
Beth Lumsden (26 Charlton Athletic) scores her team’s first goal. (Picture by: Hannah Parnell/SPP/Sports Press)

Charlton Athletic jumped two places to seventh, as Durham missed a chance to seal second place.

Jess King set up Beth Lumsden to give the Addicks the lead and that was extended 20 minutes from time, when Shauna Vassell took advantage of a short back-pass to provide King with a tap in.

It was still to be a tense finale though, as in the 88th minute Lauren Briggs fired the Wildcats back into the match.

Coventry put five past ten-player Palace

Coventry United downed Crystal Palace to move within a point of the ninth-place Eagles.

Katy Morris and Helen Dermody both scored twice for Coventry but Palace had levelled twice through Cherelle Khassal and a Coral-Jade Haines penalty.

The visitors had Gracie Pearse sent off just after the hour mark, from when United took control, with Amy Wathan also on the scoresheet.

Bees finish with win

London Bees may have finished bottom of the table but signed off with a good 3-2 result over Blackburn Rovers.

Maria Edwards’ deflected effort put the visitors in front but the Bees turned the game round with goals either side of the interval, with Melissa Filis and Nicola Gibson the scorers.

Saffron Jordan brought Blackburn back to 2-2 but Bonnie Horwood bagged a 73rd-minute winner.

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