Lewes and Tottenham Hotspur hold indentical records at the top of the FA Women’s Championship table after both recorded second wins on a night when there was also victories for Charlton Athletic and London Bees.
Wednesday 19th September
FA Women’s Championship
Charlton Athletic 2-0 Aston Villa (Att: 189)
Leicester City WFC 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur (Att: 412)
Lewes 2-1 Crystal Palace (Att: 304)
London Bees 2-1 Millwall Lionesses
Wiltshire double seals Spurs victory
Sarah Wiltshire scored twice at Tottenham Hotspur built a 3-0 interval lead away to Leicester City WFC, making it two wins out of two.
Wiltshire lobbed goalkeeper Demi Lambourne from outside the box on 14 minutes and it was not long before Rianna Dean doubled the lead.
It was then 3-0 six minutes before the break when Wiltshire dispossessed Holly Morgan to fire home.
The Foxes fought for a way back into the game in the second half but Sophie Domingo was denied by Emma Gibbon, who later saved Morgan’s effort on the line and kept out a Freda Ayisi rocket as well as Melissa Johnson’s follow-up.
Pickett pockets late winner for Bees
London Bees made the perfect start against Millwall with a goal seconds into the game, as Emma Beckett finished when the Lionesses failed to fully clear Paula Howells’ corner.
The hosts had chances to double their advantage but were instead pegged back 4 minutes before the break, as Lia Cataldo profited from a defensive mix-up.
However, with only 3 minutes left on the clock, Lauren Pickett cut inside and curled a classy winner in off the post.
Rookettes turn game around
Lewes came from behind with a quickfire second-half brace to beat visitors Crystal Palace by two goals to one.
Ciara Watling had the Eagles ahead midway through the first half when Andria Georgiou pounced on a defensive error.
It might have been 2-0 on half-time but Faye Baker made a save and Kate McIntyre cleared the follow-up off the line.
Lewes then turned the game around with two quick goals early in the second half.
Three minutes after the restart, Shannon Moloney’s header came down off the bar and Avilla Bergin bundled it in.
Another 3 minutes further on and from McIntyre’s short corner, Moloney turned on the edge of the box and lobbed Megan Lynch.
Bryan brace bags points for Addicks
Charlton Athletic began their Championship campaign with a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa at VCD Athletic.
Kit Graham saw her drive tipped round the post by Villa’s Sian Rogers but soon set up the opener, crossing for Bryan to turn home.
Addicks’ keeper Katie Startup did well to prevent Nadine Hanssen scoring before her side got their second goal.
Graham intercepted Evie Gane’s backpass and rounded Rogers to set up Bryan for a tap in.
After two assists, Graham might have scored herself but hit the underside of the bar with a second-half strike.
Coming up next…
Thursday 20th September – FA WC: Manchester United v Sheffield United (Leigh Sports Village, 7pm)