#FAWC: Liverpool Women extend lead as Charlton Athletic go second

Charlton Athletic went second in the FAWC
Lois Roche on the ball for Charlton Athletic against Watford. (Photo: Kevin Hodgson/Sports Press Photo)

Liverpool lead the FA Women’s Championship by nine points, Charlton Athletic are second and Durham won at London City Lionesses.

Blackburn Rovers P-P Lewes (waterlogged pitch)
London City Lionesses 1-2 Durham
Charlton Athletic 3-0 Watford
Liverpool 3-0 Coventry United
Sunderland 2-2 Sheffield United
Bristol City 4-0 Crystal Palace

Reds remain on course

Leaders Liverpool beat basement side Coventry United with three first-half goals.

Taylor Hinds hit the first from 25 yards and played a part in the second, before Yana Daniels’ flick let in Leanne Kiernan to score.

Daniels was again the provider as Kiernan headed home her cross.

Addicks’ Sulola at the double

Charlton Athletic were 3-0 winners over Watford, the Addicks’ goals also all coming before the break as they went second in the table.

Lois Roche struck from 20 yards out, Elisha Sulola charged down Georgie Ferguson’s attempted clearance to score and got her second from a Katie Robinson cross.

Durham fightback to defeat Lionesses

Beth Hepple bagged a brace for Durham
Beth Hepple (#7) celebrates her second goal at London City Lionesses. (Sam Mallia/Sports Press Photo)

Durham went third, above London City Lionesses on goals scored, after beating them 2-1 away.

Mollie Rouse scored a dozen minutes in for the Lionesses but Durham turned in round with a quick Beth Hepple brace.

Hepple scored direct from a corner very early in the second half, and then her 50th-minute free kick was spilled over the line by Shae Yanez.

Robins on Eagles’ tails

Bristol City are just a point short of fifth-placed Crystal Palace with a game in hand, after downing the Eagles 4-0.

Chloe Bull struck from the edge of the box and a Melissa Johnson ball into the box saw Abi Harrison double the lead.

Aimee Palmer’s corner kick flew straight in on the wind and Harrison completed the scoring with her second of the day.

Blades deny Black Cats

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk missed a penalty but equalised in either half to earn Sheffield United a point away to Sunderland.

Abbey Joice opened the scored, Sweetman-Kirk then failed to convert from the spot but levelled from a Georgia Walters cross.

Holly Manders restored the lead at the second attempt before Sheffield replied again on 75 minutes via a Lucy Watson free kick.

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