#FAWC: Liverpool Women go top

Amalie Thestrup got Liverpol's second goal
Amalie Thestrup scored Liverpool’s second goal in a 2-1 win. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

Liverpool lead the FA Women’s Championship after a 2-1 victory at Coventry United, while Sheffield United’s match was off.

FA WC results – Sunday 4 October

Charlton Athletic P-P Sheffield United (waterlogged pitch)
Coventry United 1-2 Liverpool
Leicester City 2-2 Durham
London Bees 1-4 Crystal Palace
London City Lionesses 0-1 Lewes

Liverpool take the lead

Two first-half goals set Liverpool up for victory at Coventry United.

Melissa Lawley made the early breakthrough from Kirsty Linnett’s cross and Amalie Thestrup got the second when intercepting a backpass.

Becky Anderson thumped home a response for Coventry in the last 20 minutes but the Reds left with maximum points.

Foxes frustrate Wildcats

Durham celebrate late leveller
Lachante Paul of Leicester City celebrates scoring to make out 2-2. (Photo: Paul Currie for The FA)

Durham are second having drawn 2-2 at Leicester City, where they were denied victory by a stoppage-time leveller.

Emily Roberts opener for Durham was cancelled out before the break by Remi Allen and although Beth Hepple restored the lead with a free-kick, the Wildcats dropped their first points when substitute Lachante Paul tied the match.

Haines hits double for Palace

Coral-Jade Haines struck twice as Crystal Palace gained their first win 4-1 at London Bees.

Siobhan Wilson’s free-kick gave the Eagles an early advantage, Haines then also netting from a set-piece.

Bianca Baptiste made it 3-0 and Haines converted a penalty, before Melisa Filis pulled a goal back.

Lewes edge Lionesses

Lewes went fourth when scoring the only goal of the game at London City Lionesses.

Ellie Leek converted from the spot shortly after the half-hour, as the Rooks returned from dartfprd with all three points.

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