Both Sunderland and London City Lionesses recorded back-to-back wins in the FA Women’s Championship.
Sunday 5 September
Charlton Athletic 3-1 Coventry United
London City Lionesses 2-1 Crystal Palace
Sheffield United 3-1 Durham
Sunderland 2-0 Blackburn Rovers (Att: 749)
Bristol City 2-1 Lewes (Att: 507)
Back-to-back wins for Black Cats
Sunderland have two wins from two games since their return to the second tier, Neve Herron giving them a great start by heading home against Blackburn after just seven minutes.
The scoring was done after only 16 minutes, when Emily Scarr capitalised on a defensive mistake to run through and finish smartly past Alex Brooks.
Second London City success
London City Lionesses followed up their win at Liverpool by seeing off Crystal Palace but had to come from behind to win 2-1.
Palace scored through Lizzie Waldie from a Siobhan Wilson cross but were pegged back on 10 minutes, as Rianna Jarrett converted from the spot.
Jamie-Lee Napier then completed the turnaround six minutes short of half-time.
Blades defeat Durham
Lucy Watson buried a seventh-minute free kick to give Sheffield United the lead over Durham, the lead doubled when Jess Clarke headed in Maddy Cusack’s corner.
Another Cusack flag-kick brought about the Blades’ third goal after the interval, Sophie Bradley-Auckland this time with the header.
Iris Achteroff turned in a delivery to the back post to give Durham hope, with a quarter of the game left.
Rutherford double clinches victory for Charlton
Ella Rutherford took only seconds to put the Addicks ahead but Coventry hit back direct from a Mollie Green corner in first-half added time.
Beth Roe restored the advantage also straight from a corner, Rutherford then hitting her second from 25 yards out.
Robins edge Rooks
Bristol City came from behind to defeat Lewes 2-1 with a late penalty.
Ini Umotong powered Lewes into the lead inside the half hour, Abi Harrison getting Bristol back on level terms with a screamer on 65 minutes.
Fran Bentley tipped an Umotong effort round the post and Harrison had to clear off her own line, before Melissa Johnson won a penalty which Simran Jhamat put away.