Sheffield United went within a point of FA Women’s Championship leaders Durham following a 1-0 victory at Charlton Athletic.
The narrow win away to the basement side saw the Blades move up to third spot, level on points with Leicester City, the success achieved despite a first-half red card.
Lucy Watson won United a penalty approaching the half-hour mark and Katie Wilkinson converted but less than ten minutes later, Leandra Little received a second caution.
The Addicks almost levelled on 90 minutes but Beth Lumsden’s effort brought a finger-tip save from Fran Kitching.
Sunday’s only other game in the top two tiers saw Blackburn Rovers also record a 1-0 away result, this at a Coventry United side who battled hard after a difficult recent spell.
Saffron Jordan won a second-half penalty which Elise Hughes rifled into the roof of the net, proving enough to lift Rovers into fifth spot.
Coventry went close to what perhaps would have been a deserved point but found visiting keeper Alex Brooks in good form, twice denying Shannon O’Brien among others.