#FAWC: Sheffield United Women close in on top two

Sheffield United's goal scorer Katie Wilkinson
Katie Wilkinson’s penalty gave Sheffield United victory. (Photo: Joe Toth for The FA)

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.

Blackburn Rovers' goal scorer, Elise Hughes
Elise Hughes scored from the spot again for Blackburn Rovers. (Photo: Paul Currie for The FA)

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.

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