#FAWC: Sheffield United Women edge into first place

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk of Sheffield United scores
Courtney Sweetman-Kirk scores for Sheffield United. (Photo: Paul Currie for The FA)

Sheffield United replaced Durham at the top of The FA Women’s Championship on goal-difference after defeating Crystal Palace 3-0.

FAWC results – Sunday 1 November

Lewes 2-2 Liverpool
London Bees 1-0 Charlton Athletic
London City Lionesses 4-1 Leicester City
Sheffield United 3-0 Crystal Palace

Blades back in first

Sheffield United put three second-half goals past Crystal Palace after having one disallowed in the first 45.

Jade Pennock had seen her effort ruled out but did score from a Katie Wilkinson ball 3 minutes after the restart.

Pennock was soon to turn provider for Courtney Sweetman-Kirk and Wilkinson later rounded off the scoring.

Lewes twice level to hold Liverpool

Amalie Thestrup had opened the scoring for Liverpool but Katie Rood equalised for the Rooks on half time.

Melissa Lawley set up Babajide to restore the lead just before the hour mark but Ellie Hack had the hosts back on level terms on 72 minutes when bundling in a corner.

Lionesses put four past Foxes

London City Lionesses scored three second-half goals in coming from behind to send Leicester City to a 4-1 defeat.

Paige Bailey-Gayle opened the scoring for the visitors but Atlanta Primus cancelled that out by the break.

Primus added her second after the interval, Lily Agg gave London City a two-goal cushion and then Ellie Mason marked her return from injury with the hosts fourth goal 8 minutes from time.

Bees bank first points

London Bees got off the mark with a single-goal success over Charlton Athletic, who had a player sent off in the closing stages.

Georgia Robert was denied by the woodwork before putting the Bees ahead inside the last 20 minutes.

Charlton’s hopes of a late leveller were hit by a second caution for Rachel Newborough.

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