#FAWC: Spurs Ladies back up to second

Spurs celebrate their winner at Sheffield United. (Photo: @ThlfcOfficial)

FAWC leaders Manchester United thrashed London Bees and with Charlton Athletic drawing against Durham, Tottenham Hotspur took the chance to go second with victory at Sheffield United.

FA Women’s Championship results for 6 January

Charlton Athletic 2-2 Durham (Att: 279)
Leicester City WFC 4-0 Lewes (Att: 318)
Manchester United 9-0 London Bees (Att: 1,889)
Sheffield United 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Att: 470)

Spurs spring into second

Sarah Wiltshire hit a 51st minute winner as Tottenham took the points away at Sheffield United to rise into second spot.

They were ahead on 5 minutes when Wiltshire’s long range effort came back off the crossbar and Rianna Dean put away the rebound.

The Blades immediately replied as Jenna Schillaci conceded an own-goal but later Coral-Jade Haines set up Wiltshire to win it with a clever volley.

Gurr gets late leveller for Charlton

Charlton Athletic scored late on to take a point in a 2-2 draw with promotion rivals Durham.

The Addicks were gifted the opener when Wildcats’ keeper Hannah Reid slipped, allowing Ellie Bailes to tap home.

Durham scored twice in the 3 minutes before the break, Zoe Ness netting on each occasion, the first from an Emily Roberts pass, the second following a fumble by Katie Startup.

With 4 minutes to go, Amber Stobbs crossed for Charlotte Gurr to head home the leveller but the hosts had to twice clear off the line in quick succession to protect the point.

Man United net nine

Manchester United held top spot with a nine-goal demolition of London Bees.

The Reds were ahead after just a couple of minutes, Charlie Devlin scoring on the rebound from Mollie Green’s effort against the post.

Ella Toone extended the lead before the half-four mark when successfully completing a free kick routine.

Kirsty Hanson crossed for Lizzie Arnot to finish at the back post and Green pounced on a defensive error to make it 4-0 by the interval.

Devlin doubled her tally for the day, as did Toone, with Lauren James then adding a brace and Katie Zelem converting a penalty.

Four-goal Foxes

Leicester City struck three second-half goals in a 4-0 home win over Lewes.

Freda Ayisi teed up Melissa Johnson for the opener shortly before the break and the next two goals came within 10 minutes of the start of the second period.

Fiona Worts netted from just inside the area with the help of a deflection and scored again to cap some good build up play.

Lucy Johnson rifled in the last goal late on, which was her first goal for the club on her 17th birthday.

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