#FAWC : Spurs Ladies battle back to beat Villa

Tottenham’s Ashleigh Neville celebrates scoring their equaliser against Aston Villa. (Photo: Alan Walter for The FA)

Tottenham Hotspur took their 100% record to six games, Durham also stayed unbeaten, Charlton Athletic enjoyed a thumping derby victory, while Sheffield United also won away.

FA WC results for Sunday 28 October

London Bees 0-1 Durham (Att: 107)
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Aston Villa (Att: 143)
Crystal Palace 0-1 Sheffield United
Leicester City WFC P-P Manchester United
Millwall Lionesses 0-8 Charlton Athletic (Att: 200)

Spurs fightback to beat Villa

Tottenham Hotspur extended their lead at the top of the table but only after coming from behind to beat a still winless Aston Villa.

The basement side took an early lead when Kerri Welsh took advantage of a goalkeeping error.

Spurs levelled 4 minutes short of the break, Angela Addison’s cross finding Ashleigh Neville who jumped highest to head the ball into the roof of the net.

It was 8 minutes from the end when the hosts got their winner, Rianna Dean converting a penalty kick awarded for handball.

Charlton thrash Millwall to go fourth

Four-goal Liz Ajupi. (Photo: cafcwomen.co.uk)

Charlton Athletic stormed to a South East London derby victory away to Millwall Lionesses, with Liz Ejupi featuring with half the goals in an 8-0 scoreline.

Ejupi opened the scoring midway through the first half and Lily Agg got the second within a couple of minutes.

Two more goals sealed Ejupi’s first-half hat-trick and Charlotte Gurr made it 5-0 by the break when netting a rebound.

April Bowers then got her name on the score-sheet and moments later, Ejupi struck her fourth of the day, with Kit Graham rounding off the scoring late on.

Durham climb to third 

Beth Hepple’s goal gave Durham victory at London Bees. (Photo: The FA via Getty Images)

Durham continued their unbeaten start by scoring the only goal of the game against hosts London Bees.

Sarah Quantrill did well to come out and deny Zoe Ness and then save from Emily Roberts but Durham were ahead on 19 minutes, another effort from Ness being blocked but Beth Hepple was on hand to bury the rebound.

Ruesha Littlejohn was through one-on-one with Wildcats’ goalkeeper Hannah Reid, who managed to keep her team in front.

After the break, Emma Beckett and new signing Rachel Unitt both went close with free kicks for the Bees.

Ness had the ball in the net but it was disallowed, Roberts rattled the bar and Nikki Gears got through the defence but Quantrill made another stop.

Pennock goal sees Blades beat Palace

Match-winner, Jade Pennock. (Photo: @sufc_women)

Sheffield United got the only goal of the game through Jade Pennock to take the points away at Crystal Palace and climb to seventh spot.

Sheffield’s Rebecca Rayner saw her shot is deflected into the side netting but the Blades did score on 35 minutes,  Pennock through one on one with Shanell Salgado to slide home.

Salgado then bravely claimed Ellie Gilliatt’s low shot with Sophie Jones diving in to attempt to reach the rebound.

Hannah MacKenzie’s goal-bound header for Palace was kept out by Alex Brooks’ fine save, while Rayner went close to a late second with a thunderbolt of a free kick from 30 yards against the bar.

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