#FAWC : Three in a row for Lewes

Lewes  FC Women. (Photo: James Boyes)

Manchester United and Lewes made it three wins from three, Durham were held by Charlton Athletic, while Millwall Lionesses and Crystal Palace drew to both get off the mark.

FA Women’s Championship results for Sunday 23 September

Durham 2-2 Charlton Athletic (Att: 427)
Lewes 4-3 Leicester City WFC (Att: 219)
London Bees 0-5 Manchester United (Att: 642)
Millwall Lionesses 1-1 Crystal Palace
Tottenham Hotspur P-P Sheffield United (waterlogged pitch)

Lewes v Leicester 

Lewes came from 2-0 down to make it three straight wins with a thrilling 4-3 result over Leicester City WFC.

Nat Johnson converted from the spot for the Foxes after a foul by keeper Faye Baker on Freda Ayisi and Johnson got her second when pouncing on a short back pass.

Rebecca Carter replied with a lob over Demi Lambourne from just inside the box and Lewes levelled on 71 minutes with Carter on target a second time, Sarah Kempson with the assist.

Four minutes later and Dani Lane set up Carter to complete her hat-trick, with Samantha Quayle coming off the bench to give the Rookettes a two-goal lead from Avilla Bergin’s delivery.

Lewes finished with ten players after injury to Amy Taylor but it was into added time before Fiona Worts scored the visitors’ third.

Man United bag five against Bees

Free-scoring leaders Manchester United ran out 5-0 winners away to London Bees to complete a hat-trick of victories.

The visitors took the lead on 17 minutes after Mollie Green tapped in a low cross from close range.

The Bees lost Dani Lea with an injury in a challenge on Lauren James, who then double United’s lead after twisting and turning in the box.

A second Bees player had to leave the field before the break, Destiney Toussaint stretchered off before Danielle Turner nodded in United’s third.

Green got her second 10 minutes into the second period and substitute Ella Toone drilled home to make it 5-0.

First point for Lionesses & Palace

Millwall Lionesses v Crystal Palace. (Kate Green for The FA)

Millwall Lionesses and Crystal Palace both got off the mark in a 1-1 draw at Dartford FC.

Gabby Ravenscroft dragged an early effort wide from Lia Cataldo’s through ball but it was Palace who opened the scoring.

After a quick counter-attack, Ashlee Hincks was through with only goalkeeper Chloe Sansom to beat and dinked the ball over her into the empty net.

Evie Clarke forced Palace goalkeeper Megan Lynch to misplace her pass on the hour mark, with the ball falling to Ravenscroft who netted from the edge of the box.

Addicks twice hit back to deny Durham victory

There were three goals in a four-minute spell midway through the first half, with Durham twice going in front but Charlton Athletic pulled one back and later repeated the achievement.

A Zoe Ness cross was knocked back by Abby Holmes for Beth Hepple to rifle home from 20 yards and although Charlton levelled straight away through Kit Graham, Emily Roberts restored the lead from Rachel Lee’s pass.

The Wildcats went close to a third just before the break but Katie Startup acrobatically tipped over Hepple’s hit.

Hannah Reid had to made fingertip saves to deny Graham and then Lily Agg with a free kick but Amelia Ritchie headed home an equaliser with 6 minutes left.

Ritchie then had to stop a certain goal by Nikki Gears and in the last minute Reid tipped over Gurr’s set-piece.