#FAWC : Two sent off as Durham hit Spurs Ladies for six

Beth Hepple bagged a brace for Durham (Photo: Sue Gutteridge)

While the Wildcats won by a remarkable scoreline at Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United were able to increase their lead in the FA Women’s Championship in front off an impressive turnout at Lewes.

FA Women’s Championship results for Sunday 2nd December 

Tottenham Hotspur 1-6 Durham 
Crystal Palace 1-3 Aston Villa (Att: 242)
Leicester City WFC 0-4 Charlton Athletic (Att: 240)
Lewes 0-2 Manchester United (Att: 1,958)
Millwall Lionesses 1-1 Sheffield United

Durham leapfrog Spurs with big win

Tottenham Hotspur lost keeper Chloe Morgan to an early red card for handling outside her area, as her side crashed 6-1 at home to Durham.

Emily Roberts put the Wildcats in front and Rianna Dean had an effort cleared off the line at the other end, before Spurs were down to ten players and Beth Hepple put away the resulting free kick.

Hepple’s second made it 3-0 on 30 minutes and Durham made sure of the points when Sarah Robson netting 2 minutes after the interval.

Zoe Ness got the visitors’ fifth and after Tottenham’s Angela Addison was thwarted by Megan Borthwick’s save, she scored from outside the box on 53 minutes.

Durham’s Becky Salicki was then given a second caution but her side further extended their advantage at the end through Chloe Ryan.

Man United go three points clear

Manchester United increased their lead at the top of the table to three points with a 2-0 win away to Lewes, in front of nearly 2,000 at the Dripping Pan.

Rookettes’ goalkeeper Faye Baker turned away two Katie Zelem strikes and Lizzie Arnot hit the post, before Siobhan Chamberlain saved from Leeta Rutherford.

Mollie Green broke the deadlock on 56 minutes from Jess Sigsworth’s pass square ball and although Baker later saved Alex Greenwood’s penalty, Ella Toone put away the rebound.

Charlton up to third

Liz Ejupi scored two and made another for the Addicks. (Photo: cafcwomen.co.uk)

Charlton Athletic ran out 4-0 winners at Leicester City WFC with two goals apiece from Lily Agg and Liz Ejupi, sending them above Spurs into third place.

Katie Startup had to make a first-minute tip over the bar before Ejupi set up Agg to hit the Addicks’ first goal on 11 minutes.

Agg later hit the post but it was 2-0 before the break as the Foxes failed to clear a corner and Ejupi bundled the ball home.

Four minutes into the second period and Ejupi netted again from a Charlotte Gurr cross, Agg then completing her brace moments later off an Amber Stobbs delivery.

Startup turned a Sophie Domingo effort onto the bar to prevent Leicester launching a fightback.

Villains victorious at Palace

Aston Villa went five points ahead of next-to-bottom Crystal Palace when they defeated the Eagles 3-1 away.

Villa were three up before the interval, as Sophie Haywood bundled in Hollie Gibson’s free-kick, Nadine Hanssen volleyed in over Shanell Salgado and Amy West finished off the post from 25 yards out.

Still in the first half, Nikita Whinnett replied for Palace from Ciara Watling’s ball.

Second point for Millwall

Millwall Lionesses were pegged back by Sheffield United but did double their points tally after a 1-1 draw.

Ylena Priest met a corner well with a fine header to put Millwall ahead and Evie Clarke should have diubled the advantage soon after.

In the second half, Izzy Ford’s cross found Veatriki Sarri who set up Sophie Jones to equalise at the second attempt, following Chloe Sansom’s save.

Chloe Dixon and Sam Tierney threatened a winner for the Blades but they had to settle for the point.