Midweek matches in The FA Women’s National League brought a narrow win for Leyton Orient at Kent Football United, while Leeds United beat Bradford City.
Kent Football United just missed out again on their first ever point in the FA WNL, after being edged out 4-3 at home last midweek by AFC Basildon, this Wednesday they went down to a narrow 3-2 defeat to Leyton Orient.
Ellie Stenning had the O’s ahead 10 minutes in but an Amy Russ 25-yard strike levelled things up before the break.
The visitors regained the lead just after the hour mark as Hayley Barton floated a free kick in and Egle Trezzi finished it off from close range, then moments later Francesca Ali slammed in Orient’s third goal.
Lydia Wills reduced the arrears on 89 minutes but the hosts once more found that first point elusive, as victory for the O’s put them level on goal-difference in Division 1 South East with second-placed Billericay Town.
Leeds win local derby
Dominant display from the girls tonight. Awful conditions, probably the worst Iv ever played in! But we played some great football. Every single person put a shift in and we thoroughly deserved the 3 points! #alaw #mot @LUFC @FAWNL
— Bridie Hannon (@bridiehannon) November 14, 2019
Leeds United are three points off the top of Division 1 North following a 3-0 win at basement side Bradford City on Thursday.
Leeds took the lead on the 16th minute when Millie Kenyon fired in her third goal in two games from 12 yards.
The Whites went close again when Rebecca Hunt was denied by a brilliant save from Routledge but the visitors doubled their advantage three minutes into the second period when Kenyon headed home a cross from Holly Findlay.
Captain Bridie Hannon was denied at close range but her side did add a third a minute from time, Abby Parkin winning a penalty and Hunt converting.