#FAWSL: Late Mead effort cancelled out by own-goal

Arsenal's scorer. Beth Mead
Beth Mead scored a late goal for Arsenal but they were denied victory. (Photo: Kunjan Malde for The FA)

A dramatic late exchange of goals saw Arsenal draw 1-1 with Chelsea in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

WSL results – 15 November

West Ham United 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

Late drama sees points shared

Arsenal eventually broke the deadlock but a freak own-goal gave Chelsea a share of the points.

The first half provided few threats on goal until a Caitlin Foord effort for Arsenal came off the bar twice before Ann-Katrin Berger punched clear.

Inside the last 20 minutes and Chelsea threatened but Sam Kerr was blocked out by Katie McCabe’s tackle and Pernille Harder’s effort was charged down by Leah Williamson.

Foord then set up Vivianne Miedema whose attempt on the half-volley was deflected wide and from the corner Williamson headed off target.

The breakthrough was made with four minutes left of the 90, Beth Mead meeting Miedema’s cross on the volley.

However, a Lottie Wubben-Moy own-goal off a cross by Harder brought the scores level again and in added time Kerr was close to a second for Chelsea.

Brighton secure second win

Riannaj Jarreett nets Brighton winner
Rianna Jarrett scores the only goal. (Photo: Michael Zemanek for The FA)

The first half was goalless despite a few chances for the Hammers’ Martha Roberts and Emily van Egmond, keeper Cecilie Fiskerstrand making a couple of interventions.

Adriana Leon and Alisha Lehman both fired wide for the hosts after the interval but midway through the second half, Rianna Jarrett hooked the ball beyond Mackenzie Arnold and won the header to break the deadlock.

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