Liverpool Hold Man City Again

Sunday June 26th

Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool (Att: 2,172)
Notts County 2-1 Doncaster Rovers Belles (Att: 1,072)
Aston Villa 1-1 London Bees (Att: 174)
Durham 0-2 Yeovil Town (Att: 403)
Watford 2-1 Everton (Att: 133)

Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool

Liverpool were the first side to take a point off Man City just before the mid-season break and on the resumption of the campaign, they were the first to score against City.

Rosie White forced her way through the visitors’ defence to score with only 4 minutes played and it might have been 2-0 by the break but Caroline Weir’s effort came back off the bar.

Toni Duggan was denied by Siobhan Chamberlain and then headed over the bar but City were level on 65 minutes as Jane Ross turned in a Nikita Parris cross.

Chamberlain prevented Jill Scott and Tessel Middag scoring, while at the other end Weir went close and provided chances for both Gemma Bonner and Natasha Harding.

Notts County 2-1 Doncaster Rovers Belles

Notts County are up to sixth spot with a narrow win over basement side Doncaster, which was marred by an injury to keeper Carly Telford who was stretchered off at half time.

The home side were ahead on 15 minutes, a free kick eventually falling for Rachel Williams to fire low past Nicola Hobbs.

But the Belles equalised  8 minutes later, Jess Sigsworth slotting home from close range after a counter attack.

Notts County regained the advantage midway through the second half, Amy Turner picking out Ellen White to score.

Doncaster almost picked up their first point but Katrin Omarsdottir skimmed the bar right at the death.

Aston Villa 1-1 London Bees

Aston Villa and London Bees had to settle for a point each as they drew their mid-table match.

Home custodian Chloe Beattie tipped Emma Beckett’s free-kick over the crossbar and then denied Evdokia Popadinova from close range.

But the Bees were ahead 4 minutes before the break, Nicola Watts’ initial effort was saved and Popadinova tapped in the rebound.

Villa replied on 56 minutes as Katie Wilkinson fired home a free-kick from 25 yards.

Sophie Harris had to make a point-blank save from from Amy West and also another good stop to thwart Sarah Mayling.

Durham 0-2 Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town reasserted their WSL 2 leadership win a fine 2-0 victory in the noon kick-off at fellow promotion hopefuls Durham.

The first half was goalless but the Glovers came close when Ellis Hillman’s shot was palmed away by Helen Alderson, while at the other end Charlotte Haynes turned behind Rachel Lee’s thunderous drive from 30 yards.

The deadlock was broken shortly before the hour when Atlanta Primus beat the offside trap and tucked the ball neatly into the bottom corner.

Yeovil doubled their advantage on 73 minutes, with a long ball finding Sarah Wiltshire in the box, from where she lobbed Alderson.

The Wildcats lost Sarah McFadden late on with a head injury that required several stitches.

Watford 2-1 Everton

Watford remain bottom of the league but only on goal-difference from Sheffield FC now, following an impressive win over third-placed Everton in which they came from behind.

Claudia Walker netted for the Toffees on 16 minutes but the lead was shortlived, as the Hornets made it 1-1 3 minutes later with an Ellie Mason penalty.

Michelle Hinnigan put a free kick just over the Watford bar in the second half, while Charlotte Kerr grabbed the winner with 16 minutes left.

Krystle Johnston then almost rescued Everton a point on her debut but was off target.

Pictured – Action from Man City’s 1-1 tie with Lverpool.

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