Pre-Season Friendlies: Championship trio hold #FAWSL opponents

Lewes's two-goal Kallie Balfour
Kallie Balfour celebrates giving Lewes a 2-0 lead over West Ham United. (Photo: Jerry Lyons via Imago)

Women’s pre-season friendlies for 22 August saw Championship trio Lewes, Liverpool and Watford all hold Barclays FA WSL opponents.

Abergavenny 2-1 Port Talbot Town
Aberystwyth Town 4-1 Shrewsbury Town
AEK-Boco 7-0 Melksham Town
AFC Portchester 3-2 Moneyfields

Everton won 3-1 against Aston Villa at Walsall FC on Saturday, where Claire Emslie’s opener was cancelled out by Ramona Petzelberger, before Izzy Christiansen converted a penalty won by Gabby George and Grace Clinton added a third.

Badshot Lea 1-3 Woking

Birmingham City were held to a goalless draw at St Andrews by Liverpool, as Reds’ keeper Rachel Laws turned over a powerful drive from Sarah Ewens and later tipped Louise Quinn’s header onto the bar.

Bishop Auckland 4-2 Workington Reds
Brookvale United 5-1 Pilkington
Burley Trojans 0-7 Harrogate Railway
Burnley Belvedere 0-4 Nelson
Bursledon 2-4 AFC Varsity
Cardiff Met 1-0 Cardiff City FC
Caversham United 6-3 Alton
Cheddar 3-3 Portishead DS
Coalville Town 6-3 Lichfield Res
Consett AFC 3-6 Gateshead
Cresswell Wanderers 2-3 Leek Town Res
Dulwich Hamlet 3-4 West Ham United U-21s (Att: 227)

Durham defeated Newcastle United 8-0
Durham defeated Newcastle United 8-0 ahead of their opening Championship fixture next Sunday. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Everton U-20s 4-1 Merseyrail
Fleet Town 1-2 Basingstoke Town

Fulbourn Bluebirds shared eight goals with Chelmsford City, whose debutant Bex Hollocks began with a hat-trick. 

Gloucester City 4-1 Longlevens
Hartham United 1-3 Knebworth
Hartlepool United 2-1 South Shields
Haslingden 2-2 Fleetwood Town Wrens
Highworth Lions 7-6 Tuffley Rovers
Langford 0-4 AFC Dunstable Blues
Leatherhead 7-2 Walton Casuals
Leicester City 0-0 Watford

Lewes went in 2-0 up against West Ham United with a Kallie Balfour double but the Hammers hit back to draw with a Claudia Walker second-half brace.

Lincoln City DS 9-3 Chesterfield
Lincoln United 1-1 Sutton Coldfield Town
Lincoln United DS 1-2 Sherwood
Moulton 0-5 Northampton Town DS
New London Lionesses XI 1-7 Edgware Town
New Milton Town 2-2 Winchester City Flyers
Northwich Vixens 4-1 Port Vale
Oakwood 3-3 Woodingdean Wanderers
Port Talbot Town 1-2 Abergavenny
Queensbury Celtic 4-1 Silsden

S4K FC Berks County lost 4-2 at home to Slough Town, for home Abi Canvin scored three times.

Sandbach United 3-5 West Kirby

Sheffield United saw off Sunderland, with Lucy Watson’s early effort and Kasia Lipka’s strike from distance bringing a 2-0 win. 

Sheffield Wednesday 6-2 Altrincham

Southminster United’s Lauren Tate got four of their goals in a 5-1 defeat of Leigh Ramblers Reserves.

Stourbridge DS 1-2 Darlaston Town
Stratford Town 3-6 Malvern Town
Sunderland West End 3-2 Chester le Street United
The New Saints 3-0 Llanfair United
United Services Portsmouth 7-4 Pagham
Wallingford Town 1-5 Wantage Town
Wandsworth Borough 8-1 Hillingdon Abbotts
West Bromwich Albion DS 15-0 Long Eaton United’s Res
Wythenshawe 4-3 Ashton United
Wrexham 3-7 AFC Telford United
Yateley United 4-0 Burghfield

Midweek friendlies

Tuesday 24 August
Port Vale v Leek Town
Wednesday 25 August
Corinthians v Southminster United
Hull City v Manchester United DS
Oldland Abbotonians v Pucklechurch Sports
Thursday 26 August
Bodmin v Bude (7.15pm)
Burgess Hill Town v Oakwood
Norwich City Res v Long Stratton (8pm)
Port Talbot Town v Cardiff Met
Port Vale v Staffordshire Victoria
Friday 27 August
Chelsea v Aston Villa
Thetford Town v Cambridge City XI

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