Sheffield United went third in the FA WPL Midlands Division 1 with a 2-2 draw at Steel City Wanderers on Tuesday evening, while Newcastle United tied 3-3 with Chester le Street Town in Northern Division 1.
Tuesday 10th October
FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE
MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Steel City Wanderers 2-2 Sheffield United (Att: 76)
NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Newcastle United 3-3 Chester le Street Town (Att: 72)
Sheffield derby drawn
Sheffield United moved level on points with second-placed TNS in Midlands Division 1, with a 2-2 draw at Steel City Wanderers.
Jenifer Pearson netted 9 minutes in for the Blades, with the Wanderers back on level terms by half time through Cheryl Mawhood.
Lucy Ridley then put the home side ahead just after the hour mark but Sophie Bell got United’s second on 74 minutes.
Foster brace rescues point for Newcastle
Newcastle United and Chester le Street Town remain on similar points totals having shared six goals, as the Magpies rise to sixth in Northern Division 1 and Town go eighth.
Jess Foster gave United a 7th minute lead after the keeper dropped a Rebecca Olley cross.
Steph Order saw her free-kick well saved before the visitors equalised on 18 minutes through Kate Ellison.
Town then scored twice in a seven-minute spell, Rachel Mellor netting from 25 yards before a corner was headed in at the far post by Brogan Prudhoe.
Six minutes after the interval and the hosts were back in it, Siobhan Jones striking from distance.
Rhiannon Gray and Nicole Dack were both denied by the visitors’ keeper but Foster found a leveller with just 2 minutes to go.
Pictured – Sheffield United Ladies (sufc.co.uk)