Third Straight Win For Man City

Sunday April 24th

Birmingham City 0-2 Manchester City (Att: 956)
Notts County 2-2 Reading (Att: 827)
Oxford United 1-5 Durham (Att: 485)
Everton 3-0 Watford (Att: 473)
London Bees 0-3 Bristol City (Att: 246)
Yeovil Town 1-1 Millwall Lionesses (Att: 831)

Birmingham City 0-2 Manchester City

Manchester City made it three wins in a row at the start of the campaign, with a 2-0 result at Birmingham City.

Daphne Corboz got the opener on 34 minutes after Demi Stokes approach work set-up Nikita Parris who hit the post before Corboz finished.

Sophie Baggaley did well  to turn a Steph Houghton free kick round the post and it was deep into stoppage time before Parris crossed for Leanne Ross to nod home the second from close range.

Notts County 2-2 Reading

Notts County and Reading both still seek their first wins after the hosts twice fought back to draw with the Royals and get off the mark.

Helen Ward blasted the visitors in front from 25 yards early on, that being cancelled out when Aileen Wheelan’s cross was handled in the area and Jess Clarke converted the penalty.

The top flight newcomers were ahead again 6 minutes before the break as Kirsty McGee headed in from a corner but midway through the second half, Clarke was sent clear to get her second for the Lady Pies.

Oxford United 1-5 Durham

Pictured – Durham score against Oxford. (Photo – Susan Gutteridge)

Durham made it three straight wins with a 5-1 victory at Oxford, which keeps them top of WSL 2, while United remain pointless.

The Wildcats struck twice in the opening 10 minutes through Sarah McFadden and Nicki Gears, before Ini Umotong pulled one back.

But Natalie Gutteridge netted Durham’s third just before the break, with Beth Hepple adding a second-half brace.

Everton 3-0 Watford

Everton are second in the table following a 3-0 win over Watford.

Claudia Walker broke the deadlock in the first half but at the second attempt, after her first shot was blocked on the line.

Dan Turner doubled the lead right at the strat of the second half, with Simon Magill soon adding the third.

London Bees 0-3 Bristol City

Bristol City are goal difference behind the Toffess still, after matching their margin of victory away at London Bees.

But they had to wait until the last quarter of the game to score their three goals, with Chloe Arthur breaking the Bees’ resistance via the post..

Paige Sawyer swiftly doubled the advantage when bundling in a Jodie Brett cross and the third goal came on 75 minutes with Olivia Fergusson racing through to finish past Sophie Harris.

Yeovil Town 1-1 Millwall Lionesses

Yeovil attracted their best ever crowd of 831 in the draw with Millwall.

Fliss Gibbons headed the visitors into a first-half lead at Huish Park after an error by keeper Charlotte Haynes.

Both Nicola Cousins and Sarah Wiltshire were denied by the visitors woodwork before Wiltshire fired home a Helen Bleazard cross from just inside the box.

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