London City Lionesses go top of the Barclays Women’s Championship

London City Lionesses go top of the Barclays Women’s Championship

#The pride 🔷

The Vixens can’t answer against the Blues

The result meant Bristol City needed a win to regain top spot, but they fell to a shock 1-0 defeat at Birmingham City

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The first half ended goalless, but there were positive signs for the Blues right from the start.

They were rewarded in the 52nd minute when Siobhan Wilson’s ball was headed to Jade Pennock to put the visitors ahead.

Bristol City pressed for an equaliser, but Blues goalkeeper Lucy Thomas made two brilliant saves to seal victory for the visitors.

Addicks triumph in the South London derby

Emily Simpkins and Melissa Johnson fired Charlton Athletic to a 2-1 derby win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Simpkins opened the scoring from the spot with just 17 minutes on the clock after Johnson was brought down in the box.

Johnson grabbed Charlton’s second on the stroke of half-time, curling the ball past Fran Kitching.

Fliss Gibbons pulled one back for Palace after the break, scoring a stunning free-kick to set up a grand finale in south London.

However, the Addicks kept moving within four points of the summit.

Hardy hat-trick sinks United

Rio Hardy scored an incredible six-minute hat-trick as Durham cruised to a 5-1 win over Coventry United.

All five of the Wildcats’ goals at Butts Park Arena came in the first half as they picked up their third league win of the season.

Jessica Clarke ran onto Sarah Robson’s long pass before lifting the ball over Coventry goalkeeper Jodie Whiteman to put the visitors ahead.

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Saoirse Noonan turned on Beth Hepple’s pass before hitting an unstoppable strike into the top corner to double the lead.

Hardy then started her rapid scoring run six minutes before the break, grabbing a quickfire hat-trick to make it 5-0 to her side at the break.

Simran Jhamat bundled the ball into the net as the hosts grabbed a late consolation goal.

Hack helps Lewes beat the Lady Black Cats

Ellie Hack’s late goal gave Lewes a narrow 1-0 win at Sunderland.

After a scoreless first half, the match seemed to be heading for 0-0.

However, Hack struck in the 83rd minute to give her side their third win in as many games.

The result sees Lewes climb up to sixth while Sunderland remain in 11th, four points ahead of Coventry United.

Change shared between Rovers and Saints

A late strike from Saffron Jordan gave Blackburn Rovers a point against Southampton at Ewood Park.

Southampton took the lead through Katie Wilkinson early in the second half when the Saints star finished off a slick passing move.

Jordan fired home at the far post with five minutes remaining, meeting Natasha Fenton’s excellent free-kick from the left wing to ensure Blackburn got a deserved point.

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