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Notts County fold   Share This 
 Women's Football WSL1 News - 21 Apr 2017
 
Notts County have withdrawn from WSL 1 ahead of the Spring Series and folded as a club, just two years after playing in the F.A.Women's Cup Final at Wembley.
The club has issued the following statement explaining its reasons:
 
Alan Hardy has reluctantly admitted defeat in his bid to save Notts County Ladies Football Club after facing a near-£1million bill to keep the club afloat this season.
 
The Notts County chairman and owner had hoped to restructure six-figure HMRC debts inherited from Ray Trew and fund ongoing projected losses this season of half a million pounds.
 
Despite interest from two Premier League sides to take over the business as a going concern and to protect the players and staff, the FA would not sanction the transfer of licence to safeguard the future of the club under a new ownership structure.
 
And, despite weeks of negotiations with lawyers, HMRC and the FA, Hardy has now called time on his plans to save the Ladies set-up.
 
The club has today been officially withdrawn from the Women's Super League and will play no matches in the Spring Series, including this Sunday's away fixture at Arsenal.
 
Hardy said today: "I am devastated that we cannot continue the Ladies project but the numbers simply do not stack up. Continuing would have been little short of financial suicide.
 
"I wish to be totally transparent with supporters about the sums of money involved here. When I took over the club, HMRC and other creditors had in excess of £350,000 of unpaid liabilities.
 
"Additionally, I was extremely concerned that to operate Notts County Ladies for the current season was going to cost us approximately £500,000 - a figure principally made up of player and coaching salaries. Our total projected incoming revenue from attendances and sponsorship was £28,000.
 
"I have been tremendously impressed by the passion and enthusiasm shown by everyone connected with the Ladies set-up - manager, players and backroom team. They have represented Notts County with dignity, success and the utmost professionalism over the past three seasons. But the fact remains we simply cannot fund such a huge operating loss.
 
"I was also concerned that we had no real pathway for young players in Nottingham to graduate through the ranks into a WSL team.
 
"The existing structure is such that we have a strong elite-level team, but no academy pathway of progression through age-group teams.
 
"I met many times with the FA with a view to being granted RTC (Regional Talent Centre) status but realistically it would have taken more than two years to become accredited.
 
"It's a very sad day for me personally and supporters should rest assured I have left no stone unturned in my quest to save the club.
 
"However, having taken all factors into consideration, the only possible outcome is to discontinue our Ladies club.
 
"I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to the staff and players and we all wish them every success in finding new clubs."
 
The club will be making no further comment at this time.
 

 
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We talk to...Jade Keogh (Gillingham)   Share This 
 Women's Football WPL Division 1 South East News - 21 Apr 2017
 
WPL Division 1 South East News - We talk to...Jade Keogh (Gillingham) - 21 Apr 2017 - Women's Football NewsGillingham moved a step closer towards winning the South East Division One title when they won 1-0 against Stevenage Ladies on Easter Sunday.
 
We talked to Gillingham captain Jade Keogh, who admitted that the Stevenage game had been a "tough" one and that the team are fully focused on the task to try and get themselves over the line:
 
WSS: Well done on another win on Sunday, was it as hard fought as the scoreline suggests?
JK: Yes it was a tough game! Stevenage set up to sit in so made it really difficult for us to have clear cut chances. I feel like we played well and were patient but once we got into the final third we couldn't quite get it right. It took a great finish from Jenny Newman to break the deadlock but once we did score, Stevenage then pressed us higher up the pitch and committed more players forward, so put us under pressure towards the end of the game.! Although the amount of possession we had may not have reflected the scoreline I think the game, all in all, was definitely hard fought!
 
WSS: Was it a different kind of game to the one you played against Stevenage a few weeks ago?
JK: Definitely! We knew that a few weeks ago we didn't have a great performance but managed to be clinical in front of goal. This week we solely set out to perform well to make up for the sluggish performance in the previous game against Stevenage! This game ended up allowing us to have a better all round team performance however we just weren't as clinical and didn't have as many chances in front of goal. I think tactically, Stevenage set up slightly different than previously and also not playing on a 3G pitch also changed the game for us.
 
WSS: How tough has it been over the last few weeks as you have been catching up league matches on the teams that were above you?
JK: To be honest, I personally don't feel like it has made much difference to us as a team. We take every game as they come and only concentrate on doing the right things on the pitch. We don't focus on what's happening around us! We focus on our own work rate, how we compete and battle and also our all round performance. We know that if we play well and do those things we will win games because of the quality and depth of our squad.
 
WSS: On Sunday you kept your ninth clean sheet of the season in the Stevenage game, how big a role have the defence played in your title challenge?
JK: The defence have played a huge role in our title challenge! Normally a lot of emphasis goes on the attacking players and those who score the most but it's our defence who have been so key to our season. The competition we have within the squad alone for the defensive positions just shows how much depth we have and it encourages everyone to perform as well as they can to keep their place within the team. We do like to play out from the back, so all it takes is a lapse of concentration and we could concede a goal which can change a game. On and off the ball, the defence have a huge part to play within the team I think a lot of credit needs to be given to our goalkeepers and back line because when they're playing well, the whole team seems to calm and the way we flow throughout the team becomes so much better.
 
WSS: This week you take on Actonians who have had a good season, how tough a game are you expecting?
JK: We are expecting a very tough game and it's a game that we are not taking lightly. When we played Actonians away we found it to be one of the toughest games this season. They got the ball down and played football and also pressed us for most of the game. They have girls that will battle and we know we need to be at our best to get the result we are looking for. I think the pitch will go in our favour as we are used to having a nice surface to play on week in week out at K Sports. Hopefully we can utilise this and play the kind of game we like to play rather than turning it into a battle!
 
WSS: You need two wins from four games to clinch the title, is it hard not to think about this when going into games?
JK: Honestly I think it is on everyone's mind! We know that we are so close now but cannot let the pressure get to us. I think we are all experienced enough to know what we need to do to get the wins that we need. As mentioned before, all we can do is take each game as they come. On the day we won't be focusing on anything else but how we perform as a team and continuing to do the right things on the pitch. Hopefully if we get that right then the results will end up going in our favour. But this will not be down to us just thinking about the title but down to our professional mentality, work rate and desire on the pitch.
 
WSS: How important would it be for Gillingham to get back into the Southern Division and are you confident that the team could flourish at that level if you do get there?
JK: I think it would be huge for us to get back into the Southern Division. It was unfortunate the way in which we got relegated two seasons ago off the back of a big change at the club. Last season we came close but lost out to a strong Crystal Palace side and I do believe we really are ready to get back up there. I'm very confident that we can flourish at that level - the strength and depth of our squad is honestly frightening! We have players that have played in the WSL and mostly all of us have played in the Southern Division for many years. We know that we have the personnel to do well, and we also have a solid unity as a team off the field, which I think helps massively. We all have the same goal and genuinely have a great bond - no one in this team is there for themselves, everything we strive for is for the team. I think that the team spirit and having a great manager with Jack (who dedicates a lot and is very passionate about the cause) are solid foundations to help us do well in the Southern Division.
 

 
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We talk to...Jade Keogh (Gillingham)   Share This 
 Women's Football WPL Division 1 South East News - 21 Apr 2017
 
WPL Division 1 South East News - We talk to...Jade Keogh (Gillingham) - 21 Apr 2017 - Women's Football NewsGillingham moved a step closer towards winning the South East Division One title when they won 1-0 against Stevenage Ladies on Easter Sunday.
 
We talked to Gillingham captain Jade Keogh, who admitted that the Stevenage game had been a "tough" one and that the team are fully focused on the task to try and get themselves over the line:
 
WSS: Well done on another win on Sunday, was it as hard fought as the scoreline suggests?
JK: Yes it was a tough game! Stevenage set up to sit in so made it really difficult for us to have clear cut chances. I feel like we played well and were patient but once we got into the final third we couldn't quite get it right. It took a great finish from Jenny Newman to break the deadlock but once we did score, Stevenage then pressed us higher up the pitch and committed more players forward, so put us under pressure towards the end of the game.! Although the amount of possession we had may not have reflected the scoreline I think the game, all in all, was definitely hard fought!
 
WSS: Was it a different kind of game to the one you played against Stevenage a few weeks ago?
JK: Definitely! We knew that a few weeks ago we didn't have a great performance but managed to be clinical in front of goal. This week we solely set out to perform well to make up for the sluggish performance in the previous game against Stevenage! This game ended up allowing us to have a better all round team performance however we just weren't as clinical and didn't have as many chances in front of goal. I think tactically, Stevenage set up slightly different than previously and also not playing on a 3G pitch also changed the game for us.
 
WSS: How tough has it been over the last few weeks as you have been catching up league matches on the teams that were above you?
JK: To be honest, I personally don't feel like it has made much difference to us as a team. We take every game as they come and only concentrate on doing the right things on the pitch. We don't focus on what's happening around us! We focus on our own work rate, how we compete and battle and also our all round performance. We know that if we play well and do those things we will win games because of the quality and depth of our squad.
 
WSS: On Sunday you kept your ninth clean sheet of the season in the Stevenage game, how big a role have the defence played in your title challenge?
JK: The defence have played a huge role in our title challenge! Normally a lot of emphasis goes on the attacking players and those who score the most but it's our defence who have been so key to our season. The competition we have within the squad alone for the defensive positions just shows how much depth we have and it encourages everyone to perform as well as they can to keep their place within the team. We do like to play out from the back, so all it takes is a lapse of concentration and we could concede a goal which can change a game. On and off the ball, the defence have a huge part to play within the team I think a lot of credit needs to be given to our goalkeepers and back line because when they're playing well, the whole team seems to calm and the way we flow throughout the team becomes so much better.
 
WSS: This week you take on Actonians who have had a good season, how tough a game are you expecting?
JK: We are expecting a very tough game and it's a game that we are not taking lightly. When we played Actonians away we found it to be one of the toughest games this season. They got the ball down and played football and also pressed us for most of the game. They have girls that will battle and we know we need to be at our best to get the result we are looking for. I think the pitch will go in our favour as we are used to having a nice surface to play on week in week out at K Sports. Hopefully we can utilise this and play the kind of game we like to play rather than turning it into a battle!
 
WSS: You need two wins from four games to clinch the title, is it hard not to think about this when going into games?
JK: Honestly I think it is on everyone's mind! We know that we are so close now but cannot let the pressure get to us. I think we are all experienced enough to know what we need to do to get the wins that we need. As mentioned before, all we can do is take each game as they come. On the day we won't be focusing on anything else but how we perform as a team and continuing to do the right things on the pitch. Hopefully if we get that right then the results will end up going in our favour. But this will not be down to us just thinking about the title but down to our professional mentality, work rate and desire on the pitch.
 
WSS: How important would it be for Gillingham to get back into the Southern Division and are you confident that the team could flourish at that level if you do get there?
JK: I think it would be huge for us to get back into the Southern Division. It was unfortunate the way in which we got relegated two seasons ago off the back of a big change at the club. Last season we came close but lost out to a strong Crystal Palace side and I do believe we really are ready to get back up there. I'm very confident that we can flourish at that level - the strength and depth of our squad is honestly frightening! We have players that have played in the WSL and mostly all of us have played in the Southern Division for many years. We know that we have the personnel to do well, and we also have a solid unity as a team off the field, which I think helps massively. We all have the same goal and genuinely have a great bond - no one in this team is there for themselves, everything we strive for is for the team. I think that the team spirit and having a great manager with Jack (who dedicates a lot and is very passionate about the cause) are solid foundations to help us do well in the Southern Division.
 
Our thanks to Jade!
 

 
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Winning run takes Amazons to title   Share This 
 Women's Football English County and other Leagues News - 21 Apr 2017
 
 
English County and other Leagues News - Winning run takes Amazons to title - 21 Apr 2017 - Women's Football News
 
A fantastic season for St Cuthbert's Amazons has ended with the side being crowned Champions of the Durham County FA Ladies Development League, their first league title.
 
After taking one point from their first two games of the season, the Amazons remained unbeaten and took a remarkable 64 points from the 66 available during the rest of the campaign, including a magnificent 17-match winning run stretching from the end of October to the season's end in April. 
 
A 6-0 victory against Washington Development kick started the season for the Amazons and they went on to win their next five games, before being held to a 2-2 draw by Consett Belles. They won the next match 5-0 against Gateshead Rutherford Ladies and this was to be the first of the winning run which culminated with a title clinching 1-0 victory against Darlington Spraire Ladies, who are virtually certain of finishing as runners-up.
 
The side scored a record breaking 150 goals during the season with three players finding the net more than 25 times. Striker Steph Lyons scored 38 times, her striking partner Sophie Hanson weighed in with 35 and midfielder Becca Hunt was on target 26 times, including scoring the goal that secured the title. At the back, the defenders and goalkeeper were in superb form, conceding only 21 goals in the 24 league games, including 12 clean sheets.
 
The game that saw the side realise that the title could be a reality was the 3-2 away win at then league leaders Darlington Spraire Ladies in January. Darlington had a 100% league record at the time but goals from Hanson, Hunt and Emily Burns saw the Amazons go top, a position they would not relinquish for the rest of the season.
 
Becoming champions was a fantastic achievement for all concerned but even more special for captain Beth Ward, goalkeeper Sarah Barrett and centre half Rachael Barrett who were all part of the side which clinched the title 12 years after they started in the side's very first game as an Under-10 side in September 2005. 
 
Club Chairperson Julie Scurfield and Amazons coaches Shaun Ward and Phil Powell could not be more proud of the side and its achievements and look forward with excitement to next season in the First Division, going there with a desire to challenge the top teams in their first season at this level. The Amazons will be embracing a Kevin Keegan quote whilst at Newcastle United that "consolidation is not a word we use in this club." 
 

 
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Goldenhill celebrate league title   Share This 
 Women's Football English County and other Leagues News - 21 Apr 2017
 
 
English County and other Leagues News - Goldenhill celebrate league title - 21 Apr 2017 - Women's Football News
 
Goldenhill Wanderers last week clinched the Staffordshire County Women's League after a magnificent first season following their formation.
 
The ladies team was formed in 2016 by Nathan Ball and Dave Quinton, who are the Manager and Assistant Manager respectively. Twelve players were kept from last season's squad, which were playing for Ref Street and Leek CSOB until they merged in March 2016.
 
The season began with a 1-1 draw against Bradwell Belles but from that point, Goldenhill went on a ten-match winning run which took them away from any challenging teams and, although the run came to an end when they drew 1-1 with Abbey Hulton last week, it was the point that they needed in order to confirm themselves as Champions.
 
"Since 4th March last year, we haven't lost a league game, winning 16 and drawing five," Nathan Ball told Women's Soccer Scene. "I think last Sunday's game was a real important one, that we needed to stay focused, as we were playing second placed Abbey Hulton who we had beaten 7-1 in the previous league game.
 
"We knew that they needed to win all four games and we had to lose four games for them to catch us, which meant it would come down to goal difference. Holly Fowell got the equalising goal for us, dead on half time, and we finished the game 1-1 to ensure we had won the league.
 
"Every game has been important and there has been some very good results."
 
Goldenhill have also reached the Final of the league's Challenge Cup, where they will take on Norton Athletic at Stafford Town FC on Sunday 14th May.
 
The team is captained by Connie Shaw-Peake and top scorer is Holly Ellison, who has scored 31 times in 18 games whilst other important goal contributions have been made by Beth Caddy (17), Holly Fowell (13) and Tara Harrison (13).
 
"Next season, we are looking at adding a Development side as we will hopefully move into the West Midlands Regional League," added Ball who, as well as Dave Quinton, is assisted by Dec Sarge and First Team Coach Marlon Day.
 
Goldenhill Wanderers squad: Rachel Lightfoot, Laura Stephenson, Chelsea Maiklem, Natalie Scott, Joanne Embury, Laura Hardy, Kayleigh Baker, Jen Micklewright, Chelsey Berwick, Jessica Smith, Danni Windsor, Donna Hadley, Natasha Holt, Katie Chesters, Connie Shaw-Peake, Samantha Lindop, Ashleigh Grimes, Jamie Smith, Katie Sawyer, Bethany Caddy, Tara Harrison, Louise Kelly, Jessica Stirley, Holly Ellison, Holly Fowell.
 

 
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Glory glory night at the Lane   Share This 
 Women's Football WPL South News - 21 Apr 2017
 
WPL South News - Glory glory night at the Lane - 21 Apr 2017 - Women's Football NewsTottenham Hotspur 4 West Ham Utd 0
Tottenham Hotspur clinched the FAWPL Southern Division title with three matches to spare after a 4-0 victory over West Ham in front of an impressive 2,140 spectators at White Hart Lane.
 
The club's first ever competitive match at the men's club's stadium saw the greatest season in a long history crowned by lifting the League trophy at the end of a thoroughly professional display, presented to Spurs captain Jenna Schillachi by former Tottenham and England star Gary Mabbutt.
 
After an even opening quarter hour, Wendy Martin nearly opened the score with a near post flick which hit the bar. It was Josie Green who made the breakthrough on 18 minutes, her long range shot proving too strong for Hammers keeper Lottie Ivison.
 
The visitors moved the ball neatly at times but were unable to trouble a strong Spurs defence. A number of crosses and corners troubled the Hammers defence but they held firm till the break.
 
Spurs doubled their advantage on 55 minutes when Green played Bianca Baptiste clear on the right and her cross was neatly converted by Martin. Sub Nikita Whinett started and finished the third goal after an exchange of passes with Martin and Spurs stepped up the pace as the second half progressed.
 
Ivison denied Baptiste with a fine save at her near post but the pressure mounted and it was Baptiste, dangerous all evening on the right of the attack, who crashed home the fourth from close range to complete the victory.
 
There were excellent performances all over the pitch from a confident Spurs team, Renee Hector and Jenna Schillaci strong at the back, Lucia Leon tireless up and down the right side, Green and Riana Soobadoo moving the ball confidently in midfield.
 
Despite the fine achievements so far, Tottenham have a very challenging end to the season. Two more Cup Finals await against Charlton Athletic before the biggest test of all...a FAWPL Championship play-off match against Blackburn Rovers at the end of May.
 
Tottenham Hotspur:
 
Toni-Anne Wayne, Lucia Leon, Leah Rowle, Sophie McLean, Josie Green, Bianca Baptiste, Wendy Martin, Jenna Schillachi, Riana Soobadoo, Renee Hector, Kelley Blanchflower. Subs: Megen Lynch, Maya Vio, Eartha Pond, Nikita Whinnett, Shannon Moloney.
 
West Ham Utd:
 
Lottie Ivison, Chantelle Mackie, Jasmine Auguste, Amy Cooper, Hannah Wheeler, Demi Brown, Whitney Locke, Dayna Chong, Molly Peters, Shannon Albuery, Chloe Burr. Subs: Latoya Smith, Julie Melfald, Stephaney Bent, Tia Bailey, Rebecca Dunning.
 
(Report by Patrick Higgins)
 
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England name Under-17 Euros squad   Share This 
 Women's Football England International News - 21 Apr 2017
 
The England squad has been named for the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship finals which will take place next month.
 
Head coach John Griffiths has kept faith with the 18 players who got the Young Lionesses to the Czech Republic.
 
England open up against Republic of Ireland in Pribram on Tuesday 2nd May, followed by Netherlands in Prestice on 5th May and Norway in Plzen three days later. The top two teams in the group will advance to the semi finals.
 
England reached the eight-team finals by topping an elite qualifying round group that contained Italy, Poland and holders Germany.
 
England Under-17 squad:
 
NAMECLUB
Hannah HAMPTONBirmingham City
Emily RAMSEYManchester Utd
Meg BOYDELLLiverpool
Shannon COOKEArsenal
Esme MORGANManchester City
Grace NEVILLEMillwall Lionesses
Poppy PATTINSONSunderland
Olivia SMITHChelsea
Beth O'DONNELLManchester City
Aimee PALMERBristol City
Amy RODGERSLiverpool
Emily SYMEBristol City
Miri TAYLORChelsea
Nicole DOUGLASChelsea
Jessica NGUNGAArsenal
Lauren HEMPBristol City
Ella RUTHERFORDMillwall Lionesses
Gabby RAVENSCROFTOxford Utd

 

 
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Wales win first of double header   Share This 
 Women's Football Wales International News - 21 Apr 2017
 
Wales Under-17 2 Northern Ireland Under-17 1
Wales Women Under-17s kicked off a double header against Northern Ireland with a deserved victory in Ystrad Mynach.
 
Jayne Ludlow's side got off to a fast start and could have gone ahead within four minutes as Horrell saw two efforts well saved by Lauren Perry in the visitors' goal.
 
But the hosts - and Grace Horrell - weren't to be denied as the winger opened the scoring on six minutes when her corner from the left evaded everyone and went in off the far post.
 
Wales continued their early dominance as Emily Jones went close on two occasions, before Northern Ireland had their first sight of goal when Casey Howe's low strike was well held by Deanna Lewis.
 
The visitors came close to levelling the score on the stroke of half time, however, as Leah McEvoy's cross from the right was tipped onto the bar by Lewis.
 
After the restart, the home side continued their dominance and were almost rewarded with a second goal as Kelsie Burrows' interception came back off the post as the Northern Ireland skipper was spared an own goal.
 
But Wales did double their lead on 52 minutes as substitute Alice Jones rose highest to head home Grace Horrell's corner to give the hosts a 2-0 advantage.
 
It could have been three shortly after as Elise Hughes came close with a spectacular turn and volley from just inside the box that flew inches wide of the upright.
 
Despite the pressure, the visitors did halve the deficit with just under ten minutes remaining as Megan Bell's deep free kick found the head of Burrows, who beat goalkeeper Deanna Lewis to the ball as the Northern Ireland skipper headed home.
 
They almost grabbed an equaliser as the game ticked into added time, Bell's free kick finding an unmarked Emily Wilson as she stabbed the ball goalwards but it was tipped around the post by Lewis.
 
After that escape, Wales held firm to claim the victory ahead of Friday's second meeting between the two sides.
 
Wales: Deanna Lewis, Ellie Sanford (sub Jasmine Simpson 40mins), Alice Griffiths, Tamsyn Sibanda (sub Hayley Hoare 68mins), Lucia Carpanini (sub Amina Vine 40mins), Phoebe Hampson (sub Chloe Tiley 57mins), Elise Hughes, Grace Horrell, Cerys Jones (sub Alice Jones 40mins), Emily Jones, Meesha Dudley-Jones. Subs: Grace Burke, Jasmine Simpson, Charlie Taylor, Hayley Hoare, Chloe Tiley, Amina Vine, Alice Jones.
 
Northern Ireland: Lauren Perry, Caitlin Rae, Kelsie Burrows, Beth Chalmers, Megan Bell, Leah McEvoy (sub Zoe Kilpatrick 71mins), Aimee-Lee Peachey (sub Abbie Robinson 18mins), Emily Wilson, Rebecca McKenna, Casey Howe (sub Sadie Craig 67mins), Ally Canning. Subs: Jade McPhee, Zoe Kilpatrick, Sadie Craig, Abbie Robinson, Nadine Hunter, Joely Andrews, Toni Finnegan, Olivia Wright, Jessica Young.
 
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Champions dominate PFA team   Share This 
 Women's Football Player News - 21 Apr 2017
 
Manchester City have had five players named in the PFA WSL Team of the Year.
 
Steph Houghton, Jennifer Beattie, Lucy Bronze, Jill Scott and Jane Ross are City's representatives after the quintet helped Nick Cushing's side win FA WSL 1 and lift the Continental Tyres Cup in 2016.
 
Reading FC Women goalkeeper Mary Earps, Birmingham City youngster Jessica Carter, Arsenal midfielder Jordan Nobbs, Liverpool attacker Caroline Weir and Chelsea duo Karen Carney and Eniola Aluko complete the line up.
 
The Team of the Year, voted for by WSL players, was announced ahead of the 44th PFA Awards, which are being held in London on Sunday 23 April. Carney, Bronze, Scott, Ross and Weir are on the shortlist for Women's PFA Players' Player of the Year along with Birmingham striker Ellen White, while Carter is in line for the Women's PFA Young Player of the Year award.
 
PFA WSL Team of the Year:
 
Mary Earps (Reading FC Women), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Jessica Carter (Birmingham City), Karen Carney (Chelsea), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Caroline Weir (Liverpool), Jane Ross (Manchester City), Eniola Aluko (Chelsea).
 

 
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Regional Leagues round-up...   Share This 
 Women's Football Regional Premier Souhthern News - 20 Apr 2017
 
East Midlands League
Sheffield Utd need four points from their last three games to confirm themselves as Champions after scoring eight times without reply past Arnold Town. Sophie Bell and Kim Brown netted two goals apiece along with Tania Marsden, Annalise Carroll, Shannon Smith and Paige Wainwright. Bedworth Utd are the only team who can still catch the Blades and they kept those hopes alive by beating Rise Park 5-0, Shona Franklin netting a hat-trick and Kirsty Farnsworth adding the other two. Nettleham netted eleven times against Notts County Development, Holly Newman was on target four times, Abbie Murrell contributed a hat-trick while Elise Keyworth (2), Sophie Crosby and Katy Thornley completed the scoring. Peterborough Northern Star went one better against Ruddington Village, Cassie Steward bagging a four-goal haul along with trebles from Vicky Gallagher and Chanade Henderson, with Samara Iredale and Larissa Frederick also getting on the scoresheet.
 
Calverton MW sealed the runners-up spot in Division One North with a 4-2 victory over Lincoln Moorlands Railway. Demi-Leigh Crofts hit a hat-trick and Hayley Brown added the other, with Alice Hayes and Lauren Churcher replying.
 
The Division One South title race will go down to the last game after Peterborough Utd kept their hopes alive with a 6-0 victory over AFC Leicester. Keir Perkins and Emily Smith both netted doubles and there was one apiece from Jessica Driscoli and Amy Challis. Olivia Bramley, Samantha Hargrave and Chloe Quinn were all on target for Oadby & Wigston Dynamo as they drew 3-3 with third placed Northampton Town.
 
Eastern Region League
The last game of the season this Sunday will decide the destiny of the Premier Division Championship after the two contenders both recorded victories over Easter. Haringey Borough have returned to the top of the table on goal difference following their 8-0 victory over Histon. Julia Carruthers hit a hat-trick, Klesha Darroux and Anele Komani each weighed in with doubles and Karesha Iton was also on target. Haringey's win has ruled out any remaining chance of Bedford Ladies winning the league but Acle Utd are well in contention after winning 3-1 at Royston Town. Broghan Scully, Jade Copeman and Megan Todd scored the goals for Acle who can go top of the table for the first time this season and the two teams meet each other this week in a title decider.
 
In Division One, newly crowned Champions Cambridge City went further ahead at the top by winning 3-1 away to Offley & Stopsley, courtesy of goals from Philippa Witherspoon (2) and Isabella Simmons.
 
* On Wednesday night, Acle Utd went top of the league for the first time when a Megan Todd brace and Bryony Knights gave them a 3-1 win away to Histon.
 
North East League
Wallsend Boys Club caused something of a surprise in the League Cup semi finals when they beat league leaders Norton & Stockton Ancients on penalties after the sides had shared a 1-1 draw. Jade Clark netted for Wallsend, with Norton replying through Sian Williams before Wallsend triumphed 7-6 on spot kicks after extra time could not find a winner. Wallsend will meet the winners of the other semi final between Malet Lambert YC and Barnsley, who play this week.
 
The last match of the season took place in the Northern Division, and it was perhaps fitting that Champions Durham Cestria were to win it, 3-1 against Blyth Town Lions. Alanah Scott netted twice for Durham and Caroline Dixon the other, with Lucy Watson replying.
 
North West League
Burnley Girls & Ladies will have to wait and see if they will finish up in second place after they completed their fixtures with a 3-1 victory over MSB Woolton. Wigan Athletic were held to a 1-1 draw by Accrington Girls & Ladies and they will need a victory in their final match, if they are to pip Burnley to the runners-up position. Blackpool will definitely finish four following their 2-0 win away to Manchester Stingers. CMB Ladies' climb away from trouble gathered further pace as they defeated Birkenhead 8-1, a result which takes them out of the bottom three.
 
The top two are keeping up the pace in Division One South and Merseyrail Bootle are continuing to hold on at the top. They won 5-1 against third placed Warrington Wolverines to keep themselves three points ahead of second placed FC United of Manchester, who beat Chorltonians 8-0. Altrincham are looking set for a top half finish following their 2-0 success away to Northwich Vixens, whilst Stockport County Blues and Egerton ended level at 1-1.
 
South West League
One match was played in the league on Sunday and it took place in the Eastern Division. Oldland Abbotonians and Ilminster Town battled out a 2-2 draw which means that Ilminster finish the season in third position, one place above their opponents. Oldland took a first half lead through a spectacular long range strike from Jade Scammell and they stayed in front going into the interval. Ilminster had struck the woodwork twice before the break but Emma Jennings levelled the scores during the second half. Sammie Knight then headed Ilminster in front for the first time and they held this lead until the dying minutes, when Vicky Mundy tucked home a penalty to earn Oldland a share of the spoils.
 
Southern Region League
Southampton Women picked up the win they needed to clinch the league title and a return to the Premier League. Laura Gilbank scored the only goal of the game against Chesham Utd with seven minutes remaining to confirm Southampton as Champions whilst Chesham will finish the season in third, Oxford City claiming the runners-up spot for the second successive season.
 
In Division One, New Milton Town boosted their title challenge with a 1-0 win away to Winchester City Flyers Res. Olivia Jones was on target to leave New Milton four points behind leaders Ascot Utd, but with two games in hand. Barton Rovers meanwhile defeated Wycombe Wanderers 5-0 to go back into fourth place, Chloe Tucker netting twice along with Victoria Carvill, Gemma Sims and an own goal.
 
West Midlands League
Burton Albion are continuing to end the season on a winning note and the newly crowned Champions have a lead of ten points following their 2-1 win away to Kingshurst Sporting Club. Jordan Atkin and Amy Ramsdale netted the goals for Burton, with Naomi Melbourne replying for the home side. Crusaders will finish in the runners-up spot after Lye Town were beaten 2-0 by Wolverhampton Sporting, who scored through Katalina Fryzer and Fay Large.
 
The chase for the runners-up position in Division One North is looking closer than ever after Wyrley Ladies defeated second placed Shrewsbury Juniors 4-0. Laura Cumberledge, Rachel Cumberledge, Charlotte Fanning and Emily Quimby were all on target for Wyrley. Brereton Town meanwhile defeated Shrewsbury Town 3-1 thanks to Sarah Jackson, Nicole Jakeways and Holly Meehan.
 
Worcester Utd sewed up the Division One South title, courtesy of a 3-1 victory away to Kenilworth Town. Becky Evans, Annie Highway and Karli Smith netted the goals for Worcester, with Kenilworth's consolation coming from Charlotte Hooper. Nicole Hooper, Saddiqa Shan and Hayley Wilford were all on the scoresheet as Solihull Utd won 3-1 at Coventry Development, who replied through Jessica Barlow.
 

 

 
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Reserve Section Leagues round-up...   Share This 
 Women's Football English County and other Leagues News - 20 Apr 2017
 
Two late goals earned West Ham Utd a 3-1 victory over Southampton Saints in the only match played in the Premier League Reserve Section on Sunday. Southampton led at half time through a Caitlin Collighan goal, with Megan Waters equalising midway through the second half, before a double strike in the last few minutes from Courtney Lumley earned the Hammers the points.
 
Liverpool held on to the leadership of the FA WSL Development League Northern Division after Kess Elmore gave them a 1-0 win away to Doncaster Rovers Belles. They stay one point ahead of Birmingham City who also won 1-0 against Durham Women thanks to a goal from Coral-Jade Haines. Manchester City lost ground in third place as they were beaten 2-0 by Sunderland who scored through Georgia Gibson and Mollie Lambert. Everton battled out a 1-1 draw with Notts County and Aston Villa were 5-3 winners over Sheffield FC, Tanisha Smith netting twice along with Simran Jhamat, Ebony Salmon and Hayley Crackle. Nicole Kemp (2) and Katie Anderson replied for Sheffield.
 
Chelsea are continuing to stretch the pace in the Southern Division, they lead by seven points after a Nicole Douglas hat-trick gave them a 3-0 win away to Yeovil Town. Hannah Knapton was another hat-trick scorer, adding to goals from Melanie Parreno Espinosa, Chelsea Jumratie, Tasmin de Bunsen, Beth Burgess and Rebekah Haines as Reading FC Women beat London Bees 8-0 to go second, just ahead of Brighton & Hove Albion who were held to a goalless draw by Bristol City. Arsenal continue to catch up ground and scored ten times without reply past Watford, Rianna Dean and Anna Patten each hitting hat-tricks along with Taylor Hinds (2), Jessica Ngunga and Kalani Peart. Beth Harford and Samantha Booker were on the scoresheet as Millwall Lionesses defeated Oxford Utd 2-1.
 

 
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Liverpool announce first ever sponsorship deal   Share This 
 Women's Football WSL1 News - 20 Apr 2017
 
WSL1 News - Liverpool announce first ever sponsorship deal - 20 Apr 2017 - Women's Football NewsLiverpool Ladies Football Club has today announced a new shirt sponsorship deal with iconic women's beauty and cosmetics company, Avon Products Inc, ahead of the WSL Spring Series.
 
The three-year deal is the first agreement of its kind for LLFC and will see Avon become the first independent shirt sponsor to grace the front of the Reds shirt.
 
Established in 1886, Avon passionately believes in women and has a long history of empowering women around the globe. For the first time in its history, Avon will become the first female-focused brand to sponsor a premier ladies football team. Through the partnership, Avon will also become Liverpool Ladies FC's Principal Partner, as well the Club's Official Ladies Beauty Partner.
 
LLFC and Avon have teamed up to help inspire the next generation of women to believe in themselves and find the confidence to achieve their goals.
 
The Reds will wear team kit featuring Avon's logo for their first game of the WSL Spring Series against Yeovil Town Ladies at Huish Park on 23rd April, 2017.
 
Billy Hogan, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer, Liverpool Football Club, said: "We are thrilled to welcome Avon to the Liverpool Ladies FC family as their first Principal Partner.
 
"Avon is an iconic women's brand with a rich history and shares the same core values as Liverpool Ladies Football Club. We are looking forward to a fruitful partnership that will help bring women's football to the top of the agenda."
 
Liverpool Ladies FC Manager, Scott Rogers added: "We are delighted to be able to team up with Avon ahead of the WSL Spring Series. It's an exciting time for the team and we hope that the partnership will help to inspire the next generation of female footballers."
 
Andrea Slater, General Manager of Avon UK said: "Avon's purpose is to inspire and create a world with more empowered women. This sponsorship aims to inspire women all over the world to drive real change in women's football - breaking down social barriers, challenging stereotypes, and empowering young girls and women to play the sport that they love.
 
"This sponsorship is another stride forward in our support for women and one that we're approaching with whole hearted commitment as we embark on this new and exciting venture together. The teams and professionals we have spoken to on this journey are truly inspirational women, working together to achieve their goals, and we are very excited to be sponsoring Liverpool Ladies Football Club and supporting the women through all of their future successes."
 
Photo - Liverpool FC/Andrew Powell
 

 
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Hibernian setting early pace   Share This 
 Women's Football Scottish WPL News - 20 Apr 2017
 
Hibernian continue to set the early pace in SWPL 1 after they defeated Hamilton Academical 6-0 to record their third straight win.
 
Rachael Small gave Hibs a first half lead and Abigail Harrison added a second, with Lucy Graham and Amy Gallacher also getting on the scoresheet. Small netted her second after the break and Siobhan Hunter rounded off the scoring late on.
 
Glasgow City stay in second place following their 3-0 victory away to Aberdeen. Leanne Ross broke the deadlock via a free kick just before half time and the Scotland international turned provider for both of City's second half goals, which were converted by Noelle Murray and Savannah McCarthy.
 
Spartans now occupy third place after they won 3-1 against Rangers. Colette Cavanagh put them ahead with two minutes on the clock and Zoe Johnstone quickly added a second. Amy Muir fired home a free kick to reduce the arrears for Rangers but with twelve minutes remaining, Carla Boyce sealed the points for Spartans when scoring from a corner.
 
Celtic meanwhile completed a trio of clubs on seven points with a 2-1 victory over Stirling University at Celtic Park. Celtic led at half time through a goal from Natalie Ross and Jaclyn Poucel doubled their advantage on the other side of half time. Michelle Russell gave Stirling renewed hope when she pulled a goal back but Celtic saw the game out to keep up their good start to the season.
 

 
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Forfar open up lead   Share This 
 Women's Football Scottish WPL2 News - 20 Apr 2017
 
Two of the three teams who started the day with a 100% record in SWPL 2 met each other and it was leaders Forfar Farmington who triumphed 2-0 against Glasgow Girls.
 
Both of the goals came during the latter stages of the second half, Robyn Smith giving Forfar the lead with sixteen minutes remaining and Kayleigh Noble sealing the win with the second goal.
 
Forfar now head the table by three points after second placed Hearts suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Motherwell, who recorded their first ever SWPL victory.
 
On a good day for the promoted teams, East Fife also broke their duck with their first win of the season when beating Buchan Ladies 1-0.
 
Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale made up ground on the top three as they edged out Jeanfield Swifts by the odd goal in seven. Ashley Fish netted twice along with Judith Shepherd and Nichola Sturrock as EUHV narrowly won a thrilling game, whilst Danni McGinley scored a hat-trick for Jeanfield but ended up on the losing side.
 

 
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Bryan blast downs Pompey   Share This 
 Women's Football WPL South News - 20 Apr 2017
 
WPL South News - Bryan blast downs Pompey - 20 Apr 2017 - Women's Football NewsPortsmouth 2 Crystal Palace 5
Gemma Bryan's four-goal haul was the deciding factor as Crystal Palace continued their impressive return to the FAWPL Southern Division with a 5-2 away win over Portsmouth.
 
Two early goals gave Palace an advantage which they never relinquished despite a spirited battle from a young Pompey side which briefly had the visitors rattled in the second half.
 
Portsmouth keeper Emily Paines was in action in the first minute, tipping over Alma Donohue's bouncing shot. However the opening goal was not long delayed, Bryan shooting home on three minutes when a defensive clearance was quickly returned leaving her clear, despite appeals for offside.
 
A second soon followed when Pam McRoberts' corner was headed home by Rosie Paye on eight minutes but Portsmouth responded well, pressing the visitors back. The home side reduced the deficit on 11 minutes when Palace keeper Chanell Yardley picked up a back pass six yards out. Pompey skipper Gemma Hillier took the free kick quickly and Natasha Stephens reacted smartly to tuck the chance away before the defence could recover.
 
The Palace attack troubled the home defence throughout the first half. Lauren Peck had saved Pompey by clearing a header off the line after a corner and Paines did well to deny Bryan. Samantha Quayle fired a 25-yard free kick just wide for Pompey but it was Bryan, just after the half hour, who was too strong for the defenders as she seized on a through ball to beat Paines for the Palace third.
 
The Pompey keeper made a flying save to keep out a Sarah Jones header from another corner on 40 minutes to keep the home team's disadvantage to two. However, within seconds of the restart, Palace were awarded a penalty when Bryan went down on the left edge of the area and the prolific forward completed her hat-trick from the spot.
 
After McRoberts had gone close on the hour for Palace, Portsmouth mounted a stirring comeback. Hillier chipped a pass through for Quayle to fire past Yardley on 68 minutes then the Palace keeper made a crucial save when the Pompey skipper was clear on goal a minute later.
 
Yardley was penalised a second time for picking up a ball, this time seemingly deflected off a defender on 71 minutes. Katie James' free kick was blocked for a corner and Donohue was on hand to clear a looping header off the line as Pompey threatened a third goal.
 
Any nerves the visitors might have felt were calmed when Bryan once again beat her marker to drive home her fourth and Palace's fifth on 81 minutes to seal a well earned victory. Palace, with an impressive away following, had the edge for most of an enjoyable match, strong in midfield and strikers Bryan and Roschelle Shakes well served from both wings but Pompey, rebuilding after numerous departures, also gave their supporters plenty to applaud.
 
Portsmouth:
 
Emily Paines, Ellie Kirby, Megan Jones, Rebekah Tonks, Lauren Peck, Katie James, Rebecca Bell, Gemma Hillier, Natasha Stephens, Shannon Sievwright, Samantha Quayle. Subs: Melissa Burns, Kayleigh Tonks, Alex Iusan, Eilidh Currie, Vicky Carleton.
 
Crystal Palace:
 
Chanell Yardley, Pam McRoberts, Alma Donohue, Sarah Jones, Rosie Paye, Francesca Ali, Megan Goss, Leanne Bell, Roschelle Shakes, Gemma Bryan, Ellie Bailes. Subs: Jade Davenport, Tia Foreman, Darcey Charlesworth, Charlotte Ferguson.
 
(Report by Patrick Higgins)
 
Photos by www.jamesprickett.co.uk:
 
(top) Gemma Bryan is surrounded by Shannon Sievwright and Samantha Quayle
(middle) Gemma Hillier is challenged by Pam McRoberts
(bottom) Sam Quayle bursts between Rosie Paye and Pam McRoberts

 
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Guiseley one point away   Share This 
 Women's Football WPL Division 1 North News - 20 Apr 2017
 
Northern Division One
Guiseley Vixens are just one point away from winning the title after they won 3-1 away to Chester-le-Street Town on Sunday. In the only match played in the division, goals from Sarah Danby, Debbie Hastings and Emily Scott ensured that Guiseley can only now be caught but not overhauled by Hull City and Liverpool Marshalls Feds. Nichola Goundry-Havery scored a consolation for the Cestrians who stay in fourth place.
 
Midlands Division One
Wolverhampton Wanderers' title chances took a huge blow as they were beaten 1-0 by Long Eaton Utd. A goal just before half time by Portia Badach meant that Long Eaton avenged their defeat by the same opponents seven days earlier and leaves Wolves seven points behind leaders Loughborough Foxes, with one game in hand and the two sides are set to meet in an important clash next Wednesday.
 
TNS Ladies continue to go from strength to strength and their fourth successive victory has left them in with a chance of challenging for a top three place in their first season in the league. Emily Ridge was on target four times and Charlotte Canlett added the other as TNS ran out 5-0 winners over Radcliffe Olympic.
 
South East Division One
Gillingham overcame another hurdle as they continue to close in on the title and head the table by ten points following their 1-0 win away to Stevenage Ladies. Jenny Newman scored the only goal of the game to break Stevenage's resistance midway through the second half and leave her side requiring six points from their final four games.
 
Cambridge Utd are now the only team with any realistic chance of challenging Gillingham and they are now in second place after they also won narrowly against Norwich City. In complete contrast to Gillingham's win, this was a high scoring affair with Cambridge edging out the Canaries by the odd goal in nine, Nicole Perschky netting twice along with Carrie Bennett, Laura Mills and Carolyn Sarafian. Ellen Swift (2), Aimee Durrant and Kyla Love replied for Norwich who still have seven games to play as they seek to climb out of the bottom two.
 
South West Division One
Plymouth Argyle are refusing to give up the chance as they attempt to chase after runaway leaders Chichester City with the season coming to a close. Argyle picked up maximum points from a double header against Southampton Saints to narrow the gap on the Sussex side to seven points, having played a game less. Tori Marks netted the only goal as Plymouth won the first meeting 1-0 and the return ended 3-0 in favour of the Devon side, Natasha Knapman was on target twice along with Rebecca Dandridge.
 
Keynsham Town are looking likely to finish in third after they scored seven times without reply past Shanklin. Cristina Vega Leandro led the scoring with a hat-trick and there was one apiece from Katie Cook, Justine Lorton-Radburn, Stephane Nascimento and Hannah Davies.
 
St Nicholas and Basingstoke Town meanwhile fought out an entertaining 4-4 draw. Jodie Arkell netted twice for St Nicholas and she was joined on the scoresheet by Lauren Ellis and Sophie Sweet, while Basingstoke replied through Helen Ogle, Jasmine Meichle, Katie Randell and an own goal.
 

 

 
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Swansea crowned Champions   Share This 
 Women's Football Wales Premier League News - 20 Apr 2017
 
Swansea City have won the Orchard Welsh Premier Women's League title for the third time after Cardiff Met Ladies were held to a 1-1 draw by Abergavenny Women on Sunday.
 
Met needed nothing less than a victory to keep the title race alive and looked to be on their way when captain Robyn Pinder gave them the lead after ten minutes. However a Sara Moreira own goal on the hour brought third placed Abergavenny level and Met could not find a winner, confirming Swansea as Champions. Met require one point from their final two matches in order to secure the runners-up spot.
 
Cyncoed Ladies will finish in fifth place after they defeated Llandudno Ladies 4-2. Llandudno twice took the lead during the first half through Kelsey Davies and Jordanne Greenough, with Clare Daley having equalised inbetween. The North Wales side held their lead until eight minutes from time, when a three-goal blast from Cyncoed gave them the points. Alice Griffiths netted twice in quick succession to put Cyncoed in front and Daley went on to wrap up the points with her second goal.
 
Rhyl Ladies moved out of the bottom two with a 4-0 victory over Aberystwyth Town. Rachael Nattrass ensured that Rhyl led at the interval and after the break, Rebecca Bannister and Emily Jones increased their lead before Nattrass completed the scoring five minutes from time.
 
Briton Ferry Llansawel registered their first league win of the season, a 3-2 success away to Port Talbot Town. Vicky Stratton gave Port Talbot a first half lead and after Emily Hancock equalised four minutes later, an own goal put them back in front in the opening minute of the second half. Lucy Powell and Laura May Walkley then scored in a three minute spell to earn Ferry the points.
 

 
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Tottenham on the brink   Share This 
 Women's Football WPL South News - 20 Apr 2017
 
Tottenham Hotspur moved themselves to within one win from securing the Southern Division title after they won 2-1 against third placed Cardiff City Ladies.
 
Wendy Martin and Nikita Whinnett were on target for Spurs while Cardiff, whose own title chances were virtually ended by the defeat, replied through Cori Williams.
 
Crystal Palace guaranteed themselves a top five finish by winning 5-2 away to Portsmouth. Gemma Bryan took her league total for the season to 27 with a four-goal blast and Rosie Paye was also on the scoresheet, with Samantha Quayle and Natasha Stephens replying (see match report).
 
West Ham Utd picked up a precious point from a goalless draw against Lewes. The result means that the Hammers move out of the bottom two whilst Lewes boosted their chances of ending up in sixth place ahead of this week's Premier League Plate Final.
 
West Bromwich Albion defeated Leicester City Women 1-0 in the only game to be played in the Northern Division on Sunday. A win would have taken Leicester into third place but a goal four minutes from time by Olivia Mitcham gave Albion a result which lifts them out of the bottom three and kept their own top three hopes alive.
 

 
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Leaders Durham suffer first defeat   Share This 
 Women's Football WSL2 News - 20 Apr 2017
 
The FA WSL 2 Spring Series table has tightened considerably following the weekend's matches and just four points now separate the top eight teams.
 
Durham Women hold on to the leadership despite going down to their first defeat of the season, beaten 2-1 by Doncaster Rovers Belles who are now the only team still unbeaten in the division. Christie Murray gave Doncaster the lead midway through the second half and after Becky Salicki had equalised for the Wildcats just after the hour, Courtney Sweetman-Kirk headed in from a corner two minutes from time to hand her team their second straight win.
 
London Bees had been unable to take an opportunity to go top the day before, when they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of fast improving Millwall Lionesses. Ella Rutherford and Charlie Devlin both scored for the second successive game to put Millwall two ahead at the break and although Ashleigh Goddard pulled one back for the Bees early in the second half, Millwall closed the game out to make it two wins on the trot for Lee Burch's side.
 
Everton bounced back from their first defeat of the season to run out 3-0 winners over Aston Villa and this result takes them to within a single point of the top two. The Toffees took the lead seven minutes before half time through a 20-yard strike from Simone Magill and after the break, a cross-cum-shot by Claudia Walker put them two ahead. Faye Bryson sealed the points with the final goal, to take Everton above Villa and into third.
 
Brighton & Hove Albion recorded their first league win as a WSL club when they beat Watford 2-1. The Seagulls took a sixth minute lead when Alessia Russo headed in a free kick from Sophie Perry and Bronwen Thomas added a second on the half hour when she drove home a shot from 15 yards. Five minutes into the second half, Merrick Will pounced on a loose back pass to reduce the deficit and Watford pressed hard for an equaliser but Brighton stood firm to notch up their first victory.
 
Sheffield FC staged a second half fightback to win 3-2 against Oxford Utd and keep themselves amongst the leading clutch of clubs. Oxford went ahead in the first half when Ini Umotong scored from the penalty spot after being brought down in the area but after the break, Sheffield hit back strongly to score three times in a 13-minute spell. Jenna Dear netted her first goal for the club from a free kick to level the scores and shortly afterwards, Emma Johnson put them in front for the first time. Ellie Gilliatt then curled home the third goal which proved to be decisive, despite Umotong giving Oxford late hope when scoring her second.
 

 
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City slickers to meet in Final   Share This 
 Women's Football FA Women's Cup News - 20 Apr 2017
 
Manchester City will play Birmingham City in this season's SSE Womens' FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 13th May after the two sides came through their respective semi finals on Sunday.
 
It will be the second time in a row that the two clubs will meet in a major Final, following Man City's 1-0 extra time victory in last year's Continental Tyres Cup Final.
 
Manchester City played host to Liverpool at the Academy Stadium and for the third time in a row, progressed with an odd-goal victory. The Reds almost took an early lead when a cross-sum-shot by Kate Longhurst came back off the post but the home side came back strongly, Melissa Lawley bringing out a save from Siobhan Chamberlain and Lucy Bronze having a shot charged down by Gemma Bonner. Katie Zelem also saw an effort blocked by Steph Houghton at the other end as the first half ended goalless.
 
The deadlock was broken early in the second half and it was Lawley who made the breakthrough, drilling a low 20-yard shot past Chamberlain to give her side the lead.
 
Carli Lloyd went close to adding a second when she headed over from a free kick, before Liverpool pressed forward in an attempt to salvage the game and Alex Greenwood fired over from distance. Caroline Weir brought out a save from Karen Bardsley late on but Liverpool could not get back on level terms and Lloyd almost scored a second afterwards with a shot from the edge of the area which was inches wide.
 
Birmingham City meanwhile continued their superb Cup run, adding to their victory over Arsenal in the previous round with a penalty shootout success over Chelsea at Solihull Moors.
 
After an evenly contested first half of not too many chances, Birmingham took the lead on the hour mark when Meaghan Sargeant powered a header home from a Sarah Mayling corner.
 
Chelsea hit back strongly but found Blues goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger in excellent form, pulling off a string of saves to keep her side in front. However Berger was powerless to stop a superb strike from Drew Spence which found the top corner of the net from 20 yards with two minutes remaining, to take the game into extra time.
 
A tense thirty minutes of extra time could not produce a goal although Berger twice made good stops from Ramona Bachmann, therefore the game went on to penalties. Aoife Mannion, Mayling and Kerys Harrop all found the net for Birmingham with Maren Mjelde and Hannah Blundell replying, before Eniola Aluko's kick hit the post. Berger then saved from Millie Bright, allowing Ellen White to slot home the winning penalty and book her side a trip to Wembley.
 

 
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