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Bradford City are the new leaders of the Northern Division following their 2-2 draw against third placed Nottingham Forest. Bradford were looking good when Rachel Lee and Ellie Swinhoe put them two goals ahead inside the opening fourteen minutes but Annabel McKechnie pulled one back straight away and with eleven minutes remaining, McKechnie scored her second to give Forest a share of the spoils and maintain her side's unbeaten record.
One match also beat the weather in the Midland Division and it saw Coventry City win 3-1 away to Leicester City Women. Cherelle Archibald, Alison Forbes and Grace Teah all scored for the Sky Blues, who notched up their third straight victory and sit in third place, while Lottie Tattam netted a consolation for the home side.
In the Southern Division, Charlton Athletic preserved their lead of three points by winning 4-2 at Gillingham with goals from Leigh Houlihan, Megan Mulholland, Clare Rogers and Alice Singyard. Brighton & Hove Albion made sure of keeping pace with the Addicks as they defeated West Ham Utd 3-1. Portsmouth meanwhile came away from Tottenham Hotspur with a 3-2 victory after having trailed by two goals at one stage. Susan Badger scored twice and Shannon Sievwright the other for Pompey who were further boosted with the return of Fiona McMillan following a year out with injury.
The only action in the FA WSL Development League came in the group stages of the League Cup. Millwall Lionesses sit in top position in Group One following their 5-2 success against Watford. Emma Sherwood, Stevie Lamb, Christina Douglas, Shirvea Edwards and Emma Plewa were all on target for the Lionesses, with Watford responding through Josie Green and Lauren Kelly.
Meanwhile in Group Three, Birmingham City opened up with a 2-0 win over Bristol Academy and the result sees them take the early leadership of the fledgling group table.
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