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Durham Women 1 (Dixon pen 90) Liverpool 7 (Dowie 15,55, Bonner 50, Zelem 65,69, Davison 82,84)
Natasha Dowie, Katie Zelem and Gemma Davison all scored twice as Liverpool returned to form with a magnificent 7-1 win at Durham in the Continental Cup on Sunday afternoon.
Dowie could easily have had a hat-trick as she also hit the post with a penalty, while skipper Gemma Bonner was also on target for the Reds.
The visitors, wearing their new yellow away kit, were quickly into their stride. Dowie missed a glorious chance when clean through on goal in the early stages when she was denied by Durham goalkeeper Danielle Hill, but minutes later the striker pounced to fire the opener.
Martha Harris and Amanda Da Costa both went close to doubling the advantage before Dowie smashed a fantastic effort goalwards only for it to cannon off the crossbar from 20 yards out.
Just before the break the Reds were awarded a spot kick when Gemma Davison was brought down, but Dowie hit the post after sending the keeper the wrong way.
Bonner did make it 2-0 just after the restart when she headed home following a corner, then a superb passing move involving Zelem and Corina Schroder saw Dowie make it three.
Davison then produced a dazzling run which ended with a shot just wide and Dowie fired another effort inches over the bar as she searched for her hat-trick.
Zelem then made it 4-0 when she latched onto a perfect assist from Lucy Bronze, and minutes later she was on the mark again after her initial header was tipped onto the bar.
There was still time for Davison to make it six after Durham failed to clear as the winger's shot was too hot to handle for Hill. Moments later the winger scored again turning home yet another fine cross from Bronze.
Durham skipper Caroline Dixon netted a late consolation penalty for the home side, but after four games without a win Liverpool manager Matt Beard will be absolutely delighted with this display as Liverpool returned to form in style.
Durham Women: Danielle Hill, Jennifer King, Caroline Dixon, Sarah Wilson, Ellie Christon, Jordon Atkinson (sub Jess Round 45mins), Beth Jennings, Kate Bradley (sub Rosie Young 45mins), Emily Scott, Becky Hanratty (sub Lauren Jordinson 74mins), Beth Hepple.
Liverpool: Libby Stout, Lucy Bronze, Nina Pedersen, Gemma Bonner, Corina Schroder, Martha Harris (sub Ellie Stewart 45mins), Fara Williams, Katie Zelem (sub Hannah Dale 80mins), Amanda Da Costa, Gemma Davison, Natasha Dowie (sub Kate Longhurst 75mins).
(Report by www.fawsl.com)
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