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Millwall Lionesses 2 (Ayane 35, Cole pen 67) Yeovil Town 2 (Knapman 21, Yorston pen 50)
Naomi Cole's second half penalty earned Millwall a 2-2 draw at home to Yeovil Town, and ensured they kept their unbeaten record intact in FA WSL 2.
The Lionesses twice came from behind, Cole cancelling out Corinne Yorston's spot kick after Rosella Ayane also levelled in the first half.
Yeovil began the brighter side and after Nicola Cousins almost opened the scoring, Natasha Knapman headed into an empty net on 21 minutes after Ann Marie Heatherson had headed a corner back into the danger area.
Millwall's Ayane was looking dangerous from the left, and the Chelsea loanee grabbed an equaliser on 35 minutes when firing home from just inside the box.
The Lionesses thought they had edged in front on the stroke of half time, as Yeovil keeper Charlotte Haynes did well to use the post and held the ball against the post keeping it from going over the line from a corner. Millwall appealed that the ball looked to have crossed the line, but they were penalised for a handball in the build up and the half ended level.
The visitors regained some of their early momentum at the start of the second half, before Yorston was bundled over in the box by Grace Fisk five minutes after the restart. Yorston converted to restore Yeovil's lead, but the Lionesses again equalised on 67 minutes through a penalty of their own - Cole making no mistake from the spot.
Yeovil pushed for a winner, and despite the lively Heatherson hitting the bar in the closing stages, the Lionesses held on.
Millwall remain unbeaten in the FA Women's Super League but have now drawn five of their six games. Yeovil remain in third place and face Everton next weekend, before they travel to Watford the week after.
Millwall Lionesses: Sarah Quantrill, Frankie Strugnell, Dionne Lennon, Naomi Cole, Leanne Cowan, Danielle Carlton, Grace Fisk (sub Lilli Maple 82mins), Lillie Bilson, Rosella Ayane (sub Rinsola Babajide 75mins), Megan Goss (sub Lily Agg 56mins), Ashlee Hincks. Subs not used: Frankie Gibbs, Jordan Butler, Ciara Sherwood.
Yeovil Town: Charlotte Hayes, Natalie Haigh, Paige Stewart, Ellie Isaac, Corinne Yorston, Nicola Cousins, Steph Williams, Ellie Curson (sub Stacey Pearson 65mins) Ann Marie Heatherson, Natasha Knapman (sub Alys Hinchcliffe 60mins), Helen Bleazard. Subs not used: Shauna Cossens, Jordan Guard, Amy Wathan, Ebony Dover, Nicola Lipscombe.
(Report by www.fawsl.com)
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