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Watford 2 (Nuttall 55, Donnelly 76) Millwall Lionesses 4 (Hincks 28, Gibbons 45, Lennon 59, Babajide 90)
Substitute Rinsola Babajide sealed a second FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup victory for Millwall Lionesses as they overcame Watford after an eventful second half.
It was Ashlee Hincks who opened the scoring with a speculative long range effort that deceived goalkeeper Trippoli Witney and squirmed into the net.
Stacie Donnelly came closest to equalising with a beautiful strike from distance five minutes before half time, forcing Frankie Gibbs into a clever save.
But the Millwall strikers doubled the advantage as the match moved into first-half injury time, with Hincks powering through the Watford midfield then laying it off to Fliss Gibbons, who curled an impressive shot into the top corner.
Watford got a goal back in the 55th minute, with Anneka Nuttall rising brilliantly to head home a corner. That only spurred the visitors on, with Ciara Sherwood winning a corner just before the hour mark, and Dionne Lennon netted firmly from the resulting cross.
The match was marred fifteen minutes from time by a leg injury to Millwall's Jordon Butler, who was helped off the pitch by her team mates, before Donnelly grabbed a goal back for Watford almost immediately after the restart.
But Babajide came off the bench and wrapped things up with a terrific solo effort in added time.
Watford: Trippoli Witney, Nicole Pepper, Grace Gillard, Leighanne Robe, Mollie Burgess, Stacie Donnelly, Poppy Jones (sub Sasha Adamson 75mins), Phoebe Read, Adekite Fatuga-Dada, Kim Farrow (sub Megan Wynne 60mins), Anneka Nuttall. Subs not used: Josie Green, Tricia Gould, Ellie Mason, Deger Zekai, Vanna Lee.
Millwall Lionesses: Francesca Gibbs, Naomi Cole, Dionne Lennon, Jordon Butler (sub Anna Williams 80mins), Grace Fisk, Leanne Cowan (sub Chantelle Mackie 64mins), Francesca Ali, Ciara Sherwood, Megan Goss (sub Rinsola Babajide 72mins), Ashlee Hincks, Fliss Gibbons. Subs not used: Sarah Quantrill.
(Report by www.fawsl.com)
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