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Arsenal 3 (Corredera 12, Carter 14, Scott 47) Birmingham City 1 (Linnett 58)
Arsenal reached their fifth successive Continental Cup Final with a 3-1 win against Birmingham City at Boreham Wood on Sunday.
The Gunners secured their place as goals from Marta Corredera, Dan Carter and Alex Scott sealed a convincing victory at Meadow Park. Kirsty Linnett pulled one back for Birmingham but the Gunners held on to book their place in the final.
Arsenal started strongly and went ahead in the 13th minute when Corredera fired into the top corner from outside the box. Carter doubled their advantage a minute later when she lifted the ball over the onrushing Sophie Baggaley.
Sari van Veenendaal produced a fantastic save moments before the interval to tip Karen Carney's strike on to the post.
Scott added a third for Arsenal two minutes after the break when she volleyed into the roof of the net after Corredera's initial shot had been saved.
Linnett curled a shot into the top corner to pull a goal back for the visitors in the 58th minute.
Carter fired wide of the target by a few inches late on, but Arsenal held on to their lead to reach the final.
Arsenal: Sari Van Veenendaal, Alex Scott, Casey Stoney, Jemma Rose, Leah Williamson, Dominique Janssen (sub Vyan Sampson 89mins), Vicky Losada (sub Rachel Yankey 70mins), Jordan Nobbs, Danielle Carter, Natalia Pablos Sanchon (sub Chioma Ubogagu 77mins), Marta Corredera. Subs not used: Emma Byrne, Carla Humphrey, Chloe Kelly, Jade Bailey.
Birmingham City: Sophie Baggaley, Meaghan Sargeant, Aoife Mannion, Kerys Harrop, Jessica Carter, Emily Westwood (sub Freda Ayisi 81mins), Jo Potter, Remi Allen, Melissa Lawley, Kirsty Linnett, Karen Carney (sub Charlie Wellings 87mins). Subs not used: Alex Windell, Danielle Hill, Coral Haines, Chloe Peplow.
(Report by www.arsenal.com)
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