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Chelsea narrow the gap
 Women's Football News 1 Sep 2016
 
Chelsea narrow the gap - 1 Sep 2016 - Women's Football NewsChelsea 2 (Chapman 65,78) Notts County 1 (Potter 63)
Two goals from Katie Chapman saw Chelsea come from a goal behind to beat Notts County and close the gap on leaders Manchester City to seven points. 
 
The visitors enjoyed a better opening half and a well worked free kick caught the Chelsea defence off guard but the alert Rebecca Spencer was on hand to deny Jess Clarke.
 
The hosts were much improved after the break and missed the chance to go ahead on 49 minutes. Gemma Davison was fouled inside the penalty area but could not beat Megan Walsh from the resulting penalty, with the goalkeeper flying away to her right to keep out the spot kick.
 
Rejuvenated, the Lady Pies took the lead against the run of play with Jo Potter firing past Spencer after being afforded too much time on the edge of the box.
 
However, Chelsea's response was immediate. Chapman powerfully headed home the equaliser, meeting Karen Carney's corner on 65 minutes. The inspired skipper then completed the turnaround by grabbing her second, nodding in Hannah Blundell's cross from the right with just twelve minutes left.
 
Chelsea: Rebecca Spencer, Niamh Fahey, Gilly Flaherty, Millie Bright, Hannah Blundell, Ji So-Yun (sub Drew Spence 79mins), Katie Chapman, Ana Borges, Gemma Davison, Karen Carney (sub Beth England 81mins), Eniola Aluko. Subs not used: Hedvig Lindahl, Jade Bailey, Miri Taylor.

Notts County: Megan Walsh, Maja Krantz, Aivi Luik, Dani Buet, Fern Whelan, Jess Clarke, Rachel Williams, Jo Potter, Jade Moore, Angharad James (sub Leanne Crichton 90mins), Laura Bassett. Subs not used: Elizabeta Ejupi, Aileen Whelan, Taome Oliver, Alice Hassall.

Attendance: 892

(Report by www.fawsl.com)

Photo - Dani Buet holds off Beth England (www.jamesprickett.co.uk).


 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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