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Aston Villa continue to blaze a trail at the top as they ran out 4-0 winners over Coventry Utd to increase their lead to six points.
Jade Richards gave Villa an early lead and Shania Hayles added a second around a minute later. Hayles soon further increased their advantage following good work by Emma Follis, meaning Villa led by three goals at the interval. Coventry came more into the game after the break but Hayles was to crown the win for the league leaders as she completed her hat-trick, midway through the second half.
Sheffield Utd are back into second place once again after they defeated Blackburn Rovers 5-1 in their re-arranged game. Just like Aston Villa, the Blades got off to a flying start and were two up inside the opening sixteen minutes, in-form striker Jade Pennock scoring both goals. Natasha Flint pulled one back for Rovers before half time but the sending off of defender Kayleigh McDonald put them in a difficult position. Katie Wilkinson restored the two-goal advantage early in the second half and Mollie Green added the fourth, before Rhema Lord-Mears rounded off the scoring against her former club with seven minutes remaining.
The win therefore takes the Blades back into the top two, ahead of Durham Women whose match away to London Bees was postponed.
Fourth placed London City Lionesses were held to a 1-1 draw in their local derby clash by Crystal Palace, who picked up an important point in their battle for safety. The Lionesses were playing their first match for three weeks but were determined to make up for lost time and were ahead with less than a minute on the clock, Annie Rossiter scoring following a run and cross by Vanessa Susanna. Palace were to recover from the early shock though and five minutes before half time, a long cross picked out Cherelle Khassal who teed up Ashleigh Goddard to fire home the equaliser. A tightly contested second half saw few chances for either side and they had to settle for a share of the spoils.
Charlton Athletic stay at the foot of the table but edged closer to the teams above them as they drew for the seventh time in twelve matches, sharing four goals with Leicester City. The first half was goalless and it was the Addicks who took the lead through Lily Woodham, shortly after the restart. Three days after their shock Women's FA Cup victory over Reading FC Women, Leicester were back on terms three minutes later through Cup heroine Paige Bailey-Gayle, and they were soon in front as Charlie Devlin scored from the penalty spot against her former club. Charlton hit back to level again four minutes later via a penalty of their own, converted by Charley Clifford and although both sides had chances as the half wore on, neither could find a breakthrough and had to settle for a point apiece.
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