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Sunderland held on to the leadership of the FA Women's Championship following their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.
With the scoreline goalless at half time, Millie Farrow gave Palace the lead midway through the second half but the Wearsiders hit back for a share of the spoils five minutes later. Sunderland are now the last remaining unbeaten team in the division after just three matches.
Four teams line up a single point behind Sunderland, headed by Sheffield Utd who were 3-0 winners away to Coventry Utd. Lucy Watson scored for the second successive game to put the Blades in front, before Courtney Sweetman-Kirk netted twice to complete the scoring ahead of half time.
London City Lionesses had started the day in second place but found themselves being beaten for the first time, 1-0 by Lewes. The only goal of the game came with just four minutes on the clock, Ini Umotong scoring her second goal in as many matches for the Rookettes.
Blackburn Rovers notched up their second straight home victory when they defeated Watford 3-1, a result which takes them up to third place in the fledgling table. Rovers took a two-goal first lead through Jade Richards and Natasha Fenton and they sealed the points when Annabel Blanchard netted a third after the break, before Watford grabbed a late consolation through Adekite Fatuga-Dada.
Durham Women were another team to get back to winning ways when they inflicted a first defeat on Charlton Athletic, beating them 2-0. Kathryn Hill fired the Wildcats into a fifth minute lead and Beth Hepple netted the second from the penalty spot, early in the second half.
Liverpool and Bristol City remain level on points and currently occupy mid-table positions after a keenly contested meeting finished in a goalless draw at Prenton Park.
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