Davison is a Gem for Blues again
CHELSEA IN TITLE DRIVING SEAT
LIVERPOOL kicked off the week’s action and got back to winning ways in WSL1 with victory over Bristol Academy.
The Reds were without a win in three league matches heading into the clash but two goals from Natasha Dowie were enough to seal a 2-0 win at the Select Security Stadium.
The three points put them sixth in the table, but Chelsea still lead the way after they ran out 2-0 winners over Arsenal.
Vicky Losada turned into her own net on eight minutes before Gemma Davison’s second-half penalty made sure of the points and ensured the Blues edged nearer to the title. Defender Niamh Fahey said: “This was a huge six-pointer and a massive result.
“A lot can happen before the end but we’re not thinking of anyone else.”
Just three points behind the league-leaders are Sunderland, but a 1-1 draw with Birmingham
City did little to aid their title quest. Birmingham went ahead after 40 minutes when Freda Ayisi netted but Abbey Joice restored parity as her side went on the hunt for victory – only to be denied time and time again by goalkeeper Becky Spencer.
Manchester City have a game in hand on the Black Cats but they too failed to capitalise against Notts County as they played out a 2-2 draw.
In WSL 2 Doncaster Rovers Belles stay in pole position after they put five past Mill
wall Lionesses, with Reading two points behind after thumping London Bees 8-0.
Yeovil are struggling to keep pace with the leaders and sit third after they were held to a 2-2 draw with Aston Villa.
Everton have two games in hand on the top three and can move third if they win both after they won 6-1 away at Durham while Oxford stole a 3-2 win at Watford.
In the Continental Tyres Cup Arsenal booked their quarter final berth with a 2-1 win over Reading on Thursday – Losada making amends for her own goal as she bagged the Gunners’ winner.
Skipper Alex Scott said: “It’s good coming off the back of a league defeat for us to get that feel-good factor again and get through to the next round of the cup.”
They are one of four teams with a perfect record in the competition so far with Notts County running out 5-0 winners over Villa thanks to a double from Jess Clarke.
Manchester City and Liverpool also maintained their 100 per cent records in Group Two with the Citizens beating
Everton 2-0 while goals from Dowie and Katrin Omarsdottir helped the Reds overcome Sunderland.
Fran Kirby found her goalscoring touch as she netted a quick-fire ten-minute treble for Chelsea as they won 6-0 at home to Millwall.
In the week’s other matches there was a 4-0 win for Birmingham over Yeovil, while Oxford were downed 3-2 at Bristol
And there was a 5-0 win for Doncaster Rovers Belles against Durham with goals from Emily Roberts, Sue Smith, Courtney Sweetman-Kirk and a double for Emily Simpkins.
SPOT ON: Chelsea’s Gemma Davison celebrates scoring her penalty