THIS SEASON WILL BE NO CUP OF CHAR
A NEW side will lift the Women’s Premier League Cup this season after holders Charlton Athletic crashed out at Cardiff City.
Ffion Price set the tone for this encounter after just six minutes, when her cross eluded Megan Lynch in the Charlton goal and handed the Welsh side an early lead. Michelle Green and Kelly Aldridge were also on target as the hosts ran out 3-0 winners.
Amy Taylor’s hat-trick helped ensure Brighton remain unbeaten this season as her side romped to victory, 7-1, against struggling QPR.
Sporting Albion secured an eighth win in ten games with a 4-0 victory over Sporting Khalsa-Women of Midlands Division One.
They may have trailed twice, but Blackburn Rovers finally overcame fellow Northern Premier side Huddersfield Town following a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes.
With the match finely in the balance, Sophie Jones scored twice in extra time to send Rovers safely through 4-2. Midland rivals Nottingham Forest and Derby County continued their strong starts to the season as they both produced dominant performances.
The Rams saw off Northern Division One side Middlesbrough 3-1 thanks to a first half goal from Aimee Perry and two from Melissa Johnson.
Forest ran out 4-1 winners at home to Nuneaton despite it being goalless with just 18 minutes left to play in a deceivingly close match.
Megan Morrish was dismissed for the visitors after 72 minutes for a foul in the box. Veteran striker Andi Bell scored the penalty to start the goal rush and Amelia Robb added another just nine minutes later. A Sarah Rowles finish was not enough to get Nuneaton back in the game at 2-1 as Forest finished strongly. Annabel McKechnie and Bell added to the tally in injury time.
Stoke City hit Morecambe for six, running out 6-1 winners, while Bradford City thrashed Leicester 5-0. C& K Basildon and West Ham should be used to playing each other, having met three times in the last four weeks. During this latest clash Basildon’s Maegan Doyle latched on to a loose ball from Amy Nash’s corner and her finish proved to be decisive in a 1-0 victory. Northern Division One side
Hull City caused an upset against Premier League North
Preston North End as they came from behind to win 2-1 in stoppage time. Mell Ball gave North End the lead just before the hour thanks to an impressive finish from 25 yards, but Hull battled back.
They were awarded a penalty on 81 minutes and Charley McNamara made no mistake from the spot. She was at it again in the first minute of added time and the skipper completed the comeback – a long ball found her in space and she was on hand to slot home the winner. Elsewhere, Forest Green
Rovers travelled to Ipswich Town and booked their place in the last 16 with a convincing 4-1 win, and Tottenham saw off struggling Plymouth by the same score line.
TREBLE TOPS: Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amy Taylor fired a hat-trick in a 7-1 win against QPR