The Football League Paper - - WOMEN'S FOOTBALL WEEKLY - By Sheri­dan Robins

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.

PIC: Brighton & Hove Al­bion

TRE­BLE TOPS: Brighton & Hove Al­bion’s Amy Tay­lor fired a hat-trick in a 7-1 win against QPR

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