SEAG­ULLS SLIP UP AGAINST QPR

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

QPR reg­is­tered their first win in the WPL South with a stun­ning vic­tory over pre­vi­ously un­beaten lead­ers Brighton.

The Seag­ulls took the lead in the 50th minute when sub­sti­tute Amy Tay­lor shot past So­phie Chea­dle. But four min­utes later Danielle Pud­de­foot slot­ted away a spot kick to level it up. QPR scored again to se­cure all three points when Jo Wil­son latched on to a su­perb through-ball.

Charl­ton kept the pres­sure on the top two with a 6-0 thrash­ing of For­est Green Rovers. Gemma Shep­herd scored twice as the Ad­dicks moved to within two points of Brighton.

Ply­mouth slipped to the bot­tom of the ta­ble af­ter a 3-1 loss to high-fly­ing Cardiff. The Blue­birds raced to a 3-0 lead be­fore the break as Hope Suomi­nen scored a brace and Kerry Bartlett added a third. Ar­gyle did get a late con­so­la­tion when Danielle Salt latched on to a per­fect ball from Mol­lie Tay­lor. West Ham edged out Lewes 10 thanks to a sec­ond half strike from Paige An­der­son-James. Portsmouth shared the spoils with Coven­try United, leav­ing them six points off the top spot. Gemma Hil­lier scored her first goal of the sea­son in the 17th minute, but a sec­ond half fin­ish from Am­ber Hughes en­sured it fin­ished 1-1.

In the WPL North, Black­burn recorded a 4-2 win over Hud­der­s­field to put them within three points of lead­ers Derby.

So­phie Jones opened the scor­ing for Rovers in style, but Emily Heck­ler’s header lev­elled it up. Rovers took the lead af­ter half time as Ali John­son’s cross eluded the Hud­der­s­field keeper, and just six min­utes later she added a third. Lynda Shep­herd and Heck­ler added two late goals.

Two first half strikes from Andi Bell and Natasha Meade saw Not­ting­ham For­est beat strug­gling Nuneaton 2-0.

Brad­ford se­cured a sixth straight win in all com­pe­ti­tions thanks to three late goals at

Stoke. Kate Asher gave the Pot­ters the lead af­ter half an hour, but an im­pres­sive come­back started in the 78th minute, with Hannah Camp­bell, Rosie McDon­nell and Sarah Danby wrap­ping up the points in stop­page time.

Pre­ston swept away New­cas­tle 5-0 with La­gan Makin scor­ing a brace, while Guise­ley’s match with Sport­ing Club

Al­bion was post­poned.

TOP­PLED: QPR beat Brighton

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