SEAGULLS GET BACK ON TRACK WITH CRUCIAL WIN
BRIGHTON were victorious for the first time in three matches in what was a weekend of little WPL action due to postponements and cup clashes.
The Seagulls, who have faltered of late after an unbeaten start to the campaign, ground out a 2-1 win over leaders CARDIFF, leaving them just one point off the top spot.
Kate Natkiel broke the deadlock on 16 minutes after Sophie Perry and Charlotte Gurr played her in following some neat build-up play.
She made no mistake with her finish and the visitors could have doubled their lead when Amy Taylor hit the crossbar with a scintillating shot just after.
However, after the break Taylor did extend Brighton’s lead.
On the hour mark she showed superb individual skill to beat the Cardiff defence and smash the ball home.
But Cardiff hit back and just five minutes later halved the deficit.
Kelly Aldridge was on target as she gave her side a lifeline from a corner.
The Bluebirds were buoyed by the goal but were unable to finish a host of chances and Albion held on for a crucial win.
TOTTENHAM continued their good run of form with a 2-1 win over WEST HAM.
Spurs moved up to fourth in the table and did so in dramatic fashion.
After a goalless first half, Wendy Martin made her return and slotted home.
But in a frantic end to the match, the Hammers thought they had salvaged a point in injury time with Romina Pinna grabbing the goal.
But Martin was to break West Ham hearts as in the fifth minute of added time she headed home to secure Spurs’ seventh win of the season.
Frustratingly, there was no action in the WPL North, so NOTTINGHAM FOREST still lead the way followed closely behind by STOKE CITY and DERBY COUNTY.
BIG MATCH: Cardiff against Brighton