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Kick off 14:00 (UK)

02 December 2018 Venue Prince's Park Stadium Attendance

Kick off 14:00 (UK)

Millwall Lionesses
1 - 1
Sheffield United

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Women's team news

29 November 2018

United Women head to Millwall Lionesses this weekend in the FA Women's Championship and boss Carla Ward has had bad news on the injury front in the build up to Sunday's fixture.

Central defender Lisa Ryan has suffered a knee ligament injury that will see her miss out on the rest of the season.

Ryan, who signed from WPSL club Little Rock Rangers, had been in great form until her unfortunate injury against Aston Villa Ladies. Final scans confirmed Ward's fears of a torn anterior cruciate ligament

"Unfortunately, Lisa will need to undergo an ACL operation, ruling her out until next season. We will be supporting her for the duration of her recovery," said Ward.

Meanwhile, on loan Liverpool defender Ellie Fletcher has suffered a torn meniscus. Having made five appearances for the Merseyside team, Ellie joined the Blades on a season long loan in a deal that saw goalkeeper Fran Kitching go in the opposite direction on a permanent deal.

Manager Ward is resigned to losing the services of Fletcher for up to 14 weeks as she recovers from her cartilage operation.

"It's hugely disappointing for both girls because they had been working hard on the training ground to secure their places in the starting XI and when given the chance they took their opportunities, putting in some great performances."

United Women wish Lisa and Ellie the best of luck with their recoveries and look forward to welcoming them back into the squad.

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Match Reports

Millwall 1-1 United Women - report

2 December 2018

United's women's team were denied a fourth win in five by a resolute Millwall side, Sophie Jones' equaliser in the second half ensuring a split of the points after falling behind.

It turned out to be a frustrating day for Carla Ward's side who did more than enough to win the game but couldn't breakdown Millwall in the final half an hour.

Tania Marsden had the perfect chance to put United in front early on but the striker, making her first Championship start of the season, fired wide after Riva Casley's slip gave her a clear sight of goal.

United pressured but could only create half chances before the hosts took the lead shortly before half-time.

A corner from the left was headed home by Priest, the ball finding the corner and leaving Alex Brooks with no chance.

Millwall should have doubled their advantage when Evie Clarke failed to control the ball in front of goal and Izzy Ford went close to an equaliser when her effort was deflected agonisingly wide just before the break.

United though did find the equaliser 10 minutes into the second half after a cross from Ford into the box was scooped back across goal by Veatriki Sarri and fired home by Jones after her initial header had been saved.

It gave the Blades the momentum to dominate the final half an hour of the match but the winner never came.

Substitute Chloe Dixon saw several efforts blocked, as did midfielder Sam Tierney but Millwall's defence stood firm under intense pressure.

Sarri went close with a curling effort from the edge pf the box but the breakthrough never came and United had to settle for a point.

Blades: Brooks, Pennock, Cox, Ibbotson, Gilliatt, Tierney, S. Barker, Ford (Dixon 57), Sarri, Jones, Marsden (Paul 46).
Unused subs: Davies.

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