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Lewes 0-3 United Women - report

28 April 2019

Sheffield United's women's team made it six wins in a row with a comfortable 3-0 victory in the final away game of the season against Lewes.

A brace from striker Ebony Salmon either side of Danielle Cox's third goal in as many games ensured United now have a realistic chance at finishing the season on a run of seven straight wins with one home game to come.

Carla Ward made just one change from the side that beat London Bees last week, Sam Tierney returning from suspension to replace the injured Alethea Paul.

United were on the front foot from the off and it was Veatriki Sarri who went closest in the opening five minutes when she forced Nina Wilson into a save from a free-kick.

Sophie Barker attempted to find the target with the outside of her boot soon after and it didn't take much longer for United to open the scoring when Salmon burst past the goalkeeper and fired home into an empty net.

Salmon nearly repeated the feat minutes later before Fran Bentley had to be alert to stop Danielle Lane doing the same thing at the other end of the pitch.

It was soon 2-0 and it was centre-back Cox again who rose highest to meet a corner after Maddy Cusack had struck the bar just moments before.

Bentley did well to keep the gap at two when she tipped an effort onto the post before half-time.

Jade Pennock and Naomi Hartley went close to adding a third soon after the break and Salmon did eventually get her second and the Blades' third when she rolled one home into the corner after some good play down United's left.

Lewes created several good chances to get back into the game but couldn't take them as United saw the game out comfortably to record a sixth straight Championship victory.

Blades: Bentley, S. Barker, Tierney, Pennock (Dixon 63), Cox, Gilliatt, H. Barker, Hartley, Sarri (Marsden 81), Cusack (Rayner 63), Salmon.

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