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United Women 3-1 London Bees - report

8 December 2019

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Sheffield United Women made it six wins in a row in all competitions with a solid 3-1 win against London Bees.

The victory was Carla Ward's side's fourth FA Women's Championship win in succession and kept them within three points of league leaders Aston Villa.

Goals in the first from Jade Pennock and Olivia Fergusson gave the Blades a buffer after half an hour but they were pegged back just over 10 minutes into the second half when Nikita Whinnett fired past Becky Flaherty.

But just two minutes later Katie Wilkinson struck to seal another vital win heading into a busy week which sees the team face two more games before the winter break.

Both sides started brightly but it was United who were creating the better openings without overly testing Bees goalkeeper Sarah Quantrill.

But keeping up their fast starts, the Blades were ahead inside 20 minutes. A neat one two between Pennock and Fergusson allowed the former to fire home a low effort to continue her good form this season.

Less than ten minutes later and United doubled their advantage, Fergusson this time on the end of a low ball across the box from Wilkinson after a pacey counter attack from the Blades.

Both scorers could have had another but Pennock saw a dinked effort just drop wide while Fergusson was denied in a one on one with Quantrill. Wilkinson saw a free-kick drop just over as United looked comfortable going into the break.

The score though was halved shortly after the break when Whinnett stole in behind the United defence and hammered an effort past Flaherty into the far corner.

United though responded in the best possible fashion and regained their two-goal margin within two minutes. A loose pass was intercepted before Pennock slipped in Wilkinson who promptly found the net against her former club to make it 3-1.

From then on Ward's side were largely in cruise control as they wrapped up another big three points, Pennock and Aimee Palmer going closest to a fourth as both saw efforts drop just over the crossbar.

Blades: Flaherty, Barker, Tierney, Little (Lipka 66), Hartley, Pennock, Cusack, Wilkinson, Paul (Sarri 71), Palmer, Fergusson (Matthews 81).
Unused subs: Batty, Dixon.

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