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Lady Black Cats setting pace at top of league
Updated 11:18am Friday 15th August 2014 in Sport
SUNDERLAND Women continue to set the pace at the top of FA Women’s Super League 2 as four different scorers put Millwall Lionesses to the sword at the Hetton Centre.
Captain Steph Bannon opened the scoring for the Lady Black Cats just before half-time and Sophie Williams, Keira Ramshaw and Rachel Furness added gloss to the scoreline after the break.
The Lionesses almost opened the scoring through midfielder Leeta Rutherford, who drilled over from the right edge of the area on 11 minutes.
Sarah Quantrill could do little to prevent the hosts taking the lead just before the break as a corner from the right was headed back at the far post and Bannon nodded in from close range.
Sunderland, who are four points above second placed Doncaster Rovers Belles, doubled their lead on the hour mark when Furness threaded a ball through to Williams and she stroked a shot across Quantrill into the bottom left corner.
On 65 minutes Ramshaw pounced on some poor handling from Quantrill and tucked home from six yards to make it three and Furness wrapped up the points with a low drive two minutes from time.
DURHAM’s wait for a second FA Women’s Super League 2 victory goes on as Yeovil Town came from behind to win.
Zoe Ness put Durham ahead midway through the first half but Sarah Wiltshire levelled before the break.
Ellie Curson put the Glovers ahead with a fine strike ten minutes after the break before Wiltshire secured the points in the closing stages.
The Wildcats were twice denied by Yeovil goalkeeper Rachel Simkin but their persistence paid off on 26 minutes when Ness slotted home after being sent through by Beth Hepple.
Yeovil equalised in the 33rd minute when Wiltshire stabbed home after Natalie Haigh knocked the ball back across goal following a goalmouth scramble.
The Glovers edged ahead on 55 minutes when Curson fired home with a stunning strike following a superb flowing move.
Durham came close to levelling matters when Emily Scott clattered an angled effort against the crossbar.
The FA Women’s Super League has been newly expanded to two leagues for 2014. To watch the clubs live buy tickets at www.ticketstores.co.uk/fawsl