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WSL and Championship Week 22

Women's Super League

Manchester United vs West Ham


This game featured four of FORTE’s very talented players, with Russo and Galton coming out on top against Joel and Filis. The Red Devils started strongly from the beginning with Galton assisting the opening goal of the game. United were dominant and added another before halftime, following the restart, Russo provided Galton’s goal following a fine cross to allow for a tap in. Joel and Filis made late appearances for the Hammers but it was too little too late for them as they dropped points to a strong home side.

Leah Galton celebrates her 9th goal of her WSL Campaign.

Leicester City vs Reading


Molly Pike started for The Foxes in this important fixture for her side as they faced off against Reading. During this goalless draw, both sides attacked heavily but neither could break the deadlock. Pike looked solid in her midfield role nearly providing a killer assist but ehr striker could not convert. City remain in 11th place after the point, 5 above Birmingham City.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion


Brighton had a solid first half, only losing 3-2 but City came out in the second half, scoring 4 goals in explosive style that Brighton could not deal with. England U19 captain, Maisie Symonds made a late appearance for The Seagulls.

Birmingham City vs Chelsea


Ramsey’s Birmingham team came so close to earning a hard fought point but condeaded penalty in the last few minutes that Chelsea clinically converted. The Manchester United loanee keeper made a few saves coming off her Team of the Week performance last week but it wasn’t enough as league leaders Chelsea just edged them out.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa


England U23 international, Maz Pacheco’s side had a day to forget against a rampant and clinical Arsenal team that was just too good on the day, winning 7-0.

FA Women’s Championship

Final Matchday

London City vs Blackburn Rovers


London City secured their highest ever position in the league with second place and the 3 points over Annabel Blanchard’s Blackburn team. The Lionesses took their chances well scoring 3 goals with only one reply from The Rovers.

Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace


FORTE’s trio of Eagles all started against a strong Sheffield side looking to bounce back. This game was full of long range wonder goals with both teams scoring one each. In the end, the points were shared between both sides. Palace finished 4th overall in a good season for our players and their team.

Sunderland vs Bristol City


Left back Lia Cataldo featured for City as both teams were open at the back, conceding two goals a piece. Third place, Bristol will be disappointed in the draw as they created enough chances to score more than 3 but could not convert them.

Lewes vs Liverpool


In Zoe Cross’s penultimate game, her underdog side beat league champions and promoted Liverpool. The champions opened the scoring but Lewes were not deterred and came from behind to win the game 2-1 after a bizarre goal from their keeper.

Written by Zak Byskup


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