Wins for Sky Blues and Black Cats in FAWPL.
The FA Women's Premier League
Sunday 30 October 2011
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Coventry City grabbed their place at the top of the table with a 2-0 win away at Charlton Athletic. Jade Formaston broke the deadlock for the visitors after 15 minutes before Courtney Sweetman-Kirk doubled their lead nine minutes after the half-time break.
Watford’s miserable season continued with a 5-0 thumping away at Sunderland. The Hornets are rooted to the bottom of the table having earned just a single point from ten matches.
Kiera Ramshaw stole the headlines with a stunning hat-trick that will ensure her possession of the match ball. The forward started the scoring after 16 minutes and waited just six more minutes before doubling her side’s and her personal tally for the afternoon.
Watford put up little resistance and Ramshaw completed here treble on 63 minutes. The Black Cats were four up after 69 minutes when Beth Mead added to the scoring and the rout was completed in injury time when Kelly McDougal struck.
Reading were also in free-scoring mood as they thrashed Nottingham Forest 6-1. Nikki Watts gave the home side an early cushion with a goal after four minutes and she added to that swiftly after with a strike on 20 minutes. Forest were clearly in serious trouble after the half-hour mark when Kelly Chambers made it three but they were given a glimmer of hope when Suzanne Davies reduced the deficit six minutes before the interval.
The fight back was short-lived however and Reading stamped their dominance back on the game two minutes after the restart when Rebecca Jane gave them a 4-1 lead and she made it five on 62 minutes with a neat finish. Melissa Fletcher inflicted the final blow on Forest with her goal after 77 minutes.
Leeds will be disappointed to have dropped points and places as their hunt for Premier League glory continues. Their 2-2 draw with Barnet means Sunderland have gone into ahead of them into second on goal difference.
Carey Huggett gave them the lead after nine minutes before Villa levelled the tie after 66 minutes through Hannah Short and Villa took control of the tie two minutes later when Cheryl Williams hit home. But Leeds fought back and snatched a point with eight minutes remaining thanks to Jess Holbrook.