Victory over Watford sees Yorkshire side back on top of WPL.
The FA Women's Premier League
2pm, Sunday 23 October 2011
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Leeds United Ladies returned to the top of the Women’s Premier League table with a hard-fought 3-0 victory over rock-bottom Watford.
Carey Huegett struck twice for the visitors, who wrapped up the win with a late Clare Sykes chip, to secure what looked like a straight-forward three points.
But the three-goal margin was perhaps harsh on Watford, who produced one of their best displays of the season, but are still bottom having taken only one point from their nine games this season.
Charlton were also in good form away from home with a 3-0 win of their own against a Nottingham Forest side who had won their previous two games.
Gemma Bryan scored twice for Paul Mortimer’s side either side of a close-range Kim Dixson effort in the 55th minute.
Elsewhere, Barnet continued their promising early-season form by thrashing Aston Villa 4-0 to leapfrog Graham Abercrombie’s side into fifth place in the WPL.
As ever, Stacey Sowden was among the goals for the Bees with two goals, the third brace of Sunday’s WPL fixtures, while Jess Trimnell and Vicky Boardman also got on the scoresheet.
Finally, Coventry moved up to second and maintained the pressure on League leaders Leeds with a narrow 1-0 win at home to Reading.
After two heavy defeats in as many weeks, it was Jade Formaston who ensured Coventry bounced back with a 19th-minute header which proved decisive.