Tottenham Hotspur warmed up for the FA Women’s Premier League Championship play-off with a seven-goal triumph in their final Southern Division match of the season.
Spurs, who will take on Northern Division champions Blackburn Rovers in a shoot-out for promotion to the FA Women’s Super League at the Valley on Sunday, May 28, thrashed West Ham United 7-0.
Katie O’Leary and Wendy Martin notched in the first half at Ship Lane before Martin grabbed her second, with Bianca Baptiste also helping herself to a brace as Rianna Soobadoo and Lucia Leon got in on the act.
Elsewhere, second-placed Coventry United signed off with a 3-1 win at Portsmouth, Natasha Lynch, Jade Formaston and Callan Barber notching while Alex Iusan grabbed Pompey’s consolation effort.
- Sunday, May 14
- By Dan Barnes
Cardiff City claimed a 1-0 win on the road at Crystal Palace while C&K Basildon edged out Charlton Athletic in a seven-goal thriller, running out 4-3 winners at the Harlow Arena.
Queens Park Rangers managed to pull off a 2-0 victory over Swindon Town but it wasn’t enough to move them off the bottom of the table.
Jo Blodgett and Juliette Denny netted as the Rs claimed all three points at the County Ground but they finish the season below Swindon by virtue of their inferior goal difference.
In the Northern Division, Blackburn signed off with a 2-2 draw against Stoke City, Faye McCoy and Ella Toone notching while the Potters’ goals came from Ash Hayes and Rach Ball, who levelled things up in the 89th minute.
Middlesbrough, who finished second, ran out 3-0 winners at Fylde, Bianca Owens netting a brace while Ellie Dobson was also on target.
Leicester City brought the curtain down on their campaign with a 6-0 win over Newcastle United, which sealed a top-three finish for the Foxes in their first season back in the division.
Charlotte Greengrass got the ball rolling before Shauna Cossens, Alex Madden, Rosie Axten – from the penalty spot – Nat Johnson and Holly Morgan all got themselves on the scoresheet.
Derby County signed off with a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest, while Katie Nutter and Kate Mallen notched as Huddersfield Town came from behind to beat West Bromwich Albion by the same scoreline.