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Women’s football round-up: Charlton go top of Championship but Palace can overhaul them

Charlton Athletic moved top of the FA Women’s Championship after a 3-2 home win over Blackburn on Sunday.

The Addicks goals were scored by Beth Roe, Mel Fillis and Kate Longhurst.

Millie Chandarana and Jemima Dahou were on target for the visitors.

The result means that Charlton are one point ahead of second-placed Sunderland having both played 13 matches.

But Crystal Palace are breathing down the pair’s necks as they picked up a 2-0 away victory at London City.

The Eagles have a significantly better goal difference and are only two points behind their South London rivals with a game in hand.

Hayley Nolan put Palace in front after 21 minutes with a second-half stoppage-time goal from Elise Hughes ending any doubts over the outcome.

Lauren James scored a hat-trick for Chelsea as they saw off Manchester United 3-1 in the Women’s Super League.

The Blues hold a three-point lead over Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the table.

Chelsea made it 21 home wins on the spin and boss Emma Hayes said: “I’ve never seen a player like Lauren do the things she does individually.

“If you get tight to her, she’ll roll you. If you drop off of her, next time she makes a move, you think you’ve got her.

“She’s so explosive. She’s got a left and a right foot. Often players have got strong sides, but I think she can do it on both feet.”

Ashlee Hincks scored twice for AFC Wimbledon as they defeated Charlton U21s in the Capital Senior Cup at Plough Lane.

Hannah Mackenzie headed the Dons in front from a Hincks’ corner and the prolific striker converted from the spot after the referee penalised a handball.

A foul on Emily Donovan handed Wimbledon another penalty and again Hincks made no mistake.

Millwall Lionesses won 5-4 on penalties against QPR in the Capital Senior Cup.

Maizi Garwood scored on the rebound after Clementine Young’s shot hit the bar but their opponents levelled in the second half from the spot.

Ella Bailey stuck away the decisive penalty in the shootout.


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