The women’s team of Chelsea and Liverpool were involved in an entertaining 6-3 win, which saw the former keep up their 100% start to the campaign.
Liverpool opened the scoring after just a minute, but Chelsea were level through Carney a few minutes later. From the first whistle, the game seemed be heading for a rollercoaster ride and it indeed proved to be the case. Chelsea, though, would have envisaged the game going very differently at half-time, as they went in with a 4-1 lead at halftime. Fran Kirby, Drew Spence and EniolaAluko were the scorers for the blues to give this advantage.
Liverpool came out fighting in the second half. Chelsea were stunned to see goals from Emma Lundh and Caroline Weir told Liverpool close to an unlikely point from the game. However, they responded to once again by scoring twice in the space of four minutes to secure three points. The result may be a disappointing one for Chelsea especially considering that the next game is against Arsenal in the FA Cup final for women’s teams. After having won the title last season, Chelsea would have been looking to go into the match on a good run of form but not having conceded three goals at home.
“It was a bit like a basketball match, the way the goals were going in for both sides. I was pleased with my two goals.But we’re disappointed we didn’t manage the game better after coming from behind to go 4-1 in front by half-time. We’ve got to learn how to not concede before we turn on the gas. That’s something for us to work on in training this week in the build up to the FA Cup final,” saidChelsea Ladies midfielder Drew Spence. Fran Kirby has now scored four goals in the last three games.