13th Jul, 2020

Despair for United Ladies

Ben Tyler 7th Feb, 2020

LONDON City Lionesses roared to a last-gasp win at the expense of Coventry United Ladies in Sunday’s FA Women’s Championship clash.

The Red and Greens were beaten 3-2 after Vanessa Susanna struck in the 92nd-minute, her second of the game, breaking United hearts.

All seemed to be going to plan for United on their travels to Princes Park, after the in-form Fiona Worts carried on from her FA Cup hat-trick heroics to net a fifth-minute opener.

Shannon O’Brien then got in on the act eight minutes later, rounding the goalkeeper to score, although Susanna reduced the arrears by slotting past United’s Sue Wood 14 minutes before the break.

An equaliser was provided by Annie Rossiter ten minutes after the restart when meeting Ellie Mason’s whipped cross with expert control before dispatching into the corner.

The game remained an open affair from that moment on with both sides searching for a winner, as Susanna made herself the hero with a finish that curled inside the post at the last following a goalmouth scramble.

Defeat keeps Coventry looking over their shoulders in ninth, level on nine points with second-bottom Crystal Palace and three above rock-bottom Charlton Athletic.

Fans will hope a home game on Sunday (2pm) against seventh-placed Blackburn Rovers will prove the turning point in the club’s season.

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