Millwall Lionesses 0 United Women 5
There was no let up by Manchester United Women at Millwall Lionesses, as the champions of the FA Women’s Championship won 5-0 in south-east London.
United soon got into the stride, Katie Zelem opening the scoring from the penalty spot after seven minutes. Leah Galton took on Lia Cataldo in the box, the latter lunging in and fouling our number 11. Zelem buried the spot kick to take her FAWC goal tally into double figures for the season.
Soon after, Lizzie Arnot’s clever work on the right created the opening for the third goal with 23 minutes played. The Scot waltzed past the home defence, pulling the ball back for former Millwall attacker Charlie Devlin to score against her old club.
Zelem was a constant threat in a comfortable first half, dictating play, stinging the palms of Lionesses goalkeeper Rhiannon Stewart and firing just over on a couple of occasions.
The second half followed the same pattern as the first in all but goals, with relentless United pressure and possession. Millie Turner had two opportunities within a minute of each other, heading over and then into the hands of Stewart, before a fierce shot from Zelem was blocked.
Jess Sigsworth and Mollie Green replaced Devlin and Toone respectively with half an hour to go, and Sigsworth netted her 16th league goal of the season from a corner.
All in all, it was a routine afternoon for the champions in London, ahead of the final match of the season and trophy presentation at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday 11 May.
United Women: Ramsey; Harris, A. Turner (c), M. Turner, Smith; Zelem, Galton, Toone (Green 62), James, Arnot (Hanson 76); Devlin (Sigsworth 62).
Subs not used: Chamberlain, Palmer.
Scorers: Zelem 7 (pen), A. Turner 13, Devlin 23, Harris 29 (pen), Sigsworth 78.
Millwall Ladies: Stewart, Mackie, Casley, Priest, Ravenscroft (Young 7), Cataldo (Cowan 69), Clarke, Giddings (c), Fitzgerald, Rossiter (Bailey 90), Neville.
Subs not used: Bailes, Peart, Stovold.
Booked: Giddings 50.
United's final game of the season is on Saturday 11 May as Lewes Women pay a visit to Leigh Sports Village (kick-off 17:30 BST). Match tickets will be on sale at www.manutd.com/womenstickets.
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