Friday, December 8, 2023

Arsenal Ladies edge closer to title

Arsenal ladies took a massive step towards retaining the Women’s Premier League title yesterday with a convincing 3-0 win at home to Doncaster Rovers Belles.  Played at Meadow Park in front of a crowd just shy of 450, goals from Kim Little, Ellen White, and Steph Houghton meant that Arsenal now know victory in their last two games will see them become the inaugural Super League Champions and claim their 13th League title since 1993.

Kim Little’s strike in the 37th minute was the forward’s fourth goal in three games and she could have easily had a couple before she managed to race in to the box, after being found by Julie Fleeting, and blasted home past a helpless Mary Earps in the Doncaster goal.  The second came in the 65th minute with an absolute beauty of a long-range effort from White, struck from the edge of the box, which flew in to the top corner.  Then, in injury time, Steph Houghton made sure the score reflected Arsenal’s dominance by heading home at the far post.

It had been clear from the start that Arsenal meant business and from kick off they had dominated even if they found their rhythm a bit hard to come by.  From the 14th minute there only really looked to be one winner as Arsenal went close, and as the match wore on, their intensity and fluid passing began to bring rewards.  It was an assured display from a team high on confidence.

With Arsenal Ladies last two games against Everton (at home, to be shown live on ESPN) and Liverpool (away), they know that six points will seal the league title.  Birmingham are currently top of the table by two points but have played a game more.

Kim Little and Julie Fleeting celebrate Arsena's first goal

ARSENAL LADIES: (4-3-3): Byrne; Flaherty, Grant, F White, Fahey; Little, Chapman, Ludlow (Houghton 81mins); Carter, Fleeting (Beattie 84mins), Yankey (E White 67mins)

DONCASTER ROVERS BELLES: (4-4-2): Earps; Karlsson, Jones, Williams, Cox (Sjoman 79mins); Hamilton (Bright 79mins), Exley, Holtham, Chadwick; Sigsworth (Scott 64mins), O’Gorman




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It’s actually the FA Women’s Super League, and before you replying saying it’s the same thing, it’s not. The Women’s Premier League STILL exists.


After this week, it’s worth remembering that some Arsenal sides just quietly carry on winning.


I actually couldn’t give a shit


So, so boring


@wilbert You cared enough to read the article


how do you know he read it?

he prob just looked at the title and got fucking bored like I did.

he’s also probably an opinionated sexist man and just felt like putting his point across to people who won’t care.




I’ll be honest, I don’t follow any womens football at all, but well done anyway AFC Ladies.


How can you support Arsenal and be so disrespectful to the lady’s team? They still represent Arsenal and as part of the club you should be a bit more respectful.

Your Mum

Well said young man


Always surprised when people attack something they know nothing about, I guess it makes them feel alive .

Ladyarse – can you let us know the dates for the 2 matches? GreAt to see it’s tele.

Mike de Jong

Those manly ladies make the big boys look like ladyboys!! Come on, you Gooner Girls!!


I’m not a fan of womens football, but some of the comments on here, beggar belief. If your not that interested in something, don’t make yourself look like a complete bunch of oiks by being insulting about something other people who use these forums might be, how about next time simply move on and refrain from comment, like most sensible people do. I’m really starting to think we’ve got some of the most ignorant, graceless, excuses for fans there are going.

A fan

I feel insulted by your comment


Lol. I said ‘some’.

Ab Di

They wear the red and white, they got that Gunner crest, they are Arsenal. Respect!!

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