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Last Updated: Monday, 3 May, 2004, 11:42 GMT 12:42 UK
Live: FA Women's Cup final
Latest score:
Arsenal Ladies 3-0 Charlton Ladies (1300)


Goalflashes and major incidents: (All times BST)

1451: The full-time whistle goes and Arsenal have won the FA Women's Cup.

1443: GOAL Arsenal 3-0 Charlton
Julie Fleeting
completes a magnificent hat-trick with another assured finish and she has secured the FA Women's Cup for Arsenal.

1429: Carmaine Walker latches onto Casey Stoney's right-wing cross but her header is saved by Emma Byrne.

1426: The game is bogged down in a midfield stalemate, with only Arsenal's Julie Fleeting showing any real class on the ball. Charlton look highly unlikely to be able to find a way back into the game.

1412: It is a quiet start to the second half, with Arsenal trying to use their pace on the break and Charlton just lacking the killer ball in the final third.

1343: Kirsty Pealling slams in a shot that clips the crossbar after Arsenal get an indirect free-kick eight yards from the Charlton goal due to a back pass.

1335: Julie Fleeting nearly completes a stunning hat-trick by turning her marker and lashing in a shot from 15 yards but Pauline Cope does well to tip the ball past the post.

1325: GOAL Arsenal 2-0 Charlton
Julie Fleeting
cuts in from the right and fires in a left-foot shot that Cope cannot stop. It is a fabulous individual strike to double the Gunners' lead.

1323: GOAL Arsenal 1-0 Charlton
Lianne Sanderson crosses from the right and Julie Fleeting turns the ball home, with Cope getting a hand to it but failing to stop the goal.

1317: Carmaine Walker has Charlton's best chance but her well-struck right-foot effort is saved by Emma Byrne.

1313: Charlton fail to clear a corner and Sanderson swivels and volleys from 12 yards out but her shot flies straight at Cope.

1304: Julie Fleeting's right-wing cross causes panic in the Charlton box but they eventually clear their lines.

1300: Arsenal kick off at Loftus Road.


Team news:

Arsenal Ladies: Byrne, Pealling, Fleeting, Ludlow, Champ, White, Ciara Grant, Maggs, Wheatley, Sanderson, Anita Asante. Subs: Williams, Alex. Scott, Lorton, Potter, Harwood.

Charlton Athletic Ladies: Cope, Casey Stoney, Fara Williams, Hills, Murphy, Broadhurst, Barr, Walker, Fletcher, Heatherson, Smith. Subs: Law, Coss, Hunn, Aluko, Rea.

Referee: A. Rayner (Leicestershire).





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