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Leeds women overcome Birmingham

By Tony Leighton

Women's football

England's latest striking starlet Ellen White scored twice as Leeds Carnegie beat Birmingham City 4-0 to climb to the top of the Women's Premier League.

The 20 year-old took her season's club goals tally to 21 in 19 appearances.

It capped off a good week for White who scored on her international debut in England's 3-0 win against Austria.

Millwall recovered from the defeat by Leeds with a 2-2 draw at Doncaster Belles in the weekend's only other Premier League game.

Birmingham City 0-4 Leeds Carnegie

Leeds took full advantage of an under-strength Birmingham team to record their fifth successive league victory.

Striker Carla Cantrell opened the scoring with an eighth-minute chip that dropped over goalkeeper Sue Wood and went in off the post.

Ten minutes later, White doubled the lead with a close-range effort before Cantrell scored her 14th goal of the campaign after rounding Wood in the 63rd minute.

Seven minutes later, White chased a long through-ball to complete the scoring, sending Leeds top but leaving Birmingham fourth from bottom of the table.

Doncaster Rovers Belles 2-2 Millwall Lionesses

Veteran Belles captain Vicky Exley opened the scoring but then had to rescue her team with a late equaliser in a hard-fought mid-table clash.

Exley put the home side ahead inside the first 60 seconds, but Millwall hit back when Dionne Lennon equalised in the 27th minute.

Emma Whitter then fired the visitors in front midway through the second half and a first victory in five outings looked on the cards for the Lionesses.

But a minute from time, former England midfielder Exley grabbed her 15th goal of the season to earn Donny a point.



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see also
Everton sink Chelsea to go third
21 Mar 10 |  Women
England women brush aside Austria
22 Mar 10 |  Women
Barnet stun Forest to reach semis
07 Mar 10 |  Women
Forest to host Women's Cup final
16 Feb 10 |  Women
Arsenal power past Belles in Cup
14 Feb 10 |  Women
Underdogs Leeds lift League Cup
11 Feb 10 |  Women
Everton & Arsenal progress in Cup
07 Feb 10 |  Women
West Ham surprise Bristol in Cup
24 Jan 10 |  Women
Arsenal win FA Women's Cup
04 May 09 |  Women


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