Date: 10th October 2016 at 8:42am
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A desperate season for Doncaster Rovers Belles continued with two defeats in three days – first at the hands of Arsenal, then to Liverpool.

Arsenal cruised to a 5-0 victory on Thursday night, with braces from Dan Carter and second-half substitute Natalia, before Kelly Smith’s exquisite last-minute lob crashed in off the bar.

Belles started much more brightly against Liverpool, with Rhiannon Roberts’ header giving them an early lead. But Caroline Weir had other ideas, curling a shot home to level up before putting the visitors ahead with a fantastic shot from range.

Natasha Harding wrapped things up with another goal from range to secure a 3-1 win.

14 May 2016 - SSE Womens FA Cup Final - Arsenal Ladies v Chelsea LadiesArsenal goal scorer Danielle Carter poses with the trophyPhoto: Charlotte Wilson

England and Arsenal forward, carter – Photo: Charlotte Wilson / Offside.

Belles remain rooted to the bottom of WSL1 – with no points on the board and a goal difference of minus 38.

Everton kept up the pressure at the top of WSL2 with a valuable 3-1 win over Durham, with Gabby George and Claudia Walker scoring in the first half hour.

Beth Hepple’s chip gave the hosts a fighting chance of some points, before Emily Davies grabbed a goal in injury time to make the scoreline much more comprehensive.

Everton stay third, two points behind second-placed Bristol City, who are level on points with leaders Yeovil.

Millwall Lionesses and Sheffield fought out a tight game at the Den and eventually shared the points.

Emma Johnson scored for the visitors before Lionesses captain Ashlee Hincks drew her side level on the hour.

*Carrie Dunn is SHOOT’s Women’s Football correspondent. Her book ‘The Roar of the Lionesses: Women’s Football in England’ is out now – available in all good bookshops.*
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