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.
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.*