London Saints

Crystal Palace Women Away Won 1 – 2

A great performance from Saints with a brace of goals from Lexi Lloyd-Smith scored early in the first and second half.

Good to know the view at Palace is just as bad for home fans as away 😅

Lumsden, drove along the backline before cutting back for an onrushing Lexi Lloyd-Smith to break the deadlock, slamming the ball into the back of the net at the first time of asking.

Saints had to soak up a lot of pressure but had two one on ones with the goalkeeper.

Eventually from a soft free kick, Annabel Blanchard curled her shot onto the post for Coral Haines to turn the rebound home from close range, putting things back on level terms in injury time.

Saint’s heads could have dropped after that, but they started the second half very brightly.

London Saints were still in the Glaziers Lounge watching the match on the big screen when Lloyd-Smith making her presence felt in the centre of the park sliding in to win the ball back got herself into a good area on the edge of the box and send a shot zipping into the bottom corner.

Saints then had to absorb lots of pressure from the Eagles with some near misses.

Saints also had chances with a long-range dead ball from Wilkinson clattered off the crossbar and away.

Saints held on to get their first win in the Championship.

Women showing the way!

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