Alex fires Arsenal Ladies to late win
Alex fires Arsenal Ladies to late win

Arsenal Ladies snatched a crucial late winner from Alex Scott to earn a 2-1 victory away to Everton on Sunday afternoon.

The win puts Arsenal Ladies five points clear of the Toffees at the bottom of the FA Women’s Super League with seven games remaining in the season.

Both sides went close before two goals arrived right at the end of the first half.

Danielle Carter gave Arsenal a 44th-minute lead, forcing the ball in after a Leah Williamson shot had been stopped by goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis.

And seconds before the half-time whistle a neat finish by striker Nikita Parris brought Everton level.

In the second half, Jordan Nobbs almost put the Gunners back in front with a shot that bounced back off the crossbar.

But Arsenal also survived a huge scare when Michelle Hinnigan saw a poor penalty saved by keeper Emma Byrne.

The Gunners capitalised six minutes from time, with Alex Scott striking home the rebound after substitute Kelly Smith’s shot had been blocked.

An important win for Arsenal Ladies.

Can it fire them to a good finish to their league campaign and success in the Continental Cup.