London Bees 1-1 Coventry United

London Bees and Coventry United shared the spoils at The Hive in a game graced by stunning strikes from both sides in either half.
The struggling sides both carved out good chances in the opening 15 minutes. 
Brooke Nunn's header flashed wide for London Bees before Beth Merrick did well to ride a challenge before firing over at the other end. 
Nunn tried her luck from distance soon after Merrick's chance, but saw her effort loop just wide of Sue Wood's left post.
Wood was then called into action to deny both Amelia Hazard and Melissa Filis in the matter of minutes as London Bees started to look more threatening going forward.
Hazard hit the post from close range but the hosts didn't have to wait much longer for the opening goal. 
McLean's rasping shot from outside the area flew past Wood in the 29th minute to give the capital side a deserved lead. 
Just before the break Amber Hughes worked space for a shot but failed to hit the target as Coventry went into half-time behind.
Just as in the first half both teams conjured early opportunities after the interval and Hughes struck the outside of the post from an acute angle. 
Meanwhile, Coventry had Wood to thank for not going further behind as she pulled off a great save to keep out Hazard.
The visitors drew level on 82 minutes - with Wilcox seemingly determined to better McLean's effort as the defender’s wide free-kick sailed over everyone and into the far top corner.
Coventry will likely look back on Wilcox’s equaliser as a crucial moment in their season but McLean, a summer signing after seven years at Spurs, stole the show with a sweet strike. 
London Bees goalscorer Sophie McLean said: "We're really disappointed. We went into this game really positive. We've had a really good week of training and we needed the three points, but it just wasn't to be today."
"The ball landed perfectly for me to hit it first time and it went in."
"We use every game to build from. There are always positives, but also negatives and things we need to improve on."
"We've played them already, we knew what they are about and I think we dominated both games. But we just don't create enough opportunities for ourselves at the moment, but we're working on it."
"This season could have gone better so far, but we're remaining positive and looking forward to next year."

Coventry United goalscorer Anna Wilcox said: "We went in at half-time and just had to recompose ourselves. We knew exactly what we wanted when we arrived here.
"I think if we had played ten or fifteen more minutes we could have nicked the winner. It wasn't meant to be, but obviously coming away with a point is a lot better than coming away with none."
"Some might say it was a shot, some might say it was a cross! I'm just happy it went in. I put it in the right area and luck was on my side. Obviously I wanted to deliver for someone to get their head on it, but it went into the top corner so I was happy with it."
"November was really tough for us. But to come out the other side and be smiling by Christmas is good, and we'll only be pushing on from January and we're really excited for what's to come."
London Bees (4-2-3-1): Sarah Quantrill; Nicola Gibson, Evie Gane, Georgia Robert, Florence Gamby; Sophie McLean, Charlie Estcourt; Brooke Nunn, Amelia Hazard, Melissa Filis; Marianne Taho
Substitutes: Lauren Pickett for Taho 61, Tricia Gould for Nunn 61

Substitutes not used: Faye Hazelton, Billie Brooks, Georgie Giddings, Mathilda Finburgh, Mollie Dench

Goals: McLean 29

Bookings: McLean 40, Nunn 40, Filis 78, Robert 81, Pickett 85

Coventry United (4-2-3-1): Sue Wood; Holly Chandler, Anna Wilcox, Nikki Miles, Hayley Crackle; Alice Hassall, Becky Anderson; Beth Merrick, Phoebe Warner, Amber Hughes; Shannon O'Brien

Substitutes: Ashlee Brown for Chandler 45, Amy Wathan for Warner 54

Substitutes not used: Fran Orthodoxou, Olivia Clark, Anna Colville, Jenna Roberts

Goals: Wilcox 82

Bookings: Crackle 86

Referee: Jack Packman