WSL 1: Bristol Academy Women 1-1 Arsenal Ladies

Willie Kirk
Former Hibernian Ladies manager Willie Kirk has taken over from Dave Edmondson at Bristol Academy

Bristol Academy fought back to draw with Arsenal Ladies in Willie Kirk's first game in charge of the club.

Arsenal missed the chance to go top of Women's Super League One but remain unbeaten in the league this year, going into the international break.

Chioma Ubogagu slotted home Alex Scott's cross to give the Gunners the lead in the first half.

Nicola Watts equalised with a cool finish after the break to earn winless Bristol their second point of 2015.

Kirk's side, who remain bottom of the league, will now have to wait until July for their next chance for a first win of the year.

Pedro Martinez Losa's side, who beat Bristol 2-0 at home earlier this season, moved to within one point of leaders Chelsea, who travel to Manchester City on Sunday.

Bristol Academy: Earps, Brown, McCatty, Ladd, Dykes, Ingle, Lawrence, James, Murray (Passariello 80), Evans, Watts (Dalton 86).

Subs not used: K. Evans, A. Evans, Davis.

Arsenal: Byrne, Scott, Mitchell, Stoney, Rose, Bailey, Sanderson (Weir 67), Losada, Ubogagu (Humphrey 76), Carter, Natalia (Yankey 62).

Subs not used: Kelly, Augustus, Oliver.

Referee: Richard Hulme

Attendance: 1,045

Chioma Ubogagu (left)
Chioma Ubogagu (left) celebrates opening the scoring with midfielder Vicky Losada
Emma Byrne
Arsenal goalkeeper Emma Byrne could not stop Nicola Watts' equaliser

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Ladies541081713
2Arsenal Women633093612
3Sunderland Ladies63031011-19
4Notts County Ladies522111748
5Liverpool Ladies42025506
6Man City Women411223-14
7B'ham City Ladies603316-53
8Bristol City Women6024414-102
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