WSL 1: Bristol Academy 4-2 Liverpool Ladies

Katrin Omarsdottir of Liverpool holds off the challenge of Caroline Weir (right)
Caroline Weir joined Bristol Academy in July

Bristol Academy ended their 13-year top-flight stay by beating Liverpool in a six-goal thriller on the final day of the Women's Super League One season.

Caroline Weir's header put Bristol ahead early, only for Hannah Short to nod into her own net at the other.

Christie Murray's lob restored the hosts' lead before Weir added a third and Tatiana Pinto made it 4-1.

Natasha Dowie pulled a goal back for a Liverpool side that begin their Champions League campaign on Wednesday.

The Reds travel to Brescia for the first leg of their round of 32 tie, then return to Widnes next Sunday to host Notts County in their Continental Cup semi-final.

Bristol Academy: Earps, Dykes, Ladd, Short, Brown, Pinto (Lawrence 84), Evans (Tustin 90), Ingle, Weir, Murray (Popadinova 88), James.

Substitutes not used: Reid, Passariello, Bird, Jones.

Liverpool Ladies: Gibbons, Harris, Bonner, Murray, Pacheco (Hodson 45), Ryland, Staniforth, Omarsdottir (Oshoala 62), White, Zelem, Dowie.

Substitutes not used: Darbyshire, Green, Beckwith, Dale.

Attendance: 721

Referee: Savvas Yianni

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Ladies14102230102032
2Man City Women1493225111430
3Arsenal Women148332113827
4Sunderland Ladies146262424020
5Notts County Ladies144372020015
6B'ham City Ladies14347714-713
7Liverpool Ladies144191524-913
8Bristol City Women1422101238-268
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