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Women's Super League One: Chelsea Ladies 4-0 Doncaster Rovers Belles

Eniola Aluko (left) celebrates goal with Gemma Davison
Eniola Aluko (left) is congratulated by Gemma Davison on her opening goal

Eniola Aluko scored twice against Women's Super League One bottom side Doncaster to help Chelsea end a three-game winless run in all competitions.

Aluko met a Beth England pass to put last season's double winners ahead at half-time with a curled finish.

Ji So-Yun turned home Ana Borges' cross for Chelsea's second before Aluko made it 3-0 by shooting in off the post.

England completed the win from close range, consigning Doncaster to their second successive 4-0 defeat.

The loss leaves the Belles without a point from six games in Women's Super League One.

Although they are five points adrift of nearest rivals Reading, Doncaster have played as many as five games fewer than some other top-flight clubs.

Chelsea Ladies forward Beth England: "I've been here six months now and things are starting to gel a little bit. So hopefully we can continue this run and keep scoring goals.

"All week in training we've been doing a lot of pairings, so trying to find what works and what system is best for us.

"It's just about getting the goals and Gemma (Davison) coming on obviously had a massive impact for us."

Doncaster Rovers Belles manager Emma Coates: "They're last year's double champions, we're newly promoted and we're competing.

"The good news is we're competing for longer periods of time, now we've got to sustain it for 90 minutes."

Chelsea Ladies: Spencer; Fahey, Flaherty, Bright; Borges, Ji, Carney (Taylor 82), Bailey (Davison 59), Rafferty (Blundell 53), Aluko, England.

Substitutes not used: Kitching, Cross.

Doncaster Rovers Belles: Hobbs; Barker, Roberts, Tierney, Pacheco, Lipka (Cresswell 74), Omarsdottir (Bakowska-Mathews 82), Simpkins, Humphrey (Smith 70), Murray, Sigsworth.

Substitutes not used: Moorhouse, Newborough, Mosby,

Attendance: 1,803

Referee: Carl Brook

Line-ups

Chelsea Ladies

  • 12Spencer
  • 16Borges
  • 6Fahey
  • 5Flaherty
  • 11RaffertySubstituted forBlundellat 53'minutes
  • 25BaileySubstituted forDavisonat 59'minutes
  • 4Bright
  • 8CarneySubstituted forTaylorat 82'minutes
  • 10Ji
  • 9Aluko
  • 15England

Substitutes

  • 3Blundell
  • 7Davison
  • 35Taylor

Doncaster Rovers Belles

  • 1Hobbs
  • 18Barker
  • 5Roberts
  • 3Tierney
  • 2Pacheco
  • 17Simpkins
  • 6LipkaSubstituted forCresswellat 74'minutes
  • 7OmarsdottirSubstituted forBakowska-Mathewsat 82'minutes
  • 11Sigsworth
  • 20HumphreySubstituted forSmithat 70'minutes
  • 10Murray

Substitutes

  • 8Smith
  • 21Bakowska-Mathews
  • 23Cresswell
Attendance:
1,803

Match Stats

Home TeamChelsea LadiesAway TeamDoncaster Rovers Belles
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home23
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Chelsea Ladies 4, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chelsea Ladies 4, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0.

Foul by Miri Taylor (Chelsea Ladies).

Christie Murray (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Miri Taylor (Chelsea Ladies).

Emily Simpkins (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Millie Bright (Chelsea Ladies) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ana Borges with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea Ladies 4, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0. Bethany England (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gemma Davison.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Conceded by Niamh Fahey.

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea Ladies 3, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0. Eniola Aluko (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hannah Blundell.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea Ladies. Miri Taylor replaces Karen Carney.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Martha Bakowska-Mathews replaces Katrin Omarsdottir.

Attempt missed. Bethany England (Chelsea Ladies) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gemma Davison with a cross.

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Nicola Hobbs.

Attempt missed. Karen Carney (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Bethany England.

Attempt saved. Bethany England (Chelsea Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Karen Carney with a headed pass.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Nicola Hobbs (Doncaster Rovers Belles) because of an injury.

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Emily Simpkins.

Karen Carney (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lauren Cresswell (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Lauren Cresswell replaces Kasia Lipka.

Attempt blocked. Gemma Davison (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bethany England.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Sue Smith replaces Carla Humphrey.

Attempt missed. Eniola Aluko (Chelsea Ladies) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Karen Carney.

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea Ladies 2, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0. Ji So-Yun (Chelsea Ladies) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ana Borges.

Attempt missed. Eniola Aluko (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ji So-Yun.

Attempt blocked. Bethany England (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Karen Carney.

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Nicola Hobbs.

Attempt saved. Bethany England (Chelsea Ladies) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Millie Bright with a cross.

Foul by Eniola Aluko (Chelsea Ladies).

Emily Simpkins (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Karen Carney (Chelsea Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bethany England.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea Ladies. Gemma Davison replaces Jade Bailey.

Offside, Chelsea Ladies. Jade Bailey tries a through ball, but Karen Carney is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Emily Simpkins (Doncaster Rovers Belles) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is blocked. Assisted by Christie Murray with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Bethany England (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hannah Blundell.

Attempt saved. Eniola Aluko (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Bethany England (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Samantha Tierney (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women97202121923
2Chelsea Ladies1071227111622
3Arsenal Women106221881020
4B'ham City Ladies1145276117
5Liverpool Ladies103431614213
6Notts County Ladies9225815-78
7Sunderland Ladies111371027-176
8Reading Women8053712-55
9Doncaster Rovers Belles6006322-190
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