Women's Premier League: Leeds in tribute to Gary Speed

By Tony LeightonWomen's football correspondent

Leeds United dedicated their 2-0 Women's Premier League victory over Charlton Athletic to the memory of former Elland Road hero Gary Speed.

The death of the Wales manager, who began his playing career at Leeds, has stunned the women's side of the club said General Manager Gary Taylor.

"Gary was a big supporter of the women's team when he was here and our condolences go to his family," he said.

Leeds moved clear at the top and bottom club Watford sealed a first victory.

Leeds United 2-0 Charlton Athletic

England Under-19 international Leah Galton struck twice to help Leeds move three points clear at the top of the table.

Captain Clare Sykes put the home side in front after just five minutes, the midfielder shooting home from 15 yards.

Striker Galton doubled the lead within 60 seconds with a great individual effort, and further goals should have arrived as Charlton were kept on the back foot.

It was not until three minutes from time that Galton wrapped up victory with a 12-yard shot after latching on to an Emma Lipman pass.

Watford 1-0 Barnet

Striker Sarah Wiltshire scored the only goal of the game as Watford, in their 12th outing of the campaign, collected a deserved first win.

The Hornets were unlucky not to take the lead when a long-range first-half drive by Holly Miles bounced off the crossbar.

Wiltshire hit what proved the winner just after the hour, ending a powerful run with a tremendous 20-yard shot into the top corner of the net.

And the striker then almost doubled her tally when she raced into the penalty area to send a 15-yard drive against the bar.

Aston Villa 1-0 Reading

Erin Vaughan's 53rd-minute goal gave Villa a victory that lifted them three places to fourth in the table, while Reading dropped to sixth.

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