WSL 1: Notts County Ladies 0-1 Birmingham City Ladies

Notts County v Birmingham
The two sides drew 0-0 in their first league meeting this season

Kerys Harrop scored with a late header to ensure Birmingham City marked Women's Super League One survival with victory at Notts County.

With Bristol Academy relegated after losing 6-1 at Manchester City earlier on Sunday, Blues were already safe.

Alex Greenwood and Jess Clarke both hit the woodwork for Notts, while Karen Carney struck the bar with a free-kick and Harop put the rebound wide.

Harrop won it two minutes from time, nodding home a Jo Potter corner.

England defender Greenwood, who scored twice to help Notts into the Continental Cup semi-final in her last appearance, made the most of being pushed into midfield and proved to be a constant menace in her free attacking role.

She angled an effort off the underside of the bar as Notts made a bright start to their final home game of the season.

Potter escaped with just a caution after appearing to push Leanne Crichton in the face before Clarke saw a low shot from the edge of the area crash off the foot of the post.

At the other end, Harrop was quickest to react after Carney's free-kick hit the crossbar, but the defender scooped her effort off target.

She made amends with her late header, punishing Notts for their prolificacy.

Notts County: Telford, Greenwood, F Whelan, Clarke (A Whelan 67), Williams, White, Scott, Walton, Turner, Crichton, Bassett.

Substitutes not used: Chamberlain, Buet, Plumptre, Hassall, O'Neill.

Birmingham City: Baggaley, Carter, Mannion, Harrop, Allen, Linnett (Haines 86) Carney, Potter, Lawley, Westwood, Windell (Ayisi 78)

Substitutes not used: Sargeant, Wellings, Torkildsen, Peplow.

Attendance: 1,337

Referee: Ian Dudley

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Ladies1392226101629
2Man City Women1383223101327
3Arsenal Women137332013724
4Sunderland Ladies136252420420
5Notts County Ladies134361918115
6B'ham City Ladies13346713-613
7Liverpool Ladies134181320-713
8Bristol City Women131210836-285
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