Arsenal Ladies took on Millwall Lionessess in the London County Cup Final last night, in a repeat of last year's Final which the Gunners won 2-0.

Previously, Arsenal also played Millwall in a pre-season friendly and the result was a close 1-0 in the Gunners favour, so with these two results in mind they knew that it wouldn't be an easy game.

The Gunners team line up was a mixture of youth andexperience and they started off brightly dominating the play.

They were rewarded for their possession early in the first half when Yvonne Tracy met Lianne Sanderson's corner with a glancing header past the Millwall keeper.

Arsenal looked comfortable and the young players began to settle more into the game. Sanderson made it 2-0 before the half when she struck a low driven shot into the corner of the goal.

Millwall came out strong in the second half and were awarded a free kick just outside the box in the early minutes.

A perfectly placed free kick from defender Amy Mason gave the young Arsenal keeper no chance and Millwall a lifeline.

Arsenal then made some early substitutions with Grant, White and Ludlow coming on.

Arsenal continued to pressure the Millwall goal and had many chances to finish the game off but the Millwall goalkeeper made some outstanding saves keeping the score at 2-1.

Just before the final whistle Ludlow got her goal with a fine strike on the edge of the box.

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16 Apr 2008