The Ladies' midweek encounter saw them comfortably dismiss Birmingham 4-2.

Lianne Sanderson grabbed a brace after returning from an England Under-19 match in Holland the day before. Her first came after just 15 minutes when she was released down the right channel and calmly converted a one-on-one with the keeper.

Sanderson added her second before Julie Fleeting scored the third and then Yvonne Tracey rose highest to head home a Sanderson corner for the fourth.

Arsenal then let Birmingham back into the game with two sloppy goals. The first came after Emma Byrne misjudged a backpass and allowed the ball to roll under her foot into an empty net. Birmingham's second arrived from a rare corner for the visitors.

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27 Mar 2006