Arsenal Ladies followed up last weekend's thrashing of Fulham with another comprehensive victory - this time at Bristol Academy.
The defending champions dominated the game from the first whistle, enjoying the lion's share of possession and dictating the tempo with their fluent passing game.
- Phillip 45
- Smith 45
- Carney 45
- Larkin 45
- Yankey 45
- Davison 45
Jayne Ludlow opened the scoring, slotting home after Katie Chapman had nodded the Welsh midfielder's cross back towards her. Lianne Sanderson doubled Arsenal's lead, sliding the ball past the Bristol keeper after being played through on goal.
Ludlow and Kelly Smith struck before half time to put the result beyond doubt but Arsenal did not have things all their own way in the second half as Bristol emerged from the dressing room to put up a strong fight.
There were two further goals though, Scotland captain Julie Fleeting grabbing Arsenal's fifth before England international Sanderson rounded off another impressive victory.
Arsenal Ladies will now travel to Russia for the group stages of the UEFA Women's Cup from September 11 to 17.Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 3 Sep 2006