Arsenal Ladies got their UEFA Women's Cup campaign off to a victory start in Denmark on Tuesday afternoon.

Vic Akers' side eased past Polish champions Wroclaw thanks to goals from Lianne Sanderson, Rachel McArthur and substitute Jayne Ludlow.

The Ladies needed just 17 minutes to break the deadlock. Rachel Yankey crossed from the left and Sanderson was rather fortunate when the ball clipped her heel and looped over the Polish goalkeeper.

Six minutes later Arsenal doubled their lead. Kelly Smith was the creator, playing the ball through to McArthur who touched it past the keeper.

The Ladies looked comfortable and added a third with 15 minutes left. Again Smith was instrumental, beating four opponents before crossing for Ludlow. The substitute made no mistake.

Wroclaw kept battling and scored a consolation five minutes from time. Marta Ocrebska beat Emma Byrne but it was too little, too late for the Poles.

Arsenal's next game in their second qualifying round group is against Toliatti on Thursday. They complete their fixtures against hosts Brøndby on Saturday.

Brondby beat Lada Toliatti 2-0 on the other group game.

Group Standings Team P W D L F A Pts Arsenal 1 1 0 0 3 1 3 Brøndby 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 KS AZS Wroclaw 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 Lada Toliatti 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
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13 Sep 2005