Goals from Gilly Flaherty, Ciara Grant and Kim Little helped Arsenal Ladies to a 3-0 away win against Sparta Prague on Wednesday evening.

The game was the first leg of the UEFA Women's Champions League Round of 16 and the Gunners will take a healthy lead back to Boreham Wood.

Flaherty opened the scoring 11 minutes in after Sparta failed to properly execute the offside trap leaving six Arsenal players with time and space in front of goal, enabling Flaherty to loft the ball over the hosts' keeper.

A second was added 27 minutes in when a Rachel Yankey corner was headed in by Grant.

Ten minutes after the break Tony Gervaise's side struck again.

Kim Little was brought down inside the area after receiving the ball from Yankey. A penalty was awarded and Little picked herself up to convert the spot kick.

The second-leg takes place at Boreham Wood FC next Wednesday.

Arsenal Ladies

1
Byrne
3
Yorston Yellow Card
4
Ludlow
5
Flaherty Goal!
7
Grant Goal!
11
Yankey
12
Davison
16
Little Goal!
17
Chapman
19
Fahey
20
Lander 79

Substitutes

22
Spencer
3
Tracy
6
White
14
Beattie
99
Coombs
99
Prosser
99
Bruton 79

Sparta Prague

0
Lenka Gazdíková
0
Lucie Heroldová
0
Eva Bartoňová 61
0
Kateřina Došková
0
Jana Sedláčková
0
Petra Vyštejnová
0
Lucie Kladrubská 54 Yellow Card
0
Markéta Ringelová
0
Tereza Kožárová 75 Yellow Card
0
Lucia Ondrušová
0
Adéla Pivoňková

Substitutes

0
Hana Sloupová
0
Danuta Zelničkova
0
Nicole Nemodova
0
Michaela Čulová 75
0
Adéla Bíbrlová 54
0
Dominika Týlová
0
Aneta Malinová 61
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4 Nov 2009