By Joe Brewin

Arsenal Ladies put themselves firmly in the driving seat for a place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 4-0 first-leg victory over FC Bobruichanka.

Before the game Laura Harvey called for consistency from her Gunners side as they look to go one step further than last season’s Semi-Final place.

And the Ladies manager will no doubt be delighted with what she saw from her side in a potentially tricky encounter against the Belarus champions.

Ellen White opened the scoring after nine minutes to give the Ladies a slender half-time lead.

The second half was a different story completely as Harvey's team produced three more goals to put themselves in command.

Jordan Nobbs made it two in the 64th minute before Jennifer Beattie and Katie Chapman completed a fine afternoon's work.

The Ladies will look to close out the tie when they host Bobruichanka in the second leg on October 5.

Arsenal Ladies

22
Spencer
4
Houghton 74
4
Ludlow (C)
5
Flaherty
7
Grant
8
Nobbs Goal!
9
White 65 Goal!
11
Yankey
19
Fahey
16
Little 58
17
Chapman Goal!

Substitutes

1
Byrne
14
Beattie 65 Goal!
15
Carter 58
3
Tracy 74
99
Bruton
0
Hayley Ladd

FC Bobruichanka

0
Svetlana Novikova
0
Oksana Shpak
0
Natallia Ryzhevich
0
Olga Manzhuk
0
Marina Luchenok (C) 36
0
Olga Davydovich 28
0
Ekaterina Yeschik 72
0
Irina Tretiakova
0
Ekaterina Lutskevich
0
Zoya Malinovskaya
0
Anna Gromolyuk

Substitutes

0
Maria Dashkovskaya
0
Svetlana Astashova 36
0
Maria Buzunova 72
0
Elena Buzinova
0
Tatiana Loginova 28
0
Alla Martyniuk
0
Veronika Lyubenkova
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29 Sep 2011