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

1
Spencer
2
Flaherty
3
Houghton 74
4
Grant
5
Ludlow (C)
6
Fahey
7
White 65 Goal!
8
Yankey
9
Nobbs Goal!
10
Little 58
11
Chapman Goal!

Substitutes

12
Byrne
13
Carter 58
14
Beattie 65 Goal!
15
Hayley Ladd
16
Tracy 74
17
Bruton

FC Bobruichanka

1
Svetlana Novikova
2
Natallia Ryzhevich
3
Olga Manzhuk
4
Oksana Shpak
5
Marina Luchenok (C) 36
6
Irina Tretiakova
7
Olga Davydovich 28
8
Ekaterina Lutskevich
9
Ekaterina Yeschik 72
10
Anna Gromolyuk
11
Zoya Malinovskaya

Substitutes

12
Maria Dashkovskaya
13
Tatiana Loginova 28
14
Maria Buzunova 72
15
Alla Martyniuk
16
Elena Buzinova
17
Veronika Lyubenkova
18
Svetlana Astashova 36
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29 Sep 2011