Arsenal Ladies came back from a goal behind to see off Bristol Academy 4-1, moving them six points clear at the top of the Women’s Premier League.

A superb 25-yard effort from Grace McCatty handed the hosts the lead on the half hour but four second-half goals, including a Julie Fleeting hat trick, secured the victory for Vic Akers’ side.

McCatty’s goal lived a charmed life before Bristol eventually crumbled. 11 minutes after the restart, Faye White nodded the visitors level and within moments Fleeting grabbed her first of the game after some good work from Rachel Yankey.

The striker then latched onto a Kelly Smith through-ball to double her tally and she completed her treble with her head after 77 minutes.

Arsenal Ladies

1
Byrne
2
Tracy 70
3
White Goal!
4
Bassett
5
Chapman
6
Fahey 46
7
Little
8
Ludlow
9
Fleeting Goal! Goal! Goal!
10
Carney 78
11
Smith

Substitutes

12
Scott 70
13
Grant
14
Davison 78
15
Yankey 46
16
Ross

Bristol Academy

1
Simkin
2
Yorston
3
Manley
4
Brien
5
Jones
6
Curtis
7
Dykes
8
Cox
9
McCatty Goal!
10
Lorton
11
Daley

Substitutes

12
Plewa
13
Britton
14
Passierello
15
Thomsit
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