A Beth Mead goal proved the difference for the second time this week, as we beat Everton on Friday night.
Kim Little captained the side on her first start since a long-term injury lay-off, and she almost had a perfect return when she twice went close to making the breakthrough inside the opening 30 minutes.
We broke the deadlock six minutes before half-time, with a wonderful piece of control and an impressive drilled effort from Mead beating Lizzie Durack in the visitors’ goal.
We had to survive a late scare just before the interval, with Sari van Veenendaal required to tip an audacious effort from Mollie Green on to the crossbar.
We finished the half with just 10 players, after Emma Mitchell required treatment for a head injury.
Mitchell started the second half, but Little made way for Lauren James as the Scotland international continues her recovery.
Dominique Janssen nearly doubled our lead, but saw a powerful free-kick held by Durack.
Lisa Evans then teed up Dan Carter with a great opportunity to get on the scoresheet, but her strike went over the crossbar from close range.
Durack was at her best once again soon after, denying Carter what looked a near-certain goal.
WHAT IT MEANS
We’re third in the WSL table, five points behind second-placed Manchester City and six behind leaders Chelsea.
We now get set to face Manchester City in the Continental Cup final.
We take on City on Wednesday, March 14 with kick-off at 7pm at Adams Park.
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