WSL Continental Cup: Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City Ladies are through to semi-finals
By Emma Webb. Last Updated: 13/07/14 5:14pm
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Chelsea Ladies are through to the WSL Continental Cup semi-finals after a 13-0 hammering of London Bees.
An early goal from debutant Ana Marques Borges put the Blues in front in less than 10 minutes, followed quickly by two goals from Drew Spence.
Two from Ji So Yun and goals from Emma Wilhelmsson and the first of three from Rachel Williams then had Chelsea 7-0 in front before the break.
Chelsea added an eighth less than 10 minutes into the second half with a header from Laura Coombs. Williams added her second of the afternoon two minutes later and then completed her treble from the penalty spot after Jackie Groenen was brought down.
Groenen then had her turn to score after she stabbed in from close range. The Dutch winger struck again with eight minutes remaining with a curling shot from inside the box, before Atlanta Primus volleyed in the 13th.
Also making the semi-finals were Manchester City after goals from Krystle Johnston, Toni Duggan and Jill Scott gave them a 3-0 away victory over Durham.
Johnston and Duggan both found the net in the first half and Scott in the second, with City finishing top of Group Two ahead of reigning FA WSL champions Liverpool.
It was goals galore for Bristol Academy Women in Solihull, as a double from Natasha Harding and a hat-trick from Natalia Pablos Sanchon made light work of Birmingham Ladies.
The convincing 5-0 result was not enough to see Bristol through to the semis, however, as Chelsea’s win denied them the sole runner-up spot with Notts County having already wrapped up top spot in Group Three 24 hours earlier.
Arsenal had no problems dispatching Millwall Lionesses 4-0 and booking their place in the semi-finals, as they scored three before half-time and the fourth on the final whistle. Millwall were missing captain Dionne Lennon after her leg break last weekend and were powerless against their hosts.