Ladies take pole position

Portsmouth Ladies 0-1 West Ham United Ladies

West Ham United Ladies have gone two points clear at the top of the FA Womens Premier League Southern Division after a fine 1-0 win at fellow high-fliers Portsmouth on Sunday.

Despite injuries depleting the squad, with skipper Nat Grafton forced to sit out, the Ladies produced their best performance of the season so far. The side included 16-year-old debutant Danica Revell in the back line, and she helped the defence keep a clean sheet for the third consecutive league game.

A very entertaning end-to-end match was settled by Gemma Shepherd's header early in the second half, from a pinpoint Emma Thomas cross, to keep up the club's 100 per cent start to the league season.