Bethany England’s quick-fire brace and a smart finish by Drew Spence ensured the Blues made it two wins from two at the start of our Continental Tyres League Cup campaign.

 

For the second game running in the competition Chelsea followed an under par first-half performance with a much better showing after the break, having spurned chance after chance during the opening 45 minutes against opponents from the Championship.

However, they raced into a two-goal lead only 10 minutes into the second half as Bethany England, netted two at this same ground “Hayes Lane in Bromley” a year ago, tapped home a cross by Maren Mjelde and then headed in Erin Cuthbert’s precise free-kick.

It was complete domination by the Blues throughout the match and the scoreline took on a fairer reflection of the balance of play, as England unselfishly teed up Spence to score her first goal of the season to give us a comfortable victory.

Having won their previous fixture in the competition 2-0 against West Ham United they move on to six points in Group D South and are well placed to progress to the quarter-finals, with their next game in the Continental League Cup coming in a fortnight’s time at Lewes Town.