Liverpool re-ignited their FA Women’s Continental League Cup hopes with a 6-0 victory away from home over Blackburn

Rhiannon Roberts scored her first goal for the Reds as they cruised to victory in Blackburn

Liverpool were too hot for Championship hosts Blackburn to handle as the Reds re-ignited their FA Women’s Continental League Cup hopes with a 6-0 victory away from home.

The dominant top-flight outfit cruised to their second group stage win before their play their final fixture in the stage in December.


Looking to bounce back positively from the weekend’s disappointment of losing the Merseyside derby at Anfield, Liverpool got off to a flyer.

After just ten minutes Rhiannon Roberts notched her first Reds goal, floating in a cross which sailed over Rovers keeper Lauren Penny and into the far corner of the net.

The impressive Rinsola Babajide was proving a thorn in Rovers’ side, and she saw a powerful strike blocked on the line by Ellie Stewart.

It was 2-0 in the 23rd minute when Babajide crashed home superbly from 20 yards, with Penny having no chance.

Penny produced a terrific save to deny Ashley Hodson, before the Reds striker teed up Melissa Lawley, who made it 3-0 with a neat clipped finish.

It was four in the 39th minute when Hodson slid in to convert Becky Jane’s cross from close range.

Credit to Rovers, they kept plugging away and skipper Saffron Jordan forced Frances Kitching into a decent save just past the hour mark.

With 15 minutes left Jordan fired narrowly over after meeting Natasha Flint’s lay-off.

The Reds added a fifth with six minutes left as sub Courtney Sweetman-Kirk raced clear before tucking low past Perry before Missy Bo Kearns curled home a free-kick three minutes later to wrap up the victory.


There were plenty of standout moments for the Reds after such an impressive performance, but the highlight has to be Roberts scoring her first goal in a Liverpool jersey from a floated cross.

Whether she meant to score or not, it will certainly be a moment to remember for the centre-back.

Naa Bardina
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