Amy Andrews’ 96th-minute winner saw Durham Women bounce back with a deserved win against London City Lionesses.
The forward struck deep into injury time to seal the three points for the hosts after they had been thwarted on several occasions by the impressive Grace Moloney in the visiting goal.
Durham made just one change from the side that lost at Crystal Palace, with Poppy Pritchard handed a first start.
And the Blues began brightly, with Jess Clarke’s low cross almost turned home by Andrews – only for Moloney to make a crucial block.
Clarke then came close herself with an effort from outside the area while Andrews forced Moloney into another good stop after finding some space 20 yards from goal.
Pritchard was the next to be thwarted by the London City ‘keeper – first after picking the pocket of her defender in the box before the Irish international made another stunning stop after the young striker was threaded in by Lauren Briggs.
The visitors came out the traps quickly in the second half and saw much more of the ball, albeit without really testing Naoisha McAloon.
Indeed, the first real chance of the half fell to Durham as Briggs glanced a header wide from Clarke’s teasing cross.
But London City remained a threat and Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah twice came close from range, with her second strike requiring the fingertips of McAloon to push it wide.
Moloney then kept Andrews out when one-on-one before Paige Satchell fired wide at the other end as the game became a far more transitional affair.
Saoirse Noonan came close with a header as both teams traded opportunities in the final stages.
It continued that way into the seven minutes of injury time, and so it was little surprise that the game’s deciding goal came on the break.
After dealing with a London City set-piece, Durham sprang forward with Andrews and Clarke swapping passes before the former swept home to cue raucous celebrations – as the Blues secured a second win of the season.



Date Time League Season Full Time
September 17, 2023 12:00 pm BWC 2023_24 90'


Maiden Castle, Durham
City of Durham, County Durham, North East England, England, DH1 3SE, United Kingdom


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Durham W011Win
London City Lionesses W000Loss

Durham W

1Naoisha McAloon Goalkeeper
3Lauren Briggs 22 Midfielder
5Sarah Wilson Defender
6Sarah Robson Midfielder
8Mollie Lambert Midfielder
9Amy Andrews Forward 96'
14Becky Salicki Defender
15Dee Bradley Defender
17Poppy Pritchard 20 Forward
19Ella Wilson Defender
20Saoirse Noonan 17 Forward 93'
21Erin Nicholson Midfielder
22Eleanor Ryan-Doyle 3 Forward
23Jess Clarke Midfielder
24Abby Holmes Defender
30Tatiana Saunders Goalkeeper