Chelsea Ladies have won the FA Women’s Super League 1 Spring Series title with a 2-0 victory over Birmingham City Ladies at Damson Park in Solihull.
Karen Carney and Fran Kirby got the goals as The Blues rounded off a superb stop-gap spring campaign with a title-winning performance.
There was little to separate the two sides in the opening exchanges of the match until The Blues were awarded a 21st minute penalty when home keeper Ann-Katrin Berger brought down Kirby in the box. Carney stepped up to take the spot kick and made no mistake from 12 yards.
Chelsea looked the stronger of the two sides and Gemma Davison headed a chance wide while Maren Mjelde’s long range effort did little to trouble Birmingham City keeper Berger.
The home keeper made up for her error earlier in the half on the stroke of half time when she superbly denied Kirby a certain goal to keep the scores at 1-0 going into the break.
Emma Hayes’ side were again dominant at the start of the second half and Mjelde’s header was deflected just wide before Kirby made it 2-0 with a tap-in after Berger had spilt a Davison cross.
Crystal Dunn saw a long range effort go wide before Rachel Williams failed to hit the target with a rare effort for the home side.
Drew Spence almost made it 3-0 late on but Berger was alert to produce a smart save. The striker’s miss didn’t matter as Chelsea secured the FA Women’s Super League 1 Spring Series title courtesy of a 2-0 win.