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Skipper Dionne Lennon delighted as Lionesses hit four

13 August 2015

Millwall back to winning ways with 4-2 Cup cracker at Watford

Dionne Lennon hopes that Millwall Lionesses' excellent 4-2 FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup win at Watford can kick-start their season and help the team move up the table.

Ashlee Hincks and Fliss Gibbons gave the Lionesses a two-goal advantage by half-time and though Lennon got on the score-sheet in the second half, goals from Anneka Nuttall and Stacie Donnelly kept Watford in it.

Millwall's Jordon Butler suffered a knee injury that caused a lengthy delay late on, but Rinsola Babajide struck in stoppage time to secure a second away victory of the season for the Lionesses.

And captain Lennon said: "We've had a tough time of it lately, not necessarily getting the results or the performances that we want. We just wanted to come here, prove a point, get back to winning ways and get back to the performances we had at the start of the season.

"All the times we've played Watford they have given us a good game; it's always a nice feisty battle, which I think the fans enjoy as well.

"We've found goals hard to come by this year, so it's nice to score four and spread them around a bit."

Hincks opened the scoring for Millwall with a speculative long-range effort that deceived goalkeeper Trippoli Witney and bobbled into the net.

Donnelly forced visiting keeper Frankie Gibbs into a clever save just before the break with a crisply struck shot from distance, but the Lionesses doubled their advantage moments later courtesy of a sublime curler from Gibbons after Hincks had laid the ball into her path.

Watford reduced the arrears in the 55th minute, with Nuttall rising brilliantly to head home a corner only for Millwall to restore their two-goal cushion just before the hour mark with a firm finish from Lennon.

The match was marred 15 minutes from time by the injury to Butler and Donnelly grabbed a goal back for Watford almost immediately as the Lionesses re-organised.

However any hopes Watford had of clawing their way back on to level terms were quashed when Babajide came off the bench and wrapped it up for Millwall with a terrific solo effort in injury time.

Millwall's next match is at home to table-topping Doncaster Belles on Sunday 23rd August, with a 2pm kick-off at The Den. Buy your tickets here

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