Pompey triumph sees them climb to second in table
Pompey Ladies got their league campaign back on track with a 2-1 victory at Keynsham.
Fiona McMillan put the visitors ahead with her first goal of the season midway through the first half, heading home from a Molly Clark corner.
But the Blues survived a scare just before the interval, with Tiffany Taylor well-placed to make a goal-line clearance.
They increased their advantage early in the second half, however, as Charley Wilson (pictured) forced the ball over the line following a scramble in the box.
Pompey were then reduced to 10 players as McMillan limped off after they had already made all three substitutions.
And Keynsham made their numerical advantage by reducing the deficit late in the game.
They were awarded a penalty after Clark was penalised for a disputed foul and Hajrija Sabic stepped up to convert the spot-kick.
That ensured a nervy finish, but Pompey held on to secure victory and climb up to second in the Premier League Southern Division table.
Joint Blues boss Perry Northeast said: “We’ve been working on corners with the team in training, so it’s good to see that paying off.
“Both our goals came from them, so it shows the important on working on that during the week.
“The first was a great delivery from Molly and it just needed someone to meet it – luckily Fi was on the end to direct it into the net.
“It was another Molly corner that led to the second and Charley was able to get the final touch, so it’s very pleasing.”
Pompey: Blakely, Taylor, McMillan, Schumann-Edwards (Murphy 53), Bazan, Simmonds (Bloomfield 59), Clark, Kempson, Frampton (Khassal 62), Hillier (c), Wilson