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Arsenal Ladies survive a scare to go six points clear

PUBLISHED: 14:04 03 December 2008 | UPDATED: 15:40 07 September 2010

Arsenal Ladies survived an early scare to move six points clear at the top of the Womens Premier League with a 4-1 win at Bristol Academy. Grace McNetty gave the hosts a shock first-half lead when she drilled a 25-yard effort past Arsenal goalkeeper Emma

Arsenal Ladies survived an early scare to move six points clear at the top of the Womens Premier League with a 4-1 win at Bristol Academy.

Grace McNetty gave the hosts a shock first-half lead when she drilled a 25-yard effort past Arsenal goalkeeper Emma Byrne.

Faye White levelled after 56 minutes and Academy crumbled as Scotland skipper Julie Fleeting notched a hat-trick with goals after 62, 69 and 77 minutes to spare Arsenal's blushes.

Vic Akers' side faces its toughest test of the season on Sunday when they travel to Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final.


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