Manchester City’s response came on five minutes when Chloe Kelly broke through the middle and found Ellen White. Blues skipper Magda Eriksson intercepted, but could only find Kelly who fired a shot over.
Chelsea had the next effort on goal two minutes later when Lucy Bronze gave the ball away to Ji, with the South Korean magician feeding Jonna Andersson. The cross found Fran Kirby who laid a ball back to Leupolz, but the effort went wide of the left hand post. Within five minutes, a delightful build up found Harder unmarked towards just inside the box, but she couldn’t get a shot away.
The home side continued to create with Cuthbert combining well again with Andersson. The Swede’s ball found Harder just inside the ‘D’, but Gemma Bonner deflected her shot out. Maren Mjelde’s corner found its way to Kerr near the back post. Under immense pressure from Bronze, the Matildas star’s half volley went over.
City came close on 24 minutes when Keira Walsh played a pass to Sam Mewis. Holding off Cuthbert, the American hit a curler than cannoned off of the bottom of the left hand post.
As the visitors built a head of steam, Jess Park showed that she was far from intimidated. She offered some great runs and passes that belied her tender age and lack of FAWSL experience.
Substitutes: Telford (GK), Thorisdottir, Ingle (used), England (used), Reiten, J. Fleming, Charles (used), C. Fleming.