Yeovil Town Ladies promoted to WSL 1 after 2-0 win at London Bees

Yeovil Town celebrate promotion
Winning their final game against Sheffield should be enough to secure the WSL 2 title for promoted Yeovil

Yeovil Town Ladies secured promotion to the top division of the Women's Super League as Kayleigh Green and Nadia Lawrence earned victory at London Bees.

The Lady Glovers will go up alongside Bristol City Women, who beat Everton on Saturday to clinch promotion at the first attempt after relegation in 2015.

Both teams can still win the WSL 2 title with one league game remaining.

Yeovil go into the final round of fixtures on Sunday, 6 November ahead of Bristol City on goal difference.

If leaders Yeovil beat Sheffield, Bristol City would need to win at Oxford by at least a seven-goal margin to stand any chance of overhauling the Somerset side.

The two promoted clubs will play in the transitional WSL Spring Series in 2017 and are guaranteed top-flight football until at least spring 2018 as the WSL switches to a winter calendar from next autumn.

Nadia Lawrence scores for Yeovil
Nadia Lawrence curls in Yeovil's second goal in Sunday's win at London Bees
Yeovil Town Ladies tweet

Yeovil manager Jamie Sherwood told BBC 5 live sports extra: "I don't think we played very well at all, but in the second half we saw a performance full of bravery, character and courage, which epitomises our season. It's what our club's all about.

"This is a momentous occasion for this football club. I don't think I can put it into words."

Yeovil chairman Steve Allinson: "It means a huge amount. Little old Yeovil, they keep saying - we're one of the top 10 women's football teams in the country.

"We'll be playing Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea next season - it's fantastic."

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 30th October 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Yeovil Town Ladies17113338162236
2Bristol City Women17113332161636
3Everton Ladies1794431151631
4Durham Women1793528181030
5Sheffield Ladies1775525151026
6London Bees176472535-1022
7Aston Villa Ladies176382227-521
8Millwall Lionesses173772329-616
9Oxford United Women1741122037-1713
10Watford Ladies1721141349-367
View full The FA Women's Championship table

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