BURNLEY FC Women's ten game winning league run was ended on Wednesday evening by a late Bolton Wanderers goal.

Wednesday's defeat means Burnley are now 10 points clear at the top of the FA WNL North Division One.

The Clarets won 1-0 early in the season at Bolton, but the visitors avenged their loss when they came to the Arbories Memorial Sports Ground.

Bolton's win helps to keep them in contention for the FA WNL North Division One league title.

The Clarets, playing with the advantage of the slope, tried to pressurise the Bolton goal from the start but were met with determined defending.

Bolton made the best early chance as their winger, Saff Newhouse, cut into a central position then shot wide from the edge of the area.

Embley continued to put the effort in and received a long ball from Jo Holt. She twisted around a couple of markers and got a shot off on the edge of the box.

Bolton's first test for the Clarets keeper, Lauren Bracewell, came from a right wing cross that she had to catch at chest height at her far post.

The game continued with a great intensity in the midfield where Sarah Greenhalgh won the ball and passed to Embley who was close to scoring the first goal.

Bolton's keeper slid out to disposes her in what turned out to be the best chance of the half.

The visitors gained the advantage of the slope in the second half and were soon making the Clarets defence work very hard.

Good chances were few and far between until the latter stages of the half when the game opened up.

The end to end play continued as Clarets captain Holt cleared a dangerous pass into the box and Bracewell was called into action to save a shot from distance.

Bolton delivered the killer blow with less than four minutes of normal time remaining as Kelly Halligan received the ball on a forward run and managed to beat both Clarets central defenders to shoot past Bracewell.

Bolton defended hard as the Clarets tried to equalise, but the score remained 1-0 at the final whistle. Burnley FC Women are next in action away to Norton & Stockton Ancients on Sunday 24th February.