Annie Rossiter struck a late winner as London City Lionesses continued their strong start to the FA Women’s Championship season with a 2-1 win against bottom side Watford.

It had appeared Watford were going to secure their first win of the campaign when captain Helen Ward broke the deadlock mid-way through the second half.

But Brooke Nunn equalised for the hosts with 15 minutes to go with a calm low finish, before Rossiter slotted home the winner in the 81st minute.

The Lionesses are third in the table and just two points off league leaders Durham, while Watford are rooted to the bottom and the only side this season without a point.

The hosts made a strong start and were all over the Hornets from the get go, with Kenni Thompson supplying some dangerous crosses from the flanks.

Charlotte Fleming went close breaking the deadlock just before the half-hour with a rasping drive that forced Watford’s Georgia Ferguson into a low diving stop.

Ferguson kept the home side at bay for the rest of the half and made some more crucial saves in the second, including a finger-tip save to deny Karin Muya.

Ward took advantage of some slack Lionesses defending to score the opening goal that had the visitors on course for their first win of the season, but Muya set up Nunn to level and Rossiter converted Mollie Rouse’s pass to turn the game on its head.