Banner image

Report: Bristol Academy 0-4 Chelsea

Vixens struggle in first tie as league leaders Chelsea win with a double from Drew Spence.

After a disappointing match against Frankfurt in the Champions League, Bristol Academy started their league campaign today with a home fixture against Chelsea.

The away side started comfortably, having a number of early chances. Bristol’s solid defence for the first 20 minutes came undone when Chelsea scored their first, after a cross fell kindly to So-Yun who fired home from 12 yards.

The blues second, quickly followed when Spence headed past Earps after a cross from the right. Chelsea continued to press with Davison making a surging run through the middle, passing several Bristol defenders to slot it past Mary Earps making it 3-0 to the visitors before the break.

After the interval both teams started brightly with chances coming from both sides. Chelsea's best chance came when Aluko's shot beat everyone except Grace McCatty, who cleared it off the line.

Bristol Academy created more attacking play in the second half but lacked the final ball. Both teams continued to push for chances and Chelsea got their fourth after a McCatty mistake fell to Spence to grab her second of the game.

Bristol boss Dave Edmondson insisted a sub-par first-half performance cost his team, even if they did improve after the interval.

After crashing out of both cups in the space of a week and not getting the perfect start in the league Bristol look to bounce back in their next fixture against Arsenal on the 15th of April.

 

Related News

Bristol Academy Draw Frankfurt

Bristol Academy Draw Frankfurt

Posted: Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Report: Arsenal 2-0 Bristol Academy

Report: Arsenal 2-0 Bristol Academy

Posted: Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Latest News

FIT ROBINS is back!

FIT ROBINS is back!

Posted: Saturday, May 15th 2021

Probert proud of Academy’s progress

Probert proud of Academy’s progress

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021

Gallery: Young Robins beaten by Blues

Gallery: Young Robins beaten by Blues

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021

Report: Bristol City U23s 1-2 Birmingham City U23s (AET)

Report: Bristol City U23s 1-2 Birmingham City U23s (AET)

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

LIVE! Bristol Bears vs Gloucester Rugby
Rugby icon

LIVE! Bristol Bears vs Gloucester Rugby

Follow all the action LIVE from Ashton Gate as Bristol Bears face Gloucester Rugby in round 19 of the Gallagher Premiership.

Posted: Monday, May 17th 2021 • Rugby

Match preview: Gloucester Rugby (h) - Gallagher Premiership
Rugby icon

Match preview: Gloucester Rugby (h) - Gallagher Premiership

Everything you need to know ahead of the round 19 Gallagher Premiership clash with Gloucester at Ashton Gate.

Posted: Monday, May 17th 2021 • Rugby

Team news: Bristol Bears vs Gloucester Rugby
Rugby icon

Team news: Bristol Bears vs Gloucester Rugby

Fans will return to Ashton Gate for the first time since March 2020 when Bears host Gloucester on Monday (7.45pm KO).

Posted: Sunday, May 16th 2021 • Rugby

Ashton Gate Named As National League Promotion Final Venue
Football icon

Ashton Gate Named As National League Promotion Final Venue

Ashton Gate Stadium has been named as the venue for the National League’s Vanarama Promotion Final on Sunday, June 20th.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Football

South Stand Sponsor Xledger Supports Frontline Staff At Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre
Bristol Sport icon

South Stand Sponsor Xledger Supports Frontline Staff At Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre

South stand sponsor Xledger were today handing out lunches to NHS workers at Ashton Gate to celebrate more than a hundred thousand vaccines to the Bristol community.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Bristol Sport