Banner image

Author

Jack Pitt

Jack Pitt writes

Posted Saturday, January 6th 2018

Report: City Women 2-1 Everton Ladies

Lauren Hemp struck in each half to give Bristol City Women a winning start to 2018.

Though Georgia Brougham nodded the Merseysiders back into contention 17 minutes from the end, they were unable to conjure up a leveller as the Vixens leapfrogged them in the table up to seventh on seven points.

It took just 10 minutes for City Women to make the breakthrough as Yana Daniels advanced down the left and provided a square ball into the box, lashed home by England youth international Hemp.

Everton's only clear chance of the opening period came just after the half-hour when the Vixens somehow survived a goalmouth scramble, with Courtney Sweetman-Kirk unable to force the ball home as she hit the post.

But the Vixens were only inches away from doubling their lead just before the break when Hemp's free kick from the right was flicked over the bar by Millie Turner.

It was 1-0 at the break and City Women were in a confident mood going into the changing rooms.

Hemp had two more chances soon after the interval, eight minutes after the break, a well-worked corner found her in space eight yards out, but she blazed her shot off target.

Then a poor clearance by Lizzie Durack saw Chloe Arthur send Hemp clear, the Everton keeper making amends by pulling off a diving stop.

Approaching the hour mark, Daniels floated a delightful free-kick into the rising Millie Turner, but her header was inches wide.

Hemp's second goal finally arrived from the penalty spot in the 65th minute after Daniels was brought down, the striker leaving Durack rooted to the spot as she fired her attempt firmly to the keeper's right.

Everton refused to lie down and pulled a goal back in the 74th minute, defender Georgia Brougham credited with the final touch as a sea of heads rose to meet a flighted ball into City Women's box.

City Women held on in a tense final 15 minutes of a frenetic encounter, on a bitterly cold night at the Stoke Gifford Stadium.

City Women: Baggaley; Brown, Kerkdijk, Matthews; Turner, Biesmans; Allen (Wilson 90), Estcourt, Arthur, Daniels; Hemp (Fergusson 90). Subs not used: Leach, Watson, Palmer, Goddard, Nolan.

Latest News

Vote for your MansionBet April Moment of the Month

Vote for your MansionBet April Moment of the Month

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th 2021

Beard’s pride as City Women prepare for final-day showdown

Beard’s pride as City Women prepare for final-day showdown

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th 2021

Season Cards set for general sale

Season Cards set for general sale

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th 2021

Wiles-Richards signs two-year contract

Wiles-Richards signs two-year contract

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Report: Leicester Riders 92-79 Bristol Flyers
Basketball icon

Report: Leicester Riders 92-79 Bristol Flyers

Bristol Flyers were eliminated from the BBL play-offs by the top seed Leicester Riders.

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th 2021 • Basketball

Bears team up with Tom & Teddy to launch social media competition
Rugby icon

Bears team up with Tom & Teddy to launch social media competition

Bristol Bears are teaming up with Bristol-based beachwear brand Tom & Teddy to launch a unique social media competition for supporters.

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th 2021 • Rugby

'Fresh and excited for derby clash’ - Lam
Rugby icon

'Fresh and excited for derby clash’ - Lam

Pat Lam is expecting a ‘tough challenge’ when his side make the short trip to The Rec to face a Bath side ‘packed with international quality’ on Saturday (4.30pm KO, live on BT Sport 1 HD).

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th 2021 • Rugby

Watch the season run-in at Ashton Gate Sports Bar
Bristol Sport icon

Watch the season run-in at Ashton Gate Sports Bar

Enjoy the thrilling finale to the Bears’ Gallagher Premiership campaign in the Ashton Gate Sports Bar.

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th 2021 • Bristol Sport

Free teacher CPD on Ashton Gate Stadium pitch
Rugby icon

Free teacher CPD on Ashton Gate Stadium pitch

Bristol Bears Community Foundation is delighted to offer a free morning of CPD for primary school teachers at Ashton Gate Stadium, the home of the Bristol Bears.

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th 2021 • Rugby