Banner image

Report: Durham Women 0-0 Bristol City Women

An injury to Millie Farrow further dampened proceedings at New Ferens Park as Bristol City Women were held to a frustrating goalless draw against Durham Women.

The Chelsea loanee returned from a dislocated shoulder in April and suffered the same injury late in the second half in the North East.

City had started the game strongly and almost took the lead through Farrow in the 12th minute.

Chloe Arthur showed superb footwork on the right flank to deliver into the box for the 20-year-old, who caused keeper Helen Alderson to fumble but saw her effort cleared off the line by Sarah Wilson.

The game ebbed and flowed with chances coming after long spells of slow build-up play.

Durham’s Emily Roberts forced Vixens stopper Caitlin Leach to tip over before Wilson had to be at her best to twice deny City’s attack.

The defender made a vital interception to prevent Farrow from going through one-on-one then prevented Georgia Evans’ teasing cross being tapped in at the back post.

The Vixens enjoyed large amounts of possession and dictated the play but couldn’t break down a stubborn the home side's backline.

Durham introduced Natalie Gutteridge at half-time and she set up Roberts within a minute of the restart but the forward found Leach in good form once more.

Better was to come from the City goalkeeper as she acrobatically kept out Beth Hepple’s rifled shot with her fingertips.

Willie Kirk’s side were desperate to obtain three points to keep on Yeovil Town’s tail and looked certain to take the lead when Farrow raced up field, teed up Claire Emslie to shoot but the Scotland international was denied by a brilliant last-ditch block.

As the Vixens failed to breakdown Durham, they suffered a further setback as Farrow went down holding her shoulder.

In what seemed an innocuous tussle, the young forward backed into her opponent before falling to the ground in heaps of pain. 

Farrow was assisted off the pitch by Durham’s doctor who was brilliant in aiding the City player’s treatment and trip to the hospital.

A sad end to a match that sees City remain in second place in WSL2 having played two games more than the chasing pack.

Related News

A Point Gained - Kirk

A Point Gained - Kirk

Posted: Monday, July 18th 2016

City Women To Assess Farrow's Injury

City Women To Assess Farrow's Injury

Posted: Monday, July 18th 2016

Evans Praises Team-Mate Leach

Evans Praises Team-Mate Leach

Posted: Monday, July 18th 2016

Latest News

New home for City Women

New home for City Women

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th 2020

Everything you need to know: Twerton Park

Everything you need to know: Twerton Park

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th 2020

Football Supporter's Association Survey

Football Supporter's Association Survey

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th 2020

Holiday camps nearing capacity

Holiday camps nearing capacity

Posted: Friday, July 31st 2020

Also from Bristol Sport

Bears reveal Season Card and matchday ticket options
Rugby icon

Bears reveal Season Card and matchday ticket options

Bristol Bears are now able to offer our season card holders and matchday ticket holders clarity on how to watch and support the club ahead of the campaign restart on Saturday, August 15th.

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th 2020 • Rugby

‘It’s been a long wait’ – Mayes
Rugby icon

‘It’s been a long wait’ – Mayes

Bristol Bears Women’s new Club Captain Daisie Mayes spoke of her excitement to return to action as Kim Oliver’s side begin stage one training.

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th 2020 • Rugby

McPhillips says Bears primed for Premiership return
Rugby icon

McPhillips says Bears primed for Premiership return

Conor McPhillips says the Bears are primed and ready for the resumption of the Gallagher Premiership next weekend, with all eyes on Ashton Gate for the clash with Saracens on Saturday, August 15th.

Posted: Tuesday, August 4th 2020 • Rugby

I've heard so much about the fan base - Davis
Basketball icon

I've heard so much about the fan base - Davis

Liam Davis can't wait to make the step up to the BBL following a successful loan spell at Reading Rockets.

Posted: Monday, August 3rd 2020 • Basketball

Enjoy the Champions League at Ashton Gate Sports Bar & Pizzeria
Stadium icon

Enjoy the Champions League at Ashton Gate Sports Bar & Pizzeria

Fans can enjoy Champions League action on the largest indoor pub screen in the country this weekend.

Posted: Monday, August 3rd 2020 • Stadium