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Posted Saturday, May 12th 2018

Report: Yeovil Town Ladies 0 - Bristol City Women 2

Bristol City Women ran out 2-0 winners against Yeovil Town at the Viridor Stadium.

 

Second-half strikes from Lauren Hemp and Yana Daniels secured all three points.

The game started in a frantic fashion, with the hosts controlling possession until City Women found their rhythm.

Charlie Estcourt went close to giving the visitors the lead after five minutes, hitting a rising shot which struck the underside of the bar and bounced back on the line before being safely collected by goalkeeper Megan Walsh.

In the opening quarter, the Vixens were having a lot of success down the left flank through Loren Dykes, who delivered a number of dangerous crosses all day.

City then rattled the woodwork for a second time with a little help from Nicola Cousins, who deflected a Hemp cross towards her own goal but it came back off the post and was cleared.

The winger repeated the trick shortly before the break, although this time it was Bow Jackson who flicked a leg at the ball only to send it onto the top of her own bar.

City Women almost took the lead on the half-hour mark, with Farrow agonisingly close to getting on the end of a fantastic Daniels cross in the middle.

Yeovil were at it themselves soon after as a Gemma Evans free-kick from out wide eluded everyone before hitting the base of the post and despite the hosts' best efforts from the resulting scramble they couldn't find the back of the net.

The half-time whistle went and City Women certainly felt they were controlling the encounter but couldn’t break the deadlock.

Yeovil started the second-half strongly, but it didn’t take City Women long to get control of the game again.

A number of chances fell to Hemp, Farrow and Daniels but they were either off target or Walsh was on hand to save.

Hemp's luck was in on the hour mark, though, as she gave the Vixens the lead in the 60th minute with a looping corner that beat everybody - including the 'keeper - and found the far corner, bouncing in off the post.

Almost immediately, Hemp almost made it two with a bullet header from an Aimee Palmer corner but Walsh saved brilliantly.

On 73 minutes it was 2-0 as Daniels, who had been dangerous all day, cut inside and found the top corner with a precise left-footed strike that gave Walsh no chance.

The result means City Women have won three away games on the spin and have also won their two league games in a row, to move up to seventh in the table.

Bristol City: Sophie Baggaley; Flo Allen, Danique Kerkdijk (Matthews), Millie Turner, Loren Dykes; Aimee Palmer (Humphrey 76), Julie Biesmans, Charlie Estcourt; Yana Daniels, Millie Farrow (Fergusson 76), Lauren Hemp

Substitutes not used: Aimee Watson, Frankie Brown, Poppy Wilson

Tickets for City Women's last two games of the season against Chelsea and Arsenal at the Stoke Gifford Stadium are here.

 

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