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Report: Yeovil Town Ladies 1-2 Bristol City Women

Two goals from Lucy Graham secures all three points for Bristol City Women as they claim the spoils from the south west derby at Dorchester Town FC.

Graham opened the scoring for Oxtoby’s side in the thirty-third minute with a skilful finish into the top corner, but the hosts levelled less than a minute later through Amber Galway to see the sides go into the break level.

Liv Fergusson’s second-half header for the hosts was ruled out for offside, before Graham then rose highest at the back post in the seventy-third minute to head in the winner.


What happened? 

City Women started the south west derby in the ascendancy and had the first clear cut chance of the game when, Walsh failed to deal with Ella Rutherford’s cross and the ball fell to Heather Payne who had her shot cleared off the line.

Bristol City Women continued to press their opponents and Payne had another attempt just minutes later, but her clipped effort floated just over the bar at the back post.

Oxtoby’s side broke the deadlock in the thirty-third minute through midfielder, Lucy Graham. Pattinson broke down the left wing, then picked out Graham in the box and the Scottish midfield maestro side footed the ball into the top corner to give her side the lead.

The hosts then hit back in under a minute as the City Women defence failed to deal with a long ball and it fell invitingly to Amber Gaylor, who took one touch before placing the ball into the bottom corner to bring the sides level.

Loren Dykes battles for the ball.

As the second half progressed there were chances aplenty for Oxtoby’s side, Rutherford intercepted an ill-timed back pass from Cousins and the forward did well to round Walsh, but she couldn’t find the target as her effort from a tight angle flashed across the face of goal.

Yeovil Town Ladies then had the ball in the back of the Bristol City net,  Liv Fergusson's header looped over Baggaley, but the goal was correctly ruled out for offside by the linesman.

City Women continued to press and got their winner in the seventy-third minute, a fantastic floated cross from captain Loren Dykes found Graham at the back post and the midfielder headed in for her sixth goal of the season.


Teams:

Bristol City Women:

Baggaley, Dykes (C), Evans, Brown, Pattinson, Biesmans, Humphrey, Graham, Rutherford, Payne (Ayane 52’), Kemppi (Kerkdijk 82’)

Subs: Watson (GK), Johnson, Wilson, Rood, Robinson

Yeovil Town Ladies:

Walsh, Goddard (Donovan 77’), Cousins, Short, Alexander, Mason, Evans, Gaylor, Albuery (Piggott 88’), Fergusson, Hetherson

Subs: Buxton, Burridge, Howard


Key Moment:

With the game level at one-a-piece, up stepped talismanic midfielder Lucy Graham to double her tally for the afternoon and secure all three points for Tanya Oxtoby’s side.

Loren Dykes got the better of Alexander on the right-hand side and the Welsh full-back clipped a delightful cross into the box and Graham rose above Goddard at the back post to head in the winner.


Photo of the match:

City Women celebrate Lucy Graham's winner.

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