Week two of the English Women’s Super League 1 saw Manchester City beaten by Bristol and Chelsea’s Ji So-Yun see red!
Liverpool and Chelsea played to a goalless draw whilst Notts County earned a 2-0 victory at Everton and a place at the top of the WSL 1. Check out the week two results round up.
WSL Week 2 Matches
Chelsea Ladies 0-0 Liverpool Ladies
The much anticipated battle between Chelsea Ladies and Liverpool Ladies ended in a 0-0 draw and saw Ji So-Yun see red for a second bookable offence! The match was a tough physical one, Liverpool Ladies’ Danielle Gibbons talks about the game in her Women’s Soccer United blog. Chances were created at both ends, though these were limited as both teams struggled with the bad weather conditions which made passing difficult. Davison’s effort hit the post for Liverpool and Chelsea’s Jackie Groenen narrowly missed with her effort.
Chelsea: (4-3-3): Hourihan, Blundell, Buet, Flaherty, Wilhelmsson, Ogimi, Aluko, So-Yun, Groenen (Chapman 65), Coombs, Bassett
Subs not used: Williams, Brett, Ayane, Meiwald, Farrow
Red card: So-Yun 90 (second bookable offence)
Liverpool (4-4-2): Stout (Gibbons 60), Williams, Bonner, Bronze, Longhurst (Hodson 41), Omarsdottir, Dowie, Davison, Easton, Da Costa, Schroder (Harris 75)
Subs not used: Stewart, Alexander, Dale
Everton 0-2 Notts County LFC
Notts County took the early lead against the home side as Jess Clarke followed up to tap in the rebound from Katie Holtham’s header. Just before half-time, Clarke scored her second of the match assisted by Sophie Walton who delivered the corner kick. Clarke almost secured the hat-trick but her effort was sent wide. The biggest chance for Everton Ladies was in the 75th minute, Laura O’Neill had to clear a Kelly Jones header off the line.
Everton (4-1-4-1): Brown-Finnis; Murphy, Whelan (George 22), Johnson, Greenwood; Chaplen; Handley (Magill 66), Hinnigan, Jones, D Turner (M Turner 83); Parris.
Subs not used: Jones, Whipp, Walsh.
Notts County (4-2-3-1): Telford; Turner, Bradley, Corsie, O’Neil; Scott, Walton; Susi (Haywood 90+4), Holtham, Friend (Sweetman Kirk 67); Clarke.
Subs not used: Draycott, Roberts, Unitt.
Manchester City 0-2 Bristol Academy
Both these teams were looking to bounce back from opening day defeats and it was Bristol Academy who were successful. A goalmouth scramble led to Bristol’s opening goal which seemed to be deflected in off a Manchester City defender. The visitors doubled their lead just seven minutes later through James who scored from 15 yards. The result sees City bottom of the Women’s Super League after week 2.
Manchester City Women (4-4-2): Worrall, Lipman, Houghton, Nightingale, Marsh, Holbrook (Shepherd 60), Scott, Hassett, Christiansen, Johnston (Flint 60), Duggan.
Subs not used: Turner, Brooks, Harding
Bristol Academy (4-4-2): Earps, Matthews, Rose, Yorsten, Ingle, Harding, James (Heatherson 88), Watts, Del Rio, Sanchon, McCatty.
Subs not used: Dykes, Curson, Brown, Payol.
WSL Week 2 Attendances
Here are the attendances at the English Women’s Super League 1, week two matches, Birmingham and Arsenal were not in action due to City’s UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final fixture.
Highest to lowest:
1,253 – Man City-Bristol
503 – Chelsea-Liverpool
256 – Everton-Notts County
Total attendances for WSL 1 week two matches: 2,012
FAWSL Leading goalscorers after week 2
1. Jess Clarke (Notts County) 3 goals
2. Yuki Ogimi (Chelsea) 2 goals
3. Angharad James (Bristol Academy) 1 goal
3. Natasha Dowie (Liverpool) 1 goal
3. Alex Scott (Arsenal) 1 goal
FA WSL 1 – League standings (23 April 2014)
The Women’s Super League 1 action continues on 18 May, as the WSL teams will be involved in Cup action over the next couple of weeks! Here is a reminder of the full 2014 FAWSL fixtures.
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