WSL: Birmingham City Women edge to 1-0 win over Everton Ladies

Charlie Wellings
Wellings, 20, scored for Birmingham in the Women's FA Cup final in 2017

Charlie Wellings scored after just 42 seconds as Birmingham City Women opened the new Women's Super League season with a 1-0 win over Everton Ladies.

Wellings latched on to Ellen White's pass before bursting towards the box and firing past keeper Kirstie Levell.

Hayley Ladd and White had chances to double the lead with close-range attempts before the break.

Paige Williams then went close midway through the second half when she struck the crossbar from 25 yards.

Goalkeeper Becky Flaherty was on the bench for Everton having completed a move from Liverpool Women earlier in the day.

Line-ups

B'ham City Women

  • 30Berger
  • 3Sargeant
  • 25Mannion
  • 6Harrop
  • 2Williams
  • 13EwersSubstituted forArthurat 77'minutes
  • 4LaddBooked at 59mins
  • 15Wellings
  • 37Staniforth
  • 11Quinn
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forFollisat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Arthur
  • 8Mayling
  • 14Follis
  • 18Scofield
  • 21Hayles
  • 23Scott
  • 29Hampton

Everton Ladies

  • 1Levell
  • 6Brougham
  • 4George
  • 5Worm
  • 2Bryson
  • 13StringerSubstituted forMagillat 67'minutes
  • 12James
  • 3Turner
  • 8KaagmanSubstituted forBruinenbergat 66'minutes
  • 11Kelly
  • 9WalkerSubstituted forBoye-Hlorkahat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Boye-Hlorkah
  • 10Magill
  • 14Hinds
  • 16Cain
  • 20Finnigan
  • 22Bruinenberg
  • 25Flaherty
Referee:
James Bell
Attendance:
603

Match Stats

Home TeamB'ham City WomenAway TeamEverton Ladies
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Birmingham City Women 1, Everton Ladies 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Birmingham City Women 1, Everton Ladies 0.

Attempt missed. Dominique Bruinenberg (Everton Ladies) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Siri Worm following a corner.

Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Aoife Mannion.

Attempt missed. Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Hayley Ladd.

Attempt missed. Georgia Brougham (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Simone Magill.

Foul by Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City Women).

Simone Magill (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Siri Worm.

Attempt missed. Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Simone Magill.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Women. Emma Follis replaces Ellen White.

Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Danielle Turner.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah replaces Claudia Walker.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Georgia Brougham (Everton Ladies) because of an injury.

Foul by Paige Williams (Birmingham City Women).

Georgia Brougham (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Claudia Walker (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Simone Magill.

Hand ball by Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Women. Chloe Arthur replaces Marisa Ewers.

Marisa Ewers (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies).

Attempt missed. Ellen White (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lucy Staniforth with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Kirstie Levell.

Attempt saved. Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Angharad James (Everton Ladies).

Foul by Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City Women).

Georgia Brougham (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Hayley Ladd (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marisa Ewers with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Women) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Lucy Quinn with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Simone Magill replaces Abbey-Leigh Stringer.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Dominique Bruinenberg replaces Inessa Kaagman.

Paige Williams (Birmingham City Women) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Aoife Mannion.

Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Claudia Walker (Everton Ladies).

Foul by Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City Women).

Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hayley Ladd (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danielle Turner (Everton Ladies).

Ellen White (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women11005053
2Reading Women11004043
3B'ham City Women11001013
4Bristol City Women11001013
5Chelsea Women10100001
6Man City Women10100001
7West Ham Women00000000
8Brighton Women100101-10
9Everton Ladies100101-10
10Yeovil Town Ladies100104-40
11Liverpool Women100105-50
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