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Bristol City Women 1-0 Everton Ladies: Lucy Graham goal gives hosts victory

Lucy Graham scores for Bristol City
Lucy Graham struck the winner for Bristol City from about 30 yards

Lucy Graham scored from about 30 yards as Bristol City Women put in a resolute defensive display to beat Everton.

Everton keeper Kirstie Levell could only tip Graham's fine strike onto the post and into the net, as the hosts broke through with their first shot.

The visitors were thwarted by several saves from Sophie Baggaley, with Elise Hughes and Angharad James also hitting the woodwork in quick succession.

Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah was also denied as Everton were left frustrated.

The Toffees stay second from bottom of the Women's Super League table, with Bristol City consolidating their place in fifth, three points behind Birmingham.

Line-ups

Bristol City Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Baggaley
  • 2Dykes
  • 6Kerkdijk
  • 3Evans
  • 7Pattinson
  • 5Brown
  • 20Biesmans
  • 8Humphrey
  • 14GrahamSubstituted forKemppiat 90+3'minutes
  • 10RutherfordSubstituted forAyaneat 84'minutes
  • 15Harrison

Substitutes

  • 9Kemppi
  • 12Allen
  • 16Payne
  • 17Ayane
  • 18Wilson
  • 22Watson
  • 27Woolley

Everton Women

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Levell
  • 6George
  • 4Brougham
  • 5WormSubstituted forHughesat 54'minutes
  • 24BrownlieSubstituted forCainat 64'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 13StringerBooked at 61mins
  • 20Finnigan
  • 3Turner
  • 12James
  • 10Magill
  • 8KaagmanSubstituted forBoye-Hlorkahat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bryson
  • 7Boye-Hlorkah
  • 14Hinds
  • 16Cain
  • 22Bruinenberg
  • 25Flaherty
  • 28Hughes
Referee:
Stacey Pearson
Attendance:
495

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol City WomenAway TeamEverton Women
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City Women FC 1, Everton Ladies 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol City Women FC 1, Everton Ladies 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Hannah Cain (Everton Ladies).

  4. Post update

    Danique Kerkdijk (Bristol City Women FC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Megan Finnigan (Everton Ladies) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Angharad James with a cross following a corner.

  6. Booking

    Hannah Cain (Everton Ladies) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Julie Biesmans.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Hannah Cain (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City Women FC. Juliette Kemppi replaces Lucy Graham.

  11. Post update

    Hannah Cain (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Danique Kerkdijk (Bristol City Women FC).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Julie Biesmans (Bristol City Women FC) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top left corner.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Everton Ladies).

  15. Post update

    Abigail Harrison (Bristol City Women FC) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Elise Hughes (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Frankie Brown (Bristol City Women FC).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City Women FC. Rosella Ayane replaces Ella Rutherford.

  19. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Sophie Baggaley (Bristol City Women FC) because of an injury.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women16140262125042
2Man City Women17125049143541
3Chelsea Women17105234112335
4B'ham City Women159152014628
5Bristol City Women177461426-1225
6West Ham Women166192129-819
7Reading Women155372224-218
8Liverpool Women1651101231-1916
9Brighton Women1734101233-2113
10Everton Women152310927-189
11Yeovil United151113943-344
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