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Women's Super League: Brighton & Hove Albion Women 2-1 Yeovil Town Ladies

Brighton manager Hope Powell has been in charge since the summer of 2017
Brighton manager Hope Powell has been in charge since the summer of 2017

Brighton & Hove Albion won for the first time in the WSL top flight as they triumphed in the battle of the bottom two with Yeovil Town Ladies.

While Brighton's first three points lifted them above Everton into ninth, Yeovil remain pointless in last place.

After Jodie Brett set Brighton on their way on 13 minutes, Victoria Williams doubled that lead on 32 minutes.

Ellie Mason pulled one back by forcing home the rebound after her penalty was saved, but it was not enough.

Brighton manager Hope Powell:

"We knew this would be a close contest. Yeovil made it very difficult for us in the second half and stopped us playing the way we like to play.

"But it doesn't matter that we won scrappily. It's a massive result, gives us a bit of breathing space and hopefully a bit of momentum too.

"It was a team effort and we knew it had to be. In the second half they threw a lot of long balls towards us, but we held on."

Line-ups

Brighton Women

  • 1Hourihan
  • 8Barton
  • 6Rafferty
  • 20WilliamsBooked at 74mins
  • 3GibbonsSubstituted forPerryat 59'minutes
  • 4Buet
  • 16Brazil
  • 15Green
  • 18Brett
  • 7Whelan
  • 9Umotong

Substitutes

  • 5Whelan
  • 10Natkiel
  • 11Nilden
  • 12Peplow
  • 13Gillett
  • 14Legg
  • 17Perry

Yeovil Town Ladies

  • 1Walsh
  • 2GoddardSubstituted forSymeat 85'minutes
  • 6Short
  • 5CousinsBooked at 86mins
  • 3AlexanderBooked at 39mins
  • 14DonovanSubstituted forBloomfieldat 57'minutes
  • 16Evans
  • 12Mason
  • 10GaylorBooked at 73mins
  • 7Fergusson
  • 9Heatherson

Substitutes

  • 4Syme
  • 15Buxton
  • 23Howard
  • 26Bloomfield
  • 27Gauvain
  • 28Lambe
  • 30Piggott
Referee:
Jacob Miles
Attendance:
562

Match Stats

Home TeamBrighton WomenAway TeamYeovil Town Ladies
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home19
Away9
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home19
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 2, Yeovil Town Ladies 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 2, Yeovil Town Ladies 1.

Foul by Aileen Whelan (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

Ellie Mason (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Nicola Cousins (Yeovil Town Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ellie Brazil (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicola Cousins (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town Ladies. Emily Syme replaces Amy Goddard.

Foul by Ini-Abasi Umotong (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

Ann-Marie Heatherson (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ellie Brazil (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Erin Bloomfield (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Kayleigh Green tries a through ball, but Jodie Brett is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ini-Abasi Umotong (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danielle Buet with a cross following a set piece situation.

Danielle Buet (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Amber Gaylor (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Foul by Kayleigh Green (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

Nicola Cousins (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kayleigh Green (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from very close range is too high following a corner.

Attempt saved. Ini-Abasi Umotong (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danielle Buet with a cross.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Conceded by Megan Walsh.

Attempt saved. Ini-Abasi Umotong (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Danielle Buet (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Danielle Buet (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hannah Short (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Marie Hourihan (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Olivia Fergusson (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Attempt blocked. Erin Bloomfield (Yeovil Town Ladies) header from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hannah Short.

Booking

Victoria Williams (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Victoria Williams (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

Ann-Marie Heatherson (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Yeovil Town Ladies. Conceded by Marie Hourihan.

Attempt saved. Amy Goddard (Yeovil Town Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Amber Gaylor (Yeovil Town Ladies) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Victoria Williams (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

Erin Bloomfield (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Aileen Whelan (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Kayleigh Green (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danielle Buet.

Goal!

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion Women 2, Yeovil Town Ladies 1. Ellie Mason (Yeovil Town Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Penalty saved! Ellie Mason (Yeovil Town Ladies) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women66003132818
2Man City Women74302361715
3B'ham City Women641163313
4Chelsea Women724135-210
5Liverpool Women630348-49
6Reading Women622268-28
7Bristol City Women622258-38
8West Ham Women6213814-67
9Brighton Women7115515-104
10Everton Ladies5023410-62
11Yeovil Town Ladies6006419-150
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