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Yeovil Town Ladies 1-0 Everton Ladies: Yeovil win Women's Super League game for first time

Yeovil Town
Hannah Short scored Yeovil's first winning goal since 6 November 2016

Yeovil Town Ladies have won a competitive match for the first time since 2016, ending a run of 41 games without victory by beating Everton Ladies in Women's Super League.

Hannah Short's long-range strike before half-time was enough to give Yeovil three points against the Toffees, the club's first success in the top flight.

The Lady Glovers had not won since beating Sheffield two years ago.

They had lost 38 of their 41 games since then, drawing the other three.

"Waking up on a Monday morning and knowing we're off the bottom will be awesome," said goalscorer Short.

"Yeovil have come a long way from where we first started. To finally get our first WSL win is incredible.

"This club's come on a marathon journey and it was great when the referee blew the final whistle."

After Short's 21st-minute strike put Yeovil in front, the hosts were forced to withstand heavy periods of Everton pressure, with the away side mustering 28 shots in the contest.

The result, also Lee Burch's first victory as Yeovil manager, lifts them above the Toffees, who have dropped to the bottom of the WSL table.

Since winning promotion from WSL 2 in 2016, the Lady Glovers had failed to register a single league win in 32 attempts.

They have also endured a miserable time in cup competitions, losing both FA Cup ties during that period and remaining winless in the Women's League Cup.

Line-ups

Yeovil United

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Walsh
  • 2Goddard
  • 6Short
  • 5Cousins
  • 3Alexander
  • 12MasonSubstituted forSymeat 70'minutes
  • 16Evans
  • 9HeathersonSubstituted forDonovanat 83'minutes
  • 10GaylorSubstituted forHorwoodat 58'minutes
  • 7Fergusson
  • 26Bloomfield

Substitutes

  • 4Syme
  • 8Horwood
  • 14Donovan
  • 15Buxton
  • 18Burridge
  • 23Howard
  • 30Piggott

Everton Women

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Levell
  • 20Finnigan
  • 6George
  • 5WormSubstituted forBroughamat 21'minutes
  • 2BrysonSubstituted forWalkerat 77'minutes
  • 13Stringer
  • 22Bruinenberg
  • 3TurnerSubstituted forCainat 45'minutes
  • 7Boye-Hlorkah
  • 8Kaagman
  • 11KellyBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 4Brougham
  • 9Walker
  • 12James
  • 14Hinds
  • 16Cain
Attendance:
732

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovil UnitedAway TeamEverton Women
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home9
Away35
Shots on Target
Home3
Away13
Corners
Home0
Away10
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Yeovil Town Ladies 1, Everton Ladies 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Yeovil Town Ladies 1, Everton Ladies 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Chloe Kelly with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Booking

    Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies).

  7. Post update

    Georgia Evans (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hannah Cain (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Georgia Brougham.

  9. Post update

    Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Amy Goddard (Yeovil Town Ladies).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Claudia Walker (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Inessa Kaagman.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Dominique Bruinenberg (Everton Ladies).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town Ladies. Emily Donovan replaces Ann-Marie Heatherson.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hannah Cain (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chloe Kelly.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Georgia Brougham (Everton Ladies).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Megan Walsh.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  20. Post update

    Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women77003443021
2Man City Women85302662018
3B'ham City Women741276113
4Chelsea Women834155013
5Reading Women732298111
6Liverpool Women7304411-79
7Bristol City Women7223511-68
8West Ham Women7214816-87
9Brighton Women7115515-104
10Yeovil United7106519-143
11Everton Women6024411-72
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