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Women's Super League: Yeovil stall relegation with 1-0 win at Everton

Yeovil Town delayed confirmation of their Women's Super League relegation with victory at nearest rivals Everton.
Yeovil Town Ladies have won just twice this season, both victories coming against Everton

Yeovil Town delayed confirmation of their Women's Super League relegation with victory at nearest rivals Everton.

A 10-point deduction imposed on Yeovil in midweek left them all but assured of the drop.

Megan Alexander, who earlier hit the post, scored the game's only goal with a cross that deceived the goalkeeper.

Megan Finnigan hit the post minutes earlier for Everton, whose safety will be assured with a point or if Yeovil fail to win all their remaining games.

The dramatic win came just three days after it announced that Yeovil had been deducted points, with the Football Association saying the club had "lodged a notice of intention to appoint an administrator".

Before the emotional triumph, Yeovil had won just once all season - beating Everton by the same score in the reverse fixture in November.

Yeovil in business, but points deducted

Yeovil have said an advance of next year's funding from the FA would allow them to complete the WSL season and mean there was "no necessity for any further formal insolvency process to continue".

A further statement on Saturday reiterated that they had not gone into administration, while also laying out their plans for the future.

The Glovers plan to revert to part-time status in the Championship next season and hope that, with the support of local businesses and sponsors, they can build a sustainable club that could one day return to the top flight.

On the field, Yeovil have struggled once more after a difficult 2017-18 campaign in which they failed to win any of their 18 league games last season and scored only two goals.

However, the Somerset club kept their spot in the WSL because of the league's restructure, successfully applying for a licence and going full-time last summer.

Line-ups

Everton

  • 1Levell
  • 14Hinds
  • 4Brougham
  • 6GeorgeSubstituted forFinniganat 57'minutes
  • 5WormSubstituted forCainat 45'minutes
  • 13Stringer
  • 12James
  • 10Magill
  • 8Kaagman
  • 3Turner
  • 28HughesSubstituted forBoye-Hlorkahat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bryson
  • 7Boye-Hlorkah
  • 16Cain
  • 20Finnigan
  • 22Bruinenberg
  • 24Brownlie
  • 25Flaherty

Yeovil Town Ladies

  • 1Walsh
  • 5Cousins
  • 6Short
  • 12Mason
  • 3Alexander
  • 25McLauchlan
  • 16Evans
  • 8Horwood
  • 14Donovan
  • 7FergussonSubstituted forSymeat 71'minutes
  • 9HeathersonSubstituted forGaylorat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Goddard
  • 4Syme
  • 10Gaylor
  • 17Fischer
  • 23North
  • 27Taylor
  • 28Wood
Referee:
Jill Short
Attendance:
230

Match Stats

Home TeamEvertonAway TeamYeovil Town Ladies
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Angharad James (Everton Ladies).

Bonnie Horwood (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Megan Walsh (Yeovil Town Ladies) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Inessa Kaagman (Everton Ladies) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Hannah Cain with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Hannah Cain (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Angharad James.

Attempt blocked. Angharad James (Everton Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Emily Donovan (Yeovil Town Ladies) because of an injury.

Hand ball by Emily Donovan (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Foul by Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Everton Ladies).

Bonnie Horwood (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Taylor Hinds (Everton Ladies).

Emily Donovan (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town Ladies. Amber Gaylor replaces Ann-Marie Heatherson because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ann-Marie Heatherson (Yeovil Town Ladies) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Rachel McLauchlan (Yeovil Town Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Emily Syme following a fast break.

Hand ball by Nicola Cousins (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Megan Finnigan (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rachel McLauchlan (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Goal!

Goal! Everton Ladies 0, Yeovil Town Ladies 1. Megan Alexander (Yeovil Town Ladies) left footed shot from long range on the left to the high centre of the goal.

Taylor Hinds (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emily Donovan (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Rachel McLauchlan.

Attempt missed. Inessa Kaagman (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Georgia Brougham following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town Ladies. Emily Syme replaces Olivia Fergusson.

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

Foul by Ann-Marie Heatherson (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Attempt blocked. Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hannah Cain with a cross.

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

Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Bonnie Horwood.

Attempt saved. Megan Finnigan (Everton Ladies) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Angharad James with a cross.

Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Hannah Short.

Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Rachel McLauchlan.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Megan Finnigan replaces Gabrielle George because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women17150263125145
2Man City Women18135051153644
3Chelsea Women18106235122336
4B'ham City Women169162015528
5Bristol City Women187471427-1325
6Reading Women166372324-121
7West Ham Women176292230-820
8Liverpool Women1751111333-2016
9Brighton Women1734101233-2113
10Everton162311928-199
11Yeovil Town Ladies1621131043-33-3
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