Source: Arsenal Ladies FC

WSL1 Review 12 July 2015

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Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool

Liverpool Ladies produced a fantastic display on Sunday evening as they defeated the previously unbeaten Arsenal Ladies 3-1 at Boreham Wood with goals from Fara Williams, Becky Easton and Asisat Oshoala.

Williams produced an inspirational display as she helped Liverpool Ladies gain a priceless three points after a 3-1 win over Arsenal at Boreham Wood on Sunday evening.

Despite playing in all of the games for England during a successful World Cup, the No.4 told Matt Beard she was raring to go to help the team get back to winning ways after the break.

With Icelandic midfielder Katrin Omarsdottir back to full fitness and providing added steel in midfield, Beard’s charges made a great start when Williams fired a spectacular opener after just nine minutes.

Williams then provided an assist when her corner was glanced into the net by Becky Easton to make it 2-0.

The Gunners came back into the game when Natalia scored with a superb lob, but Oshoala made sure of the victory with a brilliant late finish to seal a fantastic victory.

Arsenal Ladies Goalscorers: Natalia Pablos Sanchon

Liverpool Ladies Goalscorers: Fara Williams, Becky Easton, Asisat Oshoala

Attendance: 2,016

Courtesy of Liverpool Ladies FC – ladies.liverpoolfc.com

Aston Villa 2-1 Millwall Lionesses

Aston Villa’s Katie Wilkinson scored one and set-up another as Aston Villa beat Millwall Lionesses 2-1 in a closely-contested encounter.

Wilkinson’s opening goal came through a low shot from just outside the six-yard box when Millwall defender Naomi Cole miskicked a routine cross from Laura Cooper.

Rinsola Babajide’s clever pass released Lillie Billson for Millwall’s best chance of an even first half but she shot hastily over the bar.

The Lionesses launched a spirited rally early in the second half with Jess Myers producing the save of the game from a Billson blast and Ciara Sherwood also saw her lob come back off the bar early into the second-half.

The Lionesses did pull a goal back in injury-time though through substitute Lilli Maple scoring her first senior goal for the club but it was too late for the come back.

Winger Babajide believes Millwall produced their best display of the FA Women’s Super League with BT Sport season so far, despite suffering a 2-1 defeat.

She said: “Tactically the way we worked and our movement both on and off the ball were better than we have shown before. We deserved more from this game – a draw or even a victory – but the performance will give us confidence for the games to come in the second half of the season.”

Aston Villa Ladies FC Goal Scorers: Wilkinson 28′, Merrick 90′

Millwall Lionesses Goal Scorers: Maple 90+1′

Report courtesy of Millwall Lionesses – millwall.fawsl.com

Attendance: 305

Chelsea 4 -1 Bristol Academy

The World Cup break did nothing to slow the Blues down, as Gilly Flaherty, Davison, Ji So-Yun and Millie Farrow each found the net.

There was some consolation for the Vixens, who pulled one back early in the second half through Jade Boho-Sayo, but Chelsea soon re-took control.

“We wanted to start the second-half of the season with a win,” said Davison. “We’re top of the table, we want to be unbeaten, we want to be threatening and we want teams to be scared of playing against us.

ought we could take anything from today and Birmingham lost so nothing has really changed for us.”

Chelsea Ladies FC Goal Scorers: Davison 21′, Flaherty 6′, So-Yun 66′, Farrow 81′

Bristol Academy Women Goal Scorers: Boho Sayo 56′

Attendance: 1,200

Except from Blair Ferguson, Sportsbeat – bristolacademywfc.co.uk

Manchester City Women 1-0 Birmingham City Ladies

Manchester City Women returned to FA Women’s Super League action with a 1-0 win over Birmingham City Ladies. A solitary second-half Toni Duggan strike proved enough to secure victory at the Academy Stadium, lifting the Blues up to fifth in the table.

In an impressive performance dominated by the home side, the scoreline could – and probably should – have been more flattering, but with the team having had little time to prepare beforehand, this was not a day to be negative.

Manchester City Women Goalscorer: Toni Duggan

Attendance: 2,102

Except from Manchester City Women Match Report mcfc.co.uk

Sunderland Ladies 2-1 Notts County Ladies

Before kick-off​ the five returning Notts County Lionesses were all greeted with huge bouquets presented to them by hosts Sunderland – an extremely sporting gesture.  However, niceties finished there as the home side raced to an early lead when Hayley Sharp was given too much time from a deep free kick to side foot past debutant Siobhan Chamberlain in the Notts goal.

County reacted well to the goal and set about getting the equaliser. A smart ball from Leanne Crichton in midfield saw Ellen White bearing down on Hilde Gunn Olsen in the Sunderland net, the Norwegian making a great save down low to deny the striker.

However, it was only two minutes later when the away side found the equaliser. It was Scottish midfielder Crichton who was pulling the strings again, finding Jess Clarke in the box, the attacker turning smartly before firing past Olsen and into the far corner.

Notts continued to knock on the door of the Sunderland defence, but couldn’t find the key opening, Clarke being just inches from getting a toe to the ball and turning home Susi’s deflected shot.

As the game entered stoppage time the Lady Pies had a big chance to win the game. Susi slipped a ball through to White who, with just the goalkeeper to beat, prodded the ball towards goal only to see Olsen make a vital save.

That moment came back to haunt the visitors as, two minutes into stoppage time, Beth Mead picked the ball outside the penalty box before firing high past Chamberlain and into the top corner.

Despite County’s dominance they couldn’t find the killer blow and despite debutant Chamberlain not having a save to make, the visitors left with a 2-1 defeat.

Notts County Ladies FC Goal Scorers: Clarke 16′

SAFC Ladies Goal Scorers: Sharp 2′, Mead 92′

Attendance: 955

Report courtesy of Notts County Ladies FC