Record Crowd at Huish Park for Yeovil Town v Millwall Lionesses

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Natasha Knapman’s first-half header was enough to secure victory for Yeovil Town over Millwall in front of a bumper crowd at Huish Park.

It was the Lady Glovers first game at Huish Park in two years and with 722 people in attendance the Glovers secured the win that keeps them third in the FA WSL 2 table.

The Lady Glovers started the brightest and on 19 minutes, it looked as though they had taken the lead when Sarah Wiltshire reacted quickest after Annie Heatherson’s powerful drive cannoned back off the post to turn the ball home, but she was adjudged to have been in an offside position.

Two minutes later, the Lady Glovers finally made the breakthrough when Knapman headed home Wiltshire’s cross from the left hand side.

Yeovil came close to doubling their lead before half time but Heatherson and Wiltshire were both denied by the woodwork.

The hosts started the second half as they finished the first, as Stephanie Williams had a free-kick saved by Millwall keeper Sarah Quantrill.

On the hour mark Fliss Gibbons looked well placed to score an equaliser for the visitors – only to be denied by a late saving tackle from Lady Glovers’ skipper Natalie Haigh – as the Lionesses slumped to their fourth loss in a row.

Yeovil Town Ladies FC Goal Scorers: Knapman 21′

Yeovil Town Ladies: Charlotte Haynes; Helen Bleazard, Nicola Cousins, Natalie Haigh, Corinne Yorston; Sammy Quayle (Alys Hinchcliffe 86), Stephanie Williams, Ellie Curson (Stacey Pearson 81), Sarah Wiltshire, Natasha Knapman (Shauna Cossens 60), Annie Heatherson

Subs not used: Leah Burridge, Emily Donovan, Ebony Dover


Red Cards:

Millwall Lionesses: Sarah Quantrill; Leanne Cowan, Dionne Lennon, Naomi Cole, Frankie Strugnell; Ashlee Hincks, Danielle Carlton, Megan Goss (Jordan Butler 52); Lillie Bilson (Ciara Sherwood 68), Fliss Gibbons, Rinsola Baaijide (Fran Ali 41),

Subs not used: Frankie Gibbs, Lille Maple, Grace Fisk, Meghan McKeag

Bookings: Fliss Gibbons (17), Naomi Cole (48), Leanne Cowan (89)

Red Cards:

Attendance: 722

Referee: Samuel Allison

Yeovil travel to Oxford Utd Women on Thursday night in the Continental Tyres Cup, followed by another home game next Sunday 26th July in the FA Women’s Super League, when Watford Ladies visit The Jones Stadium in Sherborne (2.00pm KO). You can buy tickets here

Report courtesy of Yeovil Town Ladies FC