Source: Yeovil Town Ladies

An inspired Mary Earps holds out Yeovil

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An inspired Mary Earps helped Bristol Academy make it two wins out of two in the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup as they saw off local rivals Yeovil Town 3-0 in front of a Jones Stadium record crowd of 522.

 The Vixens broke the deadlock on 12 minutes when Sharla Passariello slotted home from close range after Yeovil keeper Alice Evans parried an initial long distance effort from Caroline Weir.

Three minutes later, Yeovil came close to equalising as Sarah Wiltshire narrowly failed to connect with an Annie Heatherson cross.

In the 24th minute, the visitors doubled their advantage when Weir curled home a free-kick from 30-yards.

On the half hour mark, ex-Bristol Academy player Helen Bleazard threatened with a free-kick that was turned behind for a corner by Bristol keeper Mary Earps.

In the 62nd minute, Sarah Wiltshire rattled the cross bar for the Glovers with a left-footed strike from 25-yards.

Two minutes later, Passariello looked to have bagged a third for the Vixens – but her effort was ruled out for offside.

On 70 minutes, Heatherson came close to netting against her former club as she connected with a cross from Wiltshire – only to be denied by the reflexes of Earps. And the Vixens increased their lead in the 78th minute when Christie Murray slotted home following good work by Angharad James.

Yeovil Town Ladies: Alice Evans; Stacey Pearson, Natalie Haigh, Nicola Cousins, Helen Bleazard; Stephanie Williams, Ellie Curson (Emily Donovan 87), Sammy Quayle; Annie Heatherson, Natasha Knapman (Alys Hinchcliffe 65), Sarah Wiltshire

Subs not used: Charlotte Haynes, Shauna Cossens, Corinne Yorston, Sarah Hill, Ebony Dover

Yellow Cards: Ellie Curson (38), Helen Bleazard (60)

Red Cards:

Bristol Academy Women Goal Scorers: Passariello 12′, Weir 26′, Murray 77′

Bristol Academy: Mary Earps; Hannah Short, Marije Brummel, Hayley Ladd; Angharad James, Georgia Evans, Caroline Weir, Sophie Ingle, Lauren Townsend (Tatiana Pinto 75); Christie Murray, Sharla Passariello (Nadia Lawrence 75)

Subs not used: Hannah Reid, Katie Jones, Frankie Fantom-Brown, Evdokia Popadinova

Yellow Cards: Angharad James (29)

Red Cards:

Referee: Martin Underhay

Attendance: 522

Report courtesy of Yeovil Town Ladies