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Women's Super League One: Notts County Ladies 3-2 Liverpool Ladies

Ellen White
Ellen White netted either side of fellow England striker Jess Clarke's well-taken goal

Notts County Ladies survived Liverpool Ladies' fightback to earn a first win of the Women's Super League One season.

The hosts led 2-0 after Ellen White's opener and Jess Clarke's curler.

Liverpool's Caroline Weir then placed a penalty over the bar and White punished that miss with Notts' third goal.

Katie Zelem pulled one back for Liverpool from the spot after Amy Turner fouled Emma Lundh in the area and Zelem fired in her second to give the Reds hope but Notts held on to win.

Victory lifted Rick Passmoor's side up to fourth, above Liverpool on goal difference.

Both sides are three points behind third-placed Arsenal.

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Notts County striker Ellen White: "We're delighted to get the three points, we've been yearning for that first league win.

"We played some really nice stuff and got some good goals, especially the one Jess scored - it was an absolute screamer.

"But it was disappointing for us not to keep a clean sheet. Those last few minutes must have been exiting for the spectators, but not for us.

"If you take away those two late goals we conceded though, it was a great team performance."

Liverpool captain Gemma Bonner: "We're very disappointed. We started the game well and created a couple of good chances, but in the end we gave ourselves too much to do.

"Going three goals behind meant we had a mountain to climb, but we can take some positives from the last 15 minutes when we pulled two goals back.

"We lost to Chelsea at home last week, but we performed really well and even their manager said we deserved a draw. So we'll go down there next week knowing that we can compete with them, and we'll hopefully come back with three points."

Line-ups

Notts County Ladies

  • 1Telford
  • 4Buet
  • 5BradleySubstituted forKrantzat 45'minutes
  • 6Whelan
  • 15TurnerBooked at 85mins
  • 16James
  • 23Bassett
  • 18Crichton
  • 7Clarke
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forWhelanat 90+3'minutes
  • 10YankeySubstituted forLuikat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Krantz
  • 3Luik
  • 12Walsh
  • 20Whelan
  • 25Hassall
  • 30O'Neill

Liverpool Ladies

  • 1Chamberlain
  • 40Harding
  • 5Bonner
  • 4van den Berg
  • 33PachecoSubstituted forGreenwoodat 63'minutes
  • 8Coombs
  • 6Ingle
  • 11Van de Sanden
  • 20Zelem
  • 13WhiteSubstituted forLundhat 63'minutes
  • 10WeirSubstituted forLonghurstat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Longhurst
  • 9Lundh
  • 12Gibbons
  • 22Greenwood
  • 36Hodson
  • 44Murray
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
1,407

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts County LadiesAway TeamLiverpool Ladies
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home7
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County Ladies 3, Liverpool Ladies 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County Ladies 3, Liverpool Ladies 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County Ladies. Aileen Whelan replaces Ellen White.

Emma Lundh (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies).

Offside, Liverpool Ladies. Laura Coombs tries a through ball, but Shanice Van de Sanden is caught offside.

Foul by Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies).

Angharad James (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies) header from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Shanice Van de Sanden.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County Ladies 3, Liverpool Ladies 2. Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kate Longhurst.

Hand ball by Danielle Buet (Notts County Ladies).

Goal!

Goal! Notts County Ladies 3, Liverpool Ladies 1. Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Amy Turner (Notts County Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Liverpool Ladies. Emma Lundh draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Amy Turner (Notts County Ladies) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies).

Amy Turner (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sophie Ingle (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Laura Bassett (Notts County Ladies).

Offside, Notts County Ladies. Aivi Luik tries a through ball, but Ellen White is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Natasha Harding (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Emma Lundh with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Alex Greenwood (Liverpool Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Leanne Crichton (Notts County Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County Ladies. Aivi Luik replaces Rachel Yankey.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Kate Longhurst replaces Caroline Weir.

Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Laura Bassett (Notts County Ladies).

Attempt saved. Ellen White (Notts County Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Gemma Bonner (Liverpool Ladies).

Leanne Crichton (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Alex Greenwood (Liverpool Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Katie Zelem.

Attempt blocked. Laura Coombs (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, Notts County Ladies. Danielle Buet tries a through ball, but Leanne Crichton is caught offside.

Corner, Liverpool Ladies. Conceded by Fern Whelan.

Corner, Liverpool Ladies. Conceded by Fern Whelan.

Foul by Emma Lundh (Liverpool Ladies).

Laura Bassett (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Emma Lundh replaces Rosie White.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Alex Greenwood replaces Maz Pacheco.

Foul by Mandy van den Berg (Liverpool Ladies).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 2nd May 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women55001301315
2Chelsea Ladies33008269
3Arsenal Women521256-17
4Notts County Ladies31115504
5Liverpool Ladies411267-14
6B'ham City Ladies411224-24
7Sunderland Ladies403146-23
8Reading Women503269-33
9Doncaster Rovers Belles3003212-100
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