Women's Super League 1
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Women's Super League One: Doncaster Rovers Belles 0-1 Birmingham City Ladies

Kirsty Linnett
Kirsty Linnett scored Birmingham's winner less than a minute after coming off the bench

Birmingham City Ladies extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 11 matches with a 1-0 victory over bottom club Doncaster Rovers Belles.

Kirsty Linnett fired home from inside the area, less than a minute after coming off the bench, to earn the win.

Blues had the better of a goalless first-half but Isabelle Linden and Andrine Hegerberg shot wide and Charlie Wellings had a header saved.

Doncaster remain bottom, having lost all seven matches in WSL 1.

Their best chance for an equaliser fell to Katrin Omarsdottir, but she was denied by Blues goalkeeper Sophie Baggaley when through on goal.

David Parker's Birmingham, meanwhile, are now level on points with third-placed Arsenal but have played two games more than the Gunners.

Line-ups

Doncaster Rovers Belles

  • 1Hobbs
  • 18Barker
  • 5Roberts
  • 4Little
  • 2Pacheco
  • 6LipkaBooked at 45mins
  • 7Omarsdottir
  • 17SimpkinsSubstituted forTierneyat 42'minutes
  • 20Humphrey
  • 11SigsworthSubstituted forCresswellat 81'minutes
  • 10Murray

Substitutes

  • 3Tierney
  • 23Cresswell

B'ham City Ladies

  • 1Baggaley
  • 25Mannion
  • 19Westwood
  • 4Carter
  • 16Peplow
  • 12Stringer
  • 11Hegerberg
  • 6Harrop
  • 18Schofield
  • 15WellingsSubstituted forEdwardsat 90+3'minutes
  • 10LindenSubstituted forLinnettat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Linnett
  • 20Edwards
Attendance:
504

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncaster Rovers BellesAway TeamB'ham City Ladies
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0, Birmingham City Ladies 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0, Birmingham City Ladies 1.

Attempt missed. Lauren Cresswell (Doncaster Rovers Belles) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Cheryl Edwards replaces Charlie Wellings.

Attempt missed. Leandra Little (Doncaster Rovers Belles) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sophie Barker with a cross.

Foul by Carla Humphrey (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Jessica Carter (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Andrine Hegerberg (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carla Humphrey (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Foul by Emily Westwood (Birmingham City Ladies).

Nicola Hobbs (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leandra Little (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Attempt missed. Kasia Lipka (Doncaster Rovers Belles) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Lauren Cresswell replaces Jessica Sigsworth because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jessica Sigsworth (Doncaster Rovers Belles) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Katrin Omarsdottir (Doncaster Rovers Belles) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Carla Humphrey.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Andrine Hegerberg (Birmingham City Ladies) because of an injury.

Andrine Hegerberg (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sophie Barker (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Offside, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Jessica Sigsworth tries a through ball, but Carla Humphrey is caught offside.

Jessica Carter (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jessica Sigsworth (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Leandra Little.

Attempt blocked. Andrine Hegerberg (Birmingham City Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chloe Peplow.

Jessica Carter (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sophie Barker (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers Belles 0, Birmingham City Ladies 1. Kirsty Linnett (Birmingham City Ladies) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrine Hegerberg.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Kirsty Linnett replaces Isabelle Linden.

Attempt missed. Katrin Omarsdottir (Doncaster Rovers Belles) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Chloe Peplow (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Katrin Omarsdottir (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Attempt saved. Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Ladies) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Isabelle Linden.

Foul by Jessica Carter (Birmingham City Ladies).

Sophie Barker (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kasia Lipka (Doncaster Rovers Belles) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mayumi Pacheco.

Second Half

Second Half begins Doncaster Rovers Belles 0, Birmingham City Ladies 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0, Birmingham City Ladies 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women97202121923
2Chelsea Ladies1071227111622
3Arsenal Women106221881020
4B'ham City Ladies1255286220
5Liverpool Ladies103431614213
6Notts County Ladies9225815-78
7Sunderland Ladies111371027-176
8Reading Women8053712-55
9Doncaster Rovers Belles7007323-200
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