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

By Tom GarryBBC Sport
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."


Notts County Ladies

Formation 4-3-3

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


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

Liverpool Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

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


  • 7Longhurst
  • 9Lundh
  • 12Gibbons
  • 22Greenwood
  • 36Hodson
  • 44Murray
Neil Hair

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts County LadiesAway TeamLiverpool Women
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Substitution

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. 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.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Danielle Buet (Notts County Ladies).

  12. 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.

  13. Booking

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Laura Bassett (Notts County Ladies).

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 2nd May 2016

As It Stood

1Man City Women55001301315
2Chelsea Women33008269
3Arsenal Women521256-17
4Notts County Ladies31115504
5Liverpool Women411267-14
6B'ham City Women411224-24
7Sunderland Ladies403146-23
8Reading Women503269-33
9Doncaster Rovers Belles3003212-100
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