Women's Super League 1
Notts County Ladies0B'ham City Ladies1

Notts County Ladies 0-1 Birmingham City Ladies

Emily Westwood (left)
Emily Westwood's goal inflicted a second league defeat of 2016 on Notts County

Birmingham City Ladies earned their second win of the Women's Super League One season to climb above hosts Notts County Ladies up to fourth.

Defender Emily Westwood scored the game's only goal after half-time, heading in after sloppy Notts defending from Jo Potter's free-kick.

The Blues' Sophie Baggaley had earlier produced a fine double save after a header from Notts striker Ellen White.

When Baggaley was finally beaten late on, Westwood cleared off the line.

Defeat saw Notts drop to fifth and miss the chance to move above Arsenal into third, while Birmingham have taken seven points from their last three games, winning either side of a 0-0 draw away to the Gunners.

Notts County Ladies boss Rick Passmoor: "The goal was an error and the girls will need to look at that and their positioning.

"We've always said, against Birmingham, you've got to make the first contact, and if you don't they're all over you. It's a poor goal to concede.

"We wanted to make them run around after the ball, have good game management and put them under pressure but we didn't do that as well as we could today."

Birmingham City Ladies boss David Parker: "The two saves from Sophie Baggaley were monumental and those two chances were the best of the game.

"I think they (Notts) will look back and be disappointed they didn't take one, but they were top drawer saves.

"To come here and get three points is a massive achievement and a great result. When you come to Notts County, you know you have to work just that little bit more."

Line-ups

Notts County Ladies

  • 1Telford
  • 4Buet
  • 5Bradley
  • 6Whelan
  • 15TurnerBooked at 50mins
  • 16James
  • 23Bassett
  • 18CrichtonSubstituted forWhelanat 66'minutes
  • 7Clarke
  • 9White
  • 10YankeySubstituted forLuikat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Krantz
  • 3Luik
  • 11Weston
  • 12Walsh
  • 20Whelan
  • 22Oliver
  • 30O'Neill

B'ham City Ladies

  • 1Baggaley
  • 25Mannion
  • 19Westwood
  • 4Carter
  • 12StringerSubstituted forPeplowat 76'minutes
  • 8Allen
  • 11Potter
  • 6Harrop
  • 7Ayisi
  • 15WellingsSubstituted forMooreat 70'minutes
  • 14Lawley

Substitutes

  • 13Moore
  • 16Peplow
  • 22Brown
  • 24Johnson
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
923

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts County LadiesAway TeamB'ham City Ladies
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County Ladies 0, Birmingham City Ladies 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County Ladies 0, Birmingham City Ladies 1.

Attempt saved. Ellen White (Notts County Ladies) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Laura Bassett (Notts County Ladies).

Remi Allen (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Fern Whelan.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Chloe Peplow replaces Abbey-Leigh Stringer.

Aivi Luik (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies).

Foul by Aileen Whelan (Notts County Ladies).

Remi Allen (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Aileen Whelan (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Jade Moore replaces Charlie Wellings.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County Ladies 0, Birmingham City Ladies 1. Emily Westwood (Birmingham City Ladies) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jo Potter.

Foul by Fern Whelan (Notts County Ladies).

Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Danielle Buet (Notts County Ladies).

Aivi Luik (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County Ladies. Aileen Whelan replaces Leanne Crichton.

Substitution

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

Attempt saved. Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Rachel Yankey (Notts County Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Ellen White (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jo Potter (Birmingham City Ladies).

Laura Bassett (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies).

Foul by Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies).

Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Leanne Crichton (Notts County Ladies).

Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Laura Bassett.

Attempt blocked. Emily Westwood (Birmingham City Ladies) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Leanne Crichton.

Booking

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

Foul by Amy Turner (Notts County Ladies).

Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jo Potter (Birmingham City Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Man City Women55001301315
2Chelsea Women4400145912
3Arsenal Women521256-17
4B'ham City Ladies521234-17
5Notts County Ladies411256-14
6Liverpool Ladies5113913-44
7Sunderland Ladies403146-23
8Reading Women503269-33
9Doncaster Rovers Belles3003212-100
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