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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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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 Women

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 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 Women
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Laura Bassett (Notts County Ladies).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Fern Whelan.

  7. Substitution

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Aileen Whelan (Notts County Ladies).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City Ladies).

  14. Substitution

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

  15. 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.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Fern Whelan (Notts County Ladies).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Danielle Buet (Notts County Ladies).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Ladies).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women55001301315
2Chelsea Women4400145912
3Arsenal Women521256-17
4B'ham City Women521234-17
5Notts County Ladies411256-14
6Liverpool Women5113913-44
7Sunderland Ladies403146-23
8Reading Women503269-33
9Doncaster Rovers Belles3003212-100
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