Women's Super League 1
Bristol City Women2Everton Ladies1

Bristol City Women 2-1 Everton Ladies

Lauren Hemp
Lauren Hemp was named as England's Young Player of the Year in 2017

Lauren Hemp's brace was enough to give Bristol City Women their second league win of the season, despite a late fightback from visitors Everton Ladies.

Hemp's first-time finish in to the top corner put City ahead, before Courtney Sweetman-Kirk hit the post for Everton.

England Under-19 forward Hemp then doubled the hosts' lead from the penalty spot after the break.

The Toffees pulled one back through Georgia Brougham's bundled finish, but they could not find a late equaliser.

Victory was Bristol City's second in six league games so far this term and lifted them above Everton in the Women's Super League One table.

Bristol City defender Jasmine Matthews:

"Lauren [Hemp] is just outstanding. She is only 17 but she has so much ability. I've not seen a player like her.

"We are chuffed to bits with the win. We knew it would be a tough match but I thought we managed the game well.

"Even though Everton came out of their shells and came at us when they got back to 2-1, we kept our calm, held firm and won. I thought we deserved the three points."

Everton midfielder Megan Finnigan:

"It was really disappointing considering how well we had started in the first half of the season - I don't think we deserved to get the three points.

"We started the game too slowly - normally we try and get on the front foot - and there were times when we could have played but didn't do it. I think we gave Bristol City too much respect.

"There was a strong wind and the pitch was slippy, but you have to be able to play around that - and we didn't do it."

Line-ups

Bristol City Women

  • 22Baggaley
  • 3Brown
  • 6Kerkdijk
  • 4Matthews
  • 12AllenSubstituted forWilsonat 90+6'minutes
  • 21Turner
  • 20Biesmans
  • 9Daniels
  • 16Estcourt
  • 7Arthur
  • 11HempSubstituted forFergussonat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Leach
  • 10Fergusson
  • 13Watson
  • 14Palmer
  • 15Goddard
  • 19Wilson
  • 24Nolan

Everton Ladies

  • 13Durack
  • 7Boye-HlorkahSubstituted forGreenat 67'minutes
  • 4Brougham
  • 6George
  • 5WormSubstituted forMagillat 67'minutes
  • 12James
  • 8BrettSubstituted forChanceat 78'minutes
  • 20Finnigan
  • 11KellyBooked at 84mins
  • 18Sweetman-Kirk
  • 3Turner

Substitutes

  • 1Levell
  • 10Magill
  • 14Munsterman
  • 17Chance
  • 21Green
  • 26Bryson
Referee:
James Durkin
Attendance:
856

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol City WomenAway TeamEverton Ladies
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City WFC 2, Everton Ladies 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City WFC 2, Everton Ladies 1.

Attempt missed. Charlie Estcourt (Bristol City WFC) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Yana Daniels with a headed pass following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City WFC. Ellie Wilson replaces Flo Allen.

Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Millie Turner.

Foul by Simone Magill (Everton Ladies).

Frankie Brown (Bristol City WFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City WFC. Olivia Fergusson replaces Lauren Hemp.

Attempt missed. Georgia Brougham (Everton Ladies) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Chloe Kelly with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Jasmine Matthews.

Attempt missed. Lauren Hemp (Bristol City WFC) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Millie Turner.

Foul by Olivia Chance (Everton Ladies).

Charlie Estcourt (Bristol City WFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Chloe Arthur (Bristol City WFC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies).

Yana Daniels (Bristol City WFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danielle Turner (Everton Ladies).

Flo Allen (Bristol City WFC) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Estcourt (Bristol City WFC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yana Daniels.

Corner, Bristol City WFC. Conceded by Georgia Brougham.

Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Yana Daniels (Bristol City WFC).

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Olivia Chance replaces Jodie Brett.

Offside, Everton Ladies. Chloe Kelly tries a through ball, but Courtney Sweetman-Kirk is caught offside.

Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Yana Daniels (Bristol City WFC).

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Millie Turner (Bristol City WFC).

Foul by Simone Magill (Everton Ladies).

Lauren Hemp (Bristol City WFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City WFC 2, Everton Ladies 1. Courtney Sweetman-Kirk (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Megan Finnigan following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Megan Finnigan (Everton Ladies) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chloe Kelly with a cross.

Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Yana Daniels.

Foul by Jodie Brett (Everton Ladies).

Charlie Estcourt (Bristol City WFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Simone Magill replaces Siri Worm.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Mollie Green replaces Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah.

Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Millie Turner.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City WFC 2, Everton Ladies 0. Lauren Hemp (Bristol City WFC) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women55001951415
2Chelsea Women54102121913
3Liverpool Women64021551012
4Arsenal Women5311118310
5Sunderland Ladies7304718-119
6Reading Women522112578
7Bristol City Women6213417-137
8Everton Ladies72051112-16
9B'ham City Ladies6114713-64
10Yeovil Town Ladies6006022-220
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