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WSL: Bristol City Women earn 1-0 win at Brighton & Hove Albion Women

Lucy Graham (number 14)
Scotland international Graham (centre, number 14) joined City from Hibernian Ladies this summer

Lucy Graham's second-half strike sealed a season-opening Women's Super League win for Bristol City Women at Brighton.

Kayleigh Green had the best chance for Hope Powell's Albion side in the first half when her close-range shot was saved by Sophie Baggaley.

Ella Rutherford was denied at the other end by Laura Hartley before firing wide with another attempt.

Baggaley turned away an attempt by Beth Roe before Graham found the net for City with a dipping long-range strike.

Line-ups

Brighton Women

  • 22Hartley
  • 2Roe
  • 20Williams
  • 6Rafferty
  • 3Gibbons
  • 4Buet
  • 12PeplowSubstituted forBrettat 45'minutes
  • 10NatkielSubstituted forPerryat 79'minutes
  • 7Whelan
  • 16Brazil
  • 15GreenSubstituted forUmotongat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Whelan
  • 8Barton
  • 9Umotong
  • 13Gillett
  • 17Perry
  • 18Brett

Bristol City Women

  • 1Baggaley
  • 2Dykes
  • 6Kerkdijk
  • 5Brown
  • 4JohnsonSubstituted forEvansat 68'minutes
  • 27WooleySubstituted forPayneat 55'minutes
  • 8Humphrey
  • 20Biesmans
  • 10RutherfordSubstituted forRoodat 73'minutes
  • 14Graham
  • 9Kemppi

Substitutes

  • 3Evans
  • 7Pattinson
  • 11Rood
  • 16Payne
  • 17Ayane
  • 18Wilson
  • 22Watson
Referee:
Jack Packman
Attendance:
414

Match Stats

Home TeamBrighton WomenAway TeamBristol City Women
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home5
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 0, Bristol City Women FC 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 0, Bristol City Women FC 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lucy Graham (Bristol City Women FC) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is saved in the top left corner.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Bristol City Women FC. Carla Humphrey tries a through ball, but Heather Payne is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  6. Post update

    Delay in match Sophie Baggaley (Bristol City Women FC) because of an injury.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Conceded by Danique Kerkdijk.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Conceded by Julie Biesmans.

  9. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  10. Post update

    Delay in match Lucy Graham (Bristol City Women FC) because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City Women FC. Conceded by Laura Rafferty.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Sophie Perry replaces Kate Natkiel.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City Women FC. Conceded by Laura Rafferty.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Carla Humphrey (Bristol City Women FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Heather Payne.

  15. Post update

    Felicity Gibbons (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Heather Payne (Bristol City Women FC).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City Women FC. Katie Rood replaces Ella Rutherford.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Conceded by Heather Payne.

  19. Post update

    Aileen Whelan (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Heather Payne (Bristol City Women FC).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women11005053
2Reading Women11004043
3B'ham City Women11001013
4Bristol City Women11001013
5Chelsea Women10100001
6Man City Women10100001
7West Ham Women00000000
8Brighton Women100101-10
9Everton Women100101-10
10Yeovil Town Women100104-40
11Liverpool Women100105-50
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