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Bristol City Women 1-0 Everton Ladies: Lucy Graham goal gives hosts victory

Lucy Graham scores for Bristol City
Lucy Graham struck the winner for Bristol City from about 30 yards

Lucy Graham scored from about 30 yards as Bristol City Women put in a resolute defensive display to beat Everton.

Everton keeper Kirstie Levell could only tip Graham's fine strike onto the post and into the net, as the hosts broke through with their first shot.

The visitors were thwarted by several saves from Sophie Baggaley, with Elise Hughes and Angharad James also hitting the woodwork in quick succession.

Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah was also denied as Everton were left frustrated.

The Toffees stay second from bottom of the Women's Super League table, with Bristol City consolidating their place in fifth, three points behind Birmingham.

Line-ups

Bristol City Women

  • 1Baggaley
  • 2Dykes
  • 6Kerkdijk
  • 3Evans
  • 7Pattinson
  • 5Brown
  • 20Biesmans
  • 8Humphrey
  • 14GrahamSubstituted forKemppiat 90+3'minutes
  • 10RutherfordSubstituted forAyaneat 84'minutes
  • 15Harrison

Substitutes

  • 9Kemppi
  • 12Allen
  • 16Payne
  • 17Ayane
  • 18Wilson
  • 22Watson
  • 27Woolley

Everton Ladies

  • 1Levell
  • 6George
  • 4Brougham
  • 5WormSubstituted forHughesat 54'minutes
  • 24BrownlieSubstituted forCainat 64'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 13StringerBooked at 61mins
  • 20Finnigan
  • 3Turner
  • 12James
  • 10Magill
  • 8KaagmanSubstituted forBoye-Hlorkahat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bryson
  • 7Boye-Hlorkah
  • 14Hinds
  • 16Cain
  • 22Bruinenberg
  • 25Flaherty
  • 28Hughes
Referee:
Stacey Pearson
Attendance:
495

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol City WomenAway TeamEverton Ladies
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City Women FC 1, Everton Ladies 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City Women FC 1, Everton Ladies 0.

Foul by Hannah Cain (Everton Ladies).

Danique Kerkdijk (Bristol City Women FC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Megan Finnigan (Everton Ladies) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Angharad James with a cross following a corner.

Booking

Hannah Cain (Everton Ladies) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Julie Biesmans.

Attempt blocked. Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Hannah Cain (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City Women FC. Juliette Kemppi replaces Lucy Graham.

Hannah Cain (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danique Kerkdijk (Bristol City Women FC).

Attempt saved. Julie Biesmans (Bristol City Women FC) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Everton Ladies).

Abigail Harrison (Bristol City Women FC) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Elise Hughes (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frankie Brown (Bristol City Women FC).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City Women FC. Rosella Ayane replaces Ella Rutherford.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Attempt missed. Angharad James (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Elise Hughes (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Gabrielle George (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Abigail Harrison (Bristol City Women FC) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

Angharad James (Everton Ladies) hits the right post with a right footed shot from very close range.

Attempt saved. Elise Hughes (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Elise Hughes (Everton Ladies) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Danielle Turner with a cross.

Attempt missed. Julie Biesmans (Bristol City Women FC) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ella Rutherford.

Attempt blocked. Carla Humphrey (Bristol City Women FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Abigail Harrison.

Attempt missed. Ella Rutherford (Bristol City Women FC) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah replaces Inessa Kaagman.

Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frankie Brown (Bristol City Women FC).

Attempt blocked. Lucy Graham (Bristol City Women FC) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Poppy Pattinson.

Corner, Bristol City Women FC. Conceded by Hannah Cain.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Hannah Cain replaces Emma Brownlie.

Danielle Turner (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abigail Harrison (Bristol City Women FC).

Booking

Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Everton Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Everton Ladies).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women16140262125042
2Man City Women17125049143541
3Chelsea Women17105234112335
4B'ham City Women159152014628
5Bristol City Women177461426-1225
6West Ham Women166192129-819
7Reading Women155372224-218
8Liverpool Women1651101231-1916
9Brighton Women1734101233-2113
10Everton Ladies152310927-189
11Yeovil Town Ladies151113943-344
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