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Bristol City Women 2-1 Yeovil Town Ladies: Vixens move up to fifth

Carla Humphrey (left)
Bristol City moved in to the top half of the Women's Super League table

Bristol City won for the third time in four unbeaten Women's Super League games as they fought back to beat West Country rivals Yeovil Town.

Struggling visitors Yeovil took the lead when Annie Heatherson turned the ball in shortly after half-time.

But Lucy Graham levelled from the penalty spot after Emily Donovan's handball, before Rosella Ayane's deflected winner looped in.

The Glovers stay bottom after a sixth straight league defeat.

Yeovil - who are three points from safety - lost by a 2-1 scoreline for the seventh time in 13 matches this term, as they were left to rue another narrow loss in a competitive game.

In-form Bristol City climb to fifth above Reading following the Royals' loss at home to Arsenal.

Line-ups

Bristol City Women

  • 1Baggaley
  • 2Dykes
  • 6Kerkdijk
  • 3Evans
  • 7Pattinson
  • 20Biesmans
  • 5Brown
  • 8Humphrey
  • 14Graham
  • 10RutherfordSubstituted forHarrisonat 60'minutes
  • 17Ayane

Substitutes

  • 9Kemppi
  • 13Cummings
  • 15Harrison
  • 16Payne
  • 18Wilson
  • 23Robinson
  • 27Woolley

Yeovil Town Ladies

  • 1Walsh
  • 15BuxtonSubstituted forSymeat 80'minutes
  • 6Short
  • 12Mason
  • 3Alexander
  • 25McLauchlan
  • 16Evans
  • 8Horwood
  • 14DonovanSubstituted forCousinsat 88'minutes
  • 26BloomfieldSubstituted forFergussonat 60'minutes
  • 9Heatherson

Substitutes

  • 2Goddard
  • 4Syme
  • 5Cousins
  • 7Fergusson
  • 10Gaylor
  • 23Howard
Referee:
Kirsty Dowle
Attendance:
616

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol City WomenAway TeamYeovil Town Ladies
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City Women FC 2, Yeovil Town Ladies 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City Women FC 2, Yeovil Town Ladies 1.

Attempt saved. Lucy Graham (Bristol City Women FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Julie Biesmans.

Attempt saved. Olivia Fergusson (Yeovil Town Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bristol City Women FC. Conceded by Ann-Marie Heatherson.

Corner, Bristol City Women FC. Conceded by Bonnie Horwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town Ladies. Nicola Cousins replaces Emily Donovan.

Corner, Bristol City Women FC. Conceded by Megan Walsh.

Corner, Yeovil Town Ladies. Conceded by Danique Kerkdijk.

Attempt missed. Olivia Fergusson (Yeovil Town Ladies) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rachel McLauchlan with a cross.

Attempt missed. Lucy Graham (Bristol City Women FC) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Rosella Ayane with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town Ladies. Emily Syme replaces Charlotte Buxton.

Foul by Loren Dykes (Bristol City Women FC).

Emily Donovan (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Julie Biesmans (Bristol City Women FC) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Offside, Bristol City Women FC. Sophie Baggaley tries a through ball, but Rosella Ayane is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City Women FC 2, Yeovil Town Ladies 1. Rosella Ayane (Bristol City Women FC) left footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucy Graham.

Attempt missed. Rosella Ayane (Bristol City Women FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Danique Kerkdijk (Bristol City Women FC) because of an injury.

Offside, Yeovil Town Ladies. Ellie Mason tries a through ball, but Ann-Marie Heatherson is caught offside.

Frankie Brown (Bristol City Women FC) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emily Donovan (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Charlotte Buxton (Yeovil Town Ladies) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Poppy Pattinson (Bristol City Women FC) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Julie Biesmans.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City Women FC. Abigail Harrison replaces Ella Rutherford.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town Ladies. Olivia Fergusson replaces Erin Bloomfield.

Offside, Yeovil Town Ladies. Megan Alexander tries a through ball, but Erin Bloomfield is caught offside.

Foul by Ella Rutherford (Bristol City Women FC).

Rachel McLauchlan (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Charlotte Buxton (Yeovil Town Ladies) because of an injury.

Foul by Rosella Ayane (Bristol City Women FC).

Charlotte Buxton (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City Women FC 1, Yeovil Town Ladies 1. Lucy Graham (Bristol City Women FC) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Emily Donovan (Yeovil Town Ladies) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Lucy Graham (Bristol City Women FC) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Poppy Pattinson with a cross.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women1410404083234
2Arsenal Women13110250113933
3Chelsea Women148422291328
4B'ham City Women149141912728
5Bristol City Women136341316-321
6Reading Women135351818018
7West Ham Women135171926-716
8Liverpool Women134181022-1213
9Brighton Women142210931-228
10Everton Ladies12138723-166
11Yeovil Town Ladies131012839-313
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