Match Report: Yeovil Town Ladies 1-3 Birmingham City Women

Charlotte Buxton in action for Yeovil Town

A 3-1 win away at Yeovil Town saw Birmingham City go through to the fifth round of the SSE Women’s FA Cup. After the game being called off last week after a pitch inspection, Yeovil’s home game against Reading was rescheduled and Yeovil faced Birmingham City in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

At the beginning of the game the Glovers did well to put the away side under pressure. An early corner form The Blues looked promising but captain and player of the match Megan Walsh did well to claim.

After just 15 minutes ex Yeovil Town Ladies player Lucy Quinn’s effort hit the back of the net but was quickly ruled offside.

A few minutes after, a shot from Birmingham hit the crossbar and was then kicked away by the Yeovil defence.

It was Yeovil who had the next chance through Olivia Fergusson but the linesman’s flag went up before a goal could be scored.

Charlie Wellings was then fouled in the box by Megan Alexander, Aoife Mannion made no mistake firing home for the blues just before half time which gave The Blues a 1-0 lead.

The second half was a half to forget for Yeovil as Emma Follis managed to double The Blues score within just 42 seconds of the restart.

A few minutes before the hour mark Birmingham managed to slip another goal past Walsh. This time it was from Wellings herself.

The next chance for Yeovil was a free kick from Hannah Short (who had a very strong game) but Hannah Hampton did well to claim it.

On 77 minutes, Erin Bloomfield made her way onto the pitch and managed to score her first goal for the Glovers with her first touch of the game, within 35 seconds of coming onto the pitch.

As Lee Burch had made all of his subs with Emily Syme, Erin Bloomfield and Nicola Cousins all coming on during the second half Yeovil were left with 10 players as Georgia Evans -who played brilliantly- suffered a bad injury to her elbow and was taken off the pitch.

It was another heartbreak for Yeovil, but all of the focus will now go to the next game against Arsenal Women away on the 20th of February.

Yeovil Town: Megan Walsh, Megan Alexander, Hannah Short (Nicola Cousins 61’), Olivia Fergusson (Erin Bloomfield 76’), Bonnie Horwood, Annie Heatherson, Ellie Mason, Emily Donovan (Emily Syme 67’), Charlotte Buxton, Georgia Evans, Rachel McLauchlan.
Substitutes (not used): Beth Howard, Monique Fischer, Libby Piggott, Amy Goddard.

Birmingham City: Hannah Hampton, Sarah Mayling, Aoife Mannion, Kerys Harrop, Aoife Mannion, Hayley Ladd, Chloe Arthur, Charlie Wellings, Lucy Staniforth (Marisa Ewers 73’), Emma Follis, Lucy Quinn (Claudia Walker 61’).
Substitutes (not used): Alex Brooks, Meaghan Sargeant, Ellen White, Connie Scofield, Harriet Scott.

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