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Everton Ladies get their first league win

Proving themselves in the top tier of women’s football

Everton captain Danielle Turner
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Yeovil Town and Everton both had something to prove in this game, considering they were the two teams newly brought up into the WSL 1 league this season.

The Blue Girls never lost sight of their plan to get their first league win and fought hard the whole game.

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk’s goal came in the first half from a Faye Bryson assist. Yeovil Town argued that it was offside but it looks to be a great play. Check it out for yourself:

Sweetman-Kirk is our Player of the Match due to her influence over the game. She drew a foul in the penalty area in the second half, setting up Chloe Kelly’s penalty kick, which she converted to make the final score 2-0:

Not a bad celebration from Kelly! The forward on loan from Arsenal Women has surely impressed as she is the leading goalscorer for Everton with 3 so far this season.

Goalkeeper Lizzie Durack, who played between the sticks for Harvard University, kept a clean sheet.

Game Stats:

  • Possession: Everton 52%, Yeovil Town 48%
  • Shots: Everton 10, Yeovil Town 4
  • Shots on Target: Everton 4, Yeovil Town 2

Next up, Everton play Oxford United Women on Thursday in the Continental Cup, where they have shown good form with two wins and one loss so far.

Everton (4-2-3-1): Lizzie Durack; Faye Bryson, Georgia Brougham, Gabby George, Danielle Turner; Angharad James, Megan Finnigan; Claudia Walker, Simone Magill, Chloe Kelly; Courtney Sweetman-Kirk

Substitutes: Olivia Chance, Jodie Brett, Marthe Munsterman

Yeovil Town (3-4-3): Megan Walsh; Bow Jackson, Gemma Evans, Nicola Cousins; Ellie Curson, Georgia Evans, Chloe Lloyd, Nadia Lawrence; Jessie Jones, Paige Sawyer, Ella Pusey

Substitutes: Leah Burridge, Chloe Melton, Kelly Aldridge