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Everton Ladies Manager Proud of Performance Against Chelsea

Despite the loss, Andy Spence sees a lot of potential

Chelsea Ladies v Everton Ladies - WSL
Angharad James (Everton Ladies)
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Everton Ladies suffered another loss at home against WSL’s elite on Sunday, going down 1-0 to Chelsea Ladies. The Toffees conceded yet another goal off of a set-piece when Magdalena Eriksson’s header found the back of the net in the twelfth minute.

Angharad James almost scored for Everton near the end of the game but it hit the crossbar. Georgia Brougham went out of the game with an injury after a strong tackle. Everton dominated possession with 63% of the ball during the game.

Manager Andy Spence was pleased with the performance, while disappointed to not get at least a point.

“To face two of the top sides in this country – in Europe even - back-to-back [after playing Arsenal on Sunday] and produce a pair of displays like that speaks volumes for us as a Club.

“It does disappoint me that again we are talking about a loss but it was by the small margins. We saw that late on when Angharad’s shot has hit the bar instead of going in.

“Chelsea have got a team full of internationals – I have a really young group that are trying to learn the game at the highest level. So we are disappointed but I am immensely proud…”

Woman of the Match, Angharad James, is disappointed she didn’t get to score her first goal for Everton yet but told everton.com that she is remaining positive:

“We got at Chelsea but perhaps we could have played a lot more than we did. I felt at times we played into their hands with longer balls that we were struggling to win in the air and we could have been a little bit smarter.

“But we are competing and if we can build on the foundation we are putting in place this season then we can shine in the next campaign.”

Chelsea are number one in the WSL while Everton remain in 8th place, and play Reading on Sunday.