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WOMEN REPORT: BRISTOL CITY 3 ALBION 0

2 December 2017

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Aileen Whelan in action against Bristol City.
  • Albion are knocked out of the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup
  • Goals from Danique Kerkdijk, Lauren Hemp (penalty) and Yana Daniels secure Bristol City the three points
  • Hope Powell's side exit the competition with two wins and two defeats
  • The Seagulls are next in action against Watford on 10th December

Brighton & Hove Albion were knocked out of the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup at the group stages after a 3-0 defeat to Bristol City at the Stoke Gifford Stadium.

Goals from Danique Kerkdijk, Lauren Hemp (penalty) and Yana Daniels gave the FA WSL 1 side the three points on a disappointing evening for the Seagulls.

The first 20 minutes saw both sides waste chances; Fliss Gibbons found herself through on goal before the offside flag was raised to thwart Albion's chance to take the lead, before a well-placed shot from Daniels was kept out by Lucy Gillett down the other end.

City made the breakthrough in the 25th minute after Hemp’s corner was spilled by Gillett, and Kerkdijk was quickest to react and tapped home unmarked.

Hemp caused problems for Brighton throughout the first-half and almost doubled the home-side's lead after her driven shot struck the crossbar.

The Seagulls almost levelled the scores right on half time through Gibbons, but the forward fired wide from deep inside the box.

City started the second-half brightly and Kerkdijk blazed over from inside the box, as Brighton struggled to clear their lines.

Their pressure paid off in the 54th minute after Hemp was fouled by Amelia Ritchie inside the box, and she stepped up to take the spot-kick and double the hosts' lead.

The result was put beyond any doubt when Daniels scored a wonderful long range free-kick in the 88th minute to make the final score 3-0.

The result meant that City climb above Brighton in the Group Two South table, as Albion drop out of the competition after winning two of their four games.

ALBION: Gillett; Roe, F Whelan, Ritchie, Perry ©; Buet, Barton, Thomas (Rafferty 75); Gibbons (Taylor 63), A Whelan (Pharoah 45), Umotong.

SUBS NOT USED: Hartley (GK), Nesbeth.

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