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4-3
08 October 2017 Venue St Paul's Sports Ground Attendance Referee Christopher Price

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Millwall Lionesses
4 - 3
FT
Brighton and Hove Albion Ladies

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3-5-2
  • 1
    Sarah Quantill
    GK
  • 3
    Megan Alexander
    DF
  • 5
    Billie Brooks
    DF
  • 6
    Leigh Robe
    DF
  • 8
    Ashlee Hincks
    MF
  • 12
    Megan Wynne
    MF
  • 15
    Ellie Mason
    MF
  • 16
    Ella Rutherford
    MF
  • 32
    Leanne Cowan
    MF
  • 9
    Rianna Dean
    FW
  • 10
    Charle Devlin
    FW

Substitutes

  • 13
    Grace Taylor
    SUB
  • 2
    Jordan Butler
    SUB
  • 4
    Leigh Nicol
    SUB
  • 7
    Bonnie Horwood
    SUB
  • 11
    Amber Gaylor
    SUB
  • 14
    Georgie Giddings
    SUB
  • 20
    Brionee Fowle
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Lee Burch

4-4-2
  • 13
    Chloe Sanson
    GK
  • 18
    Bethan Roe
    DF
  • 15
    Fern Whelan
    DF
  • 5
    Laura Rafferty
    DF
  • 3
    Sophie Perry (C)
    DF
  • 16
    Aileen Whelan
    MF
  • 4
    Danielle Buet
    MF
  • 8
    Kirsty Barton
    MF
  • 11
    Fliss Gibbons
    MF
  • 9
    Ini Umotong
    FW
  • 12
    Bronwen Thomas
    FW

Substitutes

  • 29
    Nina Wilson
    SUB
  • 2
    Amelia Ritchie
    SUB
  • 7
    Lucy Somes
    SUB
  • 10
    Kate Natkiel
    SUB
  • 14
    Jenna Legg
    SUB
  • 17
    Natalie Taylor
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Hope Powell

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Match Reports

WOMEN REPORT: MILLWALL 4 ALBION 3

8 October 2017

Geoff Penn
Lucy Somes scores Albion's second goal.
  • Albion lose their first FA WSL 2 game of the season
  • Aileen Whelan, Lucy Somes and Danielle Buet on target for the Seagulls
  • Leanne Cowan, Bonnie Horwood, Ella Rutherford and Ashlee Hincks score for Millwall
  • The Seagulls are next in Continental Cup action on Wednesday

Brighton & Hove Albion lost their first FA WSL 2 game of the season following a 4-3 defeat to Millwall Lionesses in a breathless end-to-end contest at the St Paul’s Sports Ground.

Albion had the lead at the break through Aileen Whelan, following a cagey first half, but the game came to life after the re-start, as the Seagulls cruelly left south London empty handed.

Both sides had chances to break the deadlock inside the opening ten minutes, as Ini Umotong clashed with Millwall keeper Sarah Quantrill, before Ashlee Hincks blazed an effort over the bar.

Danielle Buet then played a deep ball into the box that was met by Fliss Gibbons, whose effort was blocked.

The hosts were forced into an early change when Billie Brooks was replaced by
Jordan Butler after a clash of heads inside the box.

Shortly afterwards, Albion broke the lead through Whelan, as she fired home from close range at the end of a goalmouth scramble.

There was big scare for Hope Powell’s defence moments later when Rianna Dean reacted to a short backpass and rounded keeper Chloe Sansom, only to be denied by Bethan Roe’s brilliant goal line clearance.

Gibbons and Whelan both tried their luck again with two separate attempts, but neither shot troubled Quantrill.

Dean had another chance to equalise after reacting quickly to a throw-in into the box, only to fire a shot wide at the near post.

However, Millwall completely turned the game on its head within four minutes at the start of the second half, through goals from Leanne Cowan and Bonnie Horwood.

Cowan levelled with 49 minutes on the clock, as she tapped the ball in at the far post after Leigh Robe flicked on a corner.

The Lionesses then took the lead through Horwood, who produced a cool finish past Sansom after some good link-up play with Megan Wynne.

The frantic nature of the half continued, as Quantrill made a brave save at the near post to deny Ini Umotong, before Dean fired just wide down at the other end for Millwall.

Brighton were back on level terms in the 67th minute through half-time substitute Lucy Somes, who powered her header past Quantrill.

But just as Powell’s side looked to be recovering from their early second-half setback, Millwall struck again through Ella Rutherford after Sansom spilled the ball into her path.

It looked as though the Lionesses had wrapped up all three points in the 80th minute as Ashlee Hincks raced down the right-hand side and saw her shot beat Sansom at the near post to make it 4-2.

However, the game took yet another twist in the 87th minute after Ellie Mason brought down Umotong in the box, and Danielle Buet converted the spot-kick to make the final score 4-3.


ALBION: Sansom; Roe, F. Whelan, Rafferty, Perry; A. Whelan, Barton (Legg 85), Buet, Gibbons (Natkiel 79); Umotong, Thomas (Somes 45).

SUBS NOT USED: Wilson (GK), Ritchie, Taylor.

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