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28 April 2019 Venue Amex Stadium Attendance Referee Lucy Oliver

Kick off 12:15 (UK)

Brighton and Hove Albion Women
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4-3-3
  • 1
    Marie Hourihan
    GK
  • 8
    Kirsty Barton
    DF
  • 20
    Victoria Williams
    DF
  • 5
    Fern Whelan
    DF
  • 3
    Fliss Gibbons
    DF
  • 27
    Megan Connolly
    MF
  • 4
    Danielle Buet
    MF
  • 21
    Emily Simpkins
    MF
  • 10
    Kate Natkiel
    FW
  • 15
    Kayleigh Green
    FW
  • 7
    Aileen Whelan
    FW

Substitutes

  • 22
    Laura Hartley
    SUB
  • 2
    Beth Roe
    SUB
  • 6
    Laura Rafferty
    SUB
  • 9
    Ini Umotong
    SUB
  • 11
    Amanda Nilden
    SUB
  • 12
    Chloe Peplow
    SUB
  • 16
    Ellie Brazil
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Hope Powell

4-4-2
  • 1
    Sari van Veenendaal
    GK
  • 17
    Lisa Evans
    DF
  • 6
    Leah Williamson
    DF
  • 16
    Louise Quinn
    DF
  • 2
    Katrine Veje
    DF
  • 20
    Dominique Bloodworth
    MF
  • 10
    Kim Little (C)
    MF
  • 7
    Danielle van de Donk
    MF
  • 15
    Katie McCabe
    FW
  • 23
    Beth Mead
    FW
  • 11
    Vivianne Miedema
    GK

Substitutes

  • 34
    Libby Harper
    SUB
  • 3
    Emma Mitchell
    SUB
  • 4
    Janni Arnth
    SUB
  • 9
    Danielle Carter
    SUB
  • 21
    Tabea Kemme
    SUB
  • 22
    Viktoria Schnaderbeck
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Joe Montemurro

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Match Previews

WOMEN PREVIEW: ALBION AT THE AMEX

28 April 2019

Geoff Penn
Albion celebrate Ini Umotong's equaliser.

Brighton & Hove Albion will take to the field at the Amex today to face Arsenal in the FA Women’s Super League, kick-off 12.15pm.

It will be the third time Albion have played a women’s competition match at the stadium following a 2-0 Women’s Premier League success over Charlton in 2015 and a 4-1 WSL Spring Series victory over Sheffield back in 2017.

It will also be a big occasion for the visitors Arsenal, who could win their third FA WSL title this afternoon if they claim three points against the Seagulls, or if Manchester City lose their match Yeovil Town.

Albion head into the match having played their first match in a month against Reading at the Madejski Stadium last Saturday.

In a game where both sides created chances, it was the Royals who added three points to their tally after Rachel Furness slotted a left footed finish past Marie Hourihan just after the half-time break.

The Seagulls went close to finding an equaliser when Kirsty Barton’s powerful 20 yard strike rattled the crossbar, but a leveller evaded Hope Powell's side in Berkshire.

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FA Continental Cup runners-up Arsenal are in a fine run of league form heading into their match - a sequence of five wins, stretching back to February, has seen them keep pace with Manchester City as the two tussle for the title.

Most recently, the Gunners edged a victory over Everton last Sunday. Goals from Louise Quinn and the league’s top scorer Vivianne Miedema looked to set to give the Londoners a comfortable win.

However the Toffees replied just after the hour mark through Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah. The goal ensured a nervy finish, but the defence held strong to seal all three points.

They now have a shot at the title, whilst Albion will be looking to keep distance between themselves and Everton who are in tenth.

Albion supporters can follow the match this lunchtime via a live text blog on the Match Centre, with a match report and reaction to follow this afternoon.

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REPORT: ALBION BEATEN BY TITLE-WINNING ARSENAL

28 April 2019

Paul Hazlewood
Megan Connolly in action against Arsenal at the Amex Stadium.
  • Albion are beaten by Arsenal in front of a record FAWSL crowd
  • Vivianne Miedema, Katie McCabe, Beth Mead and Danielle van de Donk on target for the visitors
  • The Gunners win the FA Women’s Super League title
  • Hope Powell’s side end their season away at West Ham United on 11th May

Brighton & Hove Albion were beaten 4-0 by newly-crowned champions Arsenal in front of a record FA Women’s Super League crowd at the Amex.

A total of 5,265 spectators watched on as the Gunners claimed the victory needed to claim the FAWSL title, after goals from Vivianne Miedema, Katie McCabe, Beth Mead and Danielle van de Donk secured a 4-0 win.

The attendance coincidentally beat the previous record of 5,052 fans that watched the Gunners take on Chelsea at the Emirates in 2012.

Hope Powell made two changes to the side that lost 1-0 at Reading last Saturday, as Victoria Williams and Emily Simpkins both came into the side to replace Chloe Peplow and Ini Umotong respectively.

Arsenal took the lead in the sixth minute when Miedema took aim from the edge of the box and saw her shot crash off the underside of the crossbar before beating Marie Hourihan.

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Megan Connolly drifted in a dangerous free kick towards Victoria Williams, who put Sari van Veenendaal under pressure inside the box. The Gunners shot-stopper spilled the ball before eventually claiming it at the second attempt.

Joe Montemurro’s side still carried a threat though, as Miedema’s cross from the left flashed across the face of goal before Fern Whelan blocked another effort from distance.

The Gunners doubled their lead in the 32nd minute when McCabe latched onto a ball played into the box and fired past Hourihan from close range.

Mead then took aim from the edge of the box in a bid to add a third for the visitors, but Hourihan brilliantly tipped her strike over the bar.

Chances were few and far between for Albion, as Dani Buet drifted an enticing set piece into the box, but her pass was just too strong for Aileen Whelan.

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Powell reshuffled her attacking pack by bringing on Ellie Brazil for  Simpkins at the break, and the former almost had an immediate impact after firing wide from close range following a game of pinball inside the Arsenal box.

The Seagulls came out after the break with renewed vigour, as Connolly played a superb cross-field free kick into the path of Buet, who forced van Veenendaal into a fine left-handed save at her near post.

But any hopes of an Albion comeback were extinguished when Mead took aim from distance and saw her shot fly past Hourihan with 20 minutes left.

The Gunners added a fourth seven minutes later courtesy of van de Donk who fired in a clinical finish beyond Hourihan after being teed up by Kim Little inside the box.

Umotong was introduced late on for Albion and was involved in the thick of the action almost immediately after being played through by Kayleigh Green - the striker went down inside the area, but referee Lucy Oliver dismissed her appeals.

The Gunners almost added a fifth when van de Donk was played through on goal, but Hourihan made herself big to thwart the forward and the match finished 4-0.

ALBION: Hourihan; Barton, F. Whelan (Peplow 74), Williams, Gibbons; Simpkins (Brazil 46), Buet, Connolly; A.Whelan, Natkiel (Umotong 80), Green.

SUBS NOT USED: Hartley (GK), Roe, Rafferty, Nilden.

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IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION AHEAD OF SUNDAY

26 April 2019

Paul Hazlewood
Albion supporters at Falmer Station.

Brighton & Hove Albion supporters are being advised of the following important travel information ahead of the FA Women’s Super League fixture against Arsenal at the Amex on Sunday, kick-off 12.15pm.

All supporters are asked to head to the stadium as early as possible regardless of how they are travelling.

Trains & Buses: Please note that the club will not be running its usual travel scheme for this match, and both the trains and buses will be running a normal Sunday service.

No park & rides will be available for this match.

Car Parking Availability: Parking spaces at the Amex will be available for supporters to purchase off the club’s ticket website at £5 per bay.

Any remaining parking spaces at the Amex will be sold on the day at £5 per bay, but only cash payments will be accepted. Supporters are therefore strongly advised to pre-book their spaces in advance.

Alternatively, free parking spaces will be available on the day at the Bridge car park, and these are all free of charge on a first-come first-serve basis.

There is no local street parking for football supporters, as all areas have a residents’ parking scheme in operation.

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