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10 February 2019 Venue Stoke Gifford Stadium Attendance 256 Referee Sarah Garratt

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Bristol City Women FC
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Brighton and Hove Albion Women

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4-4-2
  • 1
    Sophie Baggaley
    GK
  • 2
    Loren Dykes
    GK
  • 3
    Gemma Evans
    GK
  • 5
    Frankie Brown
    GK
  • 6
    Danique Kerdijk
    GK
  • 7
    Poppy Pattinson
    GK
  • 8
    Carla Humphrey
    GK
  • 14
    Lucy Graham
    GK
  • 15
    Abi Harrison
    GK
  • 17
    Rosella Ayane
    GK
  • 20
    Julie Biesmans
    GK

Substitutes

  • 13
    Emma Cummings
    SUB
  • 9
    JUliette Kemppi
    SUB
  • 10
    Ella Rutherford
    SUB
  • 16
    Heather Payne
    SUB
  • 18
    Poppy Wilson
    SUB
  • 27
    Jess Wooley
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Tanya Oxtoby

4-2-3-1
  • 19
    Sophie Harris
    GK
  • 3
    Fliss Gibbons
    DF
  • 4
    Dani Buet (C)
    MF
  • 5
    Fern Whelan
    DF
  • 7
    Aileen Whelan
    MF
  • 8
    Kirsty Barton
    DF
  • 9
    Ini Umotong
    FW
  • 12
    Chloe Peplow
    MF
  • 15
    Kayleigh Green
    MF
  • 20
    Victoria Williams
    DF
  • 27
    Megan Connolly
    MF

Substitutes

  • 22
    Laura Hartley
    SUB
  • 10
    Kate Natkiel
    SUB
  • 11
    Amanda Nilden
    SUB
  • 14
    Jenna Legg
    SUB
  • 16
    Ellie Brazil
    SUB
  • 21
    Emily Simpkins
    SUB
  • 26
    Ellie Hack
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Hope Powell

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Match Previews

WOMEN PREVIEW: ALBION RETURN TO FAWSL ACTION

10 February 2019

Geoff Penn
Dani Buet in action against Bristol City earlier this season.

Brighton & Hove Albion return to FA Women’s Super League action this afternoon, facing Bristol City at Stoke Gifford Stadium, kick-off 3pm.

Hope Powell’s side now have the opportunity to focus solely on their league campaign, following the 2-0 SSE Women’s FA Cup defeat against Manchester United last Sunday.

Lauren James's brace ensured the Red Devils progressed to the fifth round, although the outcome could have been different if captain Dani Buet had converted her 78th minute penalty when the score was 1-0.

Albion have had a mixed start to the league in 2019, taking four points from three matches, beating Liverpool, drawing with Everton and most recently losing against Manchester City.

However, the team will take confidence from the last time they played today’s opponents in what was the Albion's opening game of the season.

The Vixens ended up taking the three points courtesy of Lucy Graham’s 71st minute goal in this season's reverse fixture, and City head into the game on a seven-match unbeaten run in all competitions, stretching back to December.

During this time they have faced Aston Villa, Birmingham City and AFC Wimbledon in cup competitions, winning two and drawing one, as well as drawing with Manchester City and overcoming Everton, Yeovil Town and Birmingham City in the FA WSL.

This means that the Vixens sit fifth in the standings on 21 points, seven behind the top four, while Albion remain in ninth place above Everton and Yeovil with eight points from 14 games played.

Albion supporters can follow a live text blog on the Match Centre and updates on the club’s Twitter handle @officialbhafc, with a match report and reaction to follow.

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Match Reports

WOMEN REPORT: BRISTOL CITY 0 ALBION 0

10 February 2019

Geoff Penn
Kayleigh Green
  • Albion claim a point at Bristol City
  • Ini Umotong shot hits the crossbar
  • Victoria Williams’s header is cleared off the line
  • The Seagulls are next in FA Women’s Super League action against Birmingham City on 20th February.

Brighton & Hove Albion created a number of chances, but were unable to find the elusive goal in today’s 0-0 draw over Bristol City.

Hope Powell made two changes to the squad who faced Manchester United last time out, with Chloe Peplow and Kayleigh Green replacing Jenna Legg and Ellie Brazil respectively.

It was a quiet start to the match, with both sides finding it difficult to create chances, but Albion arguably had the better of the play.

Ini Umotong and the returning Green managed to get behind the Vixens defence on multiple occasions, but were unable to find the killer cross into the box.

Bristol City created the first chance of the match when Rosella Ayane broke the offside trap, but her shot went straight at Sophie Harris.

However, Powell’s side grew stronger after this, and began to threaten Sophie Baggaley’s goal.

Firstly, Fliss Gibbons whipped a superb ball into the penalty area, but Umotong was unable to find the net after a goalmouth scramble.

The best chance of the half then fell to the increasingly influential Umotong. Fern Whelan’s fantastic ball over the top released the Nigeria international through on goal, only for her to cannon the resulting shot back off the crossbar.

After finishing the half the stronger of the two teams, the Seagulls went into half time full of confidence and they started the second half much like they ended the first.

Gibbons swung in another impressive delivery from the right side and found Victoria Williams, but Frankie Brown cleared the latter’s flick-on off the line.

Just after the hour mark, the Vixens had a penalty shout turned down when Green was judged to have fairly challenged Carla Humphrey, who was about to unleash an effort on goal.

Albion once again started to pile on the pressure, creating more clear-cut chances.

After Peplow’s effort narrowly cleared the crossbar, Megan Connolly had an effort from barely a couple of yards out, but she couldn’t direct her shot on target while at full stretch.

Bristol City then produced a chance for themselves, but Sophie Harris saved excellently from Humphrey’s point-blank effort.

Albion continued to push until the final whistle, but were unable to find the goal their performance deserved.

Next up for Albion is the FA Women’s Super League clash against Birmingham City at the People’s Pension Stadium on 20th February.

ALBION: Harris; Barton, F. Whelan, Williams, Gibons; Peplow, Buet; Green, Connolly, A. Whelan; Umotong (Brazil 76).

SUBS NOT USED: Hartley (GK), Natkiel, Nilden, Legg, Simpkins, Hack.

Tickets are on sale for Albion’s next home FA Women’s Super League match against Birmingham City on Wednesday 20th February. Visit BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com/tickets to buy yours now.

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