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13 March 2019 Venue Avenue Stadium Attendance 408 Referee James Durkin

Kick off 19:45 (UK)

Yeovil Town Ladies
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Brighton and Hove Albion Women

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4-4-2
  • 1
    Megan Walsh (C)
    GK
  • 3
    Megan Alexander
    DF
  • 6
    Hannah Short
    DF
  • 15
    Charlotte Buxton
    DF
  • 7
    Olivia Ferguson
    MF
  • 8
    Bonnie Horwood
    MF
  • 25
    Rachel Mclauchlan
    MF
  • 16
    Georgia Evans
    MF
  • 12
    Ellie Mason
    MF
  • 14
    Emily Donovan
    FW
  • 9
    Annie Heatherson
    FW

Substitutes

  • 23
    Beth Howard
    SUB
  • 4
    Emily Syme
    SUB
  • 5
    Nicola Cousins
    SUB
  • 10
    Amber Gaylor
    SUB
  • 17
    Monique Fischer
    SUB
  • 26
    Erin Bloomfield
    SUB
  • 28
    Charlie Taylor
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Jamie Burch

4-4-2
  • 19
    Sophie Harris
    GK
  • 20
    Victoria Williams
    DF
  • 4
    Dani Buet (C)
    DF
  • 5
    Fern Whelan
    DF
  • 3
    Fliss Gibbons
    DF
  • 10
    Kate Natkiel
    MF
  • 12
    Chloe Peplow
    MF
  • 27
    Megan Connolly
    MF
  • 7
    Aileen Whelan
    MF
  • 15
    Kayleigh Green
    FW
  • 16
    Ellie Brazil
    FW

Substitutes

  • 1
    Marie Hourihan
    SUB
  • 2
    Beth Roe
    SUB
  • 8
    Kirsty Barton
    SUB
  • 9
    Ini Umotong
    SUB
  • 11
    Amanda Nilden
    SUB
  • 21
    Emily Simpkins
    SUB
  • 23
    Maya Le Tissier
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Hope Powell

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Match Previews

WOMEN PREVIEW: ALBION SET FOR CRUCIAL YEOVIL CLASH

13 March 2019

Paul Hazlewood
Ellie Brazil celebrates her goal against Birmingham City.

Following the recent international break, Brighton & Hove Albion are back in FA Women’s Super League action against bottom of the table Yeovil Town at the Avenue Stadium, kick-off 7.45pm.

Hope Powell’s side head into this match in their best run of form of the season, having lost only one of their previous five league matches, and February’s 0-0 draw with Bristol City and 2-1 victory over Birmingham City saw Powell claim the LMA manager of the month award.

The 2-1 victory last time out also strengthened Albion’s place in the WSL, moving the Seagulls on to 12 points, nine ahead of this evening's opponents who have two games in hand.

Despite falling behind in that match to a strike from England international Ellen White, Albion battled back well to level through Wales striker Kayleigh Green just minutes later.

Former Birmingham player Ellie Brazil then secured the three points after scoring a header against her former club.

In contrast, Yeovil Town have lost their previous ten matches in all competitions since the WSL defeat of Everton back in November.

Since their 1-0 win over the Toffees, Yeovil have had several narrow one-goal defeats against the likes of Birmingham, Bristol City and Liverpool, but ultimately have been unable to add to their points tally as they look to gain momentum in their fight for survival.

Most recently, the Glovers suffered a 3-0 defeat against title-chasing Arsenal as a brace from Kim Little and a Beth Mead strike ensured the Gunners added three points to their cause.

The two sides have played each other twice already this season, and on both occasions Albion have been the victors.

The teams first met in the FA WSL back in October, Jodie Brett and Victoria Williams handed Albion a two-goal lead. However, the Glovers made it a tense finish thanks to an Ellie Mason goal on 69 minutes, but the defence held strong to give Albion their first league win of the season.

The duo then faced-off in the FA Continental Tyres League Cup group stage, with the Seagulls needing a victory to ensure a place in the quarter-finals.

After Brazil had given Hope Powell’s side the lead, Yeovil hit back with a goal from Emily Syme. A penalty on the stroke of half-time was converted by captain Dani Buet and proved to be a turning point in the match.

Wales international Kayleigh Green extended Albion’s lead, before a smart finish from Beth Roe, who had come on as a substitute just seconds before sealed a place in the knockout stages.

With nine points currently separating the teams, a win for Albion would be crucial in helping them preserve their top-tier status for another season.

Supporters can watch the encounter LIVE via Facebook, or follow the match via the Match Centre. Key updates will also be available via the club’s official Twitter account – OfficialBHAFC.

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Match Reports

WOMEN REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN 1 ALBION 1

13 March 2019

Paul Hazlewood
Victoria Williams heads Albion in front.
  • Albion draw 1-1 with Yeovil Town
  • Victoria Williams gives Albion the lead
  • Ellie Mason equalises for Yeovil
  • The Seagulls are next in action away at Reading on 20th April
Brighton & Hove Albion were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Yeovil Town at the Avenue Stadium, despite a dominant display in Dorchester.
 
A Victoria Williams header put Albion in front, but Ellie Mason’s shot midway through the second half gave the hosts a share of the spoils.
 
Hope Powell made two changes to the side that beat Birmingham City last time out, with Chloe Peplow and Kate Natkiel replacing Ini Umotong and Emily Simpkins in the starting line-up.
 
Yeovil had the first chance of the game when Hannah Short played a deep free kick into the box and Mason saw her header go just past the post.
 
Albion then broke forward down the other end, as former Yeovil striker Kayleigh Green forced Megan Walsh into a save with an angled strike.
 
The lively start to the game continued, and this time Kate Natkiel was denied by Walsh after Aileen Whelan’s cross into the area.
 
The chances kept coming, as Megan Connolly’s free kick clipped the wall before going over the bar, before Green headed wide from the Republic of Ireland international’s resulting corner.
 
Whelan was next to come close for the Seagulls, when her diving header from a Fliss Gibbons cross went just over the bar.
 
Despite their early dominance, it wasn’t all plain sailing for Powell’s side, as Peplow was forced off injured and replaced by Emily Simpkins.
 
Albion’s pressure eventually paid off though and Williams headed the Seagulls in front from Connolly’s corner to break the deadlock in the 27th minute.
 
The hosts tested Sophie Harris in the Albion goal for the first time when Megan Alexander’s searching free kick made its way to the back post, but the Seagulls shot-stopper was on hand to push the effort behind.
 
Ellie Brazil had a chance to double the visitors’ advantage after being played through on goal, but her strike went straight into Walsh’s grasp.
 
The Seagulls could’ve scored a second within minutes of the re-start after some tireless running by Green set up a chance for Brazil, whose header went just past the far post.
 
The Wales international was involved in the thick of the action again moments later when she made a surging run down the left flank and found Natkiel in space, but the latter shot straight at Walsh.
 
Powell’s side were left to rue those missed chances, when Yeovil equalised through Mason in the 64th minute, as she fired home from Short’s free kick into the area. 
 
Albion looked to quickly re-establish their lead, and Connolly tried her luck from a set-piece in a promising position, but Walsh caught her looping attempt.
 
Umotong was brought on with just under 20 minutes remaining, and the Nigeria international almost stole all three points late on after latching onto Gibbons's cut-back, but her shot hit the crossbar and the points were shared.
 
ALBION: Harris; Williams, Buet, F. Whelan, Gibbons; Natkiel, Peplow (Simpkins 27), Connolly, A. Whelan (Umotong 72); Green; Brazil.
 
SUBS NOT USED: Hourihan (GK), Roe, Barton, Le Tissier, Nilden.

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