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25 November 2018 Venue Meadow Park Attendance

Kick off 12:30 (UK)

Arsenal Women
4 - 1
FT
Brighton and Hove Albion Women

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4-4-2
  • 1
    Sari van Veenendaal
    GK
  • 3
    Emma Mitchell (C)
    DF
  • 6
    Leah Williamson
    DF
  • 7
    Danielle van de Donk
    GK
  • 11
    Vivianne Miedema
    MF
  • 15
    Katie McCabe
    MF
  • 16
    Louise Quinn
    DF
  • 17
    Lisa Evans
    DF
  • 19
    Lia Walti
    MF
  • 20
    Dominique Bloodworth
    MF
  • 23
    Beth Mead
    FW

Substitutes

  • 18
    Pauline Peyraud-Magnin
    SUB
  • 24
    Ava Kuyken
    SUB
  • 27
    Ruby Grant
    SUB
  • 28
    Paige Bailey-Gayle
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Joe Montemurro

4-3-3
  • 1
    Marie Hourihan
    GK
  • 8
    Kirsty Barton
    DF
  • 20
    Victoria Williams
    DF
  • 6
    Laura Rafferty (C)
    DF
  • 17
    Sophie Perry
    DF
  • 15
    Kayleigh Green
    MF
  • 14
    Jenna Legg
    MF
  • 12
    Chloe Peplow
    MF
  • 10
    Kate Natkiel
    FW
  • 9
    Ini Umotong
    FW
  • 7
    Aileen Whelan
    FW

Substitutes

  • 13
    Lucy Gillett
    SUB
  • 19
    Sophie Harris
    SUB
  • 3
    Fliss Gibbons
    SUB
  • 17
    Ellie Brazil
    SUB
  • 18
    Jodie Brett
    SUB
  • 21
    Emily Simpkins
    SUB
  • 23
    Maya Le Tissier
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Hope Powell

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Match Previews

WOMEN PREVIEW: ARSENAL V ALBION

25 November 2018

Geoff Penn
Victoria Williams celebrates.

Brighton & Hove Albion travel to league leaders Arsenal in the FA Women’s Super League today, kick-off 12.30pm.

Albion head into the match on the back of a 4-1 defeat to Reading last week, where the Seagulls were unfortunate to fall behind after a Fara Williams shot hit the post before rebounding off the helpless Marie Hourihan in goal and rolling into the back of the net.

Brooke Chaplen doubled Reading’s lead just before the hour mark, but Albion fought back to reduce the deficit back to one goal just two minutes later after Aileen Whelan dispatched Ini Umotong’s cross with a well-placed header.

Despite their best efforts, further goals from Fara Williams and Gemma Davison secured the three points for the Royals, keeping Albion in ninth place, above both Everton and Yeovil.

Meanwhile, the Gunners currently have a 100% record in all competitions this season, scoring a mammoth 34 goals in the league alone, and keeping a clean sheet in all but two of their matches.

Last time out, Arsenal defeated Everton 4-0 thanks to goals from Danielle van der Donk, Jordan Nobbs and Vivienne Miedema (2).

However, the Gunners were dealt a blow in the match as England international Jordan Nobbs suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, which is likely to keep her out for the rest of the season.

Other notable results for Arsenal this season include a 7-0 victory over Yeovil Town, a 6-0 win over Reading and an impressive 5-0 defeat of current FA WSL holders Chelsea.

Albion supporters can follow a live text blog on the Match Centre, with a match report to go online shortly after the full-time whistle.

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Match Reports

WOMEN REPORT: ARSENAL 4 ALBION 1

25 November 2018

Geoff Penn
Kirsty Barton battling for possession.
  • Ini Umotong gives the Seagulls an early lead
  • Vivianne Miedema, Dominique Bloodworth and Danielle van de Donk on the scoresheet for the hosts
  • Beth Mead adds a late fourth for Arsenal
  • Albion are back in FA WSL action next Sunday against West Ham United

Brighton & Hove Albion suffered a second successive 4-1 defeat in the FA Women’s Super League, despite taking the lead against league leaders Arsenal.

It was always going to be a tough test for Hope Powell’s side, with the Gunners boasting a 100 percent record in the league so far this season.

Powell made two changes from last week’s 4-1 defeat to Reading with Jenna Legg and Kayleigh Green coming in for Jodie Brett and the injured captain Dani Buet.

The hosts started quickly and fashioned their first chance in the opening seconds, but the Albion defence did well to stop Vivianne Miedema converting her opportunity.

After a shaky first few opening minutes, Albion began to find their feet and managed to retain possession.

With nine minutes on the clock, a ball over the top of the Arsenal defence released Ini Umotong, who held off Arsenal captain Leah Williamson and confidently slotted the ball past Sari van Veenendaal in the Arsenal goal.

Albion could have doubled their advantage minutes later when Chloe Peplow’s free-kick found Umotong in the penalty area and her resulting header found its way to Victoria Williams,  who headed just wide.

The Seagulls matched their opponent’s efforts as the first half continued, but the defence was finally breached on 23 minutes after the ball ran loose in the Albion defence and Miedema made no mistake this time with the finish.

The hosts then began to find their rhythm and just ten minutes later they took the lead. Miedema this time was the provider, as her low cross picked out Dominique Bloodworth, who turned in a left-footed effort from six yards out.

Arsenal kept applying the pressure, forcing Marie Hourihan into a number of smart saves at her near post.

However Hourihan was beaten once more after Danielle van de Donk nodded in from a corner, despite doing well to keep out Beth Mead’s shot just seconds earlier.

The hosts started the second half very much how they started the first with a chance just seconds after kick-off. Albion struggled to clear their lines and the ball found its way to Lisa Evans, who could only put her shot wide.

Despite this, Albion managed to hold their own and restrict Arsenal to shots from wide angles, relieving Hourihan of some pressure, but were still unable to create a clear chance of their own.

It wasn’t until the 69th minute that the hosts managed to create a clear-cut chance for themselves. Lia Walti found space in the box, but hooked her left-footed effort wide. The Gunners then followed this up with a cleverly played quick free-kick that set Miedema through on goal, but Hourihan was on hand once more to deny the Netherlands international a second goal.

Albion carved out a rare chance of their own on 75 minutes when Ellie Brazil’s cross from the right found Umotong in the area, but her header flashed inches wide of the goal.

Arsenal rounded off their victory in the 80th minute when Mead cut in from the left side of the area and looped an effort over Hourihan.

Albion's focus now switches to next week’s match against fellow FA Women’s Super League newcomers West Ham United at the Broadfield Stadium.

ALBION: Hourihan; Barton, Williams, Rafferty, Perry; Peplow, Legg (Brazil 46), Green (Brett 85); Natkiel, Umotong, A. Whelan

SUBS NOT USED: Gillett (GK), Harris (GK), Gibbons, Simpkins, Le Tissier

Tickets are on sale for Albion’s next FA Women’s Super League match against West Ham United on Sunday, 2 December at the Broadfield Stadium, kick-off 2pm. Buy yours in advance on line at BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com/tickets. Prices start from £7 for adults and £3 for under-10s.

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