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WOMEN REPORT: ALBION 0 PORTSMOUTH 2

7 September 2014







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7TH SEPTEMBER 2014 - KO 2PM
Sophie Perry was named in the starting line-up for James Marrs’s side after re-joining from Millwall Lionesses and took the place of the injured Deanna Cooper.

Brighton & Hove Albion women experienced defeat for the first time this season despite a dominant performance against Portsmouth at Culver Road.

The visitors could have made the scoreline even more emphatic as Baker made another fine stop to deny Wilson in the closing stages.

But just a couple of minutes later the blue-and-white-stripes were dealt a killer blow when Gemma Hillier raced one-on-one with Baker and coolly slotted home to double Pompey’s advantage.

Somes continued to put in a tireless display going forward and was halted by some alert goalkeeping from Blakely before Owen fired the follow-up over the upright.

Albion's south coast rivals still demonstrated their threat on the counter-attack, and Albion keeper Faye Baker made a superb save to deny Wilson at the near post.

Green had another chance seconds later after being played through by Owen and this time it was the trailing right foot of Blakely that maintained Pompey’s slender advantage.

The Seagulls then began to step up a gear in search of an elusive equaliser, as Green played in Barton, but Blakely made herself big to deny the midfielder.

Nadine Bazan then broke the deadlock with a close-range strike eight minutes before the interval in what was the visitors’ first clear-cut opportunity of the match.

Pompey still carried a threat on the counter-attack and Charley Wilson saw her looping drive rise over the crossbar.

Green continued to put in a fine display at the heart of Albion’s midfield and she saw a shot hit the top of the crossbar after cutting inside on the edge of the box.

Lucy Somes then had a golden chance to break the deadlock after taking advantage of a sloppy backpass but fired wide of Blakely’s goal from a tight angle inside the box.

The hosts drove forward in numbers once again, and Charlotte Owen ended another free-flowing Seagulls move with a powerful strike which Blakely did well to save.

Green was also in the thick of the action moments later, as she headed narrowly over the target after some good link-up play between Charley Boswell and Yasmin Poole on the edge of the box.

Albion created a chance within the opening minute as Amy Green’s shot produced a save from Sadie Blakely.


ALBION

PORTSMOUTH

  • BAKER
  • boswell
  • gibbons
  • blackie
  • young
  • perry
  • 75' poole
  • green
  •  somes
  • owen
  • 75' barton
  • '75 dimond
  • COOPER
  • '75 HODGSON
  • blakely
  • Taylor
  • bazan '37 '73
  • SIEVWRIGHT '59
  • RUTHERFORD
  • goodalL
  • BLOOMFIELD '75
  • CLARK
  • hiLLIER '72
  • WILSON
  • QUINN
  • FRAMPTON 
  • CURRIE '73
  • DARK '75
  • KEMPSON '59

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