Abbie Britton then had a chance with a looping cross to seal victory for the Welsh side, but the Albion keeper tipped the ball away to ensure a point for either side.
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Cardiff still carried a threat going forward, as Clipston picked out Ciara Williams but Baker was on hand once again to save her effort.
James Marrs’s side were lifted by the goal as both Gibbons and Perry had shots blocked from inside the box as the Seagulls looked to carry on their momentum.
The Seagulls restored parity to the scoreline 15 minutes after going behind, thanks to Somes’s fifth goal of the season. Fliss Gibbons raced forward one-on-one with Alesha McGlynn and saw her effort saved, before Somes converted the rebound.
They could have doubled their lead moments later, but this time Baker was equal to Green’s close-range strike.
Cardiff took the lead seven minutes after the re-start when Clipston took advantage of some sloppy defending to slot home past Baker.
Perry then had to be alert to clear Louise Hutton’s header off the line in the last action of the half.
Baker was called into action moments later to deny Kelly Aldridge from distance, before saving another effort from the striker shortly before half-time.
Cardiff had their first real chance of the game when Clipston set up Michelle Green inside the box, but she was denied by Seagulls keeper Faye Baker.
Albion were then dealt a blow when Kirsty Barton was forced off after picking up an injury in the warm-up and was replaced by Charlotte Owen.
There were few clear opportunities for either side in the opening 20 minutes until Amy Green headed wide of the near post from Sophie Perry’s corner.
Brighton & Hove Albion women shared the spoils with Cardiff City after Naomi Clipston’s strike for the hosts was cancelled out by Lucy Somes in an evenly contested affair in South Wales.
- K. GREEN
- '89 HUTTON
- M. GREEN
- '87 S. WILLIAMS
- C. WILLIAMS
- '52 CLIPSTON
- '87 DEEKS
- '89 HUNT
- D. COOPER
- C. COOPER
- GREEN '84
- SOMES '67
- BARTON '23
- OWEN '23
- YOUNG '84