Albion had an afternoon to forget in Widnes.
Turner 18, 49
- Albion lose their third FAWSL Spring Series game
- Danielle Turner’s brace and a goal each from Simone Magill, Claudia Walker and Georgia Brougham secure Everton a resounding win
- Brighton now sit eighth in the table
- The Seagulls next face Doncaster Rovers at Culver Road on Saturday
Brighton & Hove Albion suffered their third defeat in the FAWSL Spring Series, after going down 5-0 to Everton at the Select Security Stadium this afternoon.
Danielle Turner’s brace and a goal each from Simone Magill, Claudia Walker and Georgia Brougham gave the Toffees a comfortable victory.
After a relatively quiet opening to the game, the hosts took the lead from the penalty spot when Magill calmly slotted the ball past Byrne with 13 minutes played.
The lead was doubled five minutes later through Turner’s free kick taken on the edge of the box, which Byrne had no chance of stopping.
It was 3-0 with only 23 minutes on the clock, as Walker’s left-footed strike beat the outstretched Byrne to put the Merseysiders in a commanding position.
The deficit could have been even bigger for Albion, had Faye Bryson’s fierce strike not hit the woodwork shortly before the break.
The hosts started the second half in the same way they ended the first, as Byrne was called into action to keep out Magill’s close-range strike.
But it was 4-0 just moments later, after Turner’s fierce strike from distance flew past Byrne.
Walker was denied her second goal of the game, as Byrne produced a fine stop to tip her shot over the crossbar.
Gabrielle George then tried her luck from the edge of the box and saw her attempt skim the top of the crossbar.
But Brougham made it 5-0 with five minutes of normal time remaining, as she headed home from Turner's corner to complete the scoring.
The deficit could have been increased in stoppage time, but Byrne kept out Megan Finnigan’s attempt and the game finished 5-0.
ALBION: Byrne; Olding, Ashton-Jones, Young, Perry; Barton, Rafferty, Thomas; Somes, Natkiel, Russo.
SUBS: Samain (GK), Dorey, A. Taylor.