Purpose! Brighton -two Manchester Town (Weir 16)
Purpose! Brighton -1 Manchester Town (Weir twelve)
eighteen mins: Megan Connolly at ideal-back again for the hosts has her fingers total this afternoon. The tricksy Chloe Kelly is running at her every time she will get the ball, with Lucy Bronze never ever shy of helping out on the overlap.
Informed ya. Again Weir choose the ball up in an innovative central place and drives forward. This time she will get to the edge of the box and offloads it to Walsh, who return it initial time and the Scot whips home a excellent complete inside of the near post.
15 mins: Weir all over again pops up in a perilous place – she has been at the coronary heart of all City’s very best moments so much, participating in with her head up and moving the ball promptly.
Which is a great purpose from Caroline Weir, who started off a sweeping move by carrying the ball forward in midfield. Stanway and Kelly then exchanged passes neatly on the ideal right before the latter burrowed to the line and rifled in a low cross, turned home powerfully by Weir from shut selection. Beautiful move.
eleven mins: Ellen White is down in the Brighton box just after taking a knock to the experience as a corner came in. Seems to be like she’ll be Ok however.
9 mins: Brighton’s initial sniff of a chance with Heroum breaking distinct into the box, but the go to her is a bit potent and City’s businesslike centre-back again snuff it out.
five mins: Fiskerstrand will get her initial suitable contact, collecting a low cross from Hemp. Then excellent feet by Kelly on City’s ideal, nutmegging Connolly with a stepover and flick, but the cross is bundled distinct.
three mins: Large decision early on for the referee, who waves absent appeals for a Town penalty just after a shorter corner. Viewed ‘em presented. Town respond by piling on much more strain – Brighton can not get out of their 50 %.
two mins: An early sighter from Stanway is deflected about just after some clever midfield perform by Weir.
And we’re absent! Town kick off and glimpse purposeful, knocking the ball crisply close to the backline and doing the job it nicely down the remaining.
Good to say the omens aren’t excellent for Brighton. Their information in opposition to today’s opponents reads: played 6, received zero, scored none.
In the meantime, up in Leigh Sports activities Village, Ella Toone has doubled Manchester United’s direct late on. Casey Stoney’s team will usurp Chelsea at the leading of the WSL and as it stands are eight points forward of their neighborhood rivals having played two games much more. More than to you, Town.
Brighton: Fiskerstrand, Bowman, Kirkdijk, Le Tissier, Whelen, Connolly, Kaagman, Heroum, Green, Brazil, Jarrett. Subs: Walsh, Roe, Simpkins, Williams, Bance.
Man Town: Roebuck, Bronze, Houghton (C), Greenwood, Morgan, Walsh, Weir, Stanway, Kelly, Hemp, White. Subs: Bardsley, Coombs, Park, Beckie, Ravening, Window, Davies, Phillips
Manchester Town have unfinished small business. Sat regally stop the WSL table when very last time was suspended, they have been remaining to enjoy in horror when it was determined that the campaign would be settled on a points-for every-game basis – and therefore that Chelsea would consider the title. As this time hits its midway stage, Gareth Taylor’s aspect, in fourth, are on the lookout up not only at their nemesis from very last yr but their upwardly cellular neighborhood rivals – Manchester United are at present 1- in opposition to Birmingham and on program to consider leading spot.
But it is limited up there, and a acquire right here would place them in touching length: 4 points off United with a game in hand. And with Arsenal and Chelsea’s games today postponed, Town have the chance to build momentum unavailable their rivals.
Brighton, meanwhile, are on the lookout down alternatively than up. A single acquire in their very last five has remaining them fourth from base, with only the paucity of Bristol City’s points haul to give them comfort and ease. They could use a acquire today as considerably as Man Town – and stranger things have surely happened. Kickoff soon!