Women's Football News

Women's Football News, Print, Web and TV Media
Latest News Women's Football TV News Archive Search Get the Mag

Share page on Social Media:   f  Share     t     G+   find us on Twitter: @wssmagnews
Women's Football News

Women's Soccer Scene
Arsenal hit back to beat City
 Women's Football News 20 Feb 2012
Arsenal hit back to beat City - 20 Feb 2012 - Women's Football NewsArsenal left Scotland with three wins out of three under their belt after defeating Glasgow City 4-2 at Petershill Park. 
Previous wins over Celtic (8-0) and Rangers (9-0), highlighted the strength of the English Champions and despite City taking a 2-0 lead, a powerful Arsenal side turned it around in the second half to win what was a very entertaining match of football.
"Today was by far our biggest challenge over the weekend as we knew it would be," said Arsenal boss Laura Harvey, who had brought two full sides - the First Team and the Reserves - up to Scotland to play the three matches.
"It was not our perfect start, but we worked hard and although scores don't matter, we are pleased with the win," continued Harvey.
Glasgow City got the match underway in lightning fashion and were on the attack right from the first whistle. A fantastic shot from distance by Jane Ross beat Emma Byrne in the Arsenal net, only to see the ball cannon down off the bar. As Arsenal attempted to get the ball clear, City midfielder Jo Love controlled well and under pressure fired past Byrne to put City ahead in under a minute of play.
Soon after, City were 2-0 up when Steph Houghton blocked a Lisa Evans shot with her hand inside the penalty box. Up stepped Leanne Ross to put the resultant dead ball away to give City a two goal cushion.
Arsenal tried to come back but Lee Alexander in the City goals saved well, firstly from Jordan Nobbs and then from the feet of Ellen White.
Within minutes of the game restarting in the second half, Arsenal pulled a goal back when Katie Chapman pounced to fire a loose ball home after an Arsenal corner kick.
City centre half Danica Dalziel saw a header come back off the post, but even if it had gone in, it wouldn't have counted as the assistant flagged for offside.
Steph Houghton then got Arsenal back on level terms with an excellent low shot from distance as Arsenal worked a free kick well.
Unfortunately for the home side a bad mistake at the back with 15 minutes to go cost them dearly as misplaced pass across the box went straight to Kim Little, who only had Alexander to beat under no pressure whatsoever. The Scotland midfielder rarely misses any chance and she was certainly not going to miss this one as she put her team 3-2 ahead.
In the dying minutes Arsenal made it 4-2 after an excellent goal from England midfielder Chapman beat Alexander low down to her right.
City Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black commented on the match: "I was really happy with the first half. We got round the ball very well and forced Arsenal to concede possession and I thought we were the better side. In the second there is no doubt we made a couple of errors which cost us. We made six changes in the match, whilst Arsenal only made one and that obviously had an affect on the balance of the match and to be honest was the deciding factor. But these games are friendlies and we have got our own agenda at this stage of the season, which is different than Arsenal who of course are due to play in the Quarter Finals of the Champions League very soon."
(Report by Laura Montgomery)

 back to TOP


Women's Soccer Scene Media ©
on mobile   wssNews.co.uk 



Womens Football TV
Latest wssTV  


Womens Football Magazine
Womens Football Magazine

Womens Soccer Secene Media

Safe For Kids

Discount Football Kits

Women's Football Advertising

Womens Football News send your story photos and video

Women's Football Advertising

News Archive
News 2018-2019
News 2017-2018
News 2016-2017
News 2015-2016
News 2014-2015
News 2013-2014
News 2012-2013
News 2011-2012
Women's World Cup 2011
News 2010-2011
News 2009-2010
News 2008-2009
News 2007-2008
Women's World Cup 2007
News 2006-2007
News 2005-2006
News Euro 2005
News 2004-2005
News 2003-2004

Women's Sport Search
Women's Sport Search

Women's Football Advertising

Women's Football History


FA Womens Football Awards

BBC Sport Women's Football

Women's Football Advertising

Football Foundation


Total page reads:

© designed, created, hosted and managed by  WWW Support Services   (click for info)