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Gunners grab late winner
 Women's Football News 11 May 2013
 
Arsenal 2 (Davison 49,White 88) Birmingham City 1 (Williams pen 47)
Arsenal responded to Tuesday's defeat to Liverpool with a hard fought 2-1 win over Birmingham City in the Continental Cup to join Lincoln Ladies at the top of their group.
 
The Gunners trailed to Rachel Williams' penalty early in the second half but Gemma Davison's equalizer and a late header from Ellen White sealed the victory.
 
Shelly Kerr named the same eleven that had started against Liverpool with Kim Little and Jordan Nobbs partnering stand-in captain Steph Houghton in midfield and Gemma Davison and Danielle Carter providing width for Ellen White in attack.
 
After a scrappy start, the visitors had the first effort on goal when Melissa Lawley curled a shot just wide from the edge of the box. A few minutes later Arsenal had their first chance. Davison drove to the goal line and her cross caused a scramble in the Birmingham box. The ball eventually fell to Carter but her shot from ten yards was well blocked. Jennifer Beattie, filling in a full-back, then showed her versatility with a great tackle to prevent Lawley getting in a shot after she was played through by Jo Potter.
 
It was an even game with chances coming the way of both teams. Houghton headed wide from Little's corner after 13 minutes before Williams escaped the attentions of Ciara Grant but her six yard header missed the target. A few minutes later, Carter's shot from the edge of the box was easily gathered by Earps.
 
After 25 minutes, Williams took aim from 25 yards and her shot was brilliantly tipped onto the bar by Emma Byrne before Arsenal got the ball clear.
 
The visitors were having a good spell. After Grant was caught in possession, Williams had another sight of goal but curled her shot over. A few minutes before the break, White wanted a penalty for handball when her cross was blocked but referee Adam Crysell waved away the appeals and the first half ended scoreless.
 
A minute after the restart Houghton thought she had given Arsenal the lead when she headed in from Little's free kick but the goal was ruled out for offside. Seconds later Williams was brought down by Grant in the Arsenal area. The referee awarded the penalty and Williams sent Byrne the wrong way from the spot to give Birmingham the lead.
 
After Tuesday's result and Houghton's disallowed goal, the Gunners could have been forgiven if their heads had dropped but instead it took them less than two minutes to hit back. An incredible spell of play saw Davison smash an effort off the bar before Grant's header hit the woodwork as well. The ball broke to Davison again and she made no mistake second time round, driving a powerful shot past Earps from the edge of the box.
 
That revived the Gunners and on the hour White saw an effort well held by Earps. Moments later, though, Byrne had to be at full stretch to tip Jade Moore's shot around the post.
 
The match appeared to be ebbing to a conclusion before a moment of quality saw Arsenal score the winner. With just two minutes left, Houghton played a great pass to Carter on the right flank and White powered home a header from her cross. The celebrations showed just how much the goal meant to the players.
 
Birmingham still managed to create a chance in stoppage time but Kirsty Linnett's shot was superbly blocked by Flaherty to help secure a confidence boosting win.
 
Arsenal: Emma Byrne, Alex Scott, Jennifer Beattie, Steph Houghton, Gilly Flaherty, Ciara Grant, Gemma Davison, Jordan Nobbs, Ellen White, Kim Little, Danielle Carter. Subs not used: Yvonne Tracy, Rachel Yankey, Rebecca Spencer, Jade Bailey, Lauren Bruton, Bianca Bragg.

Birmingham City: Mary Earps, Chelsea Weston, Rachel Unitt, Jade Moore, Kerys Harrop, Laura Bassett, Issy Christiansen, Rachel Williams (sub Kirsty Linnett 77mins), Emily Westwood, Melissa Lawley, Jo Potter. Subs not used: Marie Hourihan, Emily Simpkins, Christina Torkildsen, Katie Wilkinson, Marie Ballard, Coral Haines.

(Report by www.fawsl.com)


 
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