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Stalemate in Merseyside derby
 Women's Football News 1 May 2014
Liverpool 0 Everton 0
There was more frustration for Liverpool after they were held to a goalless draw by Everton in their opening Continental Cup group fixture in Widnes on Wednesday night. 
Despite an improved performance in contrast to Saturday's FA Women's Cup defeat at the hands of their local rivals, Wednesday night's result means the Reds have now gone three successive games without a goal.
The first real chance of the night came from the Reds on 12 minutes when Natasha Dowie shrugged off pressure from Everton defender Alex Greenwood, before laying the ball off for Fara Williams who sliced her effort high and wide.
In contrast to Saturday's defeat, Beard's side dominated the first half, exchanging free flowing passes and dominating the midfield battles. The only thing missing however was any real attempts on goal.
The best chance of the half came on 29 minutes courtesy of an astute pass by Williams. Unsurprisingly Dowie got on the end of her team-mate's fine ball but her effort was well held by Blues stopper Megan Walsh. Just moments later, another chance from the Reds came when a fine cross from the right by Gemma Davison was blazed over by Amanda Da Costa from close range.
Liverpool came even closer ten minutes before the break after a speculative effort by Corina Schroder from about 20 yards smashed the underside of the crossbar and bounced back out to safety. The Reds piled on the pressure as the half grew to a close and Davison managed to slalom her way past four blue shirts before her low ball into the box was somehow missed by the normal reliable Dowie, much to the relief of the Everton back line.
Williams then attempted an ambitious effort just inside the opposition half four minutes into the second half, but it lacked any real power or height to trouble Walsh in the Blues goal.
The always dangerous Nikita Parris, who scored in Saturday's FA Cup meeting between the sides, attempted the Blues' first real effort on 54 minutes however her chance from some 30 yards out barely troubled Reds stopper Danielle Gibbons. Meanwhile Davison displayed her qualities as a natural crosser of the ball, further displaying why Beard was keen to add her to the ranks.
However, their lack of prolificacy in front of goal was evident again as Everton restricted the hosts to few chances as time ebbed away and it came close to costing them dear. With less than fifteen minutes remaining, a routine header from Lucy Bronze back to keeper Gibbons almost resulted in a Blues goal after Gibbons came rushing off her line. But the recently crowned PFA Women's Player of the Year raced back to avert any danger before Michelle Hinnigan saw a close range effort palmed away by Gibbons to cap a manic few moments. 
Liverpool: Danielle Gibbons, Fara Williams, Gemma Bonner, Lucy Bronze, Katrin Omarsdottir, Natasha Dowie, Gemma Davison, Becky Easton, Amanda Da Costa, Corina Schroder, Claudia Walker (sub Ashley Hodson 86mins).

Everton: Megan Walsh, Vicky Jones, Alex Greenwood, Lucy Whipp (sub Brooke Chaplen 45mins), Gabrielle George, Lindsay Johnson, Danielle Turner, Michelle Hinnigan, Nikita Parris, Simone Magill (sub Jody Handley 45mins), Kelly Jones.

(Report by www.fawsl.com)

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