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
Linnett double sends Birmingham top
 Women's Football News 21 May 2014
 
Arsenal 0 Birmingham City 2 (Linnett 49,60)
Arsenal's faltering start to the league campaign continued with a 2-0 defeat at home to Birmingham City who are the new leaders of FA WSL 1. 
 
Kirsty Linnett's second half brace condemned the Gunners to a second straight defeat in the WSL. Arsenal had lots of possession but rarely tested Birmingham goalkeeper Rebecca Spencer and were well beaten in the end.
 
The game started with Arsenal trying to control possession, but Birmingham were well organised and denied the home side the early goal they craved. Clear cut opportunities were few and far between in the opening exchanges until the 16th minute when Leah Williamson's misplaced pass let in Linnett, whose low shot was saved by Emma Byrne. Five minutes later, Freda Ayisi showed neat footwork on a driving run to work herself some space, but could only steer her effort wide.
 
In the 36th minute, Jade Moore's cross from the right fell to Remi Allen, whose hooked effort looked destined for the corner but Byrne scrambled across to push the ball away.
 
Arsenal's best chance came three minutes before the break when Kelly Smith's dipping effort from distance was tipped over by Spencer.
 
The second period got off to the worst possible start for Arsenal when Williamson's slip gifted Linnett the freedom of the penalty box and she calmly rounded Byrne and slotted into the bottom corner.
 
Birmingham could have been two up five minutes later but Allen's cute finish was ruled out for offside.
 
But the Blues did double their lead on the hour mark. Karen Carney shifted the ball to Allen, who slid through Linnett, and the forward beat Byrne to the ball to poke home her second.
 
Danielle Carter couldn't adjust her feet in time to finish from close range and the substitute tried her luck from distance to no avail.
 
In the end, a disappointing night for Kerr's side. They have the chance to register their first three points of the season when they host Bristol Academy on Sunday. 
 
Arsenal: Emma Byrne, Alex Scott, Emma Mitchell, Yukari Kinga (sub Christie Murray 72mins), Casey Stoney, Leah Williamson, Freda Ayisi (sub Caroline Weir 81mins), Jade Bailey (sub Rachel Yankey 61mins), Danielle Carter, Kelly Smith, Shinobu Ohno. Subs not used: Siobhan Chamberlain, Anouk Hoogendijk, Niamh Fahey, Carla Humphrey.

Birmingham City: Rebecca Spencer, Chelsea Weston, Jess Carter, Jade Moore, Aoife Mannion, Kerys Harrop, Melissa Lawley, Remi Allen, Kirsty Linnett (sub Hannah Keryakoplis 88mins), Karen Carney (sub Emily Simpkins 88mins), Jo Potter. Subs not used: Sophie Baggaley, Meaghan Sargeant, Emily Westwood, Katie Wilkinson, Cristina Torkildsen.

(Report by www.fawsl.com)


 
 back to TOP
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
Loading...
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
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 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

 
THREE LIONS ON HER SHIRT

 
FA Womens Football Awards

 
BBC Sport Women's Football

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Football Foundation

 
FREE CHILDRENS STORIES


 
Total page reads:

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