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Arsenal 3 (Brown-Finnis og 45, Carter 49, Nobbs 90) Everton 1 (Parris 11)
Everton's final game of the 2014 WSL campaign was to end in defeat following a 3-1 reverse away to Arsenal, who go into Thursday night's Continental Cup Final with a win under their belts.
The Blues had taken an eleventh minute lead through Nikita Parris, but an unfortunate own goal from Toffees' custodian Rachel Brown-Finnis, followed by efforts from Danielle Carter and Jordan Nobbs, sealed the points for the Gunners.
A fast-paced, end-to-end start saw both sides take the game to each other, although Arsenal created the more clear-cut opportunities. But it was Andy Spence's side who took the lead in calamitous circumstances when Siobhan Chamberlain fumbled Danielle Turner's low left wing cross, allowing Parris to poke the ball home.
Lucy Whipp almost doubled Everton's lead when Jade Bailey carelessly lost possession in her own half, but Chamberlain atoned for her earlier error and saved well.
Nobbs fired a warning shot when rattled the post with a 25-yard effort, but the message was not heeded when she let fly from a similar range on the stroke of half time. This effort again struck the woodwork, only to rebound off the unfortunate Brown-Finnis and fly back into the net.
The Blues' defence was breached again four minutes after the restart when the ball ricocheted into Carter's path, who finished well with a fierce low drive. The Toffees refused to give in and were unlucky not to level when another Danielle Turner cross narrowly evaded the onrushing, and unmarked, Kelly Jones at the back post.
Both sides continued to create chances, with Everton skipper Michelle Hinnigan's tireless efforts driving her team forward. But with numbers committed to attack, Nobbs was to rub salt into the wounds of visitors when she coolly rounded Brown-Finnis to score Arsenal's third in stoppage time.
Arsenal: Siobhan Chamberlain, Alex Scott, Emma Mitchell, Jade Bailey (sub Freda Ayisi 45mins), Casey Stoney (sub Niamh Fahey 63mins), Vyan Sampson, Shinobu Ohno (sub Yukari Kinga 77mins), Jordan Nobbs, Danielle Carter, Leah Williamson, Rachel Yankey.
Everton: Rachel Brown-Finnis, Vicky Jones, Alex Greenwood, Brooke Chaplen, Paige Williams, Lindsay Johnson, Danielle Turner, Michelle Hinnigan, Nikita Parris, Lucy Whipp (sub Jody Handley 57mins), Kelly Jones (sub Amy Kane 84mins).
(Report by www.fawsl.com)
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