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
Patience rewarded by second half goals
 Women's Football England International News - 13 Apr 2018
Bosnia & Herzegovina 0 England 2 (Duggan 56, Taylor pen 90)
Second half goals from Toni Duggan and Jodie Taylor helped England defeat a dogged Bosnia side 2-0 to go to the top of their FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying group.
England were not at their best and once again found it difficult to break down well organised opponents but this time their patience was rewarded with three important points.
Phil Neville made five changes from the team which was held to a goalless draw by Wales with Alex Greenwood, Izzy Christiansen, Jade Moore, Melissa Lawley and Ellen White coming into the starting line up.
In similar fashion to the Wales match and previous encounters with Bosnia, the home side sat back in front of their own penalty area and were happy to let England have as much possession as they liked without being able to get in behind them.
A Lucy Bronze cross was turned over the bar by Christiansen and White went close before Moore drilled a powerful 30-yard strike which was brilliantly saved by Bosnian goalkeeper Envera Hasanbegovic.
The frustration for England continued for the remainder of the first half and things got worse two minutes after the restart when Greenwood went down in the area under a challenge from Marija Aleksic. No penalty was awarded and the England full back, who had earlier been booked for dissent, was shown a second yellow card for what was adjudged to have been simulation.
Despite having a player advantage, Bosnia still showed no attacking intent, and nine minutes later the breakthrough finally came when Lawley drove in an inviting cross from the right and Toni Duggan poked the ball past Hasanbegovic at full stretch at the far post.
Bosnia themselves were reduced to ten shortly afterwards when Amira Spahic also received a booking, this time for a foul on Beth Mead on the edge of the area. Duggan wasted the resulting free kick when she lifted her effort harmlessly over but the Barcelona striker was unlucky not to double England's lead two minutes later with a 25-yard strike which crashed against the angle of post and bar.
White forced Hasanbegovic into a smart save when she volleyed a Steph Houghton cross goalwards but it looked as though England were going to have to settle for a repeat of their 1-0 win at the same venue two years ago.
However as the game went into injury time, England were finally able to give the scoreline a more realistic look. Mead had once again looked sharp after coming on as a substitute and she drove into the area, where she was unceremoniously brought down for a penalty by Lidija Kulis. Jodie Taylor stepped up to take the kick and, with practically her first touch of the ball after coming on three minutes earlier, confidently found the corner of the net.
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Envera Hasanbegovic, Amira Spahic, Melisa Hasanbegovic, Marija Aleksic, Antonela Radeljic, Lidija Kulis, Valentina Sakotic (sub Merjema Medic 90mins), Aida Hadzic, Alisa Spahic (sub Marina Lukic 74mins), Amela Krso (sub Selma Kapetanovic 66mins), Milena Nikolic. Subs not used: Jelena Gvozderac, Zerina Piskic, Dragica Denda, Amna Lihovic.
England: Carly Telford, Lucy Bronze, Alex Greenwood, Jade Moore, Steph Houghton, Abbie McManus, Melissa Lawley (sub Beth Mead 57mins), Jordan Nobbs, Ellen White, Izzy Christiansen (sub Rachel Daly 80mins), Toni Duggan (sub Jodie Taylor 87mins). Subs not used: Karen Bardsley, Gabrielle George, Fara Williams, Nikita Parris.

 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 2020-2021
News 2019-2020
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)