WSL Week 11
Manchester United Women vs Birmingham City Women
This great game featured 3 FORTE players, Alessia Russo and Leah Galton dominated for Manchester United whilst Emily Ramsey was in for a tough test in goal for Birmingham. It was a flying start for United as Galton assisted the opening goal and then scored two herself in the first 6 minutes! Russo got the assist for Galton’s first with her second coming from her sprinting in from the back post to nudge in her 4th goal of the season. Ramsey was very unlucky as United 4th goal bounced off the crossbar and onto her back rolling in, she did everything she could but United were just too strong and relentless for Birmingham’s defense. Young rising star for England United, Russo managed to make it 5 late in the second half with a great diving header to seal the win.
Leah Galton celebrating with her teammates after scoring back to back goals.
Aston Villa Women vs Manchester City Women
Arsenal Loanee and England U23 skipper, Anna Patten would make her debut starting at centre back for Villa with fellow FORTE and Youth England player, Maz Pacheco at left fullback. It was a tough test for the two young players and Villa’s defense against a flying City team who have won their last 4 games. Despite some great individual performances especially from Patten making some superb tackles, City dominated and managed to score 3 goals, winning 3-0.
Leicester City Women vs Brighton & Hove Albion Women
Molly Pike has become a staple for Leicester’s midfield and the 20-year-old is thriving as her team have managed to secure their 2nd win in the WSL. Leicester deserved this great win and sees them go 2 points over Birmingham in this tightly contested relegation battle.
Tottenham Hotspur Women vs West Ham United Women
In the Sky Sports Main event, Spurs would face off against West Ham in this London Derby, Mel Filis and Lois Joel started on the bench for the Hammers. Spurs started off the better side and nearly broke the deadlock, but they misfired their shots. However, in the second half, they were awarded and stuck away a penalty. Mel Filis came on late in the second half as Spurs managed to grab a very late equalizer to finish the game in dramatic fashion.
Written by Zak Byskup