WSL Week 3
Everton Women vs Birmingham City Women
Emily Ramsey started in goal for her third consecutive match for her new side Birmingham City Women. Everton stroked a bit of luck with a heavily deflected shot that narrowly beat Ramsey. Birmingham looked bright and managed to pull back a goal before half time. However, the match ended 3-1 to Everton after a wonder goal and a late header that Ramsey had no chance of stopping.
Manchester United Women vs Chelsea Women
In Manchester United Women’s first test against one of the potential title contenders, Russo started on the bench and was brought on at halftime with the deficit at 3-0. Her inspired display of powerful running and dribbles led to United’s sole goal of the game. Russo made an immediate impact after coming on by scoring her goal after a deflected shot, she then hit the crossbar following a long-range drive. Despite the 6-1 defeat, Alessia and her team had some positive takeaways and will look to bounce back in their next fixture against Birmingham City Women.
Russo's goal to make it 3-1
Brighton & Hove Albion Women vs Aston Villa Women
Maz Pacheco looked to continue her bright start for unbeaten Villa against a tough Brighton side. She played extremely well once again, winning the ball back, making forward runs from full back and dribbling past players with ease. Villa remained resilient and were rewarded with a late winning goal to secure their second win of the season and move up to third place.
West Ham United Women vs Leicester City Women
Leicester started the match with Molly Pike in her midfield role against a dangerous West Ham side with fellow FORTE players Lois Joel and Mel Filis on the bench for the Hammers. West Ham dominated from the offset as they scored three in the first half. Pike was unlucky not to score as she saw her first time left footed effort narrowly go over the crossbar to start the second half. Joel came on at the 59th minute as West Ham continued their push for goals. 19-year-old Mel Filis also made her third appearance of the season as a late substitute to seal the 4-0 win for West Ham.
Written by Zak Byskup (27/09/2021)