Liverpool’s women are still without a win in their fourth game of the Women’s Super League after their 1-1 draw to Bristol City Ladies.
The game kicked off with the majority of the early chances going Liverpool’s way. With Vicky Jepsens ladies playing some lovely football it looked like today would be Liverpool’s day however, with the reds looking on top Bristol snatched the first goal.
The freak goal came from a miss hit Ebony Salmon cross which passed over keeper Preuss and into the net on the 16th minute. Disaster for Liverpool who had control of the game up until this point.
Although hit with conceding the goal Liverpool showed their mental strength and continued to dominate the game but, Bristol shot stopper Baggeley managed to maintain her teams 0-1 score line when the halftime whistle blew.
No changes from either team in players or performance after the break with Liverpool continuing to pile on the pressure but still no goals for Liverpool and their fans to celebrate.
The first of Liverpool’s substitutes came in the 69th minute with Courtney Sweetman Kirk making way for Rinsola Babajide.
It’s as if Jepsen had a crystal ball because within a minute of the change Lovely footwork from Babajide drew the defender into a sliding challenge which took out the Liverpool player in the box. With no hesitation the referee pointed to the spot. With Liverpool yet to register a goal in the league the pressure was on Melissa Lawley who impressively blasted the ball into the bottom left leveling the score line at Prenton Park.
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Babajide continued to dominate her left wing leaving defender in her tracks with her great pace and sending in some delicious crosses one of which nearly forced The Robins into an own goal.
Liverpool’s second change saw Ashley Hodson replace Niamh Charles in the 86th. Hodson like Babajide hit the ground running making a positive start to her game.
Bristol were managing to get a few chances amid the Liverpool onslaught however none as clear cut as the reds.
After continued Liverpool dominance the whistle blew drawing a close to what had been an exciting game in the league. Both teams will take positives from the game especially Liverpool who although didn’t get their much wanted win showed impressive hard work to earn their first points of the 2019/20 season.
Attendance – 900
POTM – Melissa Lawley
Picture by Katie Chan under Creative Media Commons