MATCH REPORT: Bristol City 0-2 Birmingham City Ladies


Birmingham City Ladies move up to fourth in the Women’s Super League with a 2-0 win away to Bristol City.

Two goals from England international Ellen White sealed the victory for the Blues at the Stoke Gifford Stadium.

White is now the new leading goal-scorer in WSL1 with nine goals in eight league games for the Blues.

Birmingham started the better of the two sides, showing the advantage of having played just three days earlier.

Charlie Wellings delivered a superb cross in the 7th minute which White was quick to react to and poke home past Sophie Baggaley.

With Hayley Ladd pulling the strings in the heart of the Blues midfield, the visitors looked dominant on the ball.

Rachel Williams went close midway through the first half but was denied by a fine save by Baggaley.

Blues went into the break on top but perhaps a bit disappointed that they only led by a single goal.

Having not played a game for five weeks, you could excuse the slow start by Bristol City.

The hosts started the second half in more determined fashion, roused by their half-time team talk.

Millie Farrow let fly with an effort that Blues goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger was equal to early in the second half.

Birmingham came back and sealed the win thanks to a fine cross from defender Paige Williams.

Her left-footed ball was headed on by Rachel Williams before White tapped home the rebound off the post to make it 2-0.

Birmingham will hope to make it a perfect week when they host Sunderland on Sunday at Damson Park.

Bristol City: Baggaley, Allen, Kerkdijk, Turner, Matthews, Humphrey, Biesmans, Arthur, Daniels, Farrow, Hemp

SUBS: Dykes (57), Estcourt (70), P Wilson (78), Watson, Brown, Woodham, E Wilson

Blues: Berger, Carter, Mannion, Harrop (c), P Williams, Mayling, Ladd, Wellings, R Williams, Follis, White

SUBS: Quinn (81), Stringer (88), Hampton, Westwood, Ewers, Cusack, Ayisi

Attendance: 500


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