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The FA WSL / Team Pic
« on: April 14, 2016, 10:39:18 AM »
Everton Ladies 2016 WSL 2 Squad

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The FA WSL / Birmingham 1 0 Everton Ladies
« on: March 18, 2012, 10:44:06 PM »

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Introduce Yourself / Everton & Me
« on: March 11, 2012, 01:37:22 AM »
I have been a member for a few years now I know a few of you good folk on here but I have been away from this site for a long time, I support Everton Ladies with a passion, I am the Everton ladies fans liason officer and I run the Twitter & Facebook sites.

I used to play a bit of football myself back in the day my position was goalkeeper, I don't mean for Dick Kerrs ladies not that long ago the author of "In a league of their own" (Dick Kerr biographer) Gail Newsham is a member on my twitter site chuffed about that by the way lol she always sends good luck wishes to Everton Ladies, feel free to chat away or message me I do like to interact with all ladies footy fans.

I do go on a bit by the way lol

Julie

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The FA WSL / Everton Ladies social media sites
« on: March 11, 2012, 01:09:09 AM »
For up to date match info etc please visit my sites on

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELFCFans

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EvertonLadiesFans/

Julie

Everton Ladies FC fans liason officer.

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The FA WSL / Toffees two hot for Rovers
« on: February 23, 2009, 01:54:23 AM »
Toffees two hot for Rovers

By Pete Glynn at Clitheroe FC. Sunday, 22 February 2009.


Blackburn Rovers 0 v Everton 2
 
 Williams 20, Dowie 22
 
The FA Women’s Cup sponsored by E.ON
Sixth Round Proper
1pm, Sunday 22 February 2009


Two Everton goals in two first-half minutes settled their FA Women’s Cup Sixth Round tie away to Blackburn Rovers and maintain Mo Marley’s quest for League and Cup honours.

The Toffees put their mark on the match with an impressive first-half performance that saw them extinguish Rovers early promise. Adam Lakeland’s Blackburn side had enjoyed a large dose of possession in the opening minutes and it seemed his decision to deploy Karen Burke and Chantelle Parry in advanced wide positions would reap their rewards.

It didn’t take long however before the away side showed exactly why they are currently unbeaten in the League waiting in the wings beneath table-toppers Arsenal.

Controlling possession for long periods and penning Rovers in their own half, it was only a matter of time before the away side’s fluid passing and intelligent interchanging of positions would get the reward it deserved.

With captain Fara Williams dictating play from her deep lying quarter back role in midfield, midfield partners Jill Scott and Emily Westwood were given license to roam and support lone striker Natasha Dowie.

Dowie, who was the focal point of all Everton’s incisive forward passing, produced a virtuoso performance leading the line on her own. Battling with the Rovers backline, her intelligent movement, willing running and clever play with her back to goal caused endless problems for Nicky Twohig and Lynda Shepherd in the Rovers rearguard.

And it was Dowie’s persistence which contributed to Everton’s opener. Winning a free kick 20 yards out from the Rovers goal, Everton's number nine passed on the responsibility for the deadball execution to Williams, a decision she wouldn’t regret.

Much has been written about Man United’s Ronaldo and his free kick technique, and here Williams produced a strike which whizzed, spun, bent and dipped with the same verve as one of the Portuguese’s best. Like Ronaldo’s wonder strike yesterday, Williams outside of the boot effort ended with exactly the same result; the ball nestling in the back of a Blackburn Rovers net.

"I’ve been doing them all season and in training they pay off, but in games I never seem to get it right. But today I caught it well and it’s gone in. I’m pleased with it," the midfielder told TheFA.Com afterwards.

Buoyed by Williams’ opener the Merseysider’s seemed to instantly find their rhythm. Playing with poise and confidence, Mo Marley’s side were rewarded for their insistence on short incisive play around Rover’s box with their second goal just two minutes later.

Williams who displayed an array of passes throughout the afternoon hit a subtle left footed slide pass to find the onrushing Dowie inside the box who finished with aplomb.

Rovers improved in the second period and nearly had a long range free-kick of their own to celebrate. Former Evertonian Amy Kane unleashed a low drive from over 20 yards out which had Everton’s goalkeeper Rachel Brown scrambling across goal. Fortunately for the England international, Kane’s strike flew inches wide.

Adam Lakeland’s team stayed in the fight in the second period and probably deserved at least a goal for their efforts. But as the game wore on Mo Marley’s side’s superior ability to keep the ball and impressive athleticism could and probably should have seen the score doubled.

Williams went close with two further free kicks and Jill Scott should have joined her midfield partner on the score sheet only to see her looped effort rebound off the post.

After the game Everton’s captain told TheFA.com that the result was crucial: "The result was the most important thing and we got that today," she explained.

"We had a game plan to play it in behind them in the hope they would drop off us, which they did and this allowed us to play through the midfield, which is our normal game."

"Hopefully we’ll get a good draw and we’ll be able to get through to the final after that," said Williams.

In contrast Blackburn boss Adam Lakeland was understandably downbeat at the final whistle saying: "Our first half performance has cost us going into the next round of the Cup," he admitted.

"Not enough players were at the races for the first 45 minutes. If you give good players time on the ball to move the ball around the pitch eventually they’re going to punish you. And that’s exactly what happened to us."

Blackburn Rovers
1 Krystal Parker, 3 Nikki Harding, 4 Lynda Shepherd, 5 Natalie Brewer, 6 Natalie Preston (c), 7 Denise Campbell, 8 Katie Anderton, 10 Karen Burke, 11 Chantelle Parry (14 Emma McDougall, 81), 12 Nicky Twohig, 17 Amy Kane

Substitutes Not Used
13 Rebecca Ashworth, 15 Hannah Pailing, 9 Karen Hanson, 16 Rhiannon Roberts

Everton
1 Rachel Brown, 2 Becky Easton, 3 Rachel Unitt, 4 Fara Williams (c), 5 Fern Whelan, 6 Lindsay Johnson, 7 Toni Duggan, 8 Jill Scott (Michelle Hinnigan, 84), 9 Natasha Dowie, 10 Emily Westwood, 11 Michelle Evans

Substitutes Not Used
12 Judy Handley, 15 Leanne Duffy, 16 Karen Boyle, 17 Jess Holbrook

Attendance
116

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Non WSL UK Women’s Football / No emotions for Amy
« on: February 23, 2009, 01:52:01 AM »
No emotions for Amy
By Tony Leighton. Saturday, 21 February 2009.


Blackburn Rovers v Everton
The FA Women’s Cup sponsored by E.ON Sixth Round Proper
1pm, Sunday 22 February 2009
Shawbridge, Clitheroe FC

Amy Kane was the Everton heroine last season as she hit The FA Tesco Women’s Premier League Cup final winner against Arsenal.

Now the 22 year-old midfielder is aiming to wreck the Toffees’ FA Cup dream when she faces them with her new club Blackburn Rovers in Sunday’s Quarter Final.

She joined Rovers last month after finding it difficult to regaining her regular place in the Everton starting line-up following a metatarsal injury.

But she is now fully fit and itching to take on her old team with a place in the last four of the women’s game’s most glamorous competition at stake.

“Scoring the League Cup final winner was the highlight of my career to date,” says Kane. “But now I want more big highlights with Blackburn.

“I was with Everton from the age of 15 so I’ll never forget my time with them and I wish them all the best for the future – but not until after Sunday!

“Games between the two teams have always been close and I’m sure it will be the same again, and although Everton will be favourites I’m confident we can beat them.”

The FA Cup is Everton’s last hope of a major knockout trophy success this season after they were beaten by Arsenal in the second round of the League Cup

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Women's Football / Dowie to Arsenal?
« on: February 09, 2009, 01:10:01 AM »
So do we think Tats will go the darkside come the end of the season!?!?!?

J x

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Women's Football / Players to go to USA
« on: February 09, 2009, 01:08:55 AM »
Can anyone tell me who are the players going to play in USA???

I heard: Carney, Byrne, Asante, A.Scott, K.Smith? Are these correct peeps?!?!? lol

Ta J xx

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Non WSL UK Women’s Football / Birmingham City 3-2 Leeds Carnegie
« on: August 24, 2008, 07:10:38 PM »
Birmingham City 3-2 Leeds Carnegie

Four goals were shared in the first-half but Birmingham stayed on maximum points, with a second-half winner over Leeds. The Blues were two up in only 12 minutes, through Becky Hall and a lofted Amy McCann shot over Leanne Hall. But Leeds pulled a goal back when Jess Clarke burst into the box after 21 minutes and Steph Houghton levelled five minutes before the interval, with a brave header from Mel Sutcliffe's cross. Maz Gauntlet struck the decisive blow just before the hour mark, swerving home a tremendous effort into the top-right corner from 25 yards, for a notable win for the hosts.

Birmingham: Wood, Cardin, Ward, Torkildsen, Lynch, Harrop, Durrant, Scheuber, McCann, Hall, Gauntlet. Subs: Lowe, Moran, Andreas, Foster, Husselvee.
Leeds Carnegie: Hall, Sutcliffe, Bonner, Ward, Houghton, Thackray, Holtham, Clarke, Culvin, Smith, Cantrell. Subs: Walton, Moore, Bradley, Draycot, Scott.


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The FA WSL / Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Chelsea
« on: August 24, 2008, 07:09:56 PM »
Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Chelsea

Chelsea maintained a winning start to the campaign, with a 2-1 win away to Blackburn. Eniola Aluko\'s 27th minute goal for the visitors was cancelled out three minutes after the interval by Karen Burke, but ten minutes later, Lianne Sanderson hit what proved to be the winner.

Blackburn: Hill, Burn, Shepherd, Brewer, Preston, Anderton, McCoy, Burke, Parry, Twohig, Carrol. Subs: Campbell, Parker, McDougall, Penny, Norris.
Chelsea: Chamberlain, Stoney, Perry, Smith, Davies, Asante, Susi, Danny Buet, Aluko, Sanderson, Rafferty. Subs: Phillips, Owen, Larkin, Delves, Chaplen.

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Non WSL UK Women’s Football / Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Chelsea
« on: August 24, 2008, 07:08:44 PM »
Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Chelsea

Chelsea maintained a winning start to the campaign, with a 2-1 win away to Blackburn. Eniola Aluko\'s 27th minute goal for the visitors was cancelled out three minutes after the interval by Karen Burke, but ten minutes later, Lianne Sanderson hit what proved to be the winner.

Blackburn: Hill, Burn, Shepherd, Brewer, Preston, Anderton, McCoy, Burke, Parry, Twohig, Carrol. Subs: Campbell, Parker, McDougall, Penny, Norris.
Chelsea: Chamberlain, Stoney, Perry, Smith, Davies, Asante, Susi, Danny Buet, Aluko, Sanderson, Rafferty. Subs: Phillips, Owen, Larkin, Delves, Chaplen.

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The FA WSL / Birmingham City 3-2 Leeds Carnegie
« on: August 24, 2008, 07:07:49 PM »
Sunday August 24th
FA TESCO PREMIER LEAGUE
NATIONAL DIVISION

Birmingham City 3-2 Leeds Carnegie

Four goals were shared in the first-half but Birmingham stayed on maximum points, with a second-half winner over Leeds. The Blues were two up in only 12 minutes, through Becky Hall and a lofted Amy McCann shot over Leanne Hall. But Leeds pulled a goal back when Jess Clarke burst into the box after 21 minutes and Steph Houghton levelled five minutes before the interval, with a brave header from Mel Sutcliffe's cross. Maz Gauntlet struck the decisive blow just before the hour mark, swerving home a tremendous effort into the top-right corner from 25 yards, for a notable win for the hosts.

Birmingham: Wood, Cardin, Ward, Torkildsen, Lynch, Harrop, Durrant, Scheuber, McCann, Hall, Gauntlet. Subs: Lowe, Moran, Andreas, Foster, Husselvee.
Leeds Carnegie: Hall, Sutcliffe, Bonner, Ward, Houghton, Thackray, Holtham, Clarke, Culvin, Smith, Cantrell. Subs: Walton, Moore, Bradley, Draycot, Scott.


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The FA WSL / Liverpool 2-11 Arsenal
« on: August 24, 2008, 07:06:48 PM »
Liverpool 2-11 Arsenal

Arsenal took over at the top on goal-difference, after a crushing 11-2 win at Liverpool. The Gunners stormed into a 6-2 half-time lead, Kelly Smith setting the scene with a three-minute hat-trick. Karen Carney, Smith and Gemma Davison added to Liverpool's woes but the Reds found some consolation in a Cheryl Foster brace. But Jayne Ludlow netted number seven two minutes into the second-half, with Dani Bird adding a brace in the last 18 minutes, whilst Carney got her second and Smith her fifth.

Liverpool: Williams, Chappell, Holt, Formston, Traynor, Charlton, Foster, V.Jones, Edwards, K.Jones, Topping. Subs: Sheen, James, Deane, S.Jones, Mathisen.
Arsenal: Byrne, Scott, Tracy, Ludlow, Flaherty, Grant, Smith, Davison, Carney, Bassett, Fahey. Subs: Spencer, Bird, Pond, Coombs, Prosser

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The FA WSL / WFC Fulham 1-4 Everton
« on: August 24, 2008, 07:05:40 PM »
WFC Fulham 1-4 Everton

Everton went in 2-1 up at the break against Fulham but made sure of an away win when adding two goals in the second period. Fara Williams was on target only four minutes in, Lou Lloyd levelled but Williams struck again, four minutes before half-time. William\'s completed her hat-trick midway through the second-half, with Emily Westwood making it 4-1 in the 84th minute.
Fulham: Devoti, Trimnell, Sims, Fraser, Reidy, Young, McIntyre, Hayes, Phillips, Lloyd, Moran. Subs: Banfield, Wheeler, Bourne, Scrivens.
Everton: Brown, Easton, Evans, Williams, Unitt, Johnson, Hinnigan, Duffy, Boyle, Westwood, Potter. Subs: Scott, Dowie, Kane, Whelan.

Big congrats to Fara on a hatrick!!! Food to see Amy, Jill & Ferny all nearly back to fitness.

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Non WSL UK Women’s Football / Leeds United Name Change
« on: July 08, 2008, 11:22:24 PM »

08/07/2008 
 
Leeds Metropolitan University are delighted to announce that Leeds United Ladies FC are to change their name to Leeds Carnegie Ladies FC.

The club, who last season finished third in the Women’s Premier League and were runners up in the Women’s FA Cup final, have further enhanced their partnership with the University ensuring the club’s continued future.

The long-term commitment from Leeds Met will provide the club with additional resources both on and off the field, including a full-time football administrator to be based at the University. Leeds Met, recently announced as the home of the UK Centre for Coaching Excellence, will also use their expertise to put together a business plan to move the club forward and build on the existing success they have enjoyed in the last few years. The club will still remain a separate club as before, but now with more additional support.

The club entered into a formal partnership with Leeds Met last year – the first of its kind between a university and a national Women’s Premier League club – and has already benefitted from Leeds Met's world-class coaching and sports science facilities, as well as expert advise in a variety of fields, including sports performance from the renowned Carnegie Faculty of Sport & Education.

A bespoke scholarship programme has been created to help develop both the University and Leeds United Ladies recruitment strategies; the first of the new scholars join the university this summer. England International Sue Smith is a 'Carnegie Champion', working closely with Leeds Met to support the club’s community work and its flourishing youth development programme.

Leeds Met student and Carnegie scholar, Carla Cantrell, recently signed for Leeds Carnegie Ladies. Carla, also a regular in the University's women's football team, joins the team from local rivals Doncaster Rovers Belles. Carla has scored goals consistently in the FA Women’s National Premier League for the past two seasons and has been regularly involved in England Under 23 squads and has also had a full England training camp call up.

Peter Rodgers, Dean of Sporting Partnerships at Leeds Metropolitan University comments: “It is a very important day for the University and the city to be part of the new era of Leeds Carnegie Ladies. The city deserves a football club that wants to win honours and challenge Arsenal, Everton and Chelsea week in, week out. It is important to entertain the fans on the pitch, to act as ambassadors off it and work with communities to make a difference; this club is now Leeds Carnegie Ladies.”

Chairperson, Melanie Vauvelle-Don, adds: “We needed more support to develop the club and after speaking with Carnegie it soon became clear that this new partnership was the best way forward. We are delighted to be signing this new agreement with Leeds Met Carnegie where they have already proved themselves as fantastic ambassadors of sport with rugby, cricket and super league netball as well as proving just how serious and supportive they are of Women’s & Girls sport with our initial partnership.

“We enjoyed working together with Carnegie in our first year of the initial agreement. Without their support we certainly would not have had the success we did have last season but we are concious of the need to develop this partnership further.”

 

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The FA WSL / Chelsea Sign Asante and Anderson
« on: July 04, 2008, 02:21:46 PM »

 
 Vic Akers has vowed to reinforce his Arsenal Ladies squad this summer, following the departures of Anita Asante and Lianne Sanderson.

The England duo have opted for a new challenge at Chelsea, leaving the 'double' winners without two of their most prominent stars.

Asante, 23, is a mainstay of Arsenal's back four and 20-year-old Sanderson netted 51 times in 36 appearances last term.

Akers is sorry to see them go - especially after releasing Mary Phillip at the end of the season - but he will spend the summer searching for top-class replacements.

"It's a shock to me, for sure," Akers told Arsenal.com. "I am disappointed to lose them but they have made their mind up to go and I would never keep anybody around the club who is not happy. We have got to accept it.

"They are two top-class players. Lianne picked up the top goalscorer award last year, in a season that she possibly feels was not her best playing season. In terms of scoring though she was phenomenal. She was going onwards and upwards and will hopefully be a big player for England in the future.

"Anita is obviously a big blow for us, she was outstanding last year again and is always consistent in her performance. That's a real body-blow for me but we can't keep people who are not happy.

"We have got to look to improve the squad and get stronger again. It's a tough one but let's hope it settles itself down."
 

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Women's Football / Chelsea Sign Asante and Anderson
« on: July 04, 2008, 01:45:33 PM »
 
Vic Akers has vowed to reinforce his Arsenal Ladies squad this summer, following the departures of Anita Asante and Lianne Sanderson.

The England duo have opted for a new challenge at Chelsea, leaving the 'double' winners without two of their most prominent stars.

Asante, 23, is a mainstay of Arsenal's back four and 20-year-old Sanderson netted 51 times in 36 appearances last term.

Akers is sorry to see them go - especially after releasing Mary Phillip at the end of the season - but he will spend the summer searching for top-class replacements.

"It's a shock to me, for sure," Akers told Arsenal.com. "I am disappointed to lose them but they have made their mind up to go and I would never keep anybody around the club who is not happy. We have got to accept it.

"They are two top-class players. Lianne picked up the top goalscorer award last year, in a season that she possibly feels was not her best playing season. In terms of scoring though she was phenomenal. She was going onwards and upwards and will hopefully be a big player for England in the future.

"Anita is obviously a big blow for us, she was outstanding last year again and is always consistent in her performance. That's a real body-blow for me but we can't keep people who are not happy.

"We have got to look to improve the squad and get stronger again. It's a tough one but let's hope it settles itself down."

Source - Arsenal.com




 

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The FA WSL / History of Liverpool Ladies FC
« on: June 12, 2008, 12:51:56 AM »

The club was originally called Newton Ladies, though this had become Knowsley WFC by the time they entered the first National League in 1991.

They ended the inaugural season in fourth and, strengthened by the arrival of several England internationals, the team went to Wembley in 1993, losing to Arsenal in the League Cup final.

In 1994-95 the club was revolutionised, coming under the LFC banner for the first time and receiving full financial support from Anfield.

It was quite a first year for the newly established Liverpool FC Ladies. Not only were they runners-up in the league - still their highest ever finish - they also reached the FA Cup final, losing 3-2 to Arsenal.

More cup final heartache followed in 1995-96 when the Reds lost to Croydon on penalties.

Unfortunately the club failed to capitalise on their success and, after several mid-table finishes, were relegated to the Premier League Northern Division in 2001.

The introduction of youth and reserve level sides helped put the ladies back on track, however, and in 2003-04 they bounced back into the top flight after an entire season unbeaten.

The icing on the cake came with victory over Everton in the first ever Liverpool County Cup final. To celebrate, the girls embarked on a summer tour of Singapore.

It all boded well for the campaign to come, though it soon became clear that LFC Ladies still had work to do if they were to re-establish themselves as one of English football's elite. Just two wins in 18 games meant they were back in the North Division.

Relegation spelt the end for manager John Williams after three years at the helm.

Keith Cliffe was the man to take charge and the Reds set out on the 2005-06 season with renewed optimism. A second place finish behind unbeaten Blackburn ensured a play off against Chelsea, who came second bottom in the National Division. Sadly, after a 1-1 draw at home, they were beaten 3-0 in London.

Still, the new regime promised much, and in 2006-07 it delivered as LFC Ladies won the Northern Division. It came after a run of 12 wins from 13 matches to overturn Lincoln City's seemingly impregnable lead at the top.

After leading the club back into the Premier League, Cliffe decided to call it a day, handing over the reins to David Bradley.

On taking over, Bradley pledged: "No one is more obsessed with moving this club forward than me. I see the players as the most important part of the club and I want them to feel that way”.

David Bradley sacked end of 2007-2008 season

Now the club embarks on finding a new manager to try and bring them to the top again!

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The FA WSL / Liverpool Ladies FC
« on: June 12, 2008, 12:47:28 AM »
Liverpool F.C. Ladies have established themselves as one of the best Female Football Teams in the country.

They compete within the top flight of English football, the FA Women's Premier League, and play their home matches at the award winning Ashley Travel Stadium, Skelmersdale, Liverpool.

The Liverpool F.C. Ladies Senior Squad train at the Liverpool F.C. Academy on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7pm - 9pm, under the management of ? and his coaching staff.

Liverpool Football Club Ladies have several youth English and Welsh International players and offer huge opportunities for progression to all players.

For Liverpool F.C. Ladies Premier League fixtures visit www.thefa.com - women's section.

For more information regarding Liverpool Football Club Ladies or for information regarding playing or coaching opportunities please email Ladies Club Secretary Jane Campbell at jane.campbell@live.co.uk.

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The FA WSL / GOOD WEEKEND FOR LADIES
« on: May 10, 2008, 03:11:41 PM »
GOOD WEEKEND FOR LADIES
by Claire Boden   |   Published: Tuesday, 6 May 2008, 11:02
 

The Blues faced a double header of games over the bank holiday period against Watford and Cardiff.

A trip to face the Hornets was first up on Saturday, with Mo Marley’s side running out 4-1 victors.

Natasha Dowie scored a hat-trick before youngster Toni Duggan wrapped up proceedings a minute from full time.

Just 24 hours later, the Toffees took on relegated Cardiff at home.

Marley made four changes to the side that won against Watford. Goalkeeper Rachel Brown returned to the starting XI for the first time since her knee operation last year.


On the half hour mark, Dowie continued her purple patch in front of goal to give the Blues a deserved lead.

It was 4-0 before half-time courtesy of Michelle Hinnigan, Rachel Unitt and Jill Scott. Second half strikes from Toni Duggan and Jo Potter furthered the rout for the Premier League runners-up.

Speaking to evertonfc.com, assistant manager Andy Spence hailed the strength in depth of the squad.

He said: “Two games in two days is a tough ask but the girls have done brilliantly.

“We played really well in both games which I think underlines the strength of the squad. The girls that came into the side on Sunday played very well and it definitely gives us food for thought for next season.”



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