Liverpool Women get their first win of the season away at London Bees thanks to goals from Melissa Lawley, Rinsola Babajide, and Rachel Furness.
Liverpool travelled to London this weekend to face established Championship side London Bees in the second game of the season. Liverpool headed into this game needing all three points after drawing at home to Durham last Sunday in the opening game of the season.
Fans were unable to watch this game live or on TV due to games being behind closed doors for obvious reasons and The FA Player only choosing one or two Women’s Championship matches to air live on their platform. Fans had to keep up to date via social media with Liverpool and London Bees giving out Twitter updates as they do for every game.
The first half seemed to be dominated by Liverpool with the Reds having a few opportunities to score with Rachel Furness having an opportunity within the opening five minutes to score. The first half continued on like that with Furness, Lawley, Rhiannon Roberts, and Jess Clarke all going close.
They couldn’t find an opener and the first half ended 0-0.
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The second half gets underway with no changes to either side at half-time and within the opening three minutes fans favourite Melissa Lawley fires a close-range finish into the net to give Liverpool the lead. Rinsola Babajide, who received her first senior England call up in the week, then doubles their lead on the 60th minute with a right-footed strike from a tight angle.
A few changes are made with new striker Amalie Thestrup, Kirsty Linnett, and Missy Bo Kearns all coming on to the field. Kearns and Linnett made an immediate impact with both having a strike on goal that just goes just over the bar. The game looks done and dusted for Liverpool but it wouldn’t be a game of football without Rachel Furness scoring, the Northern Ireland international get her second of the season in stoppage time with a header.
Liverpool face Charlton Athletic Ladies at home on the 27th of September.
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Lauren – @Lauren_Black9