If you’re like me and looking for any sort of news that doesn’t pertain to today’s loss against Crystal Palace, I will be happy to provide. While the lads were losing momentum and squandering good placements, the Liverpool Ladies started their Spring season with a trip to newly promoted Yeovil Town.
The match didn’t go off without it’s own hiccups, as the lady Reds left their brand new away kits (complete with first shirt sponsorship!) back in Liverpool and were forced to wear Yeovil’s away kits during the match. That didn’t keep them from an enthusiastic start, though, with Alex Greenwood opening the scoring in the 23rd minute from a penalty given on a handball by Yeovil’s Annie Heatherston. Liverpool then doubled their lead as captain Gemma Bonner snuck in a corner in stoppage time of the first half.
The Reds continued their domination in the second half, with a brace coming from Katie Zelem, who scored with assists both times from Shanice Van De Sanden. Yeovil were lucky to put one away when Sarah Wiltshire converted with a late penalty, keeping the ladies from that all important clean sheet.
In speaking after the match, Bonner was optimistic and pleased with the results, saying: “We’re delighted with the win, it’s a tough first game going away to Yeovil; they’ve got a great crowd here for their first game in WSL One and they were up for it, and the crowd were too.
“It was a very professional performance and we have come away with the win.
“The aim for us today was to get the three points and we knew that we had to get the performance right. We had to bounce back from the Man City game and we’ve done that today.”
Despite the rough start involving the kits, the Ladies certainly showed their mettle today and proved that this Spring season will be worth following going forward.