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After the disappointment of the result against London City some blues fans could have been worrying against an undefeated Bristol City side who have been in my view the team to beat for the title and who have outstanding since the beginning of the season, but this blues side have got fight and believe in the squad finally also great to see Layla Banaras who made it into the matchday squad a proud moment for her and her family.
4 minutes in Blues had the first opportunity from a corner but Tara Bourne’s shot was defended well from a Bristol City defender. In the 18th minute Bristol City had their first chance of the game former villa player Shania Hayles shoots from the edge of the box and Lucy Thomas made a phenomenal save to push it onto the upright an unbelievable save.
After that blues went onto the counterattack when a mix up in the Bristol City defence gave Lucy Quinn a golden chance to make it 0-1 for blues but her shot rolled across the face of the goal. Then it was Bristol City’s turn to go at Blues when Aimee Palmer’s brilliant ball into the box see’s Abi Harrison glancing volley was easily saved from Lucy Thomas in the 27th minute. The last chance in the half came to blues when Lucy Quinn wins the ball back high up the park but her shot in the area misses the bottom corner.
HT BRISTOL CITY 0 BLUES 0
Blues again started strong at the beginning of the second half when Charlie Devlin when she found space inside the box and her strike misses the top corner in the 49th minute. Three minutes later the breakthrough came when Harriett Scott releases Siobhan Wilson down the left-hand side and her ball finds the run of Jade Pennock into the centre of the box to guide it in pass Fran Bentley in the 52nd minute. 0-1
But straight away Bristol City went on the attack and a shot from Emily Syme’s hits the crossbar form the 25 yards in the 55th minute. Then Bristol City did have the ball in the net from Abi Harrison but it was offside in the 56th minute. Bristol City were back in control and another shot from Syme’s from range was gathered up from Lucy Thomas in the 62nd minute.
Blues were defending resolutely and keeping Bristol City from long range shots. Blues almost made it 2-0 in the 87th minute when Christie Murray’s corner was headed from Jade Pennock but just went wide to make it a brace for herself. There was one more scare in the 4th minute of added time when Lucy Thomas pushes an effort on to the crossbar the last attack for Bristol City a magnificent save from Lucy Thomas.
FULL TIME BRISTOL CITY 0 BLUES 1
THOUGHTS ON THE GAME
A brilliant performance from the girls from royal blue and a complete turnaround from the game against London City Lionesses who go top today after beating Sheffield United 0-2 and Bristol losing to us the passion the fight the determination of the girls is whatever Blues Women’s fan wants and a fantastic performance all the girls and the coaching squad should be so pleased of this victory going to Ashton Gate against an undefeated side in the Robins and pulling are authority into the game and grinding out a 0-1 win and more importantly getting a clean sheet which will help the girls confidence this result takes up to fifth in the table and two games in hand.
PLAYERS OF THE MATCH
It’s a joint one this week Jade Pennock for her goal and of course Lucy Thomas for her two outstanding saves to keep her clean sheet. Next week league cup action against West Ham United.