Everton Women fall short of cup glory

Sunday, 1 November, 2020 5comments  |  Jump to last
Everton Women were deadlocked at Wembley with Manchester City after Valerie Gauvin cancelled out Sam Mewis's first-half header with one of her own off a corner in the second half but Georgia Stanway scored the winner in extra time and Jeanine Beckie wrapped it up with the last kick of the game.

The game has gone to extra time after Willie Kirk's side survived a late charge by City, with Caroline Weir putting a chance it in stoppage time over the crossbar from a good position.

With Gauvin and Lucy Graham forced off with injury, City looked the more likely in the first half of extra time, with Stanway odds-on to score with an open goal in front of her but Megan Finnigan made a brilliant last-ditch tackle to deny her and then Sandy MacIver pawed a Steph Houghton header brilliantly onto the post to keep things level heading into the final 15 minutes.

Stanway did find the net, though, nine minutes from the end when she collected a through-ball by Jess Park and slid a shot in off the woodwork.

And the England international laid on the final pass for Beckie to place a third goal past MacIver right on the final whistle.  


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Tony Twist
1 Posted 01/11/2020 at 17:16:54
Unlucky, very well done, they didn't let anyone down today unlike the mens team which includes manager and coaches.
Peter Mills
2 Posted 01/11/2020 at 19:41:25
I think we lost to the better team, which is no disgrace. The women gave their all, the result was in doubt until the final seconds when our goalie went up for a corner seeking an equaliser.

City’s 3rd goal came with the last kick of the game. A great effort by the team in amber who looked dead on their feet after 80 minutes but who battled for another 40 minutes.

Jack Convery
3 Posted 02/11/2020 at 05:00:20
Well done for trying. That's all Evertonians can ask of their players and you didn't let us down by all reports. At least you have some sort of medal to look at when your careers are over. Others just worship their bank balances.
Dave White
4 Posted 03/11/2020 at 16:52:17
Disappointing this game was on at almost the same time as the men’s match. Well done to the ladies for a wonderful run
Paul Birmingham
5 Posted 03/11/2020 at 22:42:56
They gave their all, and can be proud of themselves.

If only the first team had put in half their effort shown, at Wembley, they’d have got a result at the Toon.


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