Birmingham and Bristol still without win after stalemate

Wednesday 29 Apr 2015
Grace McCatty (left) and Karen Carney in FA WSL 1 action

Birmingham City and Bristol Academy are both still without a league win this season as FA WSL 1's bottom two sides played out a 0-0 draw at Damson Park.

Despite having chance after chance, the Blues couldn't force a winner against the Vixens, who finally claimed their first point the day after appointing Willie Kirk as their new manager.

It took 25 minutes for either side to create any chance of note with Birmingham's Freda Ayisi sending a shot across goal wide after chasing down a long ball by Remi Allen.

Birmingham 0-0 Bristol Academy

FA Women's Super League with BT Sport 1
Wednesday 29 April
Damson Park, Solihull Moors FC

Mel Lawley then a good chance for the hosts but hesitated in shooting and forced herself wide before sending an effort across the face of goal.

The hosts continued to have the best openings in the second half with Ayisi setting up Lawley on the left with Bristol goalkeeper Mary Earps holding on to her low shot.

With the pressure continuing to mount, Earps did well to block from Ayisi following Jo Potter's corner with Meaghan Sargeant volleying the rebound just wide.

It just wouldn't go in for Birmingham, who have only scored one league goal this year, with Kirsty Linnett lashing over the bar from close range with 10 minutes left.

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Birmingham City (4-3-3): Rebecca Spencer, Meaghan Sargeant, Aoife Mannion, Kerys Harrop, Jess Carter (Emily Westwood 90), Remi Allen (Kirsty Linnett 63), Jo Potter, Jade Moore, Alex Windell (Karen Carney 49), Freda Ayisi, Mel Lawley

Substitutes not used: Sophie Baggaley, Abbeyleigh Stringer, Cristina Torkildsen, Coral Haines

Bookings: Carter

Bristol Academy (4-2-3-1): Mary Earps, Frankie Fantom-Brown, Jasmine Matthews, Grace McCatty, Loren Dykes, Angharad James, Hayley Ladd (Sharla Passarreillo 75), Christie Murray, Georgia Evans, Sophie Ingle, Nikki Watts

Substitutes not used: Alice Evans, Gabby Bird, Isobel Dalton, Alex Durst, Nadia Lawrence

Referee: Simon Barrow

Attendance: 465

By FA Staff