Man City Women extend their 100 per cent record in FA WSL 1

Monday 25 Apr 2016
The Birmingham City and Manchester City players meet before their WSL game

Jane Ross grabbed her fourth goal of The FA WSL 1 season on Sunday and was delighted to help top of the table Manchester City maintain their 100 per cent start.

Daphne Corboz also got onto the scoresheet as City bounced back from their Women's FA Cup disappointment last week to record a 2-0 win over Birmingham City.

Ross said: "It was nice to keep my scoring run going, but the most important thing was bouncing back from the Cup defeat with a win.

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"We obviously wanted to get to Wembley, but that’s gone for this season and we’ve worked hard this week to re-focus on the league.

"We definitely deserved to win the match, and with nine points from our first three league games we can really kick on now."

Despite her team’s second defeat of the season, Birmingham skipper Emily Westwood was keen to take the positives.

"With the injuries we’ve got we had some young kids out there and they did well, especially against such a strong team," she said.

"We’ve still got to get off the mark in the league, but there are plenty of positives for us to take into Wednesday’s game against Doncaster."

There was disappointment for Helen Ward and Reading as they were twice pegged back against Notts County in a 2-2 draw.

Ward and Kirsty McGee both put Reading in front during the game but twice Jess Clarke struck back to level.

"Having led the game twice, you always want to come away with a win but Notts County are an experienced side, so a point is a point at the end of the day," said Ward.

"The fashion in which we conceded both goals was disappointing."

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Notts County manager Rick Passmore was disappointed with the display of his side despite battling back for a draw.

He said: "We didn’t play with the crispness and accuracy that we normally have and we looked lethargic and second best for long periods of the first-half and making poor decisions."

Elsewhere in WSL 2, Durham midfielder Beth Hepple says they are determined to keep their momentum going after her side’s 5-1 win over Oxford United.

The Wildcats were 3-1 up half time and Hepple added two more after the break to maintain her side’s perfect start to the WSL 2 season.

"Anything can happen at the start of the season and we just have to focus on our performances and that’s what matters," she said.

"It’s always good to get a good start and get a bit of momentum going."

Everton are two points behind Durham after their 3-0 win over Watford and captain Michelle Hinnigan said she was delighted with the attacking options in the side.

She revealed: "For the past couple of seasons we've been dependent on a few players but now we have goals throughout the team.”

Bristol City are on the same number of points as Everton as they aim for an immediate return to WSL, after a 3-0 win over London Bees while Yeovil Town held Millwall Lionesses to a 1-1 draw.

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By FA Staff