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Blues Ladies into Continental Cup Semis

A scrappy game punctuated by two moments of brilliance saw Blues Ladies beat Doncaster Rovers Belles 2-0 and book their place in the semi-final of the Continental Cup.

Goals from Eni Aluko and Jodie Taylor brightened up the DCS Stadium as Blues Ladies rather huffed and puffed their way to victory.

A deft flick from Taylor in the eleventh minute saw Aluko all alone ten yards out and the striker made no mistake, drilling it into the far corner under the dive of the despairing Mary Earps.

Taylor wrapped it up for Blues in the 71st minute after latching onto Laura Bassett’s long through ball and after slipping past the last centreback slotted home to confirm Blues win.

It really should have been more, with Earps making a brilliant one-handed save to deny Rachel Williams after she had jinked her way into the area in the second half being the pick of the efforts for Blues.

All too often good openings were wasted with players wanting too many touches and the resolute Doncaster defence really doing their best to block any efforts from the Blues forward line.

Blues play Lincoln Ladies on the weekend of September 1/2 for the right to play in the October showpiece final.

Team:

Hourihan, Weston (Westwood), Unitt, Bassett (c), Harrop, Carney (Potter), Moore, Williams (Ballard), Christiansen, Taylor, Aluko

OP Player of the Match – Jodie Taylor

 

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8 Responses to “Blues Ladies into Continental Cup Semis”

  • Letsby Avenue says:

    Thanks mate !

    It’s really good to actually read a report on Blues’ Ladies within a week or so of the match.

    :-)

    How far have we come since the Brady years?

    David and his Staff deserve all the kudos going.
    We don’t have the resources of Arsenal, Chelsea …we are probably less resoirced than Everton Ladies…..but Gordon Bennet, have these women lifted us ! !

    Thank you Ladies, and thanks Al ( don’t be too expectant though – go with the flow :-) )

    • almajir says:

      Letsby

      Not sure if you’ve seen but the Ladies have their own website here: http://www.birminghamcityladiesfc.co.uk/index.html and they have reports uploaded fairly quickly after the match, written by a very nice gentleman by the name of Paddy Day.

      I’ve not seen much of the ladies before so I can’t compare to the past; however I will say that I went into this game expecting a win based on past performance and whilst it might have been a bit easier in coming it was never in doubt.

      If you’ve got a spare Sunday I’d urge you to go down and have a look – it’s good to see football like that which feels like grassroots yet is of a fairly high standard. I even saw Hope Powell there today…

  • Barry says:

    Well done to the Ladies team yet again. It’s nice to read at least some good news regarding clubs with a Birmingham City name

  • Paul Carter - The Voice Of Reason says:

    Good luck to the ladies, not my thing but good luck

  • Dirty Bertie says:

    Blimey, not a word about the accounts! The ladies team must be good.

  • Dirty Bertie says:

    BTW don’t mention the accounts, I did but, I think I got away with it! ;>)


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