This weekend we welcome backed the Premier League. We watched the Champions win against a newly promoted team, Leeds and many exhilarating first weekend games. What everyone might have forgotten was that the Liverpool women’s team also played this Sunday in the FA Women’s Championship.
On Sunday the ladies in Red (well, they were wearing blue this time out) took on the London Bees. The Bees are currently sitting at the bottom on the table, but if we know anything about football it is that you do not sleep on any team. They showed up at the Hive Stadium looking to get the full three points from the Bees, and that they did: the game finished in a 3-0 win for the Reds. This was a much-needed win for the Reds due to their draw from last weekend.
The manager Vicky Jepsen made some changes to the starting lineup for this game. Notably, she decided to start Jessica Clarke, the English winger who came in as a substitute in the last match. Jepsen says she choose Clarke over new signing Amalie Thestrup because Jepsen linked up well with Rinsola Babajide and Rachel Furness, two girls who ended up contributing to the scoring in this game.
The first half resulted in a lot of back-and-forth, and both teams went into the dressing room with zeros on the scoreboard. It was a great half, filled with many Liverpool chances. As the second half started, it was still anyone’s game. The Reds took action early in the period: five minutes into the half, the English midfielder Melissa Lawley put one in the back of the net from a close range. This changed the pace of the game, and the Reds stormed up the field. Ten minutes later, Rinsola Babajide, another English winger, doubled the Red’s lead. Firing in a great shot from a tight angle, she made the scoreline 2-0 in the 60th minute. Not only did Babajide score in the win against the Bees, she was also recently called up for her debut with the English Women’s National Team. The game did not end there, as Rachel Furness would not let the game finish with our adding her input. Her stoppage-time header made it a 3-0 win for the Reds.
The Liverpool Women’s team are now two games into the season, and tied at the top of the table with four other teams at four points. This team is not meant to be slept on. They have an extremely talented roster and have the potential to stay at the top of the table all season. Like most of the women’s leagues, they are usually over shadowed by the men’s team; but if you were to start following the women’s team, now is the time! Not only have the Reds turned over a new leaf this season with a winning mentality but many United States Women’s National team players are stepping into women’s football in England. You could even say that the USWNT are taking over England!
Do not miss any action from the Reds! Liverpool FC Women are taking a break and will be back on 27 September at home against Charlton Athletic.