Womans Football


Plymouth Argyle ended 2017 with a remarkable 2-1 win at Cardiff City to reach the third round of the FA Women’s Premier League Cup. Top scorer Natasha Knapman took her season’s tally to 37 when scoring the second goal after Becky Atkins had given the Pilgrims the lead. Argyle have now beaten Premier League Southern …

Female football in the South West is truly taking off – and one popular local operation is determined to ensure that the exciting momentum continues unabated. The Bristol Girls’ League is this year celebrating its 20th anniversary and it has grown to such an extent that it now provides football for more than 1,100 girls, …

Bristol City’s 3-0 win over Brighton and Chelsea’s 4-1 midweek victory against Tottenham Hotspur earned the Vixens a quarter-final place in the Continental Tyres Cup. Unfortunately Yeovil Town’s 8-0 drubbing at Chelsea saw them finish bottom of Group Two (South). Bristol now face the tough task of taking on SuperLeague champions Manchester City in the …

It took until extra-time for Plymouth Argyle to clinch a SSE FA Cup victory at Gillingham, 3-1, thanks to goals from Zoe Cunningham, Natasha Knapman and Ezme Wells. Argyle travelled to Kent last Saturday for the 510-mile round trip to ensure the players were fresh ahead of Sunday’s clash. Unfortunately the Pilgrims face a huge …

Plymouth Argyle travel to Kent to take on Gillingham in the second round of the SSE FA Cup today with their tails up after booking their spot in the semi-finals of the Swift-print Devon Sunday Senior Cup having beaten Alphington 11-1. Leading the challenge will be last season’s top goalscorer Natasha Knapman, whose five goals …

Bristol City striker Jesse Woolley has been selected for an England under-17 camp, where the young Lionesses will face Japan in two fixtures. The camp will commence on Sunday, December 17 and conclude on Thursday, December 21 with the two games being played at St George’s Park. Meanwhile, Bristol Academy prospects Annabelle Thomas and Sophie …

An Ella Hitchcock goal was enough for Gloucestershire FA Trophy holders Cheltenham Town to earn a 1-0 win at Forest Green Rovers in front of 148 fans. There will be no repeat of last sea- son’s final, however, as runners-up St Nicholas went down 2-1 at home to Almondsbury. Cheltenham travel to Downend Flyers in …

Bristol City and Yeovil Town return to action in the Continental Tyres Cup on Saturday with the Lady Glovers taking on Chelsea at Kingsmeadow (6.00 pm) while the Vixens host Brighton at the Stoke Gifford Stadium (5.30 pm). Yeovil were due to take on Chelsea next Sunday but the fixture had to be moved due …