Womans Football


THERE was a major shock last week at Bristol City Women when it was announced that head coach Willie Kirk had decided to leave the club. Not only that, but England under-19 forward Lauren Hemp has also departed and joined Super League One runners-up Manchester City. Hemp was named England Young Player of the Year …

HAVING beaten both Devon and Wiltshire by the odd goal from Danni Rigby in their first two matches, Dorset looked favourites to reach the final of the Inter county Women’s Representative team tournament last weekend. However in their third 25 minute game, Gloucestershire went ahead after 13 minutes and then defended stoutly for the remaining …

Dorchester Town Ladies 0 Poole Town Ladies 7 Dorset FA Women’s Cup Final Poole Town Ladies won the Dorset Women’s Cup for the fifth consecutive season with a convincing 7-0 win over Dorchester Town Ladies at the County Ground, Hamworthy on Tuesday evening. Maisy Smith scored twice in the first 20 minutes to put the …

BRISTOL City’s Flo Allen and Lauren Hemp and Yeovil Town’s Jessie Jones have been called up to the England squad for the final round of UEFA under-19 Championship qualifiers. The Young Lionesses will take on Israel (Tuesday, April 3), host nation Slovakia (Friday, April 6) and Germany (Monday, April 9), with the top-placed nation in …

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 …