Arsenal Women 4-0 Yeovil Town Ladies Match Report

WSL Match Report

Arsenal Women kept their fourth consecutive clean sheet as they beat bottom of the table Yeovil Town Ladies 4-0 at Meadow Park.

The win takes Arsenal two points above Liverpool, who they beat in midweek, to go to 3rd in the WSL1.

On the scoresheet for Arsenal were Danielle Carter and Beth Mead who both scored twice to secure the gunners’ third win in a row.

Yeovil stay rooted to the bottom of the table and are yet to pick up their first point of the season.

The opening stages of the game were very much controlled by Arsenal which was seen by a flurry of attacks around the ten-minute mark.

Carter had a good shot saved from inside the box before Danielle van de Donk had a couple efforts which failed to hit the target.

Jordan Nobbs, well known for her accuracy outside the box, then had a pop from range which she could only direct over the bar.

After a couple of delays in play for treatment, the game began to find its rhythm near the half an hour point.

Carter and Beth Mead began to find their range as they peppered Megan Walsh with shots in search of the lead.

The deadlock was finally broken by Carter near the end of the first-half. The Arsenal number nine was able to finish from close range after a cutback from Mead to open the scoring from close range.

Yeovil managed to get some efforts on the Arsenal goal before half-time, but the home side were able to see their lead through into the break.

Almost immediately after the break, Arsenal had doubled their lead. This time the roles were reversed as Carter assisted Mead who showed great feet inside a packed box before sticking her shot into in corner to take her goal tally into double figures for the season.

The home pressure would continue after the second goal as Heather O’Reilly, who came on in the first-half to replace the injured Leah Williamson, had a golden opportunity at the six-yard box but could only find the Yeovil ‘keeper.

For the next fifteen minutes or so Arsenal would set up camp in the Yeovil half looking to stretch their lead even further.

More shots from O’Reilly, van de Donk and Nobbs were fired in along with midweek’s spectacular goalscorer Domique Janssen trying to score again from long range, but it would be one of the game’s current scorers who’d take Arsenal three up.

Getting on the end of a Nobbs cross, Carter calmly nodded home for her second goal of the game.

The Arsenal train would prove too hard for Yeovil to stop as the game carried on in very much the same fashion.

Nobbs, van de Donk and O’Reilly would all have even more efforts on goal without any success before another previous scorer would close the scoring.

Five minutes from time Nobbs hit a free kick goalwards which Walsh could only parry into the path of Mead who tapped home comfortably for her 11th goal in all competitions this season.

The win sees Arsenal Women climb up to 3rd place in the WSL 1 table, six points behind Chelsea Ladies but next weekend sees Arsenal back in F.A. Women’s Cup action in the Fifth Round against Millwall Lionesses at Meadow Park.