Month: March 2014
Match Preview: Liverpool Ladies v Aston Villa
6:30pm KO, free entry
Select Stadium, Halton, Widnes
"MORE THAN JUST A GAME"
For a recent University module we had to put together a portfolio of articles, one of the articles I wrote was on Liverpool Homeless Football Club. I wanted to share the article because I think the work being done at the club is incredible, thanks to Lisa Thomas for providing me with an interview for the article and the stats! There are some links at the bottom to follow for more information on LHFC.
Liverpool Ladies midfielder Fara Williams is a patron for Liverpool Homeless FA and coaches the women’s side.
International Reds: Results
Over the last couple of weeks 9 Liverpool players have featured in 14 international games, all results and available highlights and match reports can be found below!
Fara Williams twice captained England during their 4-game tournament run and now has a total of 125 international caps, making her just 4 short of the all-time record set by Rachel Yankey last year.
Four Liverpool players featured in the Cyprus Cup final, with each Fara Williams, Natasha Dowie, Gemma Davison and Lucy Bronze in the starting line-up.
Liverpool captain Gemma Bonner scored her first international goal on only her third cap, heading home from a corner during England’s 3-0 victory over Finland.
Lucy Bronze was deployed at centre-back in each of her two starts, while Natasha Dowie and Gemma Davison also started together twice.
Martha Harris played in all three of England U23s game at La Manga, England lost twice and drew with Sweden.
Ellie Stewart and Katie Zelem fared slightly better with England U19s, the Liverpool duo each starting the three games in their La Manga tournament – winning one, drawing one and losing one.
Match Reports from Iceland’s games are proving difficult to find, if any they may be posted on the official Icelandic website. Katrin Omarsdottir did not start Iceland’s first game against Germany but subsequent team news is not available.
England U19s: Katie Zelem & Ellie Stewart
England U23: Martha Harris
England Seniors: Natasha Dowie, Lucy Bronze, Gemma Davison, Gemma Bonner & Fara Williams*
Iceland: Katrin Omarsdottir
Games & Results:
Saturday 1st March
England U23 1 – 1 Sweden U23 Match Report / Highlights
Monday 3rd March
England U23 2 – 4 Germany U20, Match Report
Wednesday 5th March
Japan U23 4 – 0 England U23
England 2 – 0 Italy, Match Report/ Highlights/ BBC
Germany 5 – 0 Iceland Highlights
Friday 7th March
Finland 0 – 3 England, Match Report/ Highlights
Norway 1 – 2 Iceland
Saturday 8th March
Republic of Ireland 1 – 1 England U19, Match Report
Monday 10th March
England 2 – 0 Canada, Match Report + Highlights
China 0 – 1 Iceland
France 3 – 2 England U19, Match Report
Wednesday 12th March
England 0 – 2 France, Match Report + Highlights
Iceland 2 – 1 Sweden
England U19 1 – 0 Italy, Match Report
A couple of players from Liverpool’s title winning squad were also at the Algarve & Cyrpus tournaments.
Sarah Gregorius scored New Zealand‘s winning goal on her 50th international cap against Finland, while Whitney Engen and the USA had a difficult campaign – losing twice and drawing one to finish bottom of their group, eventually placing 7th after beating Korea DPR in their final game.
Full results & available highlights/ match reports:
New Zealand 1 – 1 Republic of Ireland Match Report
New Zealand 1 – 2 Switzerland Match Report
New Zealand 0 – 4 South Korea Match Report
New Zealand 1 – 0 Finland Match Report
USA 1 – 1 Japan Match Report/ Highlights
USA 0 – 1 Sweden Match Report/ Highlights
USA 3 – 5 Denmark Match Report/ Highlights
USA 3 – 0 Korea DPR Match Report/ Highlights
Early next week I have an article to share on here on Liverpool Homeless Football Club. It’s something a little different than my usual ramblings on Liverpool Ladies, but I had to put together a portfolio of articles for University and would like to share it. Liverpool’s Fara Williams coaches the women’s team.
Thanks for reading!