Liverpool’s Internationals

 Over the last couple of weeks a number of Liverpool Ladies have been away with their country, below you can find a full list of results, match reports and video highlights (where available).

 England – Fara Williams, Gemma Bonner

 England U23 – Martha Harris, Satara Murray, Ashley Hodson

 England U19 – Mollie Green, Katie Zelem

 England U17 – Mayumi Pacheco, Kess Elmore

 Iceland – Katrin Omarsdottir

26/02/2015   England U23 3 – 1 Sweden   Match Report / Video Highlights   La Manga Tournament

 > Ashley Hodson and Satara Murray made their international debuts as England U23s comfortably beat Sweden 3-1. Martha Harris also started and was subbed off after 70 minutes.

Watch the full game here. 

28/02/2015   England U23 v China   *MATCH CANCELLED*     La Manga Tournament
02/03/2015   England U23 1 – 2 USA   Video Highlights     La Manga Tournament

04/03/2015   England 3 – 1 Finland   Match Report     Cyprus Cup

 > Fara Williams captained England to a 3-1 win in their opening game of the Cyprus Cup, reds captain Gemma Bonner also started at centre-back and was sent off late in the game.
04/03/2015   Iceland 0 – 2 Switzerland     Algarve Cup

 > Katrin Omarsdottir did not feature* as Iceland were beaten by two second-half Lara Dickenmann strikes.
05/03/2015   England U19 3 – 1 Italy     La Manga Tournament

06/03/2015   England 3 – 0 Australia   Match ReportVideo Highlights     Cyprus Cup
06/03/2015   Iceland 0 – 1 Norway     Algarve Cup

07/03/2015   England U19 0 – 0 Sweden     La Manga Tournament

09/03/2015   England 1 – 1 Holland   Match Report / Video Highlights    Cyprus Cup
09/03/2015   England U19 1 – 0 Denmark     La Manga Tournament

Mollie Green scored her first international goal in England’s 1-0 win over Denmark.
09/03/2015   Iceland 0 – 0 USA     Algarve Cup
11/03/2015   England U17 0 – 1 Spain     Friendly

11/03/2015   England 1 – 0 Canada   Video Highlights     Cyprus Cup 

*Katrin Omarsdottir did not feature for Iceland during the tournament.


MATCH REPORT: Liverpool Ladies 0 – 1 Yeovil Town Ladies

 Liverpool Ladies suffered their first defeat of 2015 at home to Yeovil Town Ladies this afternoon, losing 1-0.

 Liverpool were missing a number of players meaning they had just 3 named substitutes for the game, Martha Harris, Satara Murray and Ashley Hodson were all away with England U23s and Katrin Omarsdottir was also absent.

 Danielle Gibbons once again started in goal with Ingrid Ryland, Becky Easton, Gemma Bonner and Corina Schroder making up the defence in front of her. Katie Zelem returned to partner Fara Williams in midfield, Natasha Dowie up front and Asisat Oshoala, Kate Longhurst and Nicole Rolser making up the starting 11.

 From kick off it was clear that Yeovil were setting out to match the twice Women’s Super League champions, Kate Longhurst’s early run down the left wing was mirrored by Yeovil seconds later – Ingrid Ryland getting back to cover and intercept before the winger could get a cross in and Gemma Bonner clearing the danger.

 Asisat Oshoala was a constant threat throughout the 90 minutes, attacking down the left wing one minute and charging down the right the next. Oshoala constantly looks for a teammate to pass or cross to once clearing the opposition defence and with more game time together Liverpool should begin to reap the benefits of her pace and ability to skip past defenders.

 Yeovil almost took the lead during the first-half, a cross coming into the box from the left and the striker’s header seeming to be destined for the top corner only for a fingertips save from Danielle Gibbons to send the ball out for a corner. Gibbons also reacted quickly later in the first half to punch away from a Yeovil free kick, hurting herself in the process and requiring treatment on the pitch.

 The home side had their fair share of chances over the course of the game, hitting the crossbar no less than three times – the first coming after Fara Williams let a ferocious strike go from 30 yards, taking a deflection and earning the reds a corner which was almost scrambled over the line but eventually ended in the hands of the keeper.

 Natasha Dowie was the second reds player to hit the crossbar – again the shot was deflected, earning a corner and Gemma Bonner’s header went out for another corner. Dowie then almost set up Oshoala whose shot was blocked back to the no.9 who played in Bonner again who seen two strikes blocked.

 Liverpool seemed to be creeping closer and closer to opening the scoring as the first half drew to a close, one impressive play seen the reds counter quickly with Fara Williams intercepting the Yeovil attack and setting Dowie off down the wing. Corina Schroder overlapped her run but the German’s cross was blocked with Dowie just missing out on connecting with the rebound.

 The second-half continued much the same way, both sides defending well and attacking. Becky Easton made a number of her trademark sliding tackles while Gemma Bonner had a couple of important blocks.

 The home side looked most likely to score in a busy spell at the beginning of the second-half, Ingrid Ryland almost setting up Katie Zelem with a cutting through ball down the middle and Natasha Dowie turning well from a Corina Schroder cross but closed down well before she could get a shot in.

 A goal finally came and unluckily for the reds it was for their visitors, an unfortunately conceded corner was met well by substitute Amy Wathan who headed home the only goal of the game.

  It was Oshoala who had Liverpool’s greatest chance of the game, set up by Fara Williams the reds no.14 neatly tried to chip the ball around the oncoming keeper yet seen the ball bounce agonisingly just inches wide. Late in the second-half Nicole Rolser also completed Liverpool’s hat trick of hitting the crossbar.

 Line Smorsgard and Maz Pacheco were both introduced in the second-half as Liverpool pressed for an equaliser, replacing Kate Longhurst and Corina Schroder on the left side of the pitch.

 As disappointing as it is to lose credit must be given when it is due and Yeovil fought to the final whistle for the win, defending brilliantly. Pete Amos is building a great team that will challenge for one of two promotion spots in this year’s WSL2, best of luck to them.

 Despite the defeat it’s important to also look at the positives that Liverpool can take from the afternoon, the introduction of Mayumi Pacheco on 80 minutes provided a spark on the left wing and the 16-year old continues to impress. Pacheco only made her debut for the development squad in November and then for the first team in the home friendly against Aston Villa, yet with charging forward runs and interchanging passing with Line Smorgard and Fara Williams the youth player does not look out of place amongst the senior squad.

 Asisat Oshoala also looks to be an immense acquisition to the strong Liverpool squad, her movement on and off the ball is good and her pace and stamina late in the game in tough conditions unrivalled. Oshoala looked the player on the pitch most likely to do something special for Liverpool, with a nod also to Natasha Dowie who looked sharp – particularly during the opening 45 minutes, chasing everything down in the opposition half and holding the ball up well.

 XI Gibbons, Ryland, Easton, Bonner (C), Schroder (Pacheco), Williams, Zelem, Oshoala, Rolser, Longhurst (Smorsgard), Dowie

 POTM Asisat Oshoala

 The development squad also fell to their first loss of the 2014/15 season in what sounded like horrendous weather conditions in the North East; losing 2-0 at half-time in the cup away at Sunderland but pulling a goal back in the second-half through debutant Tash Rothery for the tie to finish 2-1. Dev squad XI: Darbyshire, Wild, Beckwith (C) (Rothery), Revitt, Fuller, Rumsey, Dale, Taylor (also making her debut), Davenport, Green, Donoghue.

 Finally I’m excited to be able to tell you that I have secured a 4-week work placement during the summer with Boston Breakers in the NWSL, I’m so grateful for the opportunity and although I will miss a couple of Liverpool Ladies games @LFCladiesfans is going nowhere and I will continue to provide as many updates as possible from across the pond!

 Thanks for reading, Heather

MATCH REPORT: Derby County Ladies 0 – 8 Liverpool Ladies

 Liverpool Ladies continued their pre-season with an 8-0 thrashing of Derby County away from home last night, the relentless reds putting in a good team performance despite poor pitch conditions.

 Danielle Gibbons started in goal once again with Martha Harris at right-back, Corina Schroder on the left and new signing Satara Murray partnering Gemma Bonner at centre-back for the first time.

 In midfield Hannah Dale started alongside Fara Williams, Kate Longhurst, Asisat Oshoala and Nicole Rolser ahead of them just behind striker Natasha Dowie.

 This match had been arranged as part of Derby County’s 25th anniversary celebrations however from the opening whistle Liverpool looked out to spoil the party; attacking predominantly down the left wing with Corina Schroder in fine form, in the early stages of the game Schroder seen two crosses headed away.

 Despite Liverpool’s dominance, Derby were proving tough to break down with their goalkeeper particularly keeping the reds at bay and twice denying Natasha Dowie at close range. Asisat Oshoala played Dowie in for a third time, this time the shot looked to be going in but took a slight deflection and the referee gave a goal kick.

 Liverpool broke the deadlock 10 minutes in after a slew of chances, Martha Harris playing a neat low ball into the box for Kate Longhurst to latch onto and smash her first goal of pre-season into the roof of the net.

 Longhurst almost set up Nicole Rolser seconds later only to find the keeper just beating the incoming reds no.11 to the ball.

 Satara Murray had made her Liverpool debut a couple of weeks earlier in the home friendly against Aston Villa, marking the occasion with a thumping header and impressing supporters with her strength.

 Murray once again produced in this match, playing the full 90 minutes; during the first half holding off the Derby no.9 to turn and play the ball out from the back, then when the striker did seem to skip past the reds defender Murray recovered well to get back and clear. This was perhaps the one occasion during the match that Derby looked most likely to score, the ball being launched back into the box and blocked first by Gemma Bonner before Corina Schroder won possession back for Liverpool.

 Moments before Liverpool doubled their lead the Rams once again charged forward, Danielle Gibbons doing well to come off her line and save before the striker could get their shot in but the linesman had called offside regardless.

 Fifteen minutes after the opening goal, Fara Williams scored a fantastic effort from 25-yards out to double the reds lead and almost added an identical second minutes later.

  It was soon 3-0; Williams playing a short corner to Martha Harris, back to Williams who sent the ball towards Bonner on the edge of the box, Bonner sent the ball forward to Nicole Rolser just outside the 6-yard box and Rolser poked the ball over the line.

 Another player who impressed over the course of the first-half was development squad midfielder Hannah Dale, Dale linked well with her midfield partner Fara Williams as the latter’s ball over the top of the Derby defence almost ended at Dale’s feet and the young midfielder almost scored a similar strike to Williams’ but seen her strike hit the crossbar.

 Liverpool made two substitutions at half-time, Libby Stout replacing Danielle Gibbons in goal and Ingrid Ryland coming in for Martha Harris at right-back.

 Hannah Dale started the second-half as brightly as she finished the first, picking up on Gemma Bonner’s clearance to set Ryland off on a run down the right wing and getting herself into a position to receive the ball back 30 yards out from goal, the Derby defence closing in however and Dale was unable to get a shot in.

 Natasha Dowie had seen a couple of shots in the first 45 saved well by the Derby keeper and was once again evaded early in the second; Gemma Bonner making a charging run forward and passing low to the waiting Dowie outside the box, Dowie turned well and shot but the keeper was there to deny her.

 Dowie would still find herself involved in a slight flurry of action soon afterwards, a great cross into the box from Corina Schroder was turned into the back of the net by Liverpool’s top scorer for the 4th goal of the evening. The no.9 then turned provider twice, an inch-perfect cross landing at the feet of Schroder who finished well with her left foot to make it 5-0.

 For the 6th goal and shortly before being substituted for Ashley Hodson, Dowie crossed the ball low from the right for Fara Williams to score her second and Liverpool’s 6th.

 Matt Beard made a number of second-half substitutions, Katrin Omarsdottir coming on for Hannah Dale, Becky Easton replacing Gemma Bonner at centre-back and Line Smorsgard making her debut coming on for goal scorer Nicole Rolser.

 Smorsgard almost found the back of the net immediately with a cheeky backheel from inside the 6-yard box but wouldn’t have to wait long until opening her Liverpool goalscoring account, fellow new signing Asisat Oshoala once again exploiting the right wing and crossing the ball in for Smorsgard to make no mistake from yards out.

 Ashley Hodson has scored 17 goals for the development squad in their season so far and looked confident in the time she got on the pitch during the second-half, comfortably beating the Derby right-back by the corner flag to attempt to cross the ball, the defender getting the block in and Liverpool winning a corner.

 Kate Longhurst would cap the confident Liverpool display shortly before full-time with perhaps the finest goal of the evening – volleying the 8th strike into the top left corner from inside the box.

 8 goals scored by 5 different players, goals from defence, midfield and upfront coupled with a clean sheet made this a very exciting game to watch for supporters, next up for Liverpool they face Yeovil at home on Sunday 22nd February, 2pm kick off.

 XI Gibbons (Stout), Harris (Ryland), Bonner (C)(Easton), Murray, Schroder, Williams, Dale (Omarsdottir), Oshoala, Rolser (Smorsgard), Longhurst, Dowie (Hodson)

 POTM Fara Williams


Corina Schroder translated article

*This article is from the below website and has been translated via Google*

Corina Schröder from Dingden plays for Liverpool LadiesLady in Red

Sometimes you just have time to make a clean sweep to recover misplaced own strength and self-confidence. Corina Schröder made a clean sweep in February 2013 and drew a line: After ten years in the German top flight and a commitment to the least unsatisfactory SC Bad Neuenahr, the Premiership footballer had joined the ladies of Liverpool FC. 

By Mirko Ludwig

Two championship could Corina Schröder with the Liverpool Ladies already have won. Photo: private
The decision to change matured in a short time – hit within weeks Corina Schröder a new life chapter. Was less than two years have passed since that date, 28-year-old Germany temporarily said farewell and about 700 kilometers away from their hometown Dingden in Bocholt with “Welcome to England” welcomed. The gold right move, “I feel really good,” she said recently after her contract extension until the autumn of 2017. Actually had “Coco”, so her nickname, had only planned a two-year stint.
Left-footed wanted – with this search profile, the English club in the spring of 2013, had deliberately turned to Schroeder’s adviser Dietmar Ness. “Liverpool was a sounding name, but by the time the women’s team was last in the FA Women’s Super League ‘and in the city largely unknown,” said Corina Schroeder recalls. Nevertheless, they decided to use the “change of scenery” and was to encourage Nicole Rolser which has already played the “Reds”, “Here is developing what,” said her former team-mate from Bad Neuenahr promising.
For Corina Schröder it was a “step towards a new future” – but in a different guise: “Football was not longer as important for me,” says the defender in retrospect. More focused the qualified wholesale and foreign trade clerk was first out for her other professional foothold to gain international experience and enhance language skills. However, it should not be – the first two seasons on the island took for the club and for Corina Schröder personally surprising patterns.
Even those in charge of Liverpool Ladies put everything on the card reboot. Twelve players were required to have a international team with players from the United States, Iceland, Sweden, Portugal, Germany and England. The concept worked: Liverpool Ladies developed into a close-knit and successful community. Two consecutive year they secured the British Championship and qualified for the Champions League.
Great praise was afterwards especially for the two Germans: “Nicole Rolser and Corina Schröder had an inestimable value for the two title wins and will continue to be key players,” said team manager Matt Beard.
“The team is a huge family to which this includes every single fan.”
Corina Schröder
Especially for Corina Schröder has since changed some fundamental: “In England I have regained its former strength. Since I won distance and thus again have a clear head, I can use my skills right “She plays left in the back four and describes their strengths among others so.” I can read the game well and marching much with the front. “

Earlier career start

Already since the age of football is their passion – and family history: her parents, older brother and her cousins ​​have also played football. Therefore, the athletic career by Corina Schröder took logically early run its course: From the “Bambini” to the D-youth she played as the only girl in a boys’ team of BW Dingden and worked out on the field a lot of respect and acclaim what is in their choice culminated captain of the troop.
Video interview with Corina Schröder during a home visit:

After the stations HSC Dingden Mountain and SV Brünen Erstligist FCR 2001 Duisburg became aware of the talent. Corina Schröder ended parallel to their involvement in football successfully complete their training and then worked for a year still in her profession as a wholesale and foreign trade clerk. Your Bundesliga debut in the Dingdenerin 2003. Full on the map soccer put it, as Turbine Potsdam 2011, the defender committed.
Total Corina Schröder denied 141 Bundesliga games and also celebrated in Germany several titles profits: German Cup (2010, 2011), DFB Cup victory in 2009, Champions League win in 2010 and “Women’s Cup” a gain in 2009. “Without my parents I would never have made it this far, “says the Dingdenerin.
With Liverpool “I want to play further up the top. That will be difficult because many teams like Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea incremental upgrade. The time now is invested in the game a lot of money. Looking at the media interest and number of spectators, it comes with the English women’s football is currently very steep uphill, “says Corina Schröder.
“Who knows, maybe someday I play for the English national team.”
Corina Schröder
To this end, she has taken care of with their teammates in the English port city itself. The Liverpool Ladies have made a name. The kicker of the first men’s team made the ladies “pay their respects” and invited the successful footballers for breakfast. Players such as Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez “are nice, courteous and have no airs and graces,” said Corina Schröder of the encounter.

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Liverpool has grown her heart. All newcomers are trained to “Merit Badge” of employees and awareness of history of the club. “The team is a huge family to which this includes every single fan. It’s amazing how the mostly positive but also partly negative history of Liverpool FC – Keyword Hillsborough -. Has all welded together even more “
The love of her new footballing home could also lead to a late consolation: “Who knows, maybe someday I play for the England national team,” said Corina Schröder smile. The train for a nomination for the DFB Women’s team is their assessment departed for them now. This was “in my career decisive phase in Potsdam unfortunate injury of the blow to the neck”.
Theoretically, its use should be possible for England. “Now this would be feasible if I would marry an Englishman. The visit but not yet … “jokes Corina Schröder.
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MATCH PREVIEW: Derby County v Liverpool Ladies

 Liverpool Ladies will continue their preparations for the 2015 Women’s Super League with a friendly away at Derby County, a club who play in the Northern Premier League. 

 This game has been rearranged from Wednesday 4th February to Tuesday 17th February and will kick off at 7:30pm, entry is £2 for adults and £1 for U16s.
 Derby County are fresh from a 12-0 win over Mackworth St Francis Ladies at the weekend and have won 3 of their last 4 games. The club also booked their place in the 4th round of The FA Cup early in February by beating Eastbourne Town 4-2 after extra time; midfielder Aimee Perry scoring twice and Cara Newton and Samantha Griffiths with one apiece. Despite progress in the Cup, Derby have struggled in their current league campaign – picking up just 3 points in their last 10 games. 
 For Liverpool, the reds comfortably won their first pre-season friendly 4-1 over WSL2 side Aston Villa last weekend. No.9 Natasha Dowie was in great form scoring twice – the second a lovely chip over the oncoming keeper after breaking through Villa’s defence. 
 The reds attack looked dangerous throughout, but particularly during the first half with Nicole Rolser back and Kate Longhurst staking a claim for a starting place amongst the attacking players.
 Line Smorsgard has yet to appear for the reds, we could well see her and fellow new signing Asisat Oshoala on Tuesday evening. Lucy Staniforth could also be in line to make her long awaited return from injury, returning to training a couple of weeks ago now. 
 Defensive duo Ingrid Ryland and Satara Murray made their Liverpool debuts during the game last week as well, Murray especially impressing and looking a real coup of a signing. The centre-back won every header in defence and scored a thumping header from a Fara Williams corner. 
 The friendly also seen Matt Beard give debuts to five of Liverpool’s development team; Mayumi Pacheco, Emilie Revitt, Vicky Rumsey, Bethany Donoghue and Rachel Darbyshire. 18-year old Revitt has since received a call-up to train with the Wales international senior squad for the first time. You can read more on the youth teams debutants in this blog here
credit: @GirlsontheBall
 The game will kick off at 7:30pm, Anderson Electrical Arena, Borrowash, DE21 7PH. Entry is £2 for adults and £1 for U16s. Live updates on Twitter @LFCladiesfans for anyone who can’t make it!
 Two more things – on Sunday 31st January I had the honour of representing Liverpool Ladies at the newly formed FAWSL Fan Panel at St George’s Park. It was a great day meeting with staff from the league and supporters of other clubs who had travelled from all over the country and are all committed to promoting and supporting women’s football, you can read more about the aims of the panel here.
 Finally make sure you pick up the new copy of the official Liverpool FC magazine which is out in shops this month, there is a 3 page article looking back at last season and looking forward to the upcoming campaign by yours truly! Thanks for reading, Heather.