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·19 November 2023

Everton’s home woes continue as they are held by Bristol City

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Everton’s Walton Hall Park woes have continued with The Blue Girls being made to settle for a 2-2 draw with bottom club Bristol City this afternoon.

Brian Sørensen’s side twice took the lead against the visitors but each time they were pegged back.

Everton got off to the perfect start in wet conditions at Walton Hall Park. Martina Piemonte forced a save out of Bristol City keeper Olivia Clark with an effort in the middle of the goal. Clark was unable to claim the ball and Piemonte fired home the rebound.

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Eight minutes later, the Italian international had a chance to make it 2-0 to Everton when she was put through one-on-one with Clark but this time, the Bristol City keeper came out on top.

Nicoline Sørensen’s dangerous ball across goal was then deflected wide before Aurora Galli went close with a long range effort.

Everton had dominated the first half but they were pegged back just before the break when Amy Rodgers slammed the ball into the net from 16 yards.

The hosts regained the lead early in the second half. Sørensen’s curling effort was kept out by Clark before Justine Vanhaevermaet hit the bar with the follow up. The loose ball then fell to captain Megan Finnigan who rifled her shot into the net.

Everton went close to doubling their lead when Katja Snoeijs was put through on goal but Clark raced out to bravely claim the ball.

As the game entered the final quarter, it was Bristol City who came on strong. Courtney Brosnan saved shots from Naomi Layzell and Ffion Morgan before Lauren Smith’s side equalised for a second time through Amalie Thestrup.

Both sides searched for a winning goal but the contest ended level with Bristol City undoubtedly being the happier of the two sides.

Everton travel to Aston Villa next weekend while Bristol City play host to Manchester United at Ashton Gate.

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