Matthew Appleby was pitchside at Goodison Park for Impetus to capture all of the action from the Merseyside Derby that kicked off Women’s Football Weekend (25/3/23).
Above: The battle for possession last night in front of a packed stand of spectators at Goodison Park. Photo: Matthew Appleby for Impetus.
Everton 1-1 Liverpool
Points were shared between Everton and Liverpool. A rumbustious match saw the home side go ahead just before the half-hour mark when Gabby George’s cross-shot whistled in. The Toffies’ lead lasted just under a quarter of an hour before Katie Stengel saw her low effort level the scores.
This Merseyside derby was played in front of a record crowd for an Everton Women match at Goodison Park – beating the previous best by over 17,000 – although it is still around 30,000 short of the venue’s all-time record for a women’s match, which is 53,000 for Dick, Kerr Ladies’ 4-0 win over St. Helens Ladies on 27th December 1920.
Teams: EVERTON (4-3-3): Brosnan, Finnigan, Björn, Sevecke, Veje, Beever-Jones, Wheeler, Park, Sørensen, Snoeijs, George. Substitutes used: Bennison, Galli, Christiansen, Stenevik.
Scorer: George 27′.
LIVERPOOL (3-4-1-2): Laws, Robe, Bonner, Campbell, Koivisto, Holland, Nagano, Hinds, Kearns, Stengel, Daniels. Substitutes used: Roberts, Matthews, Taylor, Lundgaard, van de Sanden.
Scorer: Stengel 40′.
Referee: Lauren Impey.