Thorisdottir Thunderbolt Settles Classic

Impetus editor Ben Gilby was at Kingsmeadow for a quite outstanding Barclays FA Women’s Super League game, which was settled by a goal of sheer class. Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal Chelsea firmly banished the nightmare of their home humiliation by the eventual Super League champions by putting in a second half performance of extreme skill toContinue reading “Thorisdottir Thunderbolt Settles Classic”

Dominant City Down Rangers

Impetus editor Ben Gilby saw the lunchtime Scottish Women’s Cup Semi-Final via BBC Scotland coverage online. Here is his review of the game: Glasgow City 4-1 Rangers City eased through to the Scottish Cup Final with what ended up being a comfortable win over Rangers – but only after overcoming the loss of a keyContinue reading “Dominant City Down Rangers”

City Storm To Fourth Straight Win

Manchester City 3-0 Birmingham City From the tweets of Daisy Wildsmith. City were exceptionally strong out of the gate, stamping their authority on the match from the very start. Caroline Weir and Jill Scott made some great interceptions. However, standing in their way, quite literally, was Hannah Hampton in the Birmingham goal, who I believeContinue reading “City Storm To Fourth Straight Win”

United Take The Honours In Battle of the New Girls!

Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 Manchester United by Connor Wroe At the start of the day the teams were one place and three points apart, with Spurs having the better start to their new life in the WSL sitting in fifth with two wins out of three whilst Manchester United were sixth with three points after theirContinue reading “United Take The Honours In Battle of the New Girls!”

In My View

From the tweets of Daisy Wildsmith. In a midweek special of her column, Daisy gives her opinion on the Lionesses clash with Portugal in Setubal. On Tuesday night, the most impressive thing for me was that England’s approach play was so often outstanding. It was so frustrating that Portugal seemed happy playing a 10-0-0 formationContinue reading “In My View”

International Round-Up

Impetus editor Ben Gilby brings you up to date with the host of international women’s football over the past week. Two further rounds of Euro 2021 Qualifiers have taken place. Last Friday in Group A, Netherlands were given a shock at the Fazanerija City Stadium when Slovenia took the lead through Mateja Zver. Despite VivianneContinue reading “International Round-Up”

Poles Apart: Forty Years of the Matildas

by Ben Gilby Yesterday marked the fortieth anniversary of the first recognised international for the Australian women’s national team when they took on New Zealand on 6th October 1979. The circumstances faced by these pioneer members of the Matildas are poles apart from their present day counterparts. It is important to emphasise that Australia isContinue reading “Poles Apart: Forty Years of the Matildas”

In My View

From the tweets of Impetus‘ Daisy Wildsmith. This week, Daisy turns her attention to the Lionesses’ game against Brazil at Middlesbrough yesterday. This was an afternoon which started with so much to be proud of – Lucy Bronze being given her World Cup award in front of a packed Riverside Stadium by Baroness Sue Campbell,Continue reading “In My View”

Magpies Rising Like A Phoenix From The Flames

Impetus editor Ben Gilby talks to Notts County Women manager Adam Dunleavy about the team’s incredible progress since they entered the league system for the 2018/19 after the heart-breaking loss of the original club. The original Notts County Ladies side were created in 2014 after the Lincoln Ladies team formed some nineteen years previously wereContinue reading “Magpies Rising Like A Phoenix From The Flames”

Super League Sunday

Impetus editor Ben Gilby reviews two of yesterday’s top Barclays FA Women’s Super League games. Arsenal 4-0 Brighton and Hove Albion Arsenal maintained their 100% start to their Barclays FA Women’s Super League defence with a comfortable win over Brighton & Hove Albion. Brighton with all behind the ball in opening period, with a veryContinue reading “Super League Sunday”