Chelsea Women put five past Yeovil Town on a sunny, but chilly, afternoon at Kingsmeadow, with five different players on the scoresheet.
They now advance to third in the table. Yeovil’s already tough task (the Somerset side have now lost seven times in the Women’s Super League this season) was made all but impossible five minutes from half-time when Nicola Cousins felled Erin Cuthbert, who was racing through on goal, and was shown a straight red card by ref Kirsty Dowle.
By then, the Blues were already two-up, thanks to goals from Millie Bright and Ji So-Yun. Cuthbert and her playing partner down the right wing Ramona Bachmann added two more before the interval (Cuthbert’s being the pick of the afternoon’s goals), with Beth England coming on as a second-half sub to put the icing on the cake with a fifth – a left-foot rocket – to delight the crowd of just under 1,500 at Kingsmeadow.
It means Chelsea Women have now won four matches on the trot and, in the WSL, are breathing down the necks of second-placed Man City.
Good to see Deanna Cooper and Jade Bailey coming on as subs in the match as they continue their return from injuries.
Chelsea next host Reading on December 2 at 2pm at Kingsmeadow, before poor old Yeovil Town return in the Conti Cup three days after that, under the floodlights… a match they must already be facing with a sense of dread.
There’s then a long gap before the next home fixture, against bottom-of-the-league Everton on January 6 at 2pm.
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