Slice of Cheese

Launceston City v Clarence (WSL)








Live Blog Coverage From Jamie Richardson

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85′ Bygrave with her back turned to goal receives on the edge of the area, turns on it and strikes heading to the top corner but Vandernlet makes a top save!

84′ Bygrave is halted by Dixon which is adjudged a foul. She takes the free kick from range and it sails just over the bar.

81′ Emily Hernyk strikes from a tight angle and hits the side netting. The game has died down here and Clarence are defending quite well considering City are now attacking with the wind.

76′ Bygrave almost makes it three for the day as the out manoeuvres her defender and hits on the volley but Vandernlet saves with her outstretched leg.

70′ Goal Bygrave gets her second for the day. Launceston City 6 – Clarence 0

Sub for City On: Dunbabin Off Duffy

67′ Davie gets Clarence’s first shot off but doesn’t ht it cleanly to trouble Dewsbury in the City goal.

62′ Bygrave is played in behind once again and she looks to go round Vandernlet but the Clarence keeper is all over that to stop the City superstar from getting her second.. for now.

60′ Goal Bygrave gets on the scoresheet, it’s all City here wave after wave of attacks!

56′ Fagan holds the ball up and then drives at the Clarence defence. Walsh steams forward from the right wing and recieves off Fagan only Vandernlet to beat but she scuffs her shot wide.

54′ Bygrave is played in but she has a mountain of work to do to get on the end of it, Vandernlet spots the danger and mops up.

52′ Fagan gets a toe poke that just is saved by Vandernlet and tipped past the post for a corner.

47′ Goal Steventon gets on the scoresheet as she fires one home in a crowded goal square.

Clarence has changed keepers with custodian keeper Vandernlet taking her spot back in goals.

Back underway!

It’s been all City here for the first half which is a worry for Clarence given that City were attacking into the wind!

Half time

36′ Hernyk crosses in from the left it’s headed goalwards and forces Crocker to tip it over the bar for a corner!

Sub for Clarence On: Roy Off: Holmes

After 10 minutes of playing with 10 women, Clarence finally makes a sub.

26′ Goal  Hernyk is hitting her straps now, picks up the ball just outside the 18 yard box on the left, she shoots and chips it over the keeper for 3 nil.

23′ Goal Emily Hernyk picks up the ball on the left, not much else on elects to shoot and puts it top corner just inside the back post. Great strike. City 2 – Clarence 0

22′ Emily Hernyk whips in from the left it’s a good ball across the 6 yard box but it’s hit too well for Walsh to get on the end of it!

20′ Storay is causing all sorts of problems for Clarence as she hits her volley just wide of the post!

19′ Fagan with a glorious chance to make it 2 nil but she gets more of the ground than the ball!

18′ POST! Storay cracks one from distance and it hits the crossbar! Good effort considering City are against the wind in the first half.

17′ Storay hits the byline and whips it to the back post to Walsh, she gets something on it but it’s not enough as it’s saved by Crocker!

17′ Hernyk finds some space just inside the area and fires on her trusty left foot but it’s straight at Crocker in the Clarence goal.

Holmes for Clarence comes off for some treatment for her knee. Looks in quite some discomfort so highly doubt she’ll be back on.

14′ City looking to pile on the pressure here as Storay flashes one past the post!

10′ Goal Fagan opens the scoring as she latches onto a Kiara Walsh cross from the right!

7′ Bygrave gets to the byline on the left and whips a ball to the back post but it’s cleared for a corner before Storay could get anything on it.

3′ Fagan plays a ball in behind the Clarence defence looking for Emily Hernyk, her first touch is heavy and she dwells on the ball and strikes under pressure but straight at Crocker.

Kick Off!

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