Matildas Central: Logarzo nets maiden WSL goal

by Ben Somerford on Nov 16, 2020

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Chloe Logarzo netted her first English Women’s Super League goal for struggling Bristol City, while Caitlin Foord remarkably hit the crossbar twice with one shot as she faced Sam Kerr’s Chelsea.

Sam Kerr also pinched a late winner as English Women’s Super League contenders Chelsea and Arsenal drew 1-1 on Sunday.

After both sides traded late goals, the Matildas captain in behind the Arsenal defence from a long ball and chipped the onrushing keeper only to see her shot bounce marginally wide.

Kerr, who was a half-time substitute, had a relatively quiet game, while Caitlin Foord put in a full shift for the Gunners.

Foord actually came even closer to scoring than Kerr, when she swooped on an errant Chelsea pass in the first-half firing in a shot from the edge of the box which incredibly hit the crossbar twice.

Lydia Williams was an unused sub for Arsenal, although preferred keeper Manuela Zinsberger was at fault for Chelsea’s late leveller. Steph Catley was still out injured.

Chloe Logarzo scored her maiden English Women’s Super League goal as Bristol City managed their first point of the season by claiming a last-gasp 2-2 draw with Alanna Kennedy’s Tottenham on Saturday.

Logarzo, who started and played an hour, opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 37th minute after Ebony Salmon was brought down by Siri Worm.

The Matildas midfielder stepped up and sent Spurs keeper Rebecca Spencer the wrong way, shooting high to her left.

Kennedy played a full game in defence for Tottenham, while Ella Mastrantonio was an unused sub for City.

Hayley Raso played a full game but had a quiet afternoon as Everton drew 1-1 with Reading on Saturday.

Raso did almost force an own goal when her cross early in the second half caused Rachael Rowe some panic but her clearance went over the bar.

Mackenzie Arnold made a good stop to deny Inessa Kaagman but West Ham United still lost 1-0 to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.

Arnold played a full game along with Emily van Egmond for the Hammers.

Ellie Carpenter started and played 67 minutes as Olympique Lyon won 5-1 over Soyaux to preserve their perfect start to the French Feminine Division 1 on Friday.

Mary Fowler put in a full shift in attack as Montpellier lost 1-0 to Dijon on Saturday, while Laura Brock (nee Alleway) also played a full game in Guingamp’s 1-1 draw with Paris FC.

Aivi Luik played a full game at centre-back as Sevilla won 3-0 at Espanyol in the Spanish Primera Division Feminina on Sunday.

Alex Chidiac was an unused sub as Atletico Madrid beat Real Betis 4-1. Jenna McCormick was absent for Betis.  

Alexandra Huynh put in a full shift and Jacynta Galabadaarachchi was a 77th minute substitute as Napoli claimed their first point of the season in a 0-0 draw at San Marino in Italy’s Serie A Women on Sunday.

Isobel Dalton was absent for Napoli who are bottom of the table.

Beattie Goad played a full game as bottom-placed SV Meppen went down 3-0 to Bayer Leverkusen in the German Frauen Bundesliga on Sunday.

Amy Harrison started and was replaced on the hour while Kyah Simon was a half-time sub as PSV Eindhoven lost 3-2 at FC Twente in the Dutch Eredivisie Women on Sunday.

After last week’s hat-trick, Brisbane Roar-bound Emily Gielnik put in a full shift as Vittsjo lost 3-1 at Goteborg in the Swedish Damallsvenskan on Sunday.

Katrina Gorry and Clare Polkinghorne’s title challenge with Avaldsnes was put on hold with the final day of the Norwegian Toppserien season postponed for the timebeing.

Six players from Arna-Bjornar, who were due to play leaders Valerenga, were put into quarantine and tested for COVID-19. While waiting for the results and clearance, all matches except for Roa vs Kolbotn were delayed.

Third-placed Avaldsnes, who are one point behind the top two, are due to play fifth-placed Sandviken away from home.