Everton were defeated by bottom of the table Brighton on Wednesday night. The game finished 3-2 with the two well worked goals coming from Katja Snoeijs for the Blues.

Brighton went into halftime leading by two goals as a result of the Blues’ inability to match their opponents’ first-half ferocity.

The hosts took the lead after only 12 minutes. Former Everton defender, Poppy Pattinson, played a free kick into the box which found the head of Elisabeth Terland, her header flying past Courtney Brosnan and into the Blues net.

As the game approached half time, Brighton doubled their lead over the Toffee’s. The hosts went 2-0 up after 43 minutes thanks to a goal from England International Katie Robinson. Megan Connolly sent the ball over the top of the Everton defence, allowing Robinson to send her shot past Courtney Brosnan.

Brian Sørensen turned to his bench at half time, making three substitutions. A change that allowed Everton to press Brighton’s defensive line.

The Toffee’s reduced the deficit early in the second half. On the 63rd minute, Katja Snoeijs was played through by Jess Park, and the forwards skilful dribbling, fooled the Brighton defence. The Dutch forward made a cut onto her right foot before burying the ball, getting one back for the Blues.

Everton suffered yet another setback as Brighton reclaimed a two-goal lead. Terland received a square pass from Kayleigh Green and slid the ball beneath Courtney Brosnan for her second goal of the night.

Once more, Katja Snoeijs came to Everton’s aid as Jess Park slid the ball to the forward and she finished beautifully past Lydia Williams into the far corner.

The Blues continued to chase the equaliser however Brighton remained defensively solid to be able to secure a win that lifted them off the bottom of the WSL table.

Player of the match for me has to be Katja Snoeijs. Getting two goals to reduce the deficit for the Blues was huge, and she pressed Brighton’s defensive line excellently.

Everton Women are back in action on Sunday the 23rd of April in the WSL, where they play Reading away from home.

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