Everton’s first three points of the season came from a simply stunning game in the Merseyside Derby, beating our rivals Liverpool 3-0.
An absolutely electric atmosphere created by the travelling toffee’s in the away end, backing our girls all the way.
Megan Finnigan gave us the early lead when she headed home an incredible goal from a Katrine Veje corner, sending the ball straight past Liverpool Goalkeeper, Rachel Laws. The blue’s remained dominant and soon the advantage was doubled when Jess Park was played through by Nathalie Björn, the loanee remained calm and collected, showcasing terrific composure to slot the ball neatly into the back of the net.
The Toffee’s continued strong into the second half, Snoeijs had two efforts well saved by Laws. Hanna Bennison and Gio Quieroz Costa were substituted on for a more attacking approach, Izzy Christiansen made way for the subs after an incredible game, she defended so well and showed real dominance through out. Katja Snoeijs also left the pitch, she created some incredible chances however she didn’t get her first Everton goal in this game. The attacking change allowed Gio to give Park possession who slipped the ball through to Bennison at the far post. The Swedish international gave a composed finish in front of the magnificent away end, taking us up to 3-0.
Jess Park won Player Of The Match, a well deserved award for a player that did not stop at any moment. She gave her all for the team, getting a wonderful goal and assist for Bennison. An all round amazing performance from the women, Katrine Veje and Gabby George stood out for me, extremely solid in defence as well as taking the ball forward and creating chances.
A new record in the Barclay’s Women’s Super League for the Derby at Anfield, a crowd of 27,574 people turned out to watch the game. Evertonian’s sold out the away end.
The blue’s are back in action this Thursday at Walton Hall Park against Leicester for the postponed match in the WSL.