Monday, September 26th, 2016
City Women have taken another giant step towards promotion after beating Durham Ladies 1-0.
Olivia Fergusson’s first-half strike proved enough against stubborn opposition at Stoke Gifford Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Fergusson profited from a mistake by Durham defender Sarah McFadden in the 19th minute, steering a low drive passed Helen Alderson in the Durham goal.
Fergusson was unlucky not to add to her tally in the 39th minute, seeing her acrobatic volley well saved by Alderson.
City skipper Hayley Ladd should have sealed the win late on when she rose unmarked to meet a Jodie Brett corner, but her header went narrowly wide.
It mattered little, however, as Willie Kirk’s side held on for victory.
Yeovil Town remain top of the division on goal difference, as both the Glovers and Vixens have 33 points.
Everton sit five points adrift, albeit with a game in hand. The Toffees still have to face Durham, who are fourth with 27 points and a game in hand. A draw between the two teams on October 9th would leave City needing just one more win to secure promotion.
Regardless, it’s in the hands of Willie Kirk and his team. Their next encounter is away at Everton on Saturday, October 29th (6pm). The Vixens will be out to exact revenge for a 1-0 reverse back in August – and victory would secure their return to WSL1.