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Kirsty Linnett debut goal seals Liverpool win over Yeovil

Liverpool FC Women seal their first home win of the campaign with a 2-1 victory over Yeovil Town Ladies at Prenton Park.

Liverpool Women have made amends for their home loss against Reading by sealing the deal against Yeovil Town and adding a much-needed three points to their tally.

Three changes were made for the clash against Yeovil. Niamh Fahey replaced Rhiannon Roberts and Courtney Sweetman-Kirk made way for Kirsty Linnett. Rising star Rinsola Babajide also made her first start of the season.

It didn’t take long for Liverpool to put their stamp on the match. After a strong start from Jess Clarke, the winger curled in a cross which was put away by Linnett. The summer signing ticked off her first goal for the Reds just 17 minutes into the game.

Linnett almost scored a second but Megan Walsh made the first of her many crucial saves throughout the match. Minutes after Linnett’s chance, Yeovil equalised through Annie Heatherson.

Despite their high percentage of chances, Liverpool were repeatedly snuffed out by Walsh. Chris Kirkland made all three changes in the second half. Linnett, Fahey and Niamh Charles rotated with Sweetman-Kirk, Christie Murray and Yana Danïels.

Minutes before the final whistle, the Reds finally snatched a goal back. Pinging in the cross, Satara Murray delivered a stunning ball to Clarke who converted Liverpool’s second.

Starting a streak

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Liverpool dominated their game today with a fantastic team performance. Kirkland’s rotational choices proved maybe the most beneficial of the season. Today’s squad gelled together beautifully and most importantly bagged maximum points.

Today’s display is an insight into what this new Liverpool side is capable of. The Reds are looking towards their next fixture which will be against West Ham at Rush Green Stadium.

The girls will be pitted against England internationals such as Claire Rafferty and ex-Red Kate Longhurst. A tough match is in store on 21 October.

View Liverpool’s other upcoming fixtures here.

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