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Chelsea Ladies 1 Blues Ladies 1

Posted: Sun 14 Apr 2013
Author: Andy Walker
Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams

Image by: Ville Vuorinen

A stunning Rachel Williams goal secured a point for Blues Ladies on the opening day of the FA Women's Super League

After a bright start from Blues it was the hosts Chelsea who opened the scoring at Staines Town F.C through Sofia Jakobsson after a quarter-of-an-hour.

England international Williams had already threatened in the 26th minute before firing the visitors level in style with a 25-yard screamer two minutes later.

The lively encounter saw both goalkeepers called into action for the remainder of the first-half but scores remained level at the break.

Kirsty Linnett, on for her debut, came close to winning it for Blues in the second-half while Williams missed a glorious opportunity in the 77th minute but David Parker's side had to settle for a share of the points.

Blues Ladies: Marie Hourihan, Chelsea Weston, Kerys Harrop, Emily Smipkins, Laura Bassett (C), Isobel Christansen, Rachel Williams, Jo Potter, Jade Moore (Melissa Lawley 75), Rachel Unitt, Emily Westwood (Kirsty Linnett 67).
Subs not used: Mary Earps, Cristina Torkildsen, Katie Wilkinson, Marie Ballard, Coral Haines.