Everton LFC 5 : 0 Nottingham Forest LFC
FAWPL Northern Division 2015-2016
Everton LFC 5 : 0
Nottingham Forest LFC
28-02-2016 14:00

Forest crash out of FA Cup but prepare for Next Cup Fixture
Forest Ladies FA Cup Dreams crashed last week as they lost to 5 goals from Everton Ladies FC. Forest’s performance away to FAWSL side Everton was not reflective of recent form but with credit to the home side for a convincing display.
Forest initially held their own well until the 40th minute and restricted the opposition to any efforts from long range, until a cross from the right found Everton’s Kelly Jones who slotted home at the near post.  Forest’s heads were down soon after when Forest’s keeper, Vanessa Kinnerley, uncharacteristically spilled Claudia Walker’s soft long range shot that trickled into the net.
Whilst the second half found Forest with few attacking opportunities it was another long distance free kick from Everton’s Michelle Hinnigan that squeezed past Kinnerley once again on 51 minutes.  Kinnerley redeemed her earlier error with a spectacular save that resulted in treatment for the keeper. 
Everton’s 4th came after a sliced clearance from a Forest defender that found Hinnigan once again able to drive through both defence and keeper alike to flatter Everton’s score line.   With Kinnerley clearly injured and all substitutions made Forest were down to 10 as midfielder Elizabeth Ejupi adorned the GK Shirt and gloves for the last ten minutes of the game.  Unsurprisingly, Everton finally capitalised in injury time as Emily Hollinshead finished on 93 minutes leaving Ejupi no chance.
Forest Ladies Head Coach Steve Stennett now prepares for Sunday’s quarter final League cup game against Swindon Town but has both absences and injuries to contend with:
“As our run in the FA Cup comes to an end I can only praise the players for the efforts they put in getting the club to the fourth round and the opportunity to play a very good and well established WSL team in Everton who found a resolute Forest team. Although the result will be seen as a one way affair I feel the experience and opportunity will prove vital for the players moving forward and we have now picked out the positives and learnings from the experience.  We play a motivated Swindon on Sunday and a chance to get through to the Semi Finals as the incentive.  We have some concerns with injuries and absences but I fully have faith in those that will wear the shirt at 2pm.”
Forest re-group for next test
NFLFC Next Game:Sunday 6 March in the FAWPL League Cup (Quarter finalBasford United FC, Mill Street Playing Fields, Greenwich Avenue, Basford, Nottingham NG6 0LD - - Kick off at 2pm.


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