Girls’s Tremendous League: Everton 2-2 Brighton & Hove Albion – Willie Kirk baffled by card ‘mix-up’

Girls’s Tremendous League: Everton 2-2 Brighton & Hove Albion – Willie Kirk baffled by card ‘mix-up’

Everton boss Willie Kirk was left “baffled” after Brighton & Hove Albion ahead Kayleigh Inexperienced seemed to be cautioned twice however not dismissed in Sunday’s 2-2 Girls’s Tremendous League draw.

Kirk’s Toffees had been held by Albion after Aileen Whelan scored late on to disclaim his facet a fifth win in a row.

Inexperienced’s alleged card mix-up with referee Lucy Oliver occurred three minutes later as Everton chased a purpose.

“We’ve got to speak about it, that is a significant incident,” Kirk informed BBC Sport.

“For a participant to be booked twice and nonetheless be on the pitch is baffling. I feel it is solely occurred as soon as in my lifetime. It should not occur.”

Whelan’s leveller got here after Everton had fought again from falling behind when Rikke Sevecke became her personal internet early on to guide.

Izzy Christiansen’s 30-yard deflected free-kick and Valerie Gauvin’s header from Christiansen’s nook had put the early season excessive fliers within the ascendancy.

Danielle Turner hit the woodwork late on because the Blues didn’t maintain tempo with Arsenal on the WSL summit.

“No person needs gamers to get despatched off however that is how the sport goes,” Kirk added. “It might have given us a possibility to actually get at them within the final 10 minutes.

“It is irritating the referee made that mistake.”

The controversy over the missed crimson card shouldn’t take away from Brighton’s spirit and dedication, and the standard of the soccer, particularly for Whelan’s equaliser.

Nonetheless, boss Hope Powell admitted she would have had related considerations to Kirk if it had been her facet that had been affected.

“I wasn’t certain [what happened],” Powell stated. “I stated to the fourth official – ‘She could not have given her a yellow?’ He stated she had. So the referee needs to be in command of that.

“It is onerous for me to remark as a result of you’ll have to ask the referee if she gave a second yellow card as I do not know. The truth that she was on the pitch? I do not know.

“For us, the gods had been on our facet right this moment. If she did get a second yellow then I’m certain, if I used to be Everton, I would not be thankful for that.”

Line-ups

Everton Girls

  • 1MacIver
  • 2Wold
  • 20Finnigan
  • 22Sevecke
  • 3Turner
  • 17Graham
  • 12EgurrolaSubstituted forStringerat 77′minutes
  • 11EmslieSubstituted forSørensenat 63′minutes
  • 8Christiansen
  • 16Raso
  • 19GauvinSubstituted forBoye-Hlorkahat 77′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Boye-Hlorkah
  • 13Stringer
  • 14Sørensen
  • 15Pike
  • 21Clemaron
  • 23Korpela
  • 26Clinton
  • 30Pattinson

Brighton Girls

  • 1Walsh
  • 6Le TissierBooked at 45mins
  • 5Kerkdijk
  • 4Bowman
  • 3Gibbons
  • 8Connolly
  • 12O’Sullivan
  • 15InexperiencedBooked at 48mins
  • 10Kaagman
  • 7Whelan
  • 9LeeSubstituted forJarrettat 65′minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Heroum
  • 13Stott
  • 16Brazil
  • 18Barton
  • 19Simpkins
  • 23Jarrett
  • 25Fiskerstrand

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