Primera División Femenina - Jornada 11 - 19/11/2016 16:00h

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1 Valencia
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VCF Femenino's unbeaten streak ends in derby against Levante UD Femenino

Noviembre, 19 2016 -

VCF Femenino fell to their first defeat of the season in the derby against Levante UD Femenino, suffering a 2-1 loss on their visit to the Ciutat de Valencià. Their 11-game unbeaten run in the Iberdrola Primera División Femenina RFEF came to an end despite a consolation goal from Estefanía Banini on 61 minutes.

Cristian Toro lined up his side with Endler in goal; Joyce, Ivana, Nicart and N. Gaitán in defence; Gio Carreras, Zornoza and Szymanowski in the midfield; and, Banini, Aedo and Mari Paz in attack.

The first chance of the game went to Levante UD, as Charlyn attempted an Olympic goal from a corner. Endler made the save to keep the ball out. They followed this up with a shot over the crossbar on 15 minutes from M.J. Pérez.

Olivia scored the opening goal of the game for Levante UD, 19 minutes in. When Endler could not hold a free kick, she latched onto the rebound and put the ball into the net.

VCF Femenino were not feeling comfortable, although following a headed shot from Levante UD’s Matiane that nearly put them 2-0 down, Nicart had an opportunity with a header of her own. When that effort went just millimetres off target, the game went into halftime with Levante UD holding a slim advantage.

After the restart, Mari Paz lobbed goalkeeper Noelia and looked set to score, but Olivia cleared the ball away when it was on its way in.

With VCF Femenino committing players forward in search of an equaliser, Levante UD doubled their advantage when Carol latched onto Charlyn’s pass and finished off the move. The reaction to the 2-0 scoreline in the 52nd minute was a double substitution: Débora G. and Carol were brought on in place of Aedo and Szymanowski.

Hope was given to Valencia CF when Banini pulled a goal back on 61 minutes, placing her shot inside the left post in a stellar individual move.

With both sides tiring after in the final 20 minutes, VCF Femenino had the better of possession but were unable to convert it into close chances. In the end, they experienced their first defeat of the campaign, and will aim to return to winning ways in two weeks’ time, when they host Granadilla Egatesa at the Ciudad Deportiva.

Iberdrola Primera División Femenina RFEF

Matchday 11

Ciutat de Valencià, Valencia

Levante UD Femenino 2 vs. 1 VCF Femenino

Levante UD Femenino: Noe Bermúdez, Olivia, Sonia Prim, Guti, Maitane, Charlyn, Alharilla (Mariajo, min. 89), Alba (Nerea, min.66), M.J. Pérez (Maribel, min. 88), Montoya and Carol (Nago C).

VCF Femenino: Endler, N. Gaitán, Nicart, Ivana, Joyce, Gio Carreras (E. Romero, min. 72), Szymanowski (Carol, min. 55), Zornoza (Maya, min. 86), Banini, Aedo (Débora G., min. 55) and Mari Paz

Goals: 1-0 min.19, Olivia; 2-0 min.52, Carol; 2-1 min.61, Banini

Referee: José Joaquín Gallego Gambín. Yellow cards for Montoya (Levante UD) and Natalia Gaitán (VCF Femenino).