Everton Ladies v Arsenal Ladies
Everton Ladies played Arsenal Ladies for the second time in four days, but were once again on the wrong end of a one-sided scoreline.
After a 4-0 loss in the Continental Cup semi-final in midweek, the Blues headed to Meadow Park hopeful of avenging their exit with victory in the WSL.
But within five minutes, Andy Spence's side found themselves a goal behind as striker Danielle Carter found the target.
The Gunners doubled their lead in the 22nd minute when Simone Magill sent Gemma Davison tumbling inside the box, leaving Kim Little the opportunity to net from the spot.
Carter added another goal to her tally to make it 3-0 at the break, with Davison netting within eight minutes of the restart.
Jordan Nobbs added more insult to injury during the 67th minute by scoring a fifth from close range.
Despite Everton hitting the woodwork twice, they couldn’t convert their efforts into a goal of their own and Everton keeper Lizzie Durack admitted there were “no excuses” for her side’s disappointing display.
She said: “To be honest there’s no excuses. We came out, we didn’t perform as a team.
“Now we just come away from this and re-evaluate everything and hopefully come back much better in a few weeks. We just weren’t good enough today. We need to go back to basics.”
The Blues will now look ahead to their next match at home to Chelsea Ladies on Sunday 1 September (2pm KO).