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Reaction: Bristol City Women 0 Blues Women 2

“I thought the effort and attitude of the team was really good..."

Blues manager Marta Tejedor

MANAGER Marta Tejedor hailed the “leadership and maturity” displayed by Blues Women in a convincing 2-0 victory at Bristol City.

Lucy Whipp and Abbi Grant netted in each half at Stoke Gifford to fire Blues to a maiden Barclays Women’s Super League success on the road this season.

“All of the matches we have won, when we beat Everton in the cup and Liverpool, they have been down to very good performances and it was the same here,” said Tejedor.

“When we win we really play well. I don’t know if this was the best but it was good, especially at times when conditions were extremely tough.

"We managed to keep control of the match, knowing what we needed to know, when to slow down or speed it up.

“I am very happy about that, and the leadership and maturity of the team.

“I thought the effort and attitude of the team was really good and again, Lily (Simkin) was outstanding, our 16-year-old defender.

“Hannah (Hampton) was pretty good as well,the way the whole team worked was really good.

"We knew it would not be an easy match and I was very glad with the way they played, even with the wind and heavy rain making uncomfortable situations.”

Tejedor felt the flying start, instigated by Whipp’s bending finish inside six minutes, had set the tone for victory with Blues benefiting from new faces on the score sheet as Grant grabbed her second in as many matches.

“We did struggle with goals in earlier matches, we would create opportunities without finishing them so to get a goal in the first few minutes was crucial,” she added.

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