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Posted 6th October 2011, 08:16 in
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Bristol Bow Out To Voronezh

Bristol Academy were knocked out of the Champions League after a 4-2 defeat away to FC Energiya Voronezh.

The Vixens had the first chance of the game after 3 minutes when Helen Bleazard fired over the bar after a flick on from Corrine Yorston.

Voronezh had their first chance of the game moments later when Grace McCatty fouled Terekhova on the edge of the box. Bosikova's shot from the free kick went just wide. Moments later Conti won a loose ball just outside the edge of the area and her shot was well saved by Siobhan Chamberlain.

A controversial moment of the game came after 14 minutes when Anouk Hoogendijk appeared to foul Veronica Boquete in the 6 yard box. Mashina stepped up and put the ball to Chamberlain’s right.

Ten minutes later the Vixens got back into the game when Jaz Matthews's through ball found Jess Fishlock who took the ball around the goalkeeper but went too wide of the goal and found Loren Dykes in support who crossed the ball into the front post to the on-coming Ann-Marie Heatherson who slotted the ball in the bottom corner.

On the half an hour mark Voronezh took the lead when the Vixens failed to clear a corner from Danilova and the ball fell to Mashina who miss hit her shot, which rolled into the bottom corner.

Voronezh almost got a third just before half time when Alex Culvin did well to block Bosikova’s shot just inside the area.

After the restart the Vixens won a corner after Heatherson had her shot blocked from just inside the area.

On 53 minutes, Fishlock got in on goal when she won the flick on from Heatherson. Fishlock should have been awarded a penalty after the goalkeeper caught her ankles, but the referee allowed play to continue.

15 minutes later Bouquete bounced onto a mistake from Yorston and was left to take the ball around Chamberlain to make it 31.

With 5 minutes to go, Matthews forced Shugla into making a good save tipping the ball over the bar when Matthews shot from 12 yards out.

Voronezh scored from the counter attack when Conti picked the ball up from the half way line and beat the Vixens defence and shot from the edge of the area, and her shot deflected into the bottom right hand corner.

The Vixens didn’t stop and kept trying to get back into the game knowing two away goals would send them through to the last 16. Ellie Curson came off the bench to make her first appearance for the senior team. Within moments Lillie Billson flicked the ball on behind the defender, the ball fell to Curson whose first touch set her up to fire home.

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