#FAWSL: Bristol City Women climb off the bottom with draw at Spurs

Gemma Davies equalised for Bristol City
Bristol City’s Gemma Evans (centre) celebrates scoring the equaliser. (PA Images)

Bristol City battled back from a goal down to draw 1-1 at Tottenham Hotspur in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and push West Ham into last place.

The Robins trailed at the break but a second-half equaliser saw them move out of the one relegation position at the expense of West Ham, who do have two games in hand, while Spurs are now eight points clear of danger.

Bristol’s Ebony Salmon caused the hosts some concern in the opening seconds but it was Spurs who scored inside three minutes. Rhianna Dean was fouled and Siri Worm curled the resulting free-kick into the far corner of the net.

Dean might have then scored herself but fired a loose ball over the crossbar, with Sophie Baggaley’s parry having not cleared the six-yard box.

Kit Graham went very close for Tottenham from outside the box and following a set-piece, Yana Daniels had to head off the Robins’ goal-line to prevent her side going two goals down by half-time.

Salmon struck the foot of the Spurs post from outside the area but the visitors did level in the 52nd minute, Ella Mastranonio’s corner headed home by Gemma Evans beyond Becky Spencer.

Salmon was almost through on goal before Esther Morgan made a crucial interception, while Spurs subs Gemma Davison and Rachel Williams both went close to a winner but each was denied by smart saves from Baggaley.

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