Matildas Abroad: top spot for the taking in France

The Westfield Matildas return to the pitch at club level for another weekend of matches with a top of the table clash in France the pick of the bunch.

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With midweek fixtures coming up and the Conti Cup final on the weekend, there are only two matches in the FA WSL this weekend. Everton and Birmingham City kicked things off with the Toffees running out 4-0 winners. 

It was an important victory for Everton who lost to Manchester City last week, while it is Birmingham's second straight 4-0 defeat. Westfield Matilda Hayley Raso started and played a full 90 mins with the forward assisting in Jill Scott’s opener. 

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Tottenham and Reading  do battle and enter this match having lost in the previous round. For Alanna Kennedy’s Spurs it was a 2-0 loss to an in form Brighton while Reading fell 3-2 to Bristol City.

Both sides are hovering mid table and would love to end the weekend with three points in the bag.


The Westfield Matildas in France return to action after a short break. The round is headlined by an enormous clash between the two heavyweights of French football: Lyon and PSG.

Currently sitting in first and second, this match will go a long way in deciding the title with Lyon only one point behind PSG. Ellie Carpenter and her team mates were in action midweek in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, progressing through to the quarter final stage after defeating Brøndby.

READ: Kerr and Carpenter progress to UWCL quarter finals

PSG were also in continental action and were convincing 5-0 winners over Sparta Prague.

Mid-table Guingamp and Laura Brock welcome relegation battlers Issy FF while Mary Fowler’s Montpellier travel north to face Le Havre, who currently occupy last place.


Eighth placed Sevilla take on 17th placed Logroño in Spain. Aivi Luik’s side have two wins and two draws in their last four games and will be hoping to earn the three points and move up the table.


PSV host Excelsior in the latest round of the Eredivisie Vrouwen. Amy Harrison and Kyah Simon are looking to help the Dutch side close the gap on league leaders Ajax before the two teams lock horns next weekend.