New York Flash - May 18, 2014

NY lose at home to Spirits

4 598 fans turned out for Saturdays game where Western New York Flash and The Washington Spirit battled it out at the Maureen Hendricks Field over in Boyds.
The NY home team was looking strong but it was thanks mainly to the spirits Jodie Taylor scoring first just 11 minutes into the game. It was then looking good for flash as Flash put another one in the net making the score 2-1.
Despite the flash’s star players Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd managed to score two goals in this game but it wasn’t enough… As later on just as people thought the game was coming to a end in the 71st minutes of the match Washington Spirits scored again (or rather a own goal as the ball bounced off Kat Williams Jodie Taylor mad eit happen) and then moments later (7 minutes to be precise) the spirits scored yet another goal (From a free kick to Averbuch who headed it towards Taylor who then managed to pass it through into the back of the net) which put the spirits in a great spot and meant NY was playing catch up with only a couple minutes to go… and it wasn’t to be as the final whistle went.

This is NY flash’s 2 second loss so far this season.
Both Ny flash and the spirits have won 3 games but Washington spirit have won 3 games but have lost 4.
Ny flash are currently 3rd in the league with 10 points and Washington Spirit despite this victory are 6th having notched up 9 points.

Currently first by quite a way are Seattle reign who are still unbeaten and have won all of their games and have 21 points…which is miles ahead of Portland Thorns with 11 who are 2nd in the league.

You may have noticed that Spirit defender Toni Pressley wasn’t playing in this game if you watched it. This is because Toni Pressley has sustained a Posterior Knee injury in her knee which she got near to the end of the last game Spirit’s played against Kansas City. She is now expected to miss a large chunk of this years season due to her injury. It isnt thought that the injury is career changing or will need surgery. Toni Pressley has said she is “obviously disappointed”!

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