Aston Villa 0-2 Manchester United: Leah Galton and Ella Toone score at Bescot Stadium


Leah Galton’s opener for Manchester United Women at Bescot Stadium came in the 25th minute

Manchester United maintained their unbeaten Women’s Super League start with a goal in each half to earn a comfortable win over Aston Villa.

The early leaders recorded a sixth win in eight to go four points clear thanks to cool finishes from Leah Galton and Ella Toone at Bescot Stadium.

But victory came at cost after the early loss of Dutch international Jackie Groenen with a head injury.

The midfielder was replaced in the 11th minute after trying to play on.

After a heavy fall, Groenen got back to her feet only to go down again 90 seconds later.

After completing an on-field assessment, the United medical team decided that she could not continue and, although Groenen argued, she was replaced by Lucy Staniforth.

United then went in front when Galton’s right-foot shot found the bottom-left corner.

But, despite having the lion’s share of possession and creating more chances than their Midlands hosts, it took until the 89th minute for Toone to seal the points when she latched onto a rebound 30 yards out to neatly chip home.

Jackie Groenen's concussion injury came in the 11th minute in Walsall
Jackie Groenen’s concussion injury came in the 11th minute in Walsall

Line-ups

Aston Villa Women

  • 29Weiß
  • 4Franklin-Fraiture
  • 5N’Dow
  • 15Haigh
  • 13Siems
  • 10Petzelberger
  • 21EwersSubstituted forSymeat 80′minutes
  • 6Asante
  • 7FollisSubstituted forAbreu Sousa Silvaat 57′minutes
  • 22HaylesSubstituted forHuttonat 80′minutes
  • 17HaywoodSubstituted forArthurat 67′minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Rogers
  • 3Ale
  • 8Arthur
  • 11West
  • 12Hutton
  • 14Syme
  • 19Abreu Sousa Silva
  • 23Hanssen

Man Utd Women

  • 27Earps
  • 20Smith
  • 4Turner
  • 21Turner
  • 17Batlle
  • 12Ladd
  • 14GroenenSubstituted forStaniforthat 11′minutes
  • 77Heath
  • 7Toone
  • 11Galton
  • 16JamesSubstituted forRossat 61′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ramsey
  • 3Okvist
  • 5McManus
  • 10Zelem
  • 13Fuso
  • 19Ross
  • 37Staniforth

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Jonah and Ella team up to lead Trinity Catholic College from term four | Goulburn Post


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You couldn’t name a better duo to lead Trinity Catholic College in the next 12 months. Jonah Gear and Ella Park head into their role of school captaincy with the perfect frame of minds. Jonah applied for the role because he felt he was well suited to lead from the front. READ ALSO: Inspiring Jess chalks up a win for women in agriculture “I thought I would be a good fit for the role and I feel like I work well with responsibility,” Jonah said. “I also wanted to be a voice for people and to inspire people to do the best they can.” Ella felt she owed it to the school to lead and to have a positive impact on the students. “I really wanted to give back to the school which has given me so much,” Ella said. READ ALSO: Community organisations can now apply for new clubgrants funding “Hopefully, I can help deliver what I can to make as many changes and benefits to the school as possible and to make it great for following years.” The two highlighted their main goals and explained how they would deliver it. “I want to make sure everyone appreciates their own talents and gifts,” Gear said. “I just want everyone to represent and lead the school in their own way.” “I want to solidify a sense of community in the school especially after the impact of COVID-19,” Ella said. READ ALSO: Cannabis lands Goulburn motorist in court for the fourth time “I want to help reunite individuals, especially through their individuality.” They say you learn from the best, so that was why Jonah paid close attention to the way the previous captains went about their job. “We’ve learnt it’s always important to ask for help when you need it and not to do anything on your own,” he said. Jonah Gear and Ella Park will officially begin their roles in term four. Did you know the Goulburn Post is now offering breaking news alerts and a weekly email newsletter? Keep up-to-date with all the local news: sign up below.

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Ella calls for common sense on Aboriginal flag use


The 2020 Wallabies First Nations jersey.

The 2020 Wallabies First Nations jersey.

“It’s been a symbol of Aboriginal people and their struggles for many years. I was there that day and I helped promote the original jumper [in 2017]. It was an historic day.

“To have the then Australian Rugby Union use that on their national jumper – you can’t buy that.”

While the hugely popular jersey nets Rugby Australia millions in sales every year, Ella dismissed the notion sporting bodies – not just RA – are being greedy in refusing to pay WAM 20 per cent of all sales which feature the flag.

“We’re not trying to make money off it. We just want to represent the people. That’s what it’s there for. To represent the people,” Ella said.

“What else do we use? As Aboriginal and Indigenous people, we need to be able to use that flag.

“I understand that people make a lot of money from selling those type of things but, in terms of the national perspective and Test matches and things like that, you should be able to use the flag.”

Rugby Australia has also been barred from using the flag on National Indigenous Schools and Ella 7s tournaments, which form a significant part of the code’s Indigenous, grassroots involvement.

The Herald has learnt that is because WAM asks for a flat fee, rather than a percentage from sales, if the flag is used on products that are not sold to the public.

The Reds and Brumbies will square off in their Indigenous kits at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

Reds backs Moses Sorovi and Bryce Hegarty showcased the Queensland jersey, which also doesn’t have the Aboriginal flag on it, on Monday.

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“The handprint on it represents family and all of the dots around represent connection and connecting the dots to the community, connecting to your family and as Reds, it really resonates quite well with us,” Hegarty said.

“That’s something we have based our season around. It’s a great jersey.

“We had a call with [jersey designer] Shelly [Booth] today and it was really special to here what made her make this jersey and to see things that really meant a lot to her and her family.”

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