Everton Women season roundup: Who thrived for the Lady Toffees?

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The Women’s football season ended officially just over a week ago with Olympique Lyonnais taking the top spot over Barcelona in the Champions League final. Everton women had a disappointing finish in the Women’s National League but they did have a decent showing in the Women’s FA cup.

Everton Women defeated both Huddersfield Town and Charlton in the FA cup to advance to the quarter final against powerhouse club Manchester City. The lady Toffees struggled greatly to keep up with City who made a run all the way to the cup final. The final score was 4-0 and Everton’s women failed to even register a shot on goal during the match.

Everton had an abysmal season in the Women’s National League. The team finished tenth on the table which places them as a bottom three team in the table. Out of a total of 22 games played, the lady Toffees only won five fixtures. They drew in five of those matches which totalled 20 points to finish the year.

Who stood out for the Everton Women’s team this season?

Everton’s women appear to have a bright future despite their lack of success this season. A few young players stood out on the pitch and none of them have even celebrated their 26th birthday. The first player on the list of Everton standouts is Gabby George who was voted player of the season for the lady Toffees. George is an elite centre back who dominated as the anchor of the team’s defence.

George possesses great awareness. She has a knack for intercepting balls and kickstarting the offence as she averaged more than four interceptions per game. She consistently wins tackles and even contributes to the aerial game when necessary. This award was well deserved for the young defender.

The next award went out to a midfielder who just turned 19 in October. The award for women’s young player of the season was awarded to Hanna Bennison, a midfielder for the women’s team. She played in all 22 matches for her club and contributed a goal and two assists during that span. She mostly came in off the bench but has plenty of room to grow at such a young age. It will be a pleasure to follow her career as she blossoms into an elite athlete.

The last standout for Everton’s women was their starting striker and leading scorer of the year. Anna Anvegard finished the season with four goals despite only appearing in 14 matches. She also contributed a goal in both the fourth and fifth round of the FA cup to propel her team to a quarter final appearance. Anvegard is only 25 so it will be exciting to see what the future holds for her at Everton.

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Do you think the Everton women can bounce back next season?