Everton Women expert: Emily Ramsey 'oozes' calmness in Tottenham win
We’re delighted to welcome Peter MacFarlane, a member of the Everton Women Official Supporters Club, as our exclusive Everton Women expert.
Everton Women’s expert Peter MacFarlane was impressed with Emily Ramsey as the goalkeeper shone in the Toffees’ 3-0 win over Tottenham.
Goals from Katja Snoeijs, Jess Park and Giovana were enough for Brian Sorensen’s side to climb up to sixth in the Women’s Super League standings.
MacFarlane felt the result was coming and was particularly happy with Everton’s defensive resolve during the fixture in the capital.
“A much-needed and much-deserved win against an inconsistent but very strong Tottenham side ensured that the Toffees finished 2022 in the WSL with all 3 points,” he exclusively told Goodison News.
“This win was coming, after such a tough run of fixtures against the best sides in the league back to back it would’ve been easy for the players to let their heads drop, but this squad have so much talent and so much fight.”
“The results recently haven’t gone our way, but the performances have merited more than we’ve got, so this was going to be a huge indicator to see what our ambitions can be for the second half of the season. It was such a relief to see the players playing with that freedom in the final third that we have been begging for.
“We were on the front foot from the first minute til the last, with Hanna Bennison pulling the strings, and Aurora Galli absolutely dominating the midfield, backed up by Karen Holmgard who is fast becoming a fan favourite.
“Our pressing was perfect, pressing as a unit and forcing Spurs into mistakes, one of which led to our second goal after Jess Park refused to give up forcing the Spurs keeper into a mistake to slot home.
“Another positive was the much-deserved clean sheet, with Gabby George, Rikke Sevecke and Nathalie Bjorn solid, backed up by on-loan Emily Ramsey in goal, who just oozes calmness and solidity.
“A fantastic all-round performance, one which means we go into 2023 in 6th position, with a game in hand and some favourable fixtures to come. Brian Sorensen really is starting to build something special.”
The Toffees have one fixture left in 2022 as they host Durham in the Continental Cup before an extended break until their next league game on 15 January.