'Not good enough': Beth Mead blasts Chelsea vs Liverpool abandonment

Sam Kerr of Chelsea leaves the pitch after the abandonment of the Women's Super League match between Chelsea and Liverpool on 22 January, 2023 at Kingsmeadow in Norbiton, United Kingdom.ki
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Euro 2022 hero and BBC Sports Personality of the Year Beth Mead says that women's football still has 'a long way to go', after Sunday's Women's Super League clash between leaders Chelsea and Liverpool was abandoned within six minutes of kick-off.

Following a morning pitch inspection at a chilly Kingsmeadow, the game went ahead – but the action had barely got going when referee Paul Howard deemed the pitch unplayable, prompting uproar throughout the women's game.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...