Corinne is a history-maker

14 November 2014

Team Bath strength and conditioning coach Corinne Yorston is a Champions’ League quarter-finalist.

She took time out from her normal job working with athletes training at the University of Bath Sports Training Village to make a bit of sporting history herself with Bristol Academy.

Last night, at Bristol’s Ashton Gate ground, the Bristol Academy women’s team followed up their 1-0 away win against mighty Barcelona with a 1-1 draw in front of a packed home crowd.

That put them into the quarterfinals of the UEFA Women’s Champions’ League 2-1 on aggregate – the first time the club had reached that stage .

Barcelona went ahead shortly before half-time through Vicky Losada’s deflected shot following a free-kick.

But Bristol equalised with seven minutes remaining in front of a club record crowd of 2,457.

Bristol, who finished seventh in the Super League this season, are the only remaining English team in the Champions’ League.

The draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals will be held next week, with the games being played in March 2015.

For three-times Spanish league champions Barcelona, the first leg defeat ended a 55-game unbeaten run at home.

Yorston said: “We did it!, We beat Barcelona.  Thanks for the immense support!”.

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