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Birmingham City have unearthed Unearthed is the name of a Triple J project to find and "dig up" (hence the name) hidden talent in regional Australia.
Unearthed has had three incarnations - they first visited each region of Australia where Triple J had a transmitter - 41 regions in all. the 'Wayne Rooney of women's football' after teenager Eniola Aluko Eniola Aluko (born February 21 1987) is a footballer, currently playing for Chelsea Ladies.
She started her career at Birmingham City Ladies alongside future England team-mate, Karen Carney. She scored on her Birmingham team debut against Leeds United, aged just 14. led their fightback to win 4-3 at Leeds United in the National Division.
Aluko, who became 16 only last Friday, celebrated a belated birthday yesterday with two goals after Blues had trailed 2-0 at Thorp Arch Thorp Arch can refer to the following places in England:
Aluku has been in impressive goal-scoring form since Christmas and Blues manager Marcus Bignot hailed the youngster's performance.
'She is the Wayne Rooney of women's football,' he said. 'She is virtually unplayable and at just 16 she has caused every defence problems this season and that includes Fulham, who have Mary Phillip who I think is the best defensive centre-half in the country.'
Debutante Laura Humphreys fired Leeds in front after seven minutes and Stacey Daniel doubled the lead on 14 minutes. Aluko replied just before half time.
Stephanie Samuels brought the visitors level just before the hour and Karen Carney put Blues ahead. The final 20 minutes produced some fantastic football. Sarah Dobby equalised for Leeds but Aluko hit the winner 11 minutes from time.
'It was a great game for the neutral but an absolute nightmare for Mark (Hodgson, Leeds manager) and myself,' added Bignot. Brighton remain rooted to the bottom of the National Division after a 12th loss of the season, a 3-1 defeat at home to Tranmere Rovers, while, in the Northern Division, Wolverhampton Wanderers lost 2-1 to Bangor City.