Comfortable victory keeps Winscombe Ladies in promotion push

PUBLISHED: 14:37 31 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:37 31 January 2018

Winscombe keeper and captain Kate Dennis.

Winscombe keeper and captain Kate Dennis.

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Joint league leaders Winscombe Ladies warmed up for next week’s top of the table clash with Clifton with victory over Mendip.

Mendip Ladies 1st XI 0

Winscombe Ladies 1st XI 3

Winscombe faced a tough Mendip side, lying just below them in the table, but in spite of the wet weather, managed to secure a 3-0 win.

Winscombe started strongly putting pressure on the Mendip defence and a free hit taken quickly by Charlie Phillips found Hannah Coogan in the D, who put it past the keeper.

Winscombe’s midfield, made up of Holly Tyson, Kelly Clark, Imogen Marsh, Michelle Isgar, and Hannah Preston worked tirelessly to ensure Mendip had little possession.

Clark made a great pass to Chloe Brown, who drove up the right to find Coogan in the D, who finished for Winscombe’s second goal.

In the second half, Winscombe were eager not to let their work rate drop, and started strongly. Caroline Marsh and Leanne Gardner both worked tirelessly to ensure Mendip were given few chances in the D.

Winscombe’s third goal came all the way from the back, a lovely ball from Caroline Marsh through to Sarah Holland who drove it to the back line. A stunning ball was put through to Tia Craig who finished it off.

Mendip had a few chances to score, but Winscombe’s keeper and captain Kate Dennis was determined to keep a clean sheet and made some great saves.

All-in-all this was a great game played by Winscombe to ensure they remain in joint first place in the table.

The top of the table clash will take place on Saturday when joint leaders Winscombe 1sts play Clifton 3rds at home with a late start of 4.15pm.

Joint players of the match: Kelly Clark and Hannah Coogan.

Winscombe Ladies 2nd XI 3

Minehead Ladies 1st XI 7

From the first whistle, Minehead managed to pull away to score their first goal.

Winscombe fought back against their strong forwards with great defending from Julie O’Sulivan, Lucy Knapman, Laura Harvey and Amelia Bourton, but despite their best efforts Minehead scored again.

With determination and great passes from Jodie Honour and Cara Ellis, Becky Matthews managed to secure a goal for Winscombe.

Minehead came back strongly and there were some great tackles from Maddy Bawden and Jasmine Honour and some good passes exchanged between Dulcie Glossop and Lucy Kindred. These passes paid off and saw a great goal from Katie Mackay.

Winscombe keeper Vicky Whittaker made some great saves, but despite her best efforts Minehead managed to score again. Vonnie Rendall made some good passes up front, one of which helped Lucy Kindred secure Winscombe’s third goal.

It was certainly a game of two halves where Winscombe managed to put the scoreline behind them at half-time and played some excellent hockey.

They fought back valiantly in the second half, but unfortunately it was too late to overturn the damage done by the Minehead forwards in the first period.

Winscombe player of the match was Lucy Knapman.

Winscombe Ladies 3rd XI 6

Jaspers Ladies 2nd XI 0

Newly promoted Winscombe took on third-placed Jaspers to secure their first league win of the new year.

Scorelines can be deceiving and this is one of those games. Once they got sorted, defenders Steph Osmant, Jo Horwood and Sarah Johnson, together with keeper Elainna Teare put in a hard 70-minute shift.

Winscombe took their first opportunity to score with a penalty corner, which saw Helen Sinclair score the first of her four goals.

Jaspers attacked from the restart and won their own penalty corner attack, but were denied by an amazing save from Teare. In the counter attack, good work by Horwood and Georgina Glossop resulted in another penalty corner, which Georgie Collett cracked into the visitor’s backboard.

Midfielders Anya Lawerence, Glossop, Gail Izzard and Emma Whitehead worked tirelessly in both attack and defence ensuring Olivia Dilly and Izzy Morgan were released on the wings.

Winscombe’s head coach Carolyn Rolleston was on hand at half-time to deliver a stirring team talk.

Winscombe intercepted the Jaspers restart of the match and Morgan and Collett combined for Sinclair to score her second. A counter-attack by Jaspers saw their penalty corner superbly saved by Teare.

Izzard and Lawrence combined to release Dilly whose pass to Sinclair resulted in Winscombe’s fourth and Sinclair’s hat trick. Shortly after, Sinclair scored her fourth to complete a masterclass in finishing.

Morgan’s reward for her many runs and assists for others was to score herself - her second-ever goal for Winscombe.

Joint players of the match were Elainna Teare and Georgie Collett.

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