Team Mendip Black Sox become league champions

PUBLISHED: 09:30 27 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:30 27 April 2018

Mendip Under-12s.

Mendip Under-12s.

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Team Mendip Black Sox Under-13s defeated Wembdon to claim the league title.

Team Mendip 5

Wembdon 0

Their long awaited last match of the season saw Team Mendip Black Sox Under-13s at home to Wembdon and a win or draw would crown them league champions.

An early goal by Amelie Ford eased the pressure, but Wembdon continued to battle with Mendip keeper, Ellie-Mae Brennan having to make some great saves.

After being denied several goals by a strong Wembdon keeper, Ford found the back of the net again to make it 2-0. Strong defending from Jessica Selwyn, Mollie Barnes and Daisy Robins maintained their 2-0 lead into half-time.

The second half saw the visitors equally determined, but the Black Sox were more organised and some great team work from Chloe and Charlotte Morris, Evie Hamilton White and Tegan Roberts in midfield kept the pressure up, being rewarded with Ford scoring her hat-trick.

Kelly Jones had an amazing game up front with several great runs, but a strong Wembdon defence denied her a deserved goal. Mendip made it 4-0 following a fantastic break by Ford ending with a cross into the box for Roberts to finish the job.

Wembdon continued to make it hard for the Black Sox with some great breaks, but an own goal just before the final whistle made it 5-0 to Team Mendip and secured them the title with 11 wins out of 12 matches.

Dalesway Mobility girl of the match went to Amelie Ford. The girls and coaches would like to thank their sponsor for their generosity and continued support at matches.

Team Mendip Yellow Socks 8

Portishead 0

The newly-crowned Under-12s champions of the Bristol League had a comfortable victory over Portishead in this local derby with some quality football on display.

Mendip won the league with five games to spare and remain on course to go unbeaten for the whole season. They beat Portishead to take their winning streak to 15 games.

The Yellow Socks, who were missing charismatic midfielder Phoebe Johnston, were quickly out of the blocks and took an early lead through Lilly Potter, who was on hand to convert after good work by Kelly Jones.

The lead was doubled by Ruby Johnson with a smart finish, before Jones finished the scoring for the first-half. The well organised defence of Mollie Barnes, Holly Gray and Katie Pavey were on top throughout.

Mendip started the second half going forward with the combination play of Isabel Mullins, Lilly Potter, Johnson, Ashna Badhan and Jessica Hughes causing Portishead problems.

Further goals were scored by Ruby Johnson (four in total), Jones (with a brace) and a smart run and finish from Hughes completed the scoring.

Special mention to Jones and Ellis Boyce, who had a fine game in goal.

PD & CL Building Services girl of the game was Isabel P.

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