Team Mendip in dramatic cup victory
PUBLISHED: 15:26 29 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:26 29 November 2017
Team Mendip Ladies got through to the next round of the Somerset Cup after defeating Ilminster in a penalty shoot-out.
Ilminster Town Ladies 2
Team Mendip Ladies 2
(Team Mendip won 4-5 on penalties)
Playing away for the third successive game in a row, Team Mendip Ladies travelled to Ilminster Town for the first round of the Somerset Cup.
Mendip defended well and on 20 minutes, Ellie Orritt produced a moment of brilliance bursting through midfield to place the ball over the Ilminster keeper from 20 yards.
Ilminster equalised on the half-hour, a snap shot evading stand-in goalkeeper Hayley Clark.
In the second half, Mendip attacked more and Laura Jones was upended in the box and Orritt notched her second from the spot.
Team Mendip were playing some bright passing football with Sarah Adams, Tash Hale and Becki King combining well in midfield and it was somewhat against the run of play when Ilminster equalised.
An excellent tip over the bar from replacement goal keeper Kirsty Hill took the game into extra time and then penalties.
Team Mendip came out on top with five superbly taken penalties from Hill, Tash Crew, Amy Clark, Sam Crew and Orritt.
Mendip are away again next week in the league to Cheltenham Town Dev.
Clevedon Under-13s 0
Team Mendip Black Sox Under-13s 7
This was a superb performance from Team Mendip in a game where they did not really have to come out of second gear against a Clevedon team that had one shot on target.
Goalkeeper Ellie Mae Brennan never had a lot to do all game and with solid defence from Jessica Selwyn, Mollie Barnes and Daisy Robins, they kept a clean sheet and never let Clevedon have a chance.
Willow Hull made some good runs and great crossing on the wing, while Charlotte Morris was a handful for Clevedon during the match and opened the scoring after 25 minutes. Soon after, Tegan Roberts scored after a great pass from Amelie Ford to make it 2-0 at the break.
Second half fitness was the key as Clevedon tired and Chloe Morris scored 10 minutes in, a second goal from Roberts, Kelly Jones followed with two more and Evie Hamilton-White’s hard work paid off with the final goal.