Georgie nets five in Winscombe goal bonanza
PUBLISHED: 09:19 10 February 2017
Winscombe Ladies striker Georgie Collett netted five times in her side’s 9-1 thumping of Mid Somerset.
Mid Somerset Ladies 1st XI 1
Winscombe Ladies 1st XI 9
Winscombe Ladies turned on the style with an impressive display of quality hockey and a finishing masterclass from Georgie Collett, who netted five times and Gabby Richardson, who recorded a hat-trick.
Richardson opened the scoring, in what was a tight and tense first five minutes, with a spectacular shot into the roof of the Mids net.
This goal seemed to settle nerves, as both teams played quality, competitive hockey throughout the remainder of the first-half with Winscombe finding the net twice more to leave the scoreline at 0-3 at half-time.
In the second half, Winscombe found their stride with text-book attacking hockey and exemplary finishing. Vonnie Rendall chipped in with a goal of her own to break the Collett/Richardson monopoly.
Mids to their credit, did not give up and showed great resilience and determination to counter-attack and score an excellent goal.
The last 10 minutes of the match proved a ‘testy’ affair as disappointment took hold and some ill-discipline crept into what for the most part had been a hard-fought, competitive match.
Player of the match was Georgie Collett.
Winscombe Ladies 2nd XI 4
Chard Ladies 1st XI 0
The seconds’ ‘must win’ home fixture against Chard started strongly from the start, with a flurry of shots from forwards Tia Craig, Hannah Coogan and Georgie Savage. After 20 minutes, the pressure paid off when a pass left from Coogan found Craig, who slapped the ball into the back of the goal.
Emma Caney worked tirelessly in the centre throughout the game, linking well with midfielders Imogen Marsh, Lucy Kindred and Hannah Bapty.
With the score line 1-0 at half-time, both teams came out in the second half with everything to play for. Winscombe secured their second goal from Coogan, whose persistence in the D paid off.
Although the score line provided Winscombe with a buffer, Chard seemed to find a new gear and managed to win a series of short corners, but experienced keeper Vicky Whittaker, made some excellent stops.
Winscombe’s back line of Dulcie Glossop, Tracey Stokes and Lucy Knapman did not put a foot wrong, staying strong and driving the ball safely out of defence.
Winscombe earned themselves a short corner which was performed with precision as Coogan slipped the ball to Craig, whose shot found Jaz Honour to tip the ball in.
Winscombe secured their win when a pass from Caroline Marsh found her daughter Imogen, who drove into the D and nut-megged the keeper to score Winscombe’s fourth and final goal.
Player of the match was Imogen Marsh.
Cheddar Ladies 2nd XI 2
Winscombe Ladies 3rd XI 7
The thirds knew their match against local rivals would be extremely important, with only seven points separating them in the league.
Winscombe started strongly and applied pressure to the Cheddar defence with superb movement and passing from the midfield of Emma Whitehead, Gail Izzard, Eleanor Phillips and captain Gill Harvey.
Winscombe forwards attacked the D and soon won a short corner which was sweetly struck by Becky Matthews for the first goal. When Cheddar attacked, the defence of Amelia Bourton, Jo Hann and Michelle Clarke-McCulloch held strong.
Helen Sinclair scored the second goal with a firmly struck shot, followed by Matthew’s second of four, making the scoreline 0-3 at half-time.
A spirited Cheddar side started the second half with great purpose and scored, but Winscombe were too strong in the attack and Shirley Hartshorne, Matthews, Tia Rendall, Sinclair and Maddy Bawden mounted further pressure.
Matthews scored her third with a high shot into the goal and her fourth from a super pass from Georgina Glossop to Bawden, finding Matthews who scored from the top of the D.
Cheddar’s perseverance paid off and they scored once more before super skills from Rendall assisted Sinclair with her second. Izzard capped off a strong Winscombe performance and emphatic win for the visitors with a super goal from a well-worked short corner.
Player of the match was Becky Matthews.
Winscombe Ladies 4th XI 2
Taunton Civil Service 2nd XI 3
This was to prove a bruising encounter for the fourth team, both literally and physically as the match saw no fewer than four Taunton players carded for dangerous play, numerous penalty corners and a penalty flick being awarded.
A quick turnover and some slick passing allowed Taunton to take an early lead. Winscombe re-grouped with Sharon Morris, Hannah Glossop and Trudie Lynham linking well, with Lynham made numerous excellent passes into the D, with Lyndsey Lawrence connecting to deflect the ball into the goal.
After the restart, Taunton attacked the Winscombe goal, but excellent defending by Amy Cheeseborough, Jo Sawtell and Julie Mayo kept the ball away from Kat Dee in the visitor’s goal.
Dee was called into action numerous times, making excellent saves. Mayo flicked the ball off the line to prevent a further goal, but in the end the Taunton pressure was too much and they went 2-1 up.
Taunton were awarded a penalty flick following some desperate defending and Dee read the shot, but narrowly missed saving it.
Winscombe captain Caroline Glossop linked well with Anya Lawrence, Hannah Glossop and Morris to win several penalty corners, while Cara Ellis added some pace to keep the pressure on Taunton.
Winscombe’s second goal came from a penalty corner, with the goalie saving the first shot from Morris, which found Lawrence ready to fire the ball into the net.
The final moments were hotly contested and saw four Taunton players sent off for repeated offences. They conceded several corners, but Winscombe were unable to beat the on-form Taunton keeper.
Taunton scored a third goal from some scrambled play in the Winscombe D, eventually winning 2-3.
Player of the match was Cara Ellis.