Winscombe Ladies held to a draw at Taw Valley

PUBLISHED: 12:06 29 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:06 29 November 2017

- Mandatory by-line: Paul Knight - Mobile: 07973 208118 - 17/10/2015 -  HOCKEY - King Alfred School - Highbridge, England -  Winscombe 1st XI v Clifton 3rd XI - West Clubs Women's Hockey League - Central

- Mandatory by-line: Paul Knight - Mobile: 07973 208118 - 17/10/2015 - HOCKEY - King Alfred School - Highbridge, England - Winscombe 1st XI v Clifton 3rd XI - West Clubs Women's Hockey League - Central

Paul Knight

Winscombe Ladies were held to a draw at Taw Valley, despite being the dominant team on the day.

Taw Valley 1

Winscombe Ladies 1st XI 1

Winscombe Ladies had to settle for a draw at Taw Valley, despite having numerous chances.

Winscombe looked strong on the ball and maintained the majority of possession leading to many fast-paced attacks on the Taw Valley goal from Sarah Holland, Hannah Taylor and Vonnie Rendall.

Unfortunately due to the strength and quick reactions of the Taw Valley defence, Winscombe found it difficult to put away their chances.

A short corner gave Winscombe some breathing room when quick passes around the D found Holly Tyson, who pushed the ball past a defender on the post to make it 1-0 at half time.

From the start of the second half, Taw Valley came back at Winscombe with renewed energy, being kept at bay by Charlie Phillips, Chloe Brown and Winscombe captain Kate Walker.

Taw Valley were persistent and were rewarded toward the end with a goal. Winscombe continued to battle, gaining short corners and free hits, but were still denied a second goal.

Player of the match was Michelle Isgar.

Winscombe Ladies 3rd XI 1

Mid Somerset Ladies 2nd XI 1

This match represented the last one before the mi-season point and Winscombe wanted to go into the break in a party mood.

With key players called up to the seconds or unavailable, Winscombe built their attacks through midfielders Georgina Glossop, Katie MacKay, Maddy Bawden, Anya Lawrence and Emma Whitehead.

These attacks allowed Olivia Dilly, Faye Carney and Izzy Morgan to spend more time in the opposition’s D than the end score reflected.

The Mid Somerset keeper had an outstanding game, keeping out all Winscombe’s attempts at goal, bar one and despite having one disallowed.

Winscombe defenders Steph Osmant, Caroline Glossop and Sarah Johnson had prevented most attacks, but on the rare occasion they did, keeper Elainna Teare used her trusty left foot to clear.

With a burst of energy just before half time, Mid Somerset broke quickly down the centre and a foot in the D resulted in a successful short corner goal and Winscombe being 1-0 down at half time.

After the break, an intense period of pressure saw Whitehead make a driving run before passing the ball to MacKay who scored the equaliser.

Winscombe kept going trying to get the winner with all but their central defender and keeper in the Mid Somerset’s half, but to no avail, leaving Winscombe a solid fourth place in the league.

The player of the match was Georgina Glossop.

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