Winscombe ladies net vital win at Taunton Vale

PUBLISHED: 16:09 09 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:09 09 February 2018

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Winscombe ladies were 1-0 winners when they travelled to Taunton Vale in what was billed as a ‘battle for survival’ with both teams needing the points to assist their bid to stay in the division.

Winscombe started the game with great confidence and determination knowing that this game was crucial and a win would move them up the league table and above their opposition.

From the first push back Winscombe were putting pressure on the opposition goal, strong passing and play between the midfield of Katie Mackay, Lucy Kindred and Cara Ellis kept the ball in the oppositions half, with good attacking play from the forwards Georgie Collett, Becky Matthews and Vonnie Rendall resulted in shots on goal but the Taunton keeper was in good form.

The opposition’s play was stemmed back to occasional breakaway attacks which were quickly broken down.

The first half saw a lot of attacking play by Winscombe with no reward but after a good half-time pep talk, were ready to give their all and get the win their play deserved.

Fresh legs in the form of Lucy Knapman and Tia Rendall helped keep the pressure on the Taunton goal resulting in a Winscombe short corner. Rendall played the ball to Georgie Collet at the top of the D, who laid the ball off to Becky Matthews for a first time shot on goal that was initially saved by the keeper with Rendall ready to pounce on the rebound cutting in and finishing nicely past the keeper.

The opposition upped their game to try and get a goal back but the whole of the Winscombe team tucked in and defended their goal to hold on for the win they richly deserved for their strong team effort.

Winscombe player of the match was Georgie Collett.

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