Weston AFC Women’s first team have completed their season after a 2-1 loss to league leaders AEK Boko, but The Seagulls still finish as county champions and league runners up.

The campaign saw Weston come second in the Northern Division of the South West Regional Women’s League and also be crowned Somerset FA Junior Cup champions with a 4-0 win over Portishead Ladies Reserves.

Weston were coming off the back of a mid-table finish in 2022/23 and were looking to improve after a move to the Northern Division.

Sarah Adams’ women managed 39 points for their second placed league position, the result of 12 wins, three losses and three draws, and they were within reaching distance of eventual winners AEK Boco right up until the recent loss in the final game of the season.

The Seagulls began the season with a nine-game unbeaten run in the league, recording victories over the likes of Downend, Paulton Rovers and St Vallier, and also progressed in the county cup after winning their first two rounds by an aggregate score of 17-1.

In fact their start was so impressive that between September and Christmas they only lost twice, once in the league and once in FA Cup qualifying.

Post-Christmas Weston’s season continued with the same festivities, four wins from a possible seven plus a draw kept them in contention for the title, whilst they made it to the quarter finals of the Divisional Cup, until a 6-1 loss to AEK Boco knocked them out.

The journey through the Somerset Women’s Junior Cup was a different story however, and after beating Paulton Rovers in the semis there was a tantalising final set up against Portishead Ladies Reserves.

After a fantastic finals performance Weston managed to score four past Portishead to become Somerset Junior Cup champions for their very first time.

It was back to the league after a run of four cup games in a row for The Seagulls and a 3-2 away win over Downend Flyers meant that they could go top with a win in their last game of the season, but defeat to AEK Boco meant that Weston had to “settle” for second.

And with that Sarah Adams and her squad can relax after a phenomenal season that saw them record 18 wins, score 75 goals and lift the County cup for the first time ever.