Cheddar Walking Football Club showing signs of improvement
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Reds edged past Yellows as Cheddar Walking Football Club's ladies showed more improvement at their latest session.
A group of 21 turned up on the night, including new face Jane Morgan of Clevedon, who offered to play in goal.
Yellows took early control, but Reds were a threat when in possession and took the lead midway through the first half when Sarah Williams fired home despite the efforts of Nikki Llewellyn.
Excellent defending by Julie Postins, Julie Dwyer and Leslie Chick denied Yellows a reply, as newcomers Karen Heal and Jo Harbury impressed.
And a fantastic midfield battle developed between Yellows Kelly Hillier, Julie Rogers and Nicky Frewin and Reds Wendy Scott, Jane White and Gerry Averley.
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Sally Batt defied a hip injury to battle on for the Reds, as Dwyer and Dawn Clarke gave them width and Cheryl Ward worked tirelessly.
And only a fantastic save by Colin Batt denied Reds a second goal, while Yellows duo Donna Paul and Pat Dudden created chances for their team, which were denied by Chris King at the other end as it ended 1-0.
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Any women wanting to get involved should arrive at the Kings Astro at 7.15pm on Tuesdays, with the first two sessions free and then costing £3 each.
Yellows: Colin Batt, Julie Rogers, Jane Morgan, Kelly Hillier, Nicky Frewin, Nikki Llewellyn, Donna Paul, Pat Dudden, Karen Heal, Jo Harbury.
Reds: Chris King, Julie Dwyer, Wendy Scott, Julie Postins, Jane White, Lesley Chick, Dawn Clarke, Jill Bassett, Gerry Averley, Sally Batt, Cheryl Ward, Sarah Williams.
*Cheddar's men held their second in-house mini tournament including four teams.
The Oranges had only six players, but did superbly well to win all three of their games as Jerry King shone alongside newcomers Barry Sampson and Joe Malik.
Clive Vaughan, Tony Scott and Bobby Bunn were also crucial to their success as all games proved extremely close and competitive, with many ending in draws.
Oranges: Tony Scott, Bobby Bunn, Jerry King, Barry Sampson, Joe Malik, Clive Vaughan.
Blacks: Paul Rodgers, Russell Young, Robin Boyd, Tim Youngberg, Rob Salway, Chris Underhill, Keith Hooper.
Yellows: Chris King, Paul Brice, Shaun Palfrey, Kev Attwood, Ben Chick, Colin Batt, Paul Randall.
Blues: Dave Giles, Paul Chick, Steve Henderson, Bruce Bayliss, Steve Grant, Robin Boyd.