Clarke double sends Taunton tumbling

Weston ladies defeated Taunton Vale 2-0 with a brace of goals from Lucy Clarke.

WESTON hosted last weekend’s match against Taunton Vale 4 and recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory.

Captain Charlotte Crandon made a welcome return after several weeks away and Weston started steadily, but were lacking their usual ball speed and forward movement.

Taunton Vale made some great attacking runs, but the ‘fantastic four’ in defence won possession and got the ball back up the pitch with ease.

Weston built up momentum and were soon sending in some great shots on goal. They were rewarded with a goal by striker Lucy Clarke, who battled well to score.

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In the second half, Weston upped the pace, attacking at great speed. Ness Mawford and Laura Draycott played fantastic pivot roles and were whipping the ball round the back, changing the direction constantly causing frustration for the visitors.

Rosie Bellinger and Crandon put some great balls down the right for midfielder Michelle Tuxford to sprint onto. This pressure was rewarded when Clarke charged through to smash the ball home for her second.

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Taunton Vale made some great attacks, but Weston’s goalkeeper Michelle Aldridge confidently saved and cleared anything in her path.

Mercedes Benz player of the match was Michelle Tuxford. On Saturday, Weston are away to Winscombe at the Hans Price Academy.

Winscombe Ladies 3rd XI 6

White Eagles 1

WINSCOMBE ladies 3rd XI vice-captain Sarah Kempster reorganised the team to excellent effect against White Eagles.

Winscombe soon had the White Eagles defence under pressure and after numerous shots on target, Amy Knapman broke the deadlock. The next goal was a super shot from just inside the D by Chloe White.

Just before half-time, the ball was worked up the pitch by Emma Whitehead and Alex Seymour before being passed to Becca Young, who took her chance with another magnificent shot from just inside the D.

The second half saw more of the same quality and belonged to Winscombe, with Alex Seymour (year 10 pupil from Broadoak) scoring a hat-trick on her debut.

The visitors managed a consolation goal during the second half, but Winscombe’s determination proved too strong for White Eagles. This was a satisfying result for Winscombe and a well-deserved win after a recent dry spell.

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