Draycott Ladies lose out to league leaders

PUBLISHED: 15:41 26 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:41 26 September 2018

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Draycott Ladies were involved in a closely-fought match against league leaders Wedmore.

Draycott Ladies, in only their fourth competitive game welcomed top of the table Wedmore for an entertaining and closely fought game.

Draycott welcomed four players on debut including three 16-year-olds from Wells City – Caitlin Skinner, Scarlett Mathison and Yasmin Sluijmers – and all three were tremendous in all aspects of the game.

They also were able to give a debut to Dannie Hughes in goal and she also had a great game throughout, with only one error.

The game started evenly and Wedmore’s defence coped admirably with the threat of sisters Mollie and Eviee Smith, but it was the younger Smith who opened the scoring. Just prior to this, Wedmore also thumped the ball against the bar after a superb strike by Skinner.

Despite Mathison and Sluijmers being wary, Wedmore’s Haggan added to her 11 goals this season already (in just three games) as she latched on to a loose ball. Just before the break it was Haggan once again who put Wedmore in the lead.

Within seconds of the restart it was 3-1 as Haggan again scored as Hughes, so impressive till this point, fumbled a soft shot. Although the Draycott keeper made this mistake, it was more than made up for by a number of super saves.

The impressive Skinner slotted the ball home from the edge of the box to give the hosts hope again, but this was short-lived as Haggan scored her fourth and sealed the win for the visitors.

Draycott almost scored again as a shot by Eviee Smith crashed against the bar, which summed up the impressive Draycott performance.

Both teams retired to the Strawberry Special where excellent food was supplied to both teams and the players refreshed themselves.

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