Ryla completes her hat-trick after early goal

PUBLISHED: 09:37 02 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:37 02 October 2015

Mendip Girls.

Mendip Girls.


Mendip White Sox Under-13 striker completed her hat-trick after scoring after just 11 seconds against Galminton.

THE game had barely begun when Ryla Cooper finished a fine run with a well-taken goal for Mendip White Sox Under-13s.

A goal to the good, Mendip continued to press and soon found themselves two up with Cooper grabbing her second after fine link up play in midfield between Tara Young and Emily Mitchell.

Galmington settled into the game, and despite some wonderful saves from Jennie Habbits, pulled one back just before the break.

The second half was an exciting end-to-end affair with both teams giving everything. Sophie Donald and Aga Maciejczyk were inspiring on the wings, well supported by the tireless Ruby Stickley.

Emma Moncrieff and Toula-May Harris were well organised at the back, with Caitlin Tolton sat just in front. The game was put to bed midway through the half when girl of the game Cooper slotted home for her hat-trick.

White Sox came into this game against Bishops Lydeard as underdogs and came away from it feeling they should have grabbed the points.

White Sox limited Lydeard to a handful of efforts which keeper Jennie Habbits coped with well. Defensive pair Maisie Lynn and Toula-May Harris formed a formidable partnership, well supported by Caitlin Tolton in midfield.

Goal-less at the break, the second half was spent mostly in Lydeard’s half. Emily Ford dropped back and covered well for Tolton up front. Captain Ryla Cooper, having already been denied by the crossbar and both posts, continued to dominate in midfield, alongside Ruby Strickley and Aga Maciejczyk.

Lydeard delivered the killer blow late on with a well-taken goal from a counter attack. Despite their efforts, White Sox couldn’t find an equaliser and it finished 0-1 to Lydeard. Girl of the game went to Tolton.

MENDIP Red Sox went to Downend Saints looking to get back on track after last week’s defeat to top of the table Aek Boco.

Mendip started brightly and were on the front foot, with both Annabel Cunningham and Jennie Habbits both testing the Downend keeper, but both sides went into half-time without scorng

It was much of the same in the second half, with Downend happy to play on the counter. Bayley Farrow and birthday girl Maisie Lynn prevented Downend getting a sniff at Mendip’s goal.

Mendip kept looking for the breakthrough and were rewarded when Lilly Stephens broke from midfield and slotted home the winner with a few minutes to spare.

The win keeps Mendip in joint second place, three points behind Aek Boco. The Cunningham Safety Consultants Ltd player of the match went to Lilly Stephens.

HUTTON Under-14 Girls entertained AEK Boco in an enthralling match, which saw them beat Boco for the first time.

Boco took the lead after only three minutes, which gave Kerri Townsend in the Hutton goal no chance.

This seemed to wake the Hutton girls up with some great play and silky skills shown down the wings by Zoe Collyer and Natalia Bak, and through the middle from Lauren Wall and Lauren Small.

Hutton were soon rewarded when a Mel Heath cross was headed in brilliantly by Jess Walrond to equalise.

Hutton continued to dominate play and with the introduction of Livvy Worley and debutant Lorna Perry, they pushed for a second. With only a few minutes to half-time, Hutton were awarded a penalty which Heath slotted home to make it 2-1.

The second half saw the introduction of Amelia Seaton and Meg Williams and Hutton and after only two minutes, Ellie Burrows scored from a corner.

This seemed to spur Boco on, but steely defending by Lottie Lewis, Eilidh Patterson and Kaci Horner, and a couple of fine saves from keeper Townsend kept them out.

It wasn’t long before Boco drew level, but Heath scored from a free kick. Boco levelled again, but Heath completed her second hat-trick in as many games when she netted from 25 yards for the winner.

Hutton’s McDonalds Weston girl of the game went to Lauren Small, with Kaci Horner winning the supporter’s award.

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