Team Mendip Black Sox win the league and cup double
PUBLISHED: 09:24 18 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:24 18 May 2018
Team Mendip Under-13s Black Sox completed a league and cup double with victory in the cup final.
Team Mendip Under-13 Black Sox, recently crowned league champions, travelled to Bishops Lydeard in the FA Somerset Girl’s League Cup final against a strong Isle of Wedmore team.
Mendip were determined from the first whistle with Mollie Barnes scoring from a corner after just two minutes. Great team play and passing saw Kelly Jones find the back of the net five minutes later following a great cross from Amelie Ford.
Wedmore made some great breaks, but solid defending from Jessica Selwyn, Daisy Robins and Mollie Barnes comfortably blocked any threats. Confident tackling and communication in midfield from Charlotte and Chloe Morris and Tegan Roberts kept the ball mainly at the Mendip end, with several great shots from Willow Hull, Ford and Jones.
Mendip were rewarded with another goal from Chloe Morris taking them comfortably 3-0 up into half-time.
After the break, keeper Ellie Mae Brennan made some great saves to keep Mendip ahead. Mendip increased their lead with a great goal from Evie Hamilton-White followed 10 minutes later by a goal from Willow Hull.
A late penalty saw Mollie Barnes making it 6-0 just before the final whistle making the Black Sox league and cup champions.
The whole squad consisting of Ellie Mae Brennan, Jessica Selwyn, Daisy Robins, Mollie Barnes, Chloe Morris, Charlotte Morris, Tegan Roberts, Evie Hamilton White, Kelly Jones, Willow Hull, Amelie Ford and Lily Potter would like to thank their generous sponsor Dalesway Mobility.
Team Mendip Blue Socks Under-11s entered the annual St Nicholas tournament in Bristol and ended up as winners for the first time, beating a total of 17 other teams to the trophy.
After negotiating a tough group with seven other teams, they reached the semi-finals after five wins, a draw and one defeat.
In the semi-final against Bristol Rovers, Mendip’s superior football and desire ended up with them winning 1-0 to set up a final with another big rival in Ashton Girls.
In front of a huge crowd, the match swung both ways with Ashton taking an early lead, but Mendip turned the game around. Emma S equalised and Isobel T smashed home the winner to deservedly win the tournament for Mendip.
Congratulations to Grace S, Demi H, Demi M, Taya R, Tamsin E, Lily B, Isobel T, and Emma S, you all did yourselves and the club proud.