Weston Women continue their fine start to the season

PUBLISHED: 15:52 19 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:52 19 September 2018

Weston Ladies FC.

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Weston Women have enjoyed a fine start to the season with a 17-0 league victory and a 2-1 success at Torquay United in the FA Cup.

Weston AFC Women played their first league game at home to an experienced South West League side, Exeter and Tedburn Rangers and ran out 17-0 winners.

After the whistle was blown, Weston took control of the game, penning a fighting Exeter to their half for long periods. The passing from a well-organised Weston was sensational to watch, creating space and opportunities throughout, leading to a 8-0 lead in the first half.

Subsequently the team took on the second half with a more attacking formation leaving only two in defence, to create themselves a steady lead on goal difference for the coming season.

Goals were scored by a number of players including Fran Inman, Desni Darch, Phoebe Payton and Gabby Massey who all scored one each. Vicki Wilson claimed two, Dionne Crisp a hat-trick and Lucy Mager, who played first half in goal scored four goals and finally Ellie Roberts also smashed in four goals.

The team were led by captain Jasmine Baker, who involved goalkeepers Lucy Mager and Dannie Hughes to try and spread the play and keep everyone involved.

The players of the match went to Jasmine Baker and also Dionne Crisp who had outstanding performances.

The ladies also beat Torquay United Ladies 2-1 away at Plainmoor in the first round of FA Cup qualifying round.

The home side are a division above the Seagulls, but that seem did not seem the case as Weston dominated the ball for long periods of the game, often keeping Torquay penned in their own half.

Ellie Roberts scored two first half goals, but the Gulls did pull one back in the second half, despite initial confusion amongst the officials.

Women manager Stacie Morrissey said: “I am delighted to be managing this team especially in such a big cup. The women have achieved so much already, conquering a side in a much higher league; this success has come from hard work, persistence, a willingness to learn and courage.”

Weston’s next game in this competition is Larkhall Athletic away on Sunday with a 2pm kick-off. Larkhall are multiple divisions above the Seagulls, so this will be the ladies’ biggest challenge in three years of playing for Weston.

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