Weston Mendip Ladies narrowly beaten by league leaders

PUBLISHED: 09:33 16 November 2018

Weston Mendip away at Plymouth.

Weston Mendip away at Plymouth.

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Weston Mendip Ladies were narrowly beaten by league leaders Plymouth Argyle.

Plymouth Argyle Ladies 2

Weston Mendip Ladies 1

League leaders Plymouth Argyle, playing on a small Astro pitch had a strong breeze at their backs for the first half of this South West Women’s league game.

Weston Mendip more than held their own and created some good attacking moves and adjusting to the limited space well.

On the half-hour, Plymouth were awarded a free kick 25 yards from the Mendip goal and a fiercely driven strike from Alex Hugh found the bottom corner, keeper Amanda Hubbard unlucky not to pull off a great save.

The half time score of 1-0 encouraged Weston Mendip and with the wind now in their favour dominated most of the second half.

On 65 minutes Mendip were awarded a free kick just inside the opposition half, the Plymouth keeper was unable to hold the kick from Amy Clark and substitute Katie Sharky pounced on the loose ball to equalize.

Weston Mendip looked more likely to score again with Sherise Binns and Sharky both going close. Plymouth however were resilient and showed why they are top of the league, Shania Fenlon breaking free of the Mendip defence to volley home the winning goal.

Mendip were disappointed that the eight hours spent travelling and playing brought no reward, but they will travel to Exeter to play Feniton Ladies in buoyant mood after an excellent performance.

PD&CL Building Services girl of the game was Karmisha Wilson.

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