Ladies finish all square in eight-goal thriller

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Mendip Ladies reserved team were held to a draw with a late goal from Staplegrove.

TEAM Mendip Ladies reserve team entertained Staplegrove in a thrilling match, which ended in a 4-4 draw.

The game started slowly with most of the game in Staplegrove’s half, before the away team counter attacked to take the lead. Mendip soon replied when Ash Richards popped up and scored a stunning equaliser.

Mendip kept up the pressure, but Staplegrove counter attacked well and managed to score two more goals against the run of play to lead 3-1 at the break.

In the second half, Mendip looked more organised and wasn’t long before two goals were scored by Mendip, one each from Richards and Marie Frost, and with a few positional changes, Staplegrove conceded another, with Charlotte Day scoring.

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In the dying minutes of the game, Staplegrove mounted a last ditch attack. A superb save from Lindsay Rogers in the Mendip goal, parried the ball to the far post, but was slotted in by an unmarked Staplegrove player to make the final score 4-4.

AP Heating player of the match went to Sarah Tedder. On the back of this result, Team Mendip Reserves went top of the Somerset Women’s Division 1.

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TEAM Mendip Red Sox travelled to Whitchurch looking to continue their impressive start to the season.

Mendip started the better of the two teams and it wasn’t long before Annabel Cunningham latched onto a through ball from Tara Young to put Mendip in front. It was no surprise when Mendip added a second just before half-time when Cunningham got her second after an excellent through ball from Lilly Stephens.

The second half saw Whitchurch come into the game and Mendip’s keeper Phoebe Hughes had to be alert to make some smart saves to keep them out.

Mendip got their third when Jennie Habbits found the bottom corner after a goalmouth scramble. The win leaves Mendip in second place, one point behind Boco with five games played.

The Cunningham Safety Consultants player of the match went to Phoebe Hughes.

TEAM Mendip Black Sox had a tough match against a strong Moors Youth team, the match ending in a 5-5 draw.

Moors were first to score after five minutes, but Willow Hull equalised the scores seven minutes later. Mendip fashioned an opportunity for Bonnie Gready to put Mendip 2-1 up soon after, but Moors managed an equaliser before half-time.

In a tense second half, with many goal attempts and great defending from both teams, Mendip were 5-4 down with only a few minutes to go, but managed to level the scores through Hull scoring her fourth goal of the match.

The Southwest Property Maintenance player of the match award was shared by Lilly Stephens and Bonnie Gready.

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