Ladies finish the season on a high note
Weston Ladies 1sts 6 Taunton Civil Service Ladies 1sts 3 - WESTON Ladies were slow to start their last league game of the season, probably due to the fact the club held their annual dinner-dance the night before.
Weston Ladies 1sts 6Taunton Civil Service Ladies 1sts 3WESTON Ladies were slow to start their last league game of the season, probably due to the fact the club held their annual dinner-dance the night before.Civil Service took full advantage of Weston's lack-lustre performance and were 3-0 up within 20 minutes with goals from Natalie Lawrence (2) and Katie Cobb. But with a change of weather and a heavy shower it seamed to wake Weston up. After a fine run from midfield by Tina Delaney, Weston were awarded a short corner and Alex Naughalty flicked the ball home to give them a foot in the game at half-time.Captain Vanessa Mawford's team-talk at half time seemed to do the trick and with the arrival of the sunshine Weston began to play. As poor as the play in the first half had been, Weston showed their class in the second half, the movement off the ball was excellent and Weston played the ball around with ease and a goal flurry followed, Laura Davies getting a hat-trick and Lucy Clarke and Vanessa Mawford also scoring. The came capped a fantastic season with the Ladies promoted as champions 15 points clear of Ottery St Mary second place. Weston have scored 83 goals, top scorer being Charli Crandon with 17, closely followed by Vanessa Mawford with 15, and conceded 33. Weston's player of the match was awarded to Laura Davies, but the squad need to be congratulated on a fantastic season. Weston 1st XI squad was Sarah Langley-Wheeler, Vanessa Mawford, Becky Wilsher, Amy Taylor, Nikki Baker, Michelle Tuxford, Tina Delaney, Jane Watkins, Rosie Bellinger, Laura Davies, Lucy Clarke, Kat Brown, Taylor Kingscott, Charli Crandon, Alex Naughalty and Flo Broderick.Clevedon 2nds 10Winscombe 3rds 0IT was a competitive game, when these teams last played each other, with Clevedon winning 5-1. This time around, the game was no different, apart from the fact that Winscombe's team consisted of only eight players.Clevedon took an early lead and maintained it until the final whistle, with a 6-0 score line at half time and four more goals in the second half. Winscombe did not give them an easy ride though, making them work hard for their victory. Beki Williams made some excellent saves, preventing the score line from growing any further, notwithstanding the effort made by defenders Jodie Honour, Debbie Ford and Cherida Stobart.Throughout the game, Ella Horwood made some excellent darts down the sideline, with Laura Harvey close behind in pursuit. Additionally, accurate passing was just one of the skills demonstrated by Becca Young and Amelia Bourton.Player of the match for Winscombe was Becca Young.