Mendip ladies reach the Somerset Cup final

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Team Mendip defeated Merriott and Crewkerne to reach the final of the Somerset Women’s League Directors Cup.

TEAM Mendip travelled to Merriott and Crewkerne for the semi-final of the Somerset Women’s League Directors Cup

The league’s top scorer, Laura McCarthy, was well marshalled throughout the game by the Merriott defence and although the visitors created chances, Mendip were unable break the deadlock.

The only goal of the game was scored midway through the second half with a shot from Roxy Newman which looped over the keeper.

Merriott’s keeper made several fine saves throughout the game, which was marred in the last 15 minutes with three players seeing red.

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Team Mendip will play Staplegrove in the final.

HUTTON girls Under-13s travelled to runaway leaders Frampton Rangers, were stunned when their hosts took an early lead after stand-in keeper Hannah Worley’s fine save was followed by an easy tap-in.

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Hutton’s midfield duo of Lauryn Nigh and Saskia Moore were strong in midfield, while wingers Danni Williams and Anya Lawrence constantly caused problems.

When Frampton did get within shooting range, Orla Crabb, Georgia Ferdinando, Meg Lewis were in no mood to give ground.

Eva Ferdinando and Hannah Capes were at their best breaking up play and setting up Hutton attacks and Tia Craig’s and Nicole Badman’s persistence provided a real threat of an equaliser.

The second half continued in the same way with Hutton giving as good as they got and Worley making a great save to keep Hutton in the game, while at the other end Craig, Lawrence and Badman stretched Frampton’s defence at every opportunity.

The game was finally settled five minutes from time when the ball found its way to Frampton’s centre forward who netted to make the final score 2-0 to Frampton.

Silvermoor Interiors player of the game was awarded to the entire team.

HUTTON girls were excited to welcome Bristol Academy ladies’ striker Ann-Marie Heatherson to their training session.

Ann-Marie took sessions with both the Under-13 and Under-11 squads, inspiring the girls to develop their skills and stayed afterwards to chat individually to the girls about her experiences.

As part of the event, the girls have been invited to be mascots and ball girls for the Bristol Academy Ladies league game against Lincoln on May 5 at Stoke Gifford Stadium, Bristol.

Ann-Marie has already agreed to return to Hutton for further training sessions when the Women’s Super League season permits.

If any girls are interested in joining either the Under-11 or Under-13 squads, please contact Ian on 07835 243616 or look at the club website for details.

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