Seconds fade away in derby

WINSCOMBE Seconds suffered a disappointing loss this week against a much improved and stronger Burnham side.

WINSCOMBE Seconds suffered a disappointing loss this week against a much improved and stronger Burnham side.

Although they started well with some strong midfield work, Winscombe found themselves 2-0 down early into the game, but Becky Matthews opened the scoring with a well-timed reverse stick shot to beat the keeper just before the break.

It did not take long to get back into the game with a well-taken goal from Laura Harvey to make it 2-2. Lucy James impressed in defence and Fran Brown made some important saves to keep Winscombe going.

Kate Burdge and Gail Izzard worked well together throughout the half, but could not find a third goal and from a breakaway, Burnham scored to make it to 3-2 with 10 minutes to go.

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Winscombe kept pushing to get their third draw in as many weeks, but Burnham scored literally on the final whistle. Player of the match was Lucy James.

? WINSCOMBE Under-12 girls played in a mixed tournament on Sunday at Yate Sports Complex.

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With several girls away, the team were aided by Euan Hyden making his debut in goal. It was hard work playing four games, but they all grew in confidence with each game.

Niamh Hyden played bravely on despite a knock in the face in the first game and showed excellent skills throughout. Megan Quantick started particularly well in the first game, defending well and moving up to contribute to the attack.

Katie Semple made some crucial tackles and tried to distribute the ball well. Jaz Binding made some good runs down the centre and Hannah Bapty also made some strong runs and looked close to scoring in the last two games.

Imogen Marsh showed good skills throughout culminating in two great shots in the last game, one requiring an excellent save from the keeper and the other narrowly missing the post.

Unfortunately, Winscombe didn’t score but Euan did an excellent job of keeping the other teams scores to a minimum.

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