Successful new formation for ladies

Weston ladies defeated Mid Somerset with a new formation for their second league match of the season.

Weston Ladies 4

Mid Somerset 2

Weston Ladies played host to Mid Somerset in their second league game of the season with a new formation.

Mid Somerset took advantage of Weston finding their feet and converted a short corner early in the game. A strong restart from Desni Darch found Elsa Greed on the wing in space and her floating pass to Becky Childs was found and a foot meant Weston had their first short corner.

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After a text book routine, Charlotte Gordon found the bottom corner making the score 1-1.

Weston were on a high and with great effort in midfield from Katie Elliott, Hayley Mawford and Claire Westgate allowed Nicola Yalland to play a cracking pass through for Lucy Clarke to score her first goal of the game.

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The visitors were more determined than ever, but the defensive team of Kerry Westgate, Orla Crabb, Charlotte Howson and Charlotte Gordon were impenetrable.

After coming away successful from a 50/50 ball in the middle of the pitch, Claire Westgate found the back of the net for a birthday goal and Weston’s third.

After half-time, the heavens opened and Mid Somerset took advantage. After a string of great saves from Sammi Brown, the visitors netted.

In the last minutes of the game, Weston showed their superior fitness and were awarded a short corner. Another perfectly executed routine allowed Clarke to get her second and make the final score 4-2.

The Milton Larder player of the match was Nicola Yalland.

Weston travel to Clifton on Saturday and hope to continue to build on their first two strong performances.

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