Weston Ladies well beaten

PUBLISHED: 09:25 28 October 2016

Weston Ladies were well beaten by Firebrands, despite a spirited performance.

Weston Ladies 1st XI 0

Firebrands Ladies 3rd XI 5

Weston spirits were high after last week’s win, but they were dampened after a comprehensive defeat.

Weston started with some strong attacks from Taylor Kingscott, Lucy Clarke and Rebecca Childs, but Firebrands were organised and stopped any potential conversion. After a short time, Firebrands opened the scoring, despite the defensive team of Kerry Westgate, Orla Crabb, Hayley Mawford, Abi Smith and The Milton Larder player of the match Charlotte Gordon working hard.

Weston again worked well together with connecting play through the midfield of Elsa Greed, Katie Elliot, Desni Darch, Nicola Yalland and Claire Westgate, but Firebrands were on form and made the score 3-0 at half-time.

After the break, Weston came out a different team and began dominating the play, but the Firebrands keeper stopped all shots. Firebrands again pushed forward and scored from a short corner.

Even though Weston were 4-0 down, their spirits stayed high and despite pushing forward, Firebrands took advantage of a quick ball and converted another short corner, making the final score 5-0.

Weston’s next league game is away to Taunton Vale 2nds on November 5.

Weston Ladies 2nd XI 5

Minehead Ladies 0

Weston got off to a slow start and missed chances in the D, but eventually came out convincing winners

Captain Jade Brown created many chances, before a goal came from Lauyrn Maine after good work by Beth Hall. A second goal was scored from a rebound by Megan Elliott.

Weston remained positive going into the second half and scored again through Sophie Jones. Great passing caused Minehead to score an own goal.

Katy Chalmers-Stevens stayed positive in her first match in goal for Weston, although most of the play was up the other end. The defensive four Shelly Parkins, Tori Leeks, Summer Davis and Chloe Trowbridge worked hard and any breaks that Minehead managed, were dealt with quickly and effectively.

Towards the end of the half, Maine got a lifted ball on the nose. She was taken off and straight to A& E. Weston were able to regroup and carry on. A fifth and final goal was scored by Hall.

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