Weston Mendip Ladies beat Paulton Rovers Ladies for first win of the season

Kelly Jones made her debut for Weston Mendip against Paulton Rovers.

Kelly Jones, who has been with Weston Mendip Ladies since she was eight, played her first game for the club against Paulton Rovers Lades having just turned 16. - Credit: Jack Edgar

Weston Mendip Ladies picked up their first win of the season by beating Paulton Rovers Ladies 4-1 in the Somerset Women's Cup on Sunday.

Mendip started brightly in this Somerset Women’s cup game, against a Paulton team sitting comfortably mid-table in the Eastern Division of the south west region women’s League.

Megan Stringer, making her debut for Mendip, settled any early nerves with a good defensive display at right-back.

However, after 20 minutes a speculative 25 yard strike from Paulton’s Alex Gwyther gave them an early lead.

The hosts continued to work hard with centre forward Daisy Hutchins putting pressure the Paulton back four at every opportunity.

The half-time whistle bringing a halt to an entertaining first half.

Mendip upped the pace at the start of the second half and were rewarded after just six minutes. A short corner from Erin Duffy to Josie Cherson whose cross found the head of Laura McCarthy.

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Playing her first game of senior football 16-year-old Kelly Jones had been a threat down the left flank since her introduction after 15 minutes of play.

It was her cross which resulted in Mendip’s second goal when Charlotte Suktem converted from inside the box.

Midway through the half Amelle Ford made it 3-1 with a clever run and finish.

Cherson was again involved for Mendip's fourth two minutes from time, sending a 25 yard free kick into the top corner of the Paulton net to conclude the scoring for the afternoon.

PD&CL Building Services joint girls of the game, Josie Cherson and Amelle Ford.

Weston Mendip are back to South West Regional Women's Football League action on Sunday travelling to Oldlands Abbotonians.