Winscombe denied by last-minute goal

Winscombe Ladies 1sts 2 Taunton CS 2 - A SLOW start from Winscombe showed weaknesses in their play, but they came more into the game and started to put pressure on Taunton s defence.

Winscombe Ladies 1sts 2Taunton CS 2A SLOW start from Winscombe showed weaknesses in their play, but after about 15 minutes, they came more into the game and started to put pressure on Taunton's defence. Taunton were first to score and that is who it stayed for the rest of the first half. After a positive and motivating half time-talk from Winscombe's coach Emma Pike, they changed the game to their advantage. Their first goal came from a brilliant cross from Chloe Brown to Gabriella Richardson, who slipped it to Michelle Isgar who found the back of the net. This lifted Winscombe's head, as moments later Claudia Routhorn-James put them in front, but Taunton managed to get a last-minute goal.Winscombe Ladies 3rds 0EVCH 3rds 4THE late arrival of nearly half the team put a dent in Winscombe's confidence and upset the balance of the team. If recent games were to go by, then Winscombe could have earned at least a point in this game, but the opposition among other things made sure the theoretical happy ending was not feasible. Combe were unsure of their positions and this showed as Hornets found and exploited space, allowing them to produce a fair number of chances. At times Combe also had some promising yet dangerous counter attacks, down the right hand side, which unfortunately came to nothing.It was late into the first half, when the scoring was opened by EVCH, in a game which up until that point was fairly even. The second half was full of exciting play from determined players, but it seemed the game would swing EVCH's way as three more goals were scored. The first from a short corner and the other two led from mistakes by Combe in open play. The timing was yet again crucial, the last goal scored seconds before the final whistle.


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