Winscombe Ladies come out on top in six-goal thriller

Winscombe Ladies 4th XI.

Winscombe Ladies 4th XI. - Credit: Archant

Winscombe Ladies defeated Old Bristolians 4-2 in thrilling contest played in the wet.

Winscombe Ladies 1st XI 4

Old Bristolians Ladies 1st XI 2

The spectators contended with wet weather, but were not disappointed with a six-goal thriller, with Winscombe running out deserved winners.

Winscombe’s midfield Imogen Marsh and Kelly Clark worked together to win a short corner. A short and sharp slip went to Hannah Coogan, who put it comfortably into the back of the net.

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Unfortunately for Winscombe, Old Bristolians came back immediately, putting the defence of Caroline Marsh, Charlie Philips, Chloe Brown and Leanne Gardner under pressure before equalising.

Winscombe reshaped and ramped it up a gear and great play from the back through to player of the match Michelle Isgar, who put a stunning ball into the circle for Coogan to score again.

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The second half saw Winscombe have plenty of chances, with forwards Gabby Richardson and Vonnie Rendall giving Old B’s defence some stress and Clark even hit the post.

But it was Isgar who found space and came through with a fine finish, putting Winscombe back into the lead once again.

Replicating the first half, Old Bs caught Winscombe off guard and made the score 3-2 and were looking strong by winning a number of short corners. However, keeper Kate Dennis was there to keep Winscombe in the game with strong saves and clearances.

One of these found Holly Tyson in midfield who combined with Richardson and Holland to set up Coogan to complete her hat-trick.

Yeovil & Sherbourne 1st XI 4

Winscombe Ladies 2nd XI 0

Yeovil came out hard and fast from the start, causing Winscombe to concede a goal in the first 10 minutes.

There were some great transfers from defensive players Amelia Bourton, Julie O’Sullivan and Jo Horwood to midfielders Ella Horwood, Cara Ellis and Hannah Preston who played well together.

In the second half, despite best efforts by Laura Harvey and Michelle Clarke-McCulloch and goalkeeper Vicky Whittaker, Yeovil continued to press and were rewarded with three further goals.

Despite great play from the midfield and attackers Tia Craig, Dulcie Glossop, Jasmine Honour and Tia Randall, Winscombe were unable to find the back of the Yeovil net.

Winscombe Ladies 3rd XI 6

Clevedon Ladies 1st XI 1

Straight from the first whistle Winscombe attacked relentlessly and they were rewarded with an excellent victory.

Winscombe scored their first goal from a well-worked short corner which Olivia Dilly put away low and hard. Winscombe’s second goal was the first of Becky Matthews’ four goals.

Winscombe keeper Elainna Teare cleared balls with gusto before attackers could take shots and her presence ultimately secured her a clear player of the match award.

After the break, Winscombe scored twice in seven minutes, the first by Matthews after good work by Jodie Honour, Steph Osman and Dilly, while the second was netted by Anya Lawrence.

Sarah Johnson set Maddy Bawden free to fire the ball into the D for Matthews to complete her hat-trick. Winscombe’s sixth and last goal was a team goal finishing with a pass from Gail Izzard to Matthews in the D who netted.

Winscombe lost their shape in last three minutes and Clevedon earned themselves a goal, after going one-on-one with Teare.

Winscombe Ladies 4th XI 4

Weston Ladies 3rd XI 0

The fourth team enjoyed a 4-0 victory over near neighbours Weston.

Good movement from forwards Lynsey Lawrence, Trudie Lynham and Shirley Hartshorne, saw Lawrence net the first of her two goals.

The central midfield duo of Caroline Glossop and Sharon Morris worked tirelessly to keep the pressure on and Lawrence was able to sweep home a deflection to make it 2-0.

Player of the match Katie MacKay and Lucy Gomm protected well in midfield and Winscombe looked comfortable throughout. Switching Flo Wring into midfield paid off when she scored.

Glossop led from the front and pushed the midfield up, while Vicky Look and Kat Dee worked well to keep Weston at bay.

With not long left in the game, Lynham netted the fourth and final goal to give Winscombe the three points.

Knowle Ladies 3rd XI 2

Winscombe Ladies 5th XI 2

Winscombe travelled to Knowle with the bare 11 and recorded a hard-fought draw.

Janet Manning had her debut as goalie and was put under pressure from the start. Despite some great defending from Esme Dury, Christina Ford and Charlotte Olding, Knowle were able to score.

Winscombe settled into the match and Erin Crofts put in a strong cross which was met by Charlotte Spensey to equalise. Knowle quickly moved the ball and despite a great defensive run from player of the match Evie Puddy, they managed to re-take the lead.

Again Winscombe pushed forward with Lottie Gunter, Sophie Manning and Gill Harvey creating opportunities. A short corner gave Michelle Ho a great goal from a rebound to finish the match all level.

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