Winscombe Ladies defeated by top of the table Weston

Maddy Bawden.

Maddy Bawden. - Credit: Archant

Winscombe Ladies lost to top of the table Weston in a physically demanding match.

Winscombe Ladies 2nd XI 0

Weston Ladies 2

Playing top of the table Weston in driving wind and rain, this was a physically demanding match for the hosts.

It took time for Winscombe to find their shape and despite some excellent midfield play and determined defending, including some excellent saves from keeper Vicky Whittaker, Winscombe found themselves 2-0 down by the half-time break.


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The second half saw a more composed Winscombe side regaining their formation. This resulted in the hosts breaking down the Weston attacks to greater effect and connecting well in order to pressurise the Weston defensive line.

However, despite some determined play at both ends of the pitch, neither team managed to add to the scoreline by the final whistle.

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The Quilter Cheviot player of the match was Vicky Whittaker.

Winscombe Ladies 3rd XI 4

Chippenham Ladies 4th XI 2

The threes went into this match with high spirits and determination to win and both were reflected in the result and scoreline.

Winscombe took an early lead when some excellent passing between Maddy Bawden, Emma Whitehead and Trudie Lynham, saw Lynham cross to Whitehead, who slipped it back to Lynham to smash the ball home for the first goal of the match.

A slight lapse in concentration saw the ball slip past the defence of Rachel Wallace, Jo Hann, Georgina Glossop, Tia Rendall and keeper Georgia Tulip for Chippenham to equalise and just before the break, the visitors took the lead.

After the break, midfielders Bawden, Whitehead, Elener Phillips, Tracey Stokes and Gill Harvey worked tirelessly throughout the match and this resulted in Bawden scoring five minutes into the second half to draw the scores level.

Winscombe upped the intensity further and this gave Bawden the opportunity to pounce on a swift ball from Harvey to score her second goal.

A change in the back line saw Wallace deliver some strong balls out to the front line giving Dulcie Glossop the perfect opportunity to shot home Winscombe’s fourth.

The Quilter Cheviot player of the match was Maddy Bawden.

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