Winscombe Ladies enjoy comfortable victory over the students

PUBLISHED: 15:06 28 February 2018

Helen Sinclair nets for Winscombe Ladies.

Helen Sinclair nets for Winscombe Ladies.

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Winscombe Ladies enjoyed a comfortable 4-0 victory over Bristol University to keep up pressure at the top.

Bristol University 3rd XI 0

Winscombe Ladies 1st XI 4

On a cold and frosty morning, Winscombe Ladies had their game heads on and were ready to face Bristol University after a two-week league break and head into the final quarter of the season, determined for a win.

Winscombe started strongly, maintaining pressure and holding the university side in their half of the pitch. A confident defence of Caroline Marsh, Charlie Philips, Chloe Brown and Leanne Gardner held possession, not allowing the Uni side time on the ball.

After a significant amount of attack and testing out of the Uni keeper, Winscombe’s patience paid off by securing a penalty corner towards the end of the first-half which was netted by midfielder Kelly Clark.

Winscombe held the marginal lead at the break, but it was only a matter of minutes until forward Hannah Coogan found the back of the net.

The visitors did not stop there and soon after Chloe Brown sent a lovely ball across the D which Gabby Richardson picked up first-time and slammed it into the back of the net.

Heads held high, Winscombe found themselves with plenty more scoring chances and this time it was Sarah Holland’s chance to put a shot in at the Uni keeper, which was deflected but after a scrabble in front of goal, Holland got the last touch to see the ball over the line, finishing the game 4-0 to Winscombe.

Player of the match was Chloe Brown.

Winscombe Ladies 3rd XI 6

Keynsham Ladies 2nd XI 1

After a two-week break Winscombe thirds were looking forward to putting all training efforts into match play.

Although plenty of pressure was applied in the first-half by Winscombe, with half-a-dozen penalty corner chances, the Keynsham keeper and defence kept all shots out.

Keynsham had a couple of attacks, but the work of Sarah Johnson, Jo Horwood and Steph Osmant ensured keeper Elainna Teare was not needed. The difference at half-time was just Helen Sinclair’s first goal of her hat trick.

Winscombe scored straight from the restart with a goal from Flo Wring from a well-worked penalty corner.

Winscombe managed to get their short passing working well, with defenders to midfielders (Maddy Bawden, Anya Lawrence, Georgina Glossop, Gail Izzard and Emma Whitehead) to attackers Sinclair, Wring, Izzy Morgan and Liv Dilly.

Wring scored the next goal after good link play from Glossop and Sinclair. Morgan’s speed and skills baffled the Keynsham defence and she set up a number of Winscombe’s six goals.

Izzard took the opportunity of a pass from Morgan to slot home a goal to secure Winscombe’s fifth goal.

Keynsham managed to score an opportunistic goal, but Winscombe ended the game on a high with Sinclair sealing her hat-trick and scoring Winscombe’s sixth goal.

Joint Players of the Match were Maddy Bawden and Izzy Morgan.

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