Winscombe ladies keep their promotion hopes alive

Helen Sinclair.

Helen Sinclair. - Credit: Archant

Winscombe ladies 3rd XI kept their promotion hopes alive with victory over Wells City Acorns.

Wells City Acorns Ladies 0

Winscombe Ladies 3rd XI 4

WITH promotion still firmly in their sights, a confident Winscombe thirds came away from Wells with an excellent victory.

With a few key players missing, a young Winscombe team were able to step up to the mark, showing great maturity and an abundance of skill to put in an impressive performance.

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An early goal settled some Winscombe nerves with good work from Sarah Kempster and Helen Sinclair. Sinclair’s lay-off found Gail Izzard breaking from midfield, her cross was clinically dispatched by Sinclair, who had continued her run into the D.

The favour was returned five minutes later when a penalty corner was stopped by Sinclair and passed to Izzard at the post to convert Winscombe’s second.

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It was another penalty corner that resulted in goal number three when Sinclair netted her brace with a well-placed strike into the corner of the goal.

In the second half, Winscombe were even more dominant, mounting attack after attack. Midfielders Molly Roberts, Ella Byrne and Lucy Tothill worked tirelessly, presenting good opportunities for the tightly marked Winscombe forwards of Hannah Hussey, Chloe Sinclair and Katie Bowskill.

Chloe Sinclair went close with two efforts, before she calmly passed the ball to Izzard to score Winscombe’s fourth on the final whistle.

The John Hodge Solicitors’ player of the match was Chloe Sinclair.

Winscombe Ladies 4th XI 2

ECVH 3rd XI 2

THE fourth team claimed their first league point following a solid performance and two good goals.

Tracey Stokes, Hannah Glossop and Georgina Glossop worked hard in midfield to win the ball and link with forwards Dulcie Glossop, Vonnie Rendall and Maddy Bawden.

White Eagles put the Winscombe goal under attack and keeper Shas Bricknall made a number of excellent saves, but the defence was unsuccessful at clearing the ball away, which fell to a White Eagle’s forward who scored.

Winscombe absorbed the pressure from White Eagles, with Lucy Slater, Becca Budd and Kait Hazzard working together to shore up the defence and Bricknell continuing to make some excellent saves.

Winscombe attacked well together with Stokes in midfield finding forward Rendall, who was able to sweep the ball into the net.

White Eagles came back strongly and were awarded a number of penalty corners and eventually succeeded in scoring a second goal.

Winscombe kept their heads up and towards the end of the second half, a quick hit from Caroline Glossop started an attacking move and after good work by Stokes and Dulcie Glossop, Bawden was on hand to score the equaliser.

A draw was a fair result for the two teams and well-earned point for the team, who have benefited from the coaching input of Carolyn Rolleston, who was on hand to help celebrate the team’s first point in the league.

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