Winscombe ladies take a hammering

Shirley Hartshorne.

Shirley Hartshorne. - Credit: Archant

Winscombe ladies were well beaten by an experienced Shepton Mallet side.

Winscombe Ladies 2nd XI 1

Shepton Mallet Ladies 10

FROM the moment the whistle was blown at the start, until the finishing call, Winscombe kept their heads up, despite the heavy rain and the strength of the opposition.

The defence worked together well in retaining a good formation with Heather Hockey and Jo Horwood in particular, making good tackles and getting the play out onto the wings.

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Georgie Savage made a great run towards the goal, breaking through the defence and in spite of being taken down by the keeper, managed to get one last touch on the ball to push it into the back of the net.

The team kept the pressure on the opposition and they did not stop trying, even though they were outclassed by the more experienced and aggressive Shepton Mallet first team.

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The Quilter Cheviot player of the match was Jo Horwood.

Wells City Acorns 0

Winscombe Ladies 3rd XI 3

AFTER a slow start, Winscombe began to find their rhythm and eventually came away with a victory.

Midfielder Gail Izzard latched onto a penetrating pass from Rachel Wallace which split the Wells defence and gave the Wells keeper little chance.

Wells came back strongly with several shots on goal, which were saved by keeper Fran Eaton. The backline of Sarah Kempster, Jo Hann, Jo Sawtell held firm against several more attacks.

The second half saw a more confident Winscombe take firm control of the match with some excellent passing play and consistent pressure on the Wells goal. One such attack saw the ball firmly pushed home by midfielder Emma Whitehead.

Katie Bowskill, captain Gill Harvey and Helen Sinclair showed excellent ball control and passing. One period of excellent passing play found Ella Byrne at the right post, who converted Winscombe’s third goal.

Hannah Hussey and Shirley Hartshorne also got some shots on goal away, but were unable to beat the Wells defence.

The Quilter Cheviot player of the match was Shirley Hartshorne.

Winscombe Ladies 4th XI 1

White Eagles rd XI 3

THE fourth team came up against a more established opposition in their match against White Eagles.

The visitors scored first, narrowly beating Jackie Bawden, who had stepped into goal. Forwards Dulcie Glossop, Elener Phillips and Katie Semple, linked up well with the midfield of Tracey Stokes, Maddie Bawden and Hannah Glossop. Good pressure resulted in a goal for Elener Phillips.

There were some good interceptions from Tia Craig and Kait Hazzard in midfield, while Lucy Slater, Tia Randell, Becca Budd and Caroline Glossop all linked well at the back.

In the second half, Winscombe pressure on the White Eagles goal resulted in several penalty corners which they could not convert.

In the end, a more experienced White Eagles team changed their formation and scored twice in the latter part of the second half.

WINSCOMBE now has four teams playing league hockey and would like to hear from any qualified umpires who may be available to umpire some occasional matches for the club on a Saturday.

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