Wellington Wildcats, the Girls Section of Wellington Football Club, held their Presentation Evening recently and a large crowd of players and parents enjoyed a celebration of a good season.
Nikki Neave, Somerset FA`s Welfare Officer, presented all the trophies and medals and Colin Waller, the Club`s Youth Organiser, hosted the evening.
Highlights were Ellen Grabham`s Under 12 team receiving their trophies for finishing as League runners-up and Maisie Williams receiving the Alan Stonebridge Trophy for the outstanding player in the club.
All the players received a presentation medal and trophies were awarded for Players` Player and Manager`s Player for each team. Goalkeeper Emily Buttle was the Players` Player and Kaycie Harwood Manager`s Player for the Under 13s. Shannon Nutkins, Players` Player, and Imogen Currie, Manager`s Player, won the awards for the successful Under 12 team and Alessandra Sears and Sophie Beech the respective awards for the Under 11s. For the youngest team, the Under 10s, there was a tie for Players Player between Madison Davey and Amy Rodger and Willow Dyke was Manager`s Player.
In addition to the Under 12s success, the packed clubhouse heard how the Under 11s had a very enjoyable weekend away at the Minehead Festival and how they had just failed to finish as runners-up in their league. The Under 10s also enjoyed their share of success finishing first in all the mini tournaments they played in except the last. The Under 13s had more of a rollercoaster ride, losing all their league games up until Christmas before showing much improvement in the Spring, winning as many games as they lost.
Despite the disappointment of having to disband their Under 15 team, the Wildcats continue to grow and any new players from Years 2 right up to Year 8 would be very welcome. If you are interested why not give Alan a ring on 461689.
Disappointing Last Tournament
After previously being unbeaten all season the Wildcats had a very
disappointing morning at Castle School in the last of their mini
tournaments. In five matches they registered only one win and one draw.
with little effort or enthusiasm, the girls lost to Wells, Yeovil and
Wedmore A and drew with Bishops Lydeard with only Maddison Davey
showing the spirit of previous performances.
In the last match,
against Wedmore B the team found a little more spark and with Amy
Rodger doing particularly in goal they ran out 2-0 winners.
Well Fought Victory
ROCKWELL GREEN 3 - 4 WILDCATS UNDER 10s
This fixture was always going to
be a test of the wildcats strength and ability due to playing against
an older and much bigger team.
The first half of the game was fast
flowing but very few chances were created by either team leaving the
game 0 0 going into the break.
The second half was much more active
with Willow Dyke scoring twice within the first few minutes of the half
with support from Maisie Williams and Kelly Poole. Maisie Williams also
had a chances in the half but these were met with some good goalkeeping
by Rockwell Green.
Play continued to be flowing with the Wildcats
defence and mid field of Lilli-Aisha Palmer Taylor, Abby Richards ,
Ellen Stevens and Maddison Davey holding off several attacks before
Rockwell Green drew level at 2 - 2 before Wellington again edged into
In the final few minutes of the game Rockwell Green attacked
the Wildcats goal forcing keeper Esme Peace to make a risky save in
which she injured her hand leaving Rockwell Green to score again. Esme
had to come off due to her injury leaving just one minute of the game
left to play with Kelly Poole stepping up and taking over as keeper.
From Wildcat`s centre Willow Dyke managed to push forward with great
pace and score in the last few seconds of the game leaving Wellington 4
- 3 up at the end of a very hard fought game in which both sides gave
UNDER 10s ON TOP
Four straight wins in another SGFA tounament at Castle School kept Wellington Wildcats Under 10s unbeaten in 12 matches this season. The effort and commitment and no little ability from the whole team brought success and a result which was well deserved .
The first game against Wembdon saw Wellington win 1-0 with a goal from Willow Dyke. This was a hard game played out in the middle of the pitch but, due to a good defensive show from Kelly Poole and Ellen Stevens, Wembdon sturggled to get a shot on goal.
Second game saw Wellington come away 4-0 winners against Bishops Lydeard. Again Willow Dyke and Maisie Wiliams worked hard up front to put in two goals each. Abi Rochards held the fort in the middle stopping Lydeard from getting near the defence.
The third game against Wembdon B also ended 4-0 to Wellington however Wembdon did manage to get shots on the Wellington goal which were dealt with by Esme Peace with ease. Willow notched a hattrick and Maisie claimed the other.
The last game against Yeovil Town was by far the hardest with Wellington coming away winners 2-1. The defence had a lot of work to do but Amy Rodger and Ellen Stevens dealt with the attacks well. New Wildcats player Maddison Davey showed excelent form in mid field supporting the attack.
Under 10's play their first games
Wellington U10 girls getting ready to play in their first ever games at Bishops Lydeard.