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WILDCATS CUBS  1 - 2 WELLS CITY

The newly formed Under 12í s Girls Cubs team played their first competitive league game together at Rockwell Green School on Saturday morning and can hold their heads up high as they played well together as a team

 Wells themselves were a good team with a very skilful and strong player upfront that gave them the edge

 However after some early pressure the Cubs took the lead with a well taken goal by striker Kayla Lech-Thomas who capitalised on the visitorís defensive indecision to hit an accurate shot from 10 yards into the net.

Wells then put the Cubs defence under pressure with Hannah McCabe & Grace Buttle working well together along with keeper Rhian Mitchell who made three excellent saves to keep the visitors out

The defence was finally breached with a neat turn and powerful strike from the Wells striker that deservedly brought them level at half time

Ellie Buffham and Tori Lowman worked hard in the Cubs midfield in the second half, winning some superb tackles for the team, Wells took the lead on 35 minutes following a succession of tackles and closing down the ball quickly, however to the Cubs credit they did their best to equalise with Megan Lang hitting a well struck long range shot and Grace Buttles shot both thwarted by the visitors keeper in the closing stages

Kayzia Letton & Emma Rowland played their part in a well contested game that had lots of positives for the girls as individuals and in particular as a team

Next week The Cubs travel to Wembdon Girls


Presentation Evening

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.

Pipped At The Post

WELLINGTON WILDCATS  UNDER 11s  0 - 0 WELLS CITY UNDER 11s

This disappointing result means that the Wildcats, who have spent the whole season camped in second place, have been pipped for the runners-up spot on the last day of the season and will have to be satisfied with third place in the Under 11 League.

Imogen Cashmore`s faultless display in defence meant that Caitlyn Trowbridge-Brown and CJ Cole who shared the goalkeeping duties had very little to do.

The home side, however, could not come up with the guile and inventiveness to convert their total dominatiion into even one goal and sharing the points with mid-table Wells was a disappointing result.

Alessandra Sears, Ellie Buffham and Grace Buttle kept the Wildcats moving forward but creating chances and opening up the opposition proved much more difficult and this performance was proof that there is still much to be learned.

Little Pitch, Little Football

WEMBDON UNDER 11s   0 - 0  WELLINGTON WILDCATS UNDER 11s

The Wildcats can make the runners-up spot their own if they win their last match against Wells in a fortnight`s time after this result at Puriton. Playing the team they had beaten 2-0 at home last week, Wildcats found it difficult to make clear chances on a small pitch and against a resolute defence.

The visitors own defence could not be faulted with Imogen Cashmore in goal backed up well by Grace Buttle and Alessandra Sears. This led, however, to an evenly matched contest in midfield where Tori Lowman had an impressive game.

Ellie Buffham, CJ Cole and Emily Sorenson worked hard throughout but were unable to unlock Wembdon`s crowded defence. This meant front players Sophie Beech and Kayla Lech-Thomas rarely had the space to create real opportunities.

Once again a small pitch led to a disappointing game.

Solid Home Win

WELLINGTON WILDCATS UNDER 11s    2 - 0  WEMBDON UNDER 11s

This well contested game brought the Wildcats the three points necessary to keep them second place and it was a solid all-round performance from the whole team which ensured the victory.

Ellie Buffham had a great game, working hard all over the pitch and showing real determination to do her best for the team.

Midway through the first half, Sophie Beech, who also contributed much to the team effort, set up Kayla Lech-Thomas for her 17th goal of the season. Tori Lowman and Imogen Cashmore provided the defensive strength to keep the home side in front but it took a superb point blank save from `keeper Grace Buttle just after half time to keep the score at 1-0.

Alessandra Sears fitted in well after a long lay off and Caitlin Trowbridge-Brown kept the Wildcats moving forward as Emily Sorenson was unlucky not to score with a good effort on goal.

Buffham scored the goal her performance deserved with ten minutes left and the points were finally won.

If you click on Tables you will see this win puts us back level second in the table because Mendip only drew their game today.

ROCKWELL GREEN SCHOOL 0 - 10 WELLINGTON WILDCATS U11s


This very enjoyable friendly gave the Rockwell Green School team their first experience of playing on grass and was only possible through the efforts of Mrs. Dunstan the school deputy head, who opened up and made all the school`s facilities available including refreshments.

Rhian Mitchell had an excellent game in goal for Rockwell Green and Megan Lang, Tori Lowman and Grace Buttle all played well for the home side. The school team gave an excellent account of themselves and it is to be hoped that all the Rockwell Green players can be encouraged to join the Wildcats to have the opportunity to play competitive club football.

Hattricks from Imogen Cashmore, Kayla Lech-Thomas and Sophie Beech gave the Wildcats victory, but the margin somewhat flattered the league side and the match was always enjoyable and worthwhile.

Emma Rowland did well in her first game for the Wildcats and Ellie Buffham, Caitlyn Trowbridge-Brown and CJ Cole all played their part in the win. It was Imogen Cashmore, however, who really caught the eye with her very mature understanding of what being a captain involves. Her encouragement, help and awareness for others was a delight to see in one so young.