Somerset County Women’s League: Wellington Ladies 1, Wells City Ladies 1

A tough afternoon was in store for Wellington this weekend as they faced newly promoted side Wells City at home for their second game of the season.

With the game being a 9 vs 9 feature, there was a lot of work for the Ladies to handle.

A couple of injuries from last week saw a few changes for the home side with Kelly Redwood starting in goal for the recently injured Hannah Worth, but Wellington kept their new three-at-the-back setup with the hope that they could keep their strong form from the opening game last week.

New additions Kenzie Norman and Rebecca Mantyk made their Wellington debuts with Kenzie starting as the sole striker for the home side, and Rebecca coming on before half time to refresh the legs of the back three.

Wellington started off strongly with Player-of-the-Match Tash Hole scoring in the first 90 seconds, officially opening her scoring account for the season.

Wells City reacted to this and began their bombardment on the Wellington defence. Spectacular performances from Maise Waygood and Maddie Booker looked to keep Wellington in the lead until half time.

However Wells City managed to get a goal just before the break after a decent effort rolled into the bottom corner, bringing the teams level.

The second half was a turning point for Wellington, with multiple chances being created. The Ladies started to show the same quality they brought to last week’s game; however, Wellington couldn’t take it home, and the game ended in a draw.

Wellington now sit second in the table after matchday two and will be looking to take all available points from their away game with Ash Rangers next week.