Somerset County Women’s League: Wellington 2, Bishops Lydeard Development 0
With both teams winning their most recent games, this week’s fixture between league leaders Bishops Lydeard and title contenders Wellington was highly anticipated and did not disappoint.
Wellington started the game strongly, creating multiple chances and hitting the post in the first ten minutes. Bishops Lydeard’s keeper was kept very busy throughout the rest of the half as Wellington created chance after chance, but nothing seemed to get past the away side’s keeper who was putting in an excellent performance.
Not even the spectacular was going to get through in the first half, with right wing-back Marie Barrow dribbling through the entire field before trying to score the first goal of the afternoon, but it was not meant to be as she was unlucky not to top off her brilliant play with a goal.
After the break, Wellington kept up the pressure and were able to break through the resilient Bishops Lydeard defence. Lauren Smith was presented with an excellent one on one opportunity and was able to chip the opposition keeper to open up Wellington’s account for the afternoon.
The opening goal piled the pressure on Bishops Lydeard to react but Wellington did not make it easy and managed to keep the ball in the away team’s half for what must have been 90% of the second half.
Helped by outstanding performances from player of the match Maddie and Marie, the whole team worked hard to ensure that any attempt at attack from Lydeard was over before it began.
Wellington kept knocking at the door to see if there was any way they could get that second goal and it took until the 88th minute until Kenzie Norman managed to place a shot into the bottom corner to solidify the win for the home side.
Wellington’s dominance was too much for the opposition and the home side finished with their first clean sheet of the season and three vital points in the title race.