Somerset County Women’s League: Pen Mill Reserves 3, Wellington 7

Our Ladies were on the road today (Sunday) to face Pen Mill Ladies Reserves for the reverse fixture of the season’s opening game.

With a few regulars out this week, Wellington relied on their new signings Imogen Cashmore and Samantha Chan to ensure they kept up their winning form away from home.

As the teams kicked off, Wellington showed they meant business and Tash Hole grabbed a very early goal.

The home side reacted well to the opener, equalising shortly after. This put the pressure back on to Wellington to keep their heads high and they did just that.

The away side were able to put together a collection of brilliant team chances and score another four in the first half with Kenzie Norman scoring a first half hat-trick and Tash getting her second – but not before player-of-the-match Hannah Worth kept Wellington in the game by pulling off a fantastic save at full stretch.

With Wellington 5-1 up at half-time, they were mindful that they still had a tough 45 minutes ahead of them and Pen Mill brought the challenge by scoring two goals in the first ten minutes of the second half.

Wellington had to dig deep to hold off the constant attack from the hosts and the whole team worked together and put in a fantastic performance full of resilience.

On the counter Tash managed to finish off her hat-trick for Wellington’s sixth goal and Jess Regan was able to get a well-deserved goal to finish the day at 7-3.

This victory keeps Wellington in this season’s title race – next week they host Ash Rangers and will be looking to get one back on the reverse fixture earlier in the season.