Somerset County Women’s League: Wellington 7, Pen Mill Reserves 0
After the Playing Field failed an inspection and an eventful morning of organisation from both teams, this fixture went ahead at a neutral ground in Yeovil.
Once under way, Wellington picked up from where they left off in the team’s previous fixtures and took control from the outset.
Player-of-the-Match Jess Regan set the theme for the afternoon, flying down the right wing to present a perfectly weighted ball for Tash Hole to pounce and grab the first of the day.
With spirits already high, the Ladies kept knocking on the door with Lauren Smith finding the end of Sidnay Clarke’s through ball and placing her shot with composure.
Wellington wouldn’t wait long before striking again as Jess glided through the Pen Mill back line and scoring almost straight from the restart.
The Ladies were cruising and showed no signs of letting up. Marie Barrow, returning after being out since December through injury, found herself in the Pen Mill box with the ball at her feet and smashed home her first of the season and Wellington’s fourth of the afternoon.
With the first half coming to an end, Wellington proved they had no intentions of slowing down and Kenzie Norman scored their fifth moments before the half-time whistle.
As the second half began, Wellington started to ease on the attack and focus on their defending as Pen Mill came out fighting, missing a few chances of their own.
But, after the hour mark, Wellington were just too much to handle with Katy Hussey leaving the goalkeeper without a chance and curling the ball into the top corner. Then Jess grabbed her second of the afternoon to bury that final nail.
Wellington’s dominating form is testament to the effort they’ve put in this season and shows why they deservedly reclaimed their spot at the top of the division.
Next week brings a top-of-the-table clash with Wells City in a highly-anticipated league fixture before Wellington begin their run in the league cup at the end of the month.