Somerset County Women’s League: Wells City 2, Wellington 0
Our Ladies visited Wells City in a must-win game for both sides as they looked to claim the top spot with minimal games left to play.
As always, Wellington started strongly and attempted to grab the first goal of the afternoon with a couple of chances for Tash Hole and Jess Regan.
But it was Wells City who struck first after a slight defensive error allowed them to scoop the ball over Hannah Worth and into the back of the net.
The opening goal for the home side did not take the wind out of the Tangerine sails and Wellington kept picking away at the Wells defence without drawing level with a few chances dragging wide before the break.
The second half was much of the same for both sides, with a solid defensive effort from the Tangerines and player-of-the-match Imogen Cashmore.
However, after multiple attempts, Wells found a breakthrough and poked home a second goal.
In an effort to get back in the game, Wellington opted for an unusual strategy change, as Marie Barrow went between the sticks so that keeper Hannah could get her first opportunity out on pitch. Hannah has been keen to give outfield a try but has not had much opportunity due to her ability in goal.
This change almost proved profitable as Wellington’s new ‘Swiss army knife’ helped create a few chances for herself and others in the small time she spent out of goal.
Unfortunately, Wellington were unable to take the well-crafted chances and the game finished 2-0 to the home side.
With Wells City claiming the points the league title is theirs to lose.
On Sunday, Wellington will aim to keep the pressure on as they visit Combe St Nicholas in the hope that Wells don’t claim all available points in their last two fixtures and Wellington can capitalise on any dropped points.