Somerset County Women’s League Division One: Wellington Ladies 4, Ilminster Town Ladies Reserves 0

Looking to set the record straight after the close and unfortunate defeat to Wells City, our Ladies hosted Ilminster Town Reserves in their first home game of the campaign.

The afternoon showed debuts for new signings Connie Buttle and Maddie Davey, with a return for Kelly Redwood after a year out due to pregnancy.

As the teams settled into the first half, Wellington began to show similar form to the Wells game by demonstrating a disciplined defence and creating multiple chances but the end product was their downfall and the half ended 0-0.

The second half was the turning point of the afternoon as Wellington’s tactical change allowed them to overwhelm the visiting side and open their goal account for the 2022-23 season.

Manager Nyima Touray’s placed shot and Marie Barrow’s looping strike, both from outside the 18-yard box, put Wellington 2-0 up after 55 minutes.

With a bit of daylight between the two teams, the Tangerines began to play with a little more expression and this inspired confidence.

A perfectly weighted through ball gave Hannah Worth the opportunity to poke home her first goal for the club and Wellington’s third of the afternoon, while a regular to the scoresheet, Tash Hole, also grabbed her first for the season to make it four.

This fantastic performance gives Wellington high hopes for the away fixture v  Bishops Lydeard Reserves next Sunday as they try to get a decent run of form together in this competitive league.

Player of the Match: Chan Bowle