Somerset County Women’s League Division One: Bishops Lydeard Reserves 3, Wellington 0

It’s always an interesting game when our Ladies face off against Bishops Lydeard and the game yesterday (Sunday, 25th) was no different, as the sides went into the afternoon having won their last fixture and looking to keep up their form.

It was a lively start with both teams showing energy and a hunger to get their noses in front, with Wellington looking confident but lacking the precision in front of goal to put themselves into the lead – a recurring theme they will want to shake off sooner rather than later.

A tactical change, similar to that of last week’s fixture, seemed to create further opportunities for Wellington however the frustration slowly built as the chances were not taken.

Wellington continued to throw their efforts forward, however the back line were kept busy as they repelled the Lydeard onslaught with everything they had.

Wellington’s defence seemed to stump the home side and lead them to resort to long range efforts, striking the post from outside the 18-yard-box late into the first half. A small warning to the Tangerines.

As the second half began, the action was practically end to end until Wellington’s luck ran out and another strike from outside the area found its way into the back of the net, giving Lydeard the lead after 66 minutes.

This blistering effort seemed to open the floodgates for the home side as they took advantage of a Wellington side still licking their wounds and capitalised ten minutes later, doubling their lead.

Wellington did not go down without a fight and continued to press on in the hope of grabbing a late goal to bring themselves back into the game. However, this attacking approach gave Bishops Lydeard another opportunity to strike and the afternoon ended 3-0.

Although this marked Wellington’s second defeat this season, it was yet another scoreline which did not reflect the story of the game.

Wellington will be proud of their efforts so far in this new division and will look to keep fighting as they host Portishead Ladies Reserves on Sunday.

Player of the Match: Maisie Waygood