Somerset County Women’s League Division One: Wellington Ladies 2, Portishead 0
Our Ladies prevailed in a close encounter with Portishead at the Playing Field yesterday (Sunday, 2nd).
After making a quick start, Wellington were pegged back in their half for much of the first half, and had impressive goalkeeper Hannah Worth to thank for a couple of very smart saves, in making sure they went in at the break at 0-0.
Marie Barrow also shepherded her troops expertly from the back, ensuring Wellington kept their defensive shape solid. Ashleigh Grabham had the best chance of the first half in the dying stages, shooting just wide after a well-worked move.
Shooting downhill in the second half, Wellington produced a much improved performance, and took control of the game from the first whistle.
The opening goal came on the hour mark after a fine cross from Chantelle Bowle who worked tirelessly down the wing all game, falling nicely for Ashleigh Grabham to pass into the net.
The game remained tight at 1-0, without the Tangerines really looking like conceding. Tash Hole then scored a brilliant goal from nowhere in the 83rd minute, turning and shooting from 20 yards out to make it 2-0, and all but seal the win.
A couple of goalmouth scrambles saw some late tension in the home defence, but the game ended 2-0, a well-deserved win overall.
Special mention should also go to Maddie Davey, who got stuck in at left-back, and made some important tackles in some sticky moments.
The win moved Welly up to fourth in the table on six points after four games, an excellent return so far, after being placed in Division One following a league re-structure.
The Ladies are at home again next week, against Wells City, who beat them earlier this season in the reverse fixture. With the team high on confidence, Wellington will be hoping for better next Sunday.