Somerset County Women’s League: Woodspring Women 2, Wellington Ladies 2
Our Ladies travelled to Nailsea to play Woodspring Women for more league action this afternoon (Sunday, October 16th).
Wellington failed to get full points last week in their home fixture to Wells City and Woodspring were still searching for their first win of the season so both teams were eager to get under way.
As the referee got the match going, it was clear that Woodspring were switched on, which left Wellington chasing.
The Tangerines had not conceded nor scored in the first half of any game so far this season, however this streak ended in the first 13 minutes as Woodspring claimed the first goal of the afternoon after the ball was bobbling around the six-yard area.
Wellington’s reaction to this opening goal was very lacklustre as Woodspring continued their organised assault on the visitors’ defence. The home side then doubled their lead after 31 minutes.
After a difficult team talk for Head Coach, Anthony Trimm, the Tangerines headed out for the second half early with new found motivation and a few tactical changes.
Wellington pushed for a comeback and they were rewarded six minutes into the second half as Julie Netherway found the back of the net from distance, looping the ball over the Woodspring keeper.
With a goal back, Wellington continued to push for the equaliser. Then with 20 minutes left, Jess Regan’s strike found its way into the back of the net, bringing Wellington level.
Attempting to use the momentum, the Tangerines created multiple chances but were unable to get the winner.
This brilliant comeback got Wellington a well deserved point away from home. The Ladies now have a week out of action as they prepare to host Bishops Lydeard on October 30th.
Special mention to skipper Zoe Armitage for making her 50th appearance this afternoon.
Player of the Match – Julie Netherway.