Somerset County Women’s League:  Paulton Rovers Ladies Reserves 5, Wellington Ladies 1,

With only two points from the previous three games, our Ladies were looking to get back to winning ways as they visited Paulton Rovers Reserves at the weekend.

In the opening minutes, Wellington pushed for an early goal, with both Tash Hole and Ash Grabham-White having a few attempts.

Paulton, although shaky in the early stages, repelled the ongoing offensive and were able to create a chance of their own just before the 20-minute mark, breaking through the Wellington defence. An unfortunate bounce saw the ball slip passed Wellington keeper Hannah Worth, allowing Paulton the opening goal.

After the restart, it was clear that this goal had unsettled the Wellington side as Paulton were able to break through and score another, merely two minutes after the first.

Paulton did not stop there, and Wellington were unable to gather themselves at the back. Another ball through the back line saw Paulton slot home their third, leaving them 3-0 up after 25 minutes.

A tactical change for Wellington gave the away side some time to breathe and get a couple of chances of their own, but ten later Paulton made the most of another defensive mistake and they made the score 4-0 before half-time.

Going back out in the second half, Wellington moved to a three-at-the-back approach to try and get a couple of goals early. However, another simple through ball opened up the Wellington defence and Paulton made it 5-0 by the hour mark.

Although five down, Wellington still showed high spirits and pushed to get something out of the match and they pulled one back after 73 minutes as a great defence-splitting pass by Julie Netherway fell into the path of Tash Hole who slotted it home.

From there, chance after chance came for Wellington but the goals ran dry and the match finished 5-1 to the home side.

Another tough afternoon for the newly promoted Wellington side but they are hopeful they can find their scoring boots before it’s too late and salvage enough points to stay mid-table for their first season back in division one.

Player of the Match: Maddie Davey.

The Ladies’ next game away to Bath City Women on Sunday (November 13th) has been postponed following a serious injury to a Bath City men’s player during a match in midweek.