Somerset County Women’s League: Portishead Ladies Reserves 2, Wellington Ladies 1

Despite an improvement from last week’s defeat, our Ladies suffered a close loss at Weston Academy.

Portishead Reserves set off with a fast pace, turning the play very quickly when they counter-attacked. This led to the first goal within 15 minutes of kick-off.

Wellington did not allow this to let their heads drop and, after changes by manager Nyima Touray, they managed to equalise with Tash Hole providing a well-placed pass to Ash Grabham-White who scored, making it 1-1 at half time.

Wellington were denied a penalty going into the second half, for what looked like a blatant handball in the box, denying them the possibility of taking the lead.

The second half was well fought with Wellington playing beautiful triangles.

There were injuries on both sides, the Tangerines suffering a greater count and using all their substitutes by the final quarter.

Portishead were able to score the second and final goal of the match by exploiting a gap through the centre of the visitors’ defence.

It was a well-fought game with player-of-the-match going to Katy Hussey.

A special mention for Chan Bowle who did some great work on the wing providing support and also intercepting some very good balls from the opponents which could have proved troublesome.

The defeat was not from lack of effort and the Ladies fought valiantly.

Next week, they play Ilminster ladies who are currently fifth, two places above Wellington, in the league.

The Ladies will look forward to seeing a continual improvement and hopefully a win.