Somerset County Women’s League: Ilminster Town Ladies Reserves 1, Wellington Ladies 0
Without a point in the last five games, our Ladies went looking to salvage some form as they visited Ilminster Town.
Setting up in an unfamiliar 4-2-3-1 approach, the Tangerines started off strongly with very good chances coming from Tash Hole. They even thought they had taken the lead after a well-placed bottom corner effort from Tash, however it was ruled offside.
With the early chances giving confidence, Wellington created more and more chances through the likes of Jess Regan, Lauren Smith and Kate Kemp but they were all swept up by the Ilminster defence.
Wellington’s misfortune really hit its peak towards the end of the first half as Jess Regan managed to find both posts with one strike, the ball crept along the goalline for what felt like an eternity before being gathered by the Ilminster keeper.
As the second half got under way, Wellington did not seem to create as many clear chances but the Tangerines still applied the pressure and were yet again unlucky to find the back of the net through Tash and Jess.
As the rain began to drizzle, it was clear that it wasn’t to be for the visitors and Ilminster proved that as a mis-hit long-range effort bobbled its way through the group and over keeper Hannah Worth as she attempted to claim it.
With only a couple of minutes to go after the goal, Wellington kept applying the pressure but after a great header from skipper Marie Barrow was cleared off the line, it was evident that Wellington also had fate against them.
Another unfortunate and frustrating afternoon for Wellington as yet another scoreline does not describe the full story.
Player-of-the-match: Julie Netherway
Next week, the Tangerines head to Banwell and will be looking to turn their luck around,