Somerset County Women’s League: Wellington Ladies 0, Paulton Rovers Ladies Reserves 1
Our Ladies hosted Paulton Rovers Reserves in the league at the Playing Field yesterday (Sunday, March 12th).
With only three games left, every point matters and both teams were keen to grab as many points as possible.
The Tangerines came out with more attacking options than previous weeks in an attempt to overcome the goal drought they were going through and, as the first half played out, this seemed to help the presence in the final third.
Both Wellington and Paulton created multiple chances but both sets of defenders were alert and dealt with the threats without issue.
Wellington’s best opportunity came from Ash Grabham-White making a brilliant run and trying to drag the ball back to Jess Kerslake, but the Paulton keeper was quick on her feet and claimed the ball before Kerslake got the chance to pull the trigger.
Into the second half, the same story played out as the spectators were treated to a display of excellent defending.
Wellington were fortunate not to give Paulton a penalty on the hour mark as the referee ruled a handball as ball-to-hand, but this fortune was later turned as a penalty was award later in the half.
The Tangerines were penalised for a challenge most would consider to have been a foul on their keeper but the referee thought otherwise and the penalty was converted to give Paulton the lead.
Wellington fought hard but were unable to claim back an equaliser with the remaining time.
Another defeat for the Tangerines but another game they can look back on and appreciate that, on another day, they could have won.
Player-of-the-Match: Hannah Worth.
Next up, Wellington host Bath City Ladies on Sunday and hope to get one back after their tight contest earlier in the month.