Somerset County Women’s League: Wellington Ladies 0, Bath City FC Women 2
With two games left in the league campaign, our Ladies finally faced runners-up contenders Bath City Women after multiple postponements throughout the season.
The first half was a demonstration of Bath City’s speed and agility, but Wellington’s robust defence kept the visitors at bay, with player-of-the-match Hannah Worth making several full stretch saves to keep the Tangerines in the game.
Although the possession was mainly held by Bath, Wellington made a couple of chances of their own, most notably through a direct free kick effort from Jess Kerslake, but neither side were able to break the deadlock in the first half.
The start of the second showed more of the same and, with the Bath City players tiring, Wellington began to create more and more chances.
At the hour mark, an unfortunate injury for Wellington saw skipper Marie Barrow needing to be carried off the pitch as she appeared to have ruptured her quad after clearing the ball.
Swiftly after the stoppage, Bath’s non-stop offense broke through the Tangerines defence and the ball was blasted into the net from within the six-yard box.
A goal down and with time ticking away, Wellington went for broke and with a complete tactical overhaul as they moved to three at the back in an attempt to overhaul the midfield and create more chances.
This new and unfamiliar approach seemed to shift the momentum of the game as Wellington were able to keep Bath in their own half from then on.
However, the chances were not taken and a couple of individual mistakes left Bath in a one-on-one situation with Worth which resulted in the visitors grabbing their second in the 86th minute.
Despite the result and current league position, Wellington remain confident in their ability within the league as each fixture tells a different story than the result.
Next up, the ladies Wellington host Banwell for their last league match of the campaign on Sunday, April 23rd.