Somerset County Women’s League division two south: Bridport Ladies 11, Wellington Ladies 1

Our Ladies were on the receiving end of a bruising defeat at Bridport

Injuries took their toll on the squad, leaving the team to play with a bare seven.

Debutant Josie Beckett suffered an injury, resulting in the ambulance being called and her being carried off on a stretcher. She was taken to Musgrove and her diagnosis was a torn groin.

Keeper Kelsey Shipway also had to come off with an injury, so midfielder Sheldon Hancock stepped up for the team and replaced her in goal.

In the second half, Mia Farrow also suffered an injury to her groin.

Despite the setbacks, the remaining players carried on to the best of their abilities, similar to last week’s game, with great spirit, regardless of the scoreline getting away from them.

Early in the second half, striker Tash Hole and centre back Nyima Touray tactically switched positions.

Tash assisted the only goal by placing a perfect long ball which landed just in front of Nyima, who with a little header of the ball in front of her was able to beat the defence, end up one on one with keeper, and managed to calmly tap the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.

Morgan Tuckett was  player-of-the-match while Tasha March also made her debut.

The Ladies return for training on Thursday, and a week off matches provides some much needed time for the team to recover from recent injuries.

The next game will be on September 24th, away to Crewkerne Ladies.