Somerset County Women’s League division two south: Wellington Ladies 0, Wincanton Town Ladies 3

Our Ladies signed off for the Christmas/New Year break with a battling performance against Wincanton at the Playing Field.

The visitors arrived with a 14-strong squad to face Wellington’s bare eight after four players unfortunately had to withdraw before the game.

Well-organised and disciplined, Wincanton set their stall out from the word go to score two goals in the first 20 minutes and then add a third just before half-time.

Wellington retained incredible shape and defended exceptionally well, never giving up and not allowing the visitors the space to score in the second half.

Keeper, Morgen Tuckett, along with the rest of the team, were kept busy as wave after wave of attacking play kept the hosts in their own half.

Despite an extra player advantage in the 8 v 9 contest and playing downhill, the visitors were still unable to break down the formidable defence to add to their tally in the second half.

Wellington’s limited opportunities in the second half came included a swift counterattack which saw centre back Charlotte Holder launch the ball upfield to striker Kerry Beckett, who was playing out of position,

She embarked on a hot pursuit of the ball towards the visitors’ goal, with a defender on her heels who was able to throw her off her track denying her the opportunity of getting into the box to take a shot.

Another opportunity came from the back with a fantastic solo run from captain Zoe Lock but she had no one upfield in support.

Wellington’s players all gave 110% to ensure a clean sheet in the second half, despite the opposition’s luxury of five subs.

Well done Izzy Webb who was player-of-the-match.

The Ladies return after the break at home to Combe St Nicholas in the New Year.

PHOTO: The players joined in the Rainbow Laces campaign – now in its tenth year –  to show support for LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport.