Somerset County Women’s League division two south: Wellington Ladies 2, Porlock Ladies 3

Our Ladies returned to action at home on Sunday (January 28th) as they faced Porlock at the Playing Field.

It was a tight battle with both sides creating chances but, after the intense 90 minutes, Porlock came out on top.

Porlock kick-started the goal count in the first half and a second goal was conceded following a direct free kick just outside the box which soared past the keepers reach into the top right corner.

However, Wellington were eager to attack the opposing half and, with just four minutes before half time, central defender Charlotte Holder took the ball on a solo run before sending it forward just in front of Mia Farrow to run on to.

The keeper’s initial attempt to save the ball failed and rolled back out into the box where it found Mia’s pressing right foot and soared over the keeper’s head and landed in the goal.

Wellington’s first goal of 2024 gave them a much-needed boost and they were hungry for more as they went into the break.

As the second half began, both teams showed determination with some great attacking attempts and defending tackles. Porlock changed keepers with three-quarters of the game played.

At the 85-minute mark, Adele Bamford took advantage of a keeper fumble and tapped the ball in, making the score 2-2.

Wellington focused on a defensive mindset after equalising and paid the ultimate price in the 88th minute when Porlock scored the winning goal from a corner kick, straight into the net.

Player-of-the-match went to Leah Bradbeer.

Next up, Wellington are away to Burnham United Ladies on Sunday, February 4th.