Somerset County Women’s League division two south: Burnham United Ladies 2, Wellington Ladies 0

Our Ladies slipped to another defeat away to Burnham Ladies in their penultimate game of the season.

The Tangerines knew it was going to be another tough day as Burnham had 14 players while the visitors had a bare nine.

The first half was a good contest between the two teams and, while Burnham had chance after chance to break down the strong Wellington defence, they failed to make things count.

Eventually, the hosts started to attack down the wings but were kept at bay by Wellington’s player-of-the-match, keeper Steph Kay, whose outstanding performance kept her side in the game.

Wellington had a few chances to break through with Morgan T, Leah B and Grace K using brilliant passing between them to get in the opponents’ box but just couldn’t get a shot in quickly enough as the half ended goalless.

Following a team talk from coach Jake Short, Wellington tried to switch a few but fatigue, along with no subs to come on, meant it was always going to be a big ask.

The second half started with both teams firing well out the blocks and trying to create chances and get the first goal.

It was the opponents’ who made the difference with fresh legs and getting a corner, which was brilliantly executed into the net.

Wellington had been working hard all throughout the game – trying to hold on and move forward to get a goal back – but Burnham caught them out down the left and crossed for a second goal.

With only ten minutes left, Wellington tried hard to get something back from the game, but Burnham defended well and kept them out.