Monthly Archives: November 2016

RESERVES OUTCLASS PEN MILL

Sunday 20th NovemberThe Ladies Reserves travelled to Yeovil today to take on an unbeaten Pen Mill side and came home with 3 goals and 3 points after putting on another dominant display. It took Lydeard just 10 minutes to get the breakthrough when the on fire Emily Knott was put through on goal and calmly slotted home. From then on it was all Lydeard as they moved the ball well on a difficult playing surface and they made their dominance count with Knotty grabbing her second to put her season tally into double figures with her 10th in 9 games! The second half was more of the same as Lydeard continued to limit Pen Mill to few touches and they put the gloss on a fine display when Annie burst down the left and slotted home for a debut goal. There could’ve been more as Lydeard kept creating chances but just couldn’t get the extra goals the performance deserved! A fantastic team performance which has really made a huge statement of intent in our push for a league title! Spooner went to Kayleigh Campbell and player of the match went to Kelsey Shipway for a commanding performance between the sticks picking up a second successive clean sheet! A few bonuses from today aswell including Natalie Poole being back in action after 6 months away and Charlotte Smiith playing outfield creating chances and testing the keeper from outside the box! All In all a job well done!

Luke Curtis

Ladies Reserves 9-0 Merriott Photographs

COLTS 6-3 BRIDGWATER GRASSHOPPERS

Colts remain unbeaten in the league as they pick 3 valuable points. Colts started brightly and were ahead ok 5 mins as Joey Conway scored. Joey Kaczorek got the last touch from a Ben Evett cross 2-0. And 2 minutes later Conway scored again to out colts 3-0 up after 22 mins. Colts kept pressing with the Grasshoppers keeper making 4/5 top notch saves. In typical colts style here comes the collapse Grasshoppers scored 3 goals in 7 minutes. Half time 3-3.The halftime team talk was straight to the point and brutal. Second half the colts got their act together but had man of the match Chris McKee making some vital saves. With the game being scrappy due to the pitch cutting up, the game changed when the ref gave a soft penalty to the colts. Up stepped captain Matthew Charles who cooly sent the keeper the wrong way 4-3 colts. Grasshoppers kept coming but the back 4 of Carl Salter, Adam Cornish, Callum Corns and Sam Bate stood strong helped out by kaz, Matt Melhuish, Joel Durkin Owen Lindsay, Evett and Joe Wakeman. If anyone see’s melly, ask him about his 1 on 1 at the end. With the Grasshoppers pressing Shane Hills finished the game with 2 good finishes. Colts deserved the 3 points but made it hard work.

RESERVES IMPRESSIVE FORM CONTINUES

BLAFC 9-0 MERRIOTT

After last weeks cup drama it was a case of back to business in the league for lydeard as they ran riot in a 9-0 victory for over Merriot ladies. In a dominant first half lydeard made their pressure count notching 4 goals before half time. The second half was a display worthy of winning any match as lydeard controlled possession and passed the ball around the team with confidence and conviction and scored 5 more goals and limiting Merriot to very few touches of the ball. All in all a comfortable and impressive afternoon! Goal scorers were as follows.. A hat-trick for Kitty Wells, two for Billie Denny, two for Sophie Buck and two for Kayleigh Campbell! Spooner went to Emily Knott for tripping herself up on multiple occasions, and player of the match went to Laura Wadham who stayed cool calm and collected in possession and broke up Merriots wide play the whole 90 minutes producing a faultless display both offensively and defensively .Thank you to those who came to show their support today! 

Big games to come so we continue this form and really show everyone just how good we can be!!

Luke Curtis

U15 MATCH REPORT

This game saw us come in 8-0 winners against Galmington Dragon HawksA Scrappy start to this game, but we soon got in our stride and started playing some good football, Once the first goal was scored it was never in doubt. We battled well and the goals came, we led 5-0 at halftime.

The second half, we gave players some rest time and changed some positions, Adam Naish was able to complete a fine hatrick on taking our Tally to 8 goals, other scorers Ravi Khakhar, Ben Highfield, Cial Marvin, Tom Magee, Josh Compton.

Another solid defensive display by all, now 3 points clear at the top but played a game more than Taunton Youth in 2nd 

MOM Dom Hill and Adam Naish

COLTS 2-2 MINEHEAD

The Colts were very much the better side in the first half and took the lead on 28 minutes through a smart finish from a ball from Man of the match Joel Durkin. Colts scored a second from a good finish by Joey Conway on his home debut. The Colts continued to control the ball and game; until the 48th min in the first half when Minehead scored somewhat against the run of play.Half time 2-1

The second half was a different story with the much improved Minehead the better side and equalised on 53 minutes. For the rest of the game it was evens with both sides missing good chances. Need to take our chances and kill games off in the future. 

Andy Springer