Another hard earned victory for the Ladies Reserves today against a team that set up to defend and executed it very well but we managed to keep fighting and get the goals the performance deserved. If we were more clinical it could’ve been 7/8! A lot of really impressive performances out there today! Goals from Jodie Dingle and Willow Dyke; with her First Ladies goal!! Spooner went to Emily Knott for falling over the respect barrier during the warm up (but at great speed) 🙈 and Player of the Match went to Mia Cridge for a dominant display in the centre of midfield. Another 3 points and another clean sheet so myself and Suze are very proud of every single one of you! Let’s keep pushing and finish the season in style!
Combe Ladies 0-7 BLAFC Ladies Reserves
Lydeard Ladies Reserves travelled to Combe St Nicholas today for their first game of the new year and produced a dominant display in a 7-0 victory.The game was all but settled by half time as Lydeard ran riot notching 5 before the break and could’ve had more, they passed the ball around with confidence and ease pushing Combe further and further back. The second half was a professional controlled performance as Lydeard continued to dominate possession and keep focused around a Combe team that was beginning to get more and more rattled, a further two goals topped off a fine days work and a perfect start to the new year!
Goals today were; two fine finishes from Annie, two from Jodie Dingle on her return to action, Emily Knott got her 12th of the season with a little help from the keeper 😉 Ellie Buffham grabbed her first goal for the ladies reserves and it was a screamer of a hit (I’m still convinced it was meant to be a cross) and Shakira Adrianna Howard also scored on her return after a very long injury lay off! Player of the match went to Ruth Shackleton for a fine display in the centre of the park! And unfortunately spooner went to the coach for forgetting to bring the balls and cones! 🙈
A great start to the year and now we go again next week!
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!
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!!
Ladies Reserves 6-5 Glastonbury LadiesIt was very much a tale of two halfs today as Lydeard took on Glastonbury in the league cup. Things couldn’t have started better for Lydeard as Emily Knott was put through on goal inside 5 minutes and calmly slotted home, after a couple of missed opportunities Lydeard suddenly lost their way and quickly found themselves 3-1 down going into half time. The second half saw Lydeard come out a new team full of energy and fight and quickly reduced the deficit with another well taken goal from Knotty, they would soon found themselves level with Knotty impressively completing her hatrick! And they weren’t done there as a fierce strike from Charlie Pettinger crashed against the bar and fell to Amanda Burnett who controlled and then volleyed home for 4-3, that signaled a crazy 15 minutes in which Glastonbury first levelled up only for Knotty to grab her 4th of the afternoon, but that only spurred the visitors on who yet again scored to level things up. With 5 minutes left and the match seemingly heading for extra time Pettinger smashed one top corner with her weaker foot to spark crazy celebrations! Lydeard held on to record a hard thought victory and go onto the next round! Amazing team spirit and fight was shown to come back from 3-1 down and also to keep getting ahead after conceding so for that I’m extremely proud! Spooner went to Charlotte Cross for missing an open goal and other odd comments throughout the game and player of the match went to the goal machine Emily Knott for another fantastic display to take her tally to 8 goals in 8 games!! We keep pushing now girls!!!