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!
Saturday 26th November 2016.
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.
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!!
The Under 15’s arrived at Worle School, ready to prove themselves against Team Mendip; who were one of their toughest opposition last season, knocking them out of the cup. The girls showed their intent right from the off with a carefully placed strike from Maisie Williams within two minutes of the start. This was followed 5 minutes laters by a superb cross…which turned into a shot from Kayleigh Riley. For the remainder of this half the girls worked tirelessly pressing the ball and passing with precision, with goals coming thick and fast as a rewards for their efforts. The half time score was 7-0 after Maisie Williams completed her hat-trick, two well taken goals from Ellen Broadway, and a well deserved goal for Kayleigh Riley and Rhiannon Campbell-Farmer.
The second half started with Team Mendip showing determination to not repeat the first half, and put Lydeard under some pressure resulting in some shots on target. The back three led by Rebekah Crudge held firm and allowed the girls to settle and the passing improved, allowing a further five goals to be scored. It could easily have been more had Team Mendips keeper had not made as many good saves. Second half scorers were Jaz Crook, Willow Dyke, a flukey own goal and a further two from Broadway taking her tally to 4! Every player worked hard throughout the 80 minutes and it was a performance to be proud of.
Player of the Match: Maisie Williams
Bridgwater Reserves 2-2 BLAFC
Lydeard found themselves down to ten men after 15 minutes following the dismissal of Charlie Wilson for a wreckless challenge. Minutes later Jack Adams put Lydeard ahead with a screamer from 25 yards out which went in off the angle of the post and cross bar. Bridgwater levelled on 35 after some sloppy defending and took the lead through a Connor Noble own goal, cruel deflection which left keeps Lawton stranded.
Lydeard soaked up the pressure in the second half, Butler, Clunnie and Andrews worked tirelessly is midfield and contained the Bridgwater flow. On 70 Lydeard equalised through a Tune Govier own goal.