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Bride's pride on derby day

By Wells Journal  |  Posted: November 22, 2012

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Winscombe Ladies 1st 4 Shepton Mallet Ladies 1st 0

Charlie Philips celebrated getting married the previous day by helping Winscombe keep their first clean sheet of the season during Saturday's win over local rivals Shepton.

The former Ms Edwards formed a tight unit with Caitlin Flood, Juju Miles, Caroline Marsh and Becky Wilshire, although keeper Kate Walker also had to make a couple of great one-on-one saves when Shepton managed to break through.

Winscombe opened the scoring just before half-time when great team play ended with Jade Barry slotting in a well-worked goal, then a new short-corner routine saw Leanne Gardner calmly convert Sarah Holland's pass.

Gabby Richardson made it 3-0 after the break and Kerri Willis bagged Winscombe's fourth goal just before the final whistle.

Gardner took the player of the match award for her versatility and great strike, while the club would like to congratulate both newlywed Philips and coach Emma Pike on the arrival of her new baby.

Taunton Vale Ladies 4th 4 Winscombe Ladies 2nd 4

A Claudia Rothorn-James hat- trick helped Winscombe 2nds get some reward from their spirited performance at Taunton.

Young debutant Hannah Bapty played extremely well, linking with Trudie Lynham on the wing as the visitors created several early chances.

However, it was Taunton who scored first but Winscombe levelled before the break as Becky Matthews' firmly-struck short corner was swept home by Routhorn- James.

A fast-paced second period saw Taunton score three times, despite good work by the visiting back three of Jodie Honor, Kaye Wannerton and Emma Callow, who linked well with captain Vicky Calder.

Winscombe hit back on each occasion, though, through Matthews and Routhorn- James (2) to ensure an exciting match finished all square.

Frys Ladies 3rd 0 Winscombe Ladies 3rd 2

Two first-half goals proved to be enough for Winscombe's 3rd XI after they produced a thoroughly dominant team display.

Their attacking game plan was obvious from the outset and, after an intense period of short corners, Emma Whitehead slotted home a fifth- minute opener.

Helen Sinclair and Laura Harvey were bossing the midfield and the latter quickly doubled the lead when she lifted a well-placed shot into the back of the net.

Gill Harvey, Vicky Look and Amy Cheese continued to work tirelessly in the second half to feed the forward line of Vicki Pagett, Alice Sloman and Hannah Hussey but Frys defended in numbers to prevent further goals.

At the other end, Rachel Wallace, Sarah Kempster and Jo Hann dealt comfortably with the few attacking plays that came their way.

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