Weymouth triumphant in the cold
A brilliant show of team work and skill
Weymouth ladies fought through some wet and cold weather Saturday as they faced off against Swanage. Both teams looking for a win after both losing their opening game of the season. Weymouth set the tone of the match right from the whistle, Weymouth attacked with focus and speed, first goal was scored in the opening 2 minutes by Emily Austin coming in off the right. The home team quickly reset, ready for more attacking play. Weymouth quickly dispossessed Swanage from the restart, Co-Captain Anneka Bowles passing straight into the D for her fellow Co-Captain Amanda Sullivan to one touch it past the away Goalkeeper quickly making it 2-0. The away team managed to break away, getting through the Weymouth defense, and getting a lucky goal past the home Goalkeeper Megan Eadon. This didn’t dampen Weymouth’s spirits in the rain who were looking fresh and solid, working well with the new system and rotating the attack. With wave after wave of attacking play from Weymouth, they scored another 3 in the first half from Sophie Russell, Jodie Stone and Anneka Bowles. They went in to half time 5-1 up.
Second half began exactly how the first ended, Weymouth were dominant and exciting. Clever passes down both sides from Julia May and Lynsey Melhuish lit up the forwards to charge into the D. More brilliant and accurate passing play from Weymouth led to goals from Jemma Brunell, Amanda Sullivan and Julia May. Swanage & Wareham had a little flurry of attacks late in the second half, they managed to get a couple of short corners, but solid defending and a reaction save from the Goalkeeper kept it to just one away goal. With a hat trick from Brunell and a final goal from Bowles, Weymouth ended the match winning 12-1. A great team performance all round, goals from 7 different players Weymouth are currently sat 4th in the league with an exciting match against Wimborne, away next Saturday.
Player of the match: Jemma Brunell