Weymouth 1s secure 3 points
Weymouth look confident and strong for another 3 points
Weymouth hosted Chippenham 2s and were looking to secure another 3 points, but would have to do this without prominent forward Emily Austin due to injury. Weymouth started very disorganised from the whistle, but after a less than convincing opening 10 minutes pulled it together and started showing their dominance and strength. The Weymouth forwards has a great time in the D in the first half, with shot after shot on target constantly denied by a very skilful Chippenham goalkeeper, stark contrast to the home keeper, Megan Eadon who didn’t touch the ball at all in the first half. Perfectly placed passes from Casey Foot and attacking play from Lynsey Melhuish saw wave after wave of pressure from the seasiders. The first Weymouth goal came form a bit of magic from Player of the Match, Jodie Stone. A lifted pass from Susie Stone, saw Jodie pick the ball up on the half way line and with speed and confidence flew past 3 Chippenham players. Left with only the keeper to beat, she neatly tucked the ball through the legs of the approaching keeper. More smart play from Weymouth made Chippenham make many defensive errors, including a blatant foul by the incoming defending who took out an unexpecting Bowles primed for a shot on goal. A short corner given for this, and the second goal scored. Injected by Stone and played across the D by Sullivan-Harvey at pace Jodie Stone got on the end of it for a clinical deflection on the right post.
Weymouth went into half time 2-0, buoyed with confidence and ready for an attacking second half.
Second half saw Chippenham change formation slightly and present more of an attacking threat, despite this most of their breaks were thwarted by solid defenders Alice Craven and Jenna Bennett. Weymouth’s third came from some great attacking play down the left from Foot and May. Slick and fast play saw Jemma Brunell pass the ball across the D to be picked up by Julia May who was in the perfect position to take the ball around the keeper and slip it in. May had a second goal denied by a goal line save from a Chippenham defender after she beat the keeper again for a shot on goal.
Weymouth’s goal keeper was finally tested in the last 15 minutes of the game with a little flurry of attacks from the away side. A one on one with a Chippenham attacker saw Eadon confidently stand her ground and deny Chippenham a goal. The away side managed a handful of shots on goal, but the home keeper was able to keep concentration and a clean sheet.
Weymouth did not relieve any pressure and were hungry for more goals, great passing down the right this time lead to a ball played into on form Bowles who once again beat the keeper by taking the ball round her only to be denied by a foot of the defender on the line. Penalty flick given. A confident Susie Stone stepped forward to take the flick and remained focused and calm to whip the ball just inside the left post, past a diving goalkeeper.
A final last push from Chippenham saw some late breaks for a goal, but Weymouth stayed strong. The final score 4-0 and another 3 point for the home side. Weymouth, full of confidence, hope to continue their winning streak against second in the league Blandford & Sturminster Newton away next Saturday.
Player of the Match: Jodie Stone
Players: Eadon, Craven, Stone, Bennett, Melhuish, May, Bowles, Foot, Russell, Sullivan-Harvey, Brunell, Stone