Weymouth travel to Salisbury
Weymouth look for a win away to Salisbury
Weymouth Ladies 2s travelled away to Salisbury, without their star defender Berni Cane. Weymouth had a strong start with confident play all over the pitch. Star striker Katy Stone opened the scoring with a shot on goal that was originally saved by the home keeper, Stone reacted quickly and scored by placing the rebound in the back of the goal. Strong play from the midfield including Abi Charlesworth, saw a brilliant pass played into Ellen Sandrey who calmly scored with a simple one touch of the ball putting it past the keeper. Weymouth stayed attacking and strong for the first half, playing the ball well around the pitch and utilising all the players. Salisbury managed to also apply some pressure and just before half time a surprise counter attack broke through the Weymouth defence and brought some pressure on to goalkeeper, Lucy Barton. Despite an initial save and good defending by Weymouth, Salisbury were eventually awarded a short corner which they managed to convert. The score at half time 1-2 in Weymouth’s favour.
The second half started well for Weymouth who were determined to score more and keep the pressure in the opposition’s half. After yet another Weymouth attack, Weymouth were awarded a short corner after the home keeper made a clearance high and dangerous that resulted in Claire Thomasson suffering an injury to the head after the ball hit her at speed. Thomasson was replaced so the injury could be looked at and treated, Alanna Hicks stepped up to fill the role of centre forward for the remainder of the game. After continuous pressure from the Weymouth side, and multiple shots on goal the away side finally got their third. The quick reactions of Gina Brown from another deflected shot gave the away side a two-goal cushion.
The home side were not ready to finish the game and give up. Another quick break on the counter attack saw the Weymouth side getting back into position to defend. Despite their best efforts, a deflected shot form Salisbury saw the goal line change to 2-3 and put the home side without a goal of a point. Weymouth spurred on to secure the win played some more brilliant passes into the forwards. Luckily, a now confident, Sandrey was on the receiving end of yet another great pass to strike it past the home keeper to give Weymouth the two-goal cushion once more.
Weymouth ended the game victorious and very well deserved three points for the Ladies 2s. They will be hoping for another 3 points next game when they face Gillingham 2s at home.