Weymouth V Beminster. Saturday 14th September 2013
Weymouth started with their new formation and created some good play down the centre of the pitch. The defence were proficient in keeping the Beminster attack at bay and stopping several short corners. Weymouth had a few attacks upfront, but unfortunately to no avail.
The second half started with good pace and Weymouth were on the attack from the offset. Weymouth quickly won a penalty corner that this was converted by Sophie Foot, with a 1-0 lead.
Almost immediately Weymouth were on the front foot again and played the ball well up the side of the pitch, using short players to cut out Beminster’s defence. Linda Drewitt took hold of the ball in the D, from a pass from Caitlin Dive and made the score 2-0.
Weymouth’s defence were well-structured throughout and kept any attack from Beminster at bay, delivering the ball upfront to the attacking players. Weymouth were awarded a penalty corner and creative play between Emily Austin and Sophie Foot, allowed Sophie to make the score 3-0.
Short corner number 3 came from creative play inside the D and this ended in a 4-0 lead to Weymouth.
Pilling on the pressure immediately, Weymouth were awarded another penalty corner which slipped left and Caitlin Dive converted it with a straight strike.
Beminster continued to play well and kept Weymouth away from their D, not giving away any penalty corners and keeping play further up the pitch. Their efforts resulted in a penalty corner and this was converted by their striker, leaving the final score 5-1.
Team list: Emily Austin ©, Anneka Rogers (VC), Jacqui Riddler, Sophie Foot, Berni John, Dervla Ireland, Lottie Crane, Caitlin Dive, Olivia Culbreth, Alex Hearn, Gina Huntley, Leify Hendricks, Lara Blundell, Gill Ore, Anna Dencher, Luce Bryne, Susie Stone, Chloe Van Crugten, Linda Drewitt.
Man of the match: Caitlin Dive