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Salisbury 0 – 4 Weymouth Ladies 1

Salisbury 0 – 4 Weymouth Ladies 1

By Susie Stone
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This fantastic victory sees Weymouth take the top spot

Weymouth Ladies 1st XI travelled to Salisbury in nervous anticipation of a top of the league clash. Although equal on points, Salisbury were ahead by 9 goals.
Against the run of play, Weymouth counter attacked quickly, resulting in Laura McCurdy making a great run down the left into the D to slip the ball to Lynda Drewitt you cooly placed the ball past the keeper into the corner of the goal. This instantly dissipated any nerves, and Weymouth then went from strength to strength. With an awesome foursome in defence, Luce Byrne, Sophie Foot, Natalie Halford and (man of the match) Jo Brazier managed to hold off a smattering of strong attacks from the league leaders, with an inpenetrable barrier. The amazing Laura Osbourne parried all attempts on goal deftly.
Wendy Butcher used the match as a warm up for her England trials, and evenly distributed the ball from her pivotal position, giving the forwards a plethora of shots on target. Caitlin Dive was unable to find the net with a selection of high and wide shots, likewise Lara Blundell.
The ever dependable Drewitt, slotted home again after another counter attack where Emily Austin drove the ball through the middle, drew the last defender and passed to Drewitt who had made a great run and finished with ease. In an identical move Lynda got her hat-trick after a run and pass by McCurdy.
A rousing half time talk from stand in manager Izzy Austin, enabled the away side to stay focussed.
Newcomer Laura McCurdy and Captain Emily Austin upped the pressure in the second half aided by Gina Huntley. Austin smashed home the fourth, leaving the home side wondering what went wrong.
This fantastic victory sees Weymouth take the top spot, and reduce the goal difference to 1.
An outstanding team performance that will hopefully be repeated with the victory hungry seasiders.

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Match date

Sat 31, Jan 2015




East Division