Weston Win Somerset Second In First Season

The goal-scoring power that secured top spot for the new Weston side in the 9v9 division was emphasised as they thrashed llminster Reserves 13-1 away.

Ellie Orritt and Ellie Roberts oth featured with five-goal hauls, Ellie Drew got a couple and Karen Catton was also on target.

Roberts’ whoping tally of 55 goals was easily the league’s best, teammate Lucy Mager next on 22, while the side amassed 118 goals in total. 

Purnell Sports had to settle for second place, with a goal-difference 32 less than Weston’s, not aided by their fixture being declared a walkover.

This Sunday (9th April), it’s the semi-finals of the cup for Weston, against Penmill’s first team.

Stacie Morrissey (Women’s and Girls’ Academy Coordinator) commented on the first year success:

“When setting up the team last year and interviewing for managers I was very hopeful with the management we put in place that we would do well this season. Then we advertised for players and within the first couple of months together I wasn’t just hopeful, I was then confident we would go far with in the league.”

Manager Josh Donoghue praised his new charges:

“For a debut season this is a great achievement and I give all the credit to the hard work, determination and persistence of all the players. It is hard to put into words how proud and humbled I am to be able to take charge of this team each week, it has been a great honour and achievement this season for myself and I look forward for many more successful seasons to come.”

Meanwhile, up in Division 1, Portishead are on the verge of winning the league. Unbeaten in 18 games, one more win from their remaining two games will make sure that Penmill cannot catch them.

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