Beth’s late goal beats Weston

PUBLISHED: 14:43 27 November 2013 | UPDATED: 14:43 27 November 2013

A late hat-trick goal by Beth Barzotelli helped Clevedon Ladies Under-14s to a 3-2 victory over Weston.

Clevedon Ladies Under-14s 3

Weston Ladies Under-14s 2

A SUPERB hat-trick from Beth Barzotelli saw Clevedon gain a good win against Weston in the Avon League.

From the start Clevedon went on the attack, Beth Barzotelli and Caitlin Meredith testing the Weston defence. Clevedon’s back line of Meg Coulter and Natalie Cheetham performed well keeping the Weston attack under control, but the times they did get through Amy Eager in the Clevedon goal was on good form.

Some fine running from Beth Barzotelli saw her score the opening goal, Weston fought back, but Anna Barzotelli aided by Laura Gillespie allowed them few chances. Beth Barzotelli made it two with another weaving run at pace to leave the defence flat footed.

After the break, Clevedon went in search of further goals. Amy Dewfour and Emily Hufford were denied by some good Weston defensive play. Weston found a way through despite more good work from Amy Eager and pulled the score back to 2-2.

Clevedon went in search of victory and Georgia Houston, Hannah McDonald and Lizzie Williams forced the pace from midfield. Coulter pushed upfield and Zoe Batchelor and Lene Parry backed up the attack.

With time running out, Beth Barzotelli scored the winner from a short corner to cap a fine individual performance.

Clevedon Ladies Under-16s 0

Yate Ladies Under-16s 6

UP against one of the best sides in the competition, Clevedon fought well but were unable to stem the flow of goals.

Charlotte Payne had a great game in defence and Lauren Bird was making the Yate forwards work hard for time and space, Katie Withers in the Clevedon goal put in her usual fine performance.

Clevedon tested the Yate defence with Lauren Meredith attacking at speed down the right drawing a fine save the Yate keeper. Sophie Brown and Asia Drew pushed forward, while Louise Greenhall with some powerful hitting started to make the Yate defence panic, but Clevedon found themselves 4-0 down at the interval.

A tighter performance from Clevedon after the break with Gemma McDonald prominent kept Yate under a tighter rein. An injury right at the end of play to keeper Withers marred a good afternoon’s hockey.

Clevedon Ladies Hockey Club are holding a quiz night on December 7 at Clevedon United Football Club, Coleridge Vale, 7.30pm start to raise funds for the club. For tickets phone Cait on 07786 254944.

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