Gryphons remain on top

PUBLISHED: 12:42 28 November 2012

Gryphons second team remain top of the table on goal difference after beating South Glos 7-0.

Somerset Gryphons Men’s 2nd XI 7

South Glos A 0

GRYPHONS remain top of the table on goal difference after subduing South Glos in a seven-goal thriller.

The away team never let their opposition play and kept them on the back foot throughout. Gryphons spent the vast majority of the game camped in South Glos’ D and David Procter grabbed a hat-trick, Graham Plaister two, and Matt Pimble and Ian Trudgett one apiece.

The midfield battle meant Gryphons dominated and well-worked attacks saw the opposition panic and make key mistakes to hand the three points on a plate.

Taunton Vale 3rd XI 1

Somerset Gryphons Ladies 1st XI 4

AFTER a long trip, Gryphons stormed Taunton’s goal to top the table.

The visitors started strongly and within minutes Emma Oliver linked with Amy Barkus, with a smooth reverse stick from the latter putting the away team one up.

Outstanding teamwork saw Gryphons take control, but Taunton pounced on a loose ball in the D and lobbed gallant goalkeeper Jackie Plumley.

Gryphons rallied before half-time and player of the match Carrie Rudge reclaimed the lead, mimicking Taunton and seizing the ball in the D.

Motivated, Gryphons won several short corners before Lara Ford smashed home. Taunton kept battling, but a great clearance from defender Hannah Holden saw Hevin James dribble from the halfway line and net after a one-on-one with the keeper.

Somerset Gryphons Ladies 2nd XI 3

Mid Somerset 0

BOTH teams gave everything, but three goals saw Gryphons grab the three points.

Mid Somerset worked hard and looked like the first team to score, except for Gryphons’ sturdy defence. Some hard work spawned several short corners and Kath Wilkins netted two.

The second half saw Gryphons’ calm captain Kaz Naunton bag the final goal after a cool one-on-one with the keeper.

Throughout, keeper Dawn Ledger made significant saves to ensure the clean sheet and player of the match jointly and justly went to defender Charmaine Baker and Diane Bulled.

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