Maximum points for ladies

PUBLISHED: 12:45 28 November 2012

Honiton Hornets (orange and black) won 2-0 against Sidmouth and Ottery Ladies 3rd X1 on Saturday. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhsp 3848-46-12TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Honiton Hornets (orange and black) won 2-0 against Sidmouth and Ottery Ladies 3rd X1 on Saturday. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhsp 3848-46-12TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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A narrow 1-0 win over Taunton Vale gave Clevedon ladies 1st XI maximum points.

Clevedon Ladies 1st XI 1

Taunton Vale 2nds 0

CLEVEDON ladies secured maximum points with a superb display against Taunton in this Premier Division 2 match.

Taunton started strongly, testing the Clevedon defence, but with the experience of Liz Lester and Ali Hughes and a commanding performance from Becky Smith, the visitors’ attack was restricted.

Clevedon’s forwards with Ali Davies and Helen Spear the chief tormentors, created chances, but could not make their efforts count. Sophie Feboul was proving a thorn in Taunton’s side, seizing every opportunity to go forward.

Elaine Basterfield’s flick from a short corner cannoned off the post and the half ended goal-less and Rachel Holme’s effort following a superb run from Davies was disallowed.

After the break, the visitors once again moved purposefully forward, but Clevedon maintained a stronghold on their front line. Bethany Friend and Danni Eager broke up Taunton attacks with great tackling and Clevedon gradually took control of the game.

Clevedon eventually took the lead from a short corner. The ball came back to Smith, who struck powerfully to put the home side in front. Davies and Spear carved out more openings for Clevedon, but Taunton held on.

On Saturday, Clevedon travel to play Redland UWE.


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