North Somerset women can find dozen good reasons to celebrate after latest romp

PUBLISHED: 17:00 29 January 2019

Lara Ford-Urch in action for North Somerset

Lara Ford-Urch in action for North Somerset


North Somerset’s women went goal crazy at Jaspers seconds in West Clubs League Brunel Division One at the weekend.

Michelle Harrold in action for North SomersetMichelle Harrold in action for North Somerset

They travelled to North Bristol for an early pushback and took the lead after just 35 seconds through Michelle Harrold.

And it was 3-0 inside three minutes as Harrold netted again and Lara Ford-Urch also struck after some slick play.

North continued to mount attack after attack and goals from Ford-Urch and Helen Graham took their tally to five.

And the constant pressure proved too much for the hosts, as Ford-Urch scored twice more and Harrold also completed her hat-trick, with Becky Urch getting in on the act to make it 10-0 at half time.

The second half was only a few minutes old when North were awarded a penalty flick, with Urch stepping up after missing from the spot a week earlier and firing into the top left corner.

Joint player of the match Charlotte Millington – who shared the award with Urch – then produced a surging run to the base line and crossed for Harrold to net and join Ford-Urch on four goals while completing North’s 12-0 triumph.

They return to home turf to host Mendip on Saturday (4pm).

The seconds remain in the hunt in Brunel Division Three after beating Bristol Bluebirds 4-2.

The home side produced lots of good play and better use of the wingers at Gordano, dominating midfield areas.

And Molly Wyatt scored twice, with Mili Bryant and Phoebe Gibson also on target.

The men’s seconds went down 3-2 against Westbury B, but the thirds beat Mid Somerset A by a 1-0 margin in Wells.

Colin Ainsworth returned after seven weeks out with a knee injury but the pitch proved slippery for all, especially speedy wingers Jack Colling and Dan Dudley.

North moved the ball well and were very patient, producing some intelligent play, and netted the only goal when captain Phil Toomey found Dudley at the top of the D and he made space for himself before lifting past the keeper.

Toomey forced a good save from the keeper, after Ainsworth had moved the ball well, as Phil Voisey made several interceptions at the back to deny Mid Somerset.

Andy Checkley was named man of the match for a strong display at left back.

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