Mendip Ladies Seconds faced local rivals, Frome, on Saturday, for what turned out to be a feisty encounter.

From the whistle, Mendip worked well moving the ball up the pitch, where forwards, Glover and Holliwell, put pressure on the Frome defence. With a number of decisions going against the Ladies in yellow, the ball was quickly overturned, and Frome were on the attack. Luckily for Mendip, Whittaker and Player of the Match, Tiley, were on-hand to deny Frome any chance of a goal.

Mendip started the second half well, and an excellent through-ball by Stanford was picked up by Glover. She beat two opponents and a well-deserved goal looked imminent, but she was cruelly denied by the last defender.

With just minutes to go, Frome were awarded a flick, and despite keeper, Tiley’s best efforts, the ball crossed the line. With tempers running high, Mendip pushed everyone forward seeking the equaliser, but it wasn’t to be.

Kate Penn


Mendip Thirds faced Midsomerset at home on Saturday.

The starting whistle blew and Mendip tried to pressurise the ‘Mids’ defence and find a way through to goal. However, the opposition came back in the last minutes of the half and scored to make it 0-1. After a half-time team talk from Lucy Hemings and Carol Holmes, Mendip became more determined for a goal. Despite some tough defence, ‘Mids’ slipped in another two goals during the second half. In the dying minutes, Sarah Pearce attempted a shot on goal, but it slipped just past the post and the final score was 0-3. The Player of the Match went to Emily Weale for her calls and consistent attempts to get the ball into the D.

This Saturday, Mendip Ladies First Team are at home to Royal Wootton Bassett (1.30 p.m.); the Seconds are at home to Weymouth and the Thirds travel to Westberries.

Eva Pearce