Mendip made the lengthy trip to Bideford on Saturday to take on Taw Valley.

In the absence of regular Captain, April Callow, Acting Captain, Cherilyn Carey, did a great job of marshalling her troops to secure a valuable three points.

Highlights of an excellent team performance were goals from Hayley Young, Jasmine Scott and Georgie Kelly (2). The Player of the Match award went to Katie Riches, who worked hard in midfield.

A depleted Mendip Ladies Second Team faced a large travelling squad from Old Bristolians this weekend.

Empowered by an intense yoga session, Mendip started well, with excellent play down the right-hand side by Liv Collins, supporting both attack and defence. Unfortunately, it was Old Bs who broke the deadlock.

Mendip were quick to reply when Karen Inns picked up a pass from Sally Stanford in the top corner and slipped it to Jackie Browning at the top of the D, who, after beating her defender, tapped it in to Maddy Collins, who calmly slotted it past the keeper. The game remained 1-1 for a long period of time, until a well-worked short corner put Old Bs ahead at half-time.

The second half continued in much the same way, with the midfield trio working tirelessly, and the forwards applying lots of pressure, but it wasn’t to be. Old Bristolians wrapped up the game with a third and final goal.

Player of the Match was Liv Collins, who had a fantastic game at right back, closely followed by Dani Seymour, who made some excellent saves – including one from her own defender!

Big thanks to Paul Woolway and Andy Flint for umpiring.

Carrie Tiley