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Weymouth 1s V Bournemouth 3s

A double header on the weekend resulted in another 6 points for Weymouth who maintain their unbeaten record in Channel Division 1.

Away against Bournemouth on Saturday, the team came away with 2-1 win after a fast paced and tense game. An early goal from Sophie Foot gained Weymouth their goal difference century and the team played well, maintaining composure on the ball and distributing well. A slightly depleted squad did nothing to deter Weymouth from their game, as Butcher worked well with Mullet in the centre, and the forwards created space in Bournemouth’s D. Weymouth look set to score their second in the 20th minute but a strike from Drewitt was deflected by the home side’s quick keeper. The away side were put under pressure from Bournemouth as they made quick runs at goal, but sweeper Stuart-Smith made some great block tackles and clearances and prevented Weymouth from conceding.  The second Weymouth goal came early in the second half from speedy Drewitt who drove along the back line and netted one for the team.  The team looked strong, but fatigue set in and Bournemouth were able to gain advantage and shortly scored off a penalty corner. Weymouth’s Buthcher responded as she lifted the ball into the goal, however this was disallowed and the final result was left at 2-1 to Weymouth.

Player of the Match – Jenny Stuart-Smith

Team: Reeder, Stuart-Smith, Craven, Thomasson, Taylor, Butcher, Mullet, Bloxham, Foot, Restorick, Drewitt, Man

21.3.2010 Weymouth 1s V Yeovil 2s

Another away match against Yeovil on Sunday again put the Weymouth side under pressure as their unbeaten record looked threatened. With key players absent and many recruited from the 2nd team, the away side looked unsettled on the ball and were unable to get into their stride in the opening minutes. Yeovil took advantage of the away side’s disadvantage and created some early breaks, only to be closed down by Berni John in defence who kept the score sheet clean for Weymouth. Butcher and Stuart-Smith linked well in the midfield, driving the ball up the pitch and using the width effectively. Stuart-Smith made some quick runs into the D up the sidelines and crossed to Drewitt who was unlucky not to score. The team gained confidence as they held possession towards the end of the first half, resulting in Butcher netting the first of the day. Some scrappy play and lack of communication from Weymouth allowed Yeovil to regain possession and accelerate towards Reeder in goal. Weymouth effectively cleared four short corners to hold onto the score, and Taylor tackled well on the left. A second goal by Foot for Weymouth in the second half seemed to secure their position, however Yeovil’s response was quick and they were able to decrease their deficit by 1. A final attempt from Butcher was disallowed to leave the final result as 2-1.

Player of the Match – Berni John and Jenny Stuart-Smith

Team: Reeder, John, Taylor, Craven, Stuart-Smith, Butcher, Foot, Taylor, Man, King, Drewitt

Weymouth 1st XI play bottom of the league, Wimborne Wayfarers II on Saturday at home (12.30) and again on the following Tuesday away.

Match Report- 20.03.2010

 Weymouth 2’s V Swanage & Wareham 2’s
On a damp and dreary afternoon, Weymouth 2’s met Swanage & Wareham 2’s. After suffering a heavy defeat last week due to a seriously depleted squad, Weymouth 2’s returned to their home venue with renewed spirits.  The opening play saw very strong teamwork from Weymouth, resulting in the first goal by Kaye Chittenden after only 5 minutes. This only added to the enthusiasm of the Weymouth players who continued to storm ahead scoring another 3 goals shortly afterwards. The goals came from Irina Burnet, Megan Taylor and Anne King. At half time Weymouth were therefore leading strongly 4-0.

After the break Swanage upped their game and caught Weymouth out on a couple of occasions; however Megan Taylor scored her second after a great strike from a short corner by Kaye Chittenden. Within all the excitement, the Weymouth players were getting over enthusiastic and excited consequently Bernadette John received a green card and Kaye Chittenden a yellow. With Chittenden forced to go off, Weymouth dropped their heads and Swanage managed to grab 2 back. However, Weymouth held out to secure a well deserved win.

Mom- Megan Taylor

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