Sidmouth and Ottery ladies’ III hit by Saturday night fever!
PUBLISHED: 12:12 26 September 2013 | UPDATED: 12:12 26 September 2013
Taunton Civil Service 4, SOHC III 2
Sidmouth and Ottery ladies’ III were beaten by the better side on the day in their match at Taunton, writes Suzanne Thorpe.
The more experienced hosts made a powerful start and struck a brace of early goals.
It seemed as if SOHC were suffering from a shade of ‘Saturday night fever’ as they struggled to come to terms with the home sides power.
However, thanks to some fine defending from Mary Ackland, Tess Paewai, Mo Mylne in front of keeper Sophie Camp, SOHC were able to stay in then contest and they began to up the tempo of their own performance.
Good link play from Katie Jackson, Jess Oliver and Sarah Dean saw SOHC get behind the home defence, but without being able top make the pressure pay in goals.
Shortly after half-time the hosts added a third aided by an unfortunate deflection by a SOHC stick in the D!
A fourth was added soon after, but rather than sit back and accept their fate SOHC got quickly onto the front foot and a fine individual goal from Phoebe Roberts reduced the arrears. A second was netted by Sophie Hudson and the final whistle arrived with the visitors doing all the pressing – a further ten minutes and the final score may have been very different!
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