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Burnham Ladies slip to defeat
2:00pm Monday 30th September 2013 in Sport
Sedgemoor Division 2
Burnham Ladies 1 Weston Ladies II 2
DESPITE a strong performance, Burnham kicked off the new league season with a defeat to Weston. Having dominated from the start for the majority of the first half, they should have been in front by half time.
Kerry Harvey and June England had chances and Caroline Hunt was strong and positive in the visitors D.
With Emma Ballard and Sarah Johnson commanding and composed at the back, Burnham rarely looked troubled.
Tracey Dunn and Sam Course provided good cover and linked well with Chelsea Fisher who put in her usual 100% for the team.
With youngsters Imogen Wright and Lauren Cook improving and growing in confidence all of the time, they increased their cameo roles within the team, Burnham looked strong and bright for large parts of the match.
However, just before the interval, WSM scored two quick goals against the run of play, which knocked the blues out of their stride for a while.
They managed to regroup after the interval and Louise Peace began to influence things down the right.
She combined well with Johnson and Harvey and Burnham were rewarded with a short corner.
From this Dunn found Harvey whose cross-come shot, was diverted goalwards by Carly Bush. The goalkeeper made the save, but Peace was on hand to smash in the rebound.
The match swung from one end to the other as Burnham strived for an equaliser, driven on by captain Bush.
England just failed to get on the end of a cross from Johnson and Amy Edmundson hit the post and had another strike from a short well saved.
Meanwhile goalkeeper Vicky Dyer made several important saves as Burnham were caught pushing forward, and Nicky Glanville got in some vital tackles before going off injured.
Unfortunately Burnham ran out of time and WSM hung on for the points.
Next Saturday, Burnham host Chard. Burnham have begun training back at King Alfred's school on Mondays 7-8pm - all new players welcome.Thanks to Mark from team sponsors The Rosewood Pub for superb refreshments.