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Saints start with defeat
1:00pm Monday 9th September 2013 in Somerset Sport
Wembdon Saints under 11s 2 Bishops Lydeard 5
WEMBDON Saints under 11s have started the season with a 5-2 defeat at the hands of Bishops Lydeard.
In their first game on bigger pitches and with bigger goals, Bishops Lydeard started the brighter and could of gone ahead in the opening few minutes, they managed to get the ball in the Wembdon net but fell foul to the offside law which has been introduced to this age group this year.
Bishops Lydeard went ahead after five minutes following a mix up in the Wembdon defence putting themselves under pressure following a short goal kick, which they failed to deal with and Bishops Lydeard rightly punished Wembdon finishing off a good attacking move.
Wembdon soon levelled following good work down the right, with captain Will Andrews finishing off the move with a good strike with his left foot.
This seemed to inspire the Saints and soon took the lead with Andrews scoring his second, this time with his right foot.
Lydeard levelled when Henry Daley struck a thunderous shot into the top corner.
Lydeard soon gained the lead when the Wembdon defence failed to deal with a long ball allowing Oliver Kennedy the chance to put the ball into the net unchallenged.
The Second half saw both sides have long periods of pressure with both sides failing to take their chances in front of goal.
A much improved team performance from Wembdon meant they were always in the game and could of levelled the scores when Jasmine Keirle finished off a great move firing into the net but was adjudged to be offside. With the Wembdon players tiring in the heat and unable to bring on fresh legs to assist the team performance Bishops Lydeard scored two late goals from Dingle and Kennedy as Lydeard were able to rotate there players.
A good second half performance from the Wembdon team gives hope for the long season ahead, Man of the Match went to Dan James.
Wembdon Saints Team James Cairns Ben Cotton Alex Stevens Alex Kirkpatrick Will Andrews George Fretwell Dan James Brandon Cook Jasmine Keirle