Junior football round-up: Wedmore Girls storm to victory over Minehead
Wedmore Girls U15 4 Minehead Girls U15 1
Wedmore Girls under-15s picked up a resounding win over Minehead at the Recreation Ground on Saturday.
Playing on the first-team pitch, the girls were led by captain Olivia Gillions but had to withstand some early chances from an attacking Minehead team.
Both teams had further opportunities, with Wedmore going close through Molly Brown and a free-kick from Liliana Podpedec.
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Lucy Burgess put the hosts ahead just before half-time but the Wedmore back four were kept busy after it, with Beth Woodcock and Becky Hawkins defending well.
With both teams tiring, Podpedec pounced on a loose ball to double Wedmore's lead midway through the half and, after Minehead pulled one back, Charlotte Dolman and Burgess added further goals.
Wedmore host Wells this weekend.
Purnell Sports Youth U14 2 Wells City U14 3
Wells City under-14s struck a second-half winner to triumph at Purnell Sports Youth at the weekend.
Travelling with a 12-strong squad, Wells got off to a bright start as fast play and early pressure was rewarded with a goal on three minutes when Nik Healy headed home Shaka Moody's corner.
City continued to dominate and good interplay between Sammy Wilson, Oliver Glass and Liam Davies ended with a shot going just wide before Michal Widecki converted a cross to make it 2-0.
Purnell fought back as the game became ragged, scoring two quick goals to bring the scores level at half-time.
A hard-fought second half saw Louie Ellis, Scott Ricketts, Tom Lafferty, Sam Winkworth and Angus Panton tackle hard and both teams go close.
The deadlock was broken in the 55th minute when another Healy header beat the Purnell keeper.
The hosts pushed for an equaliser but Wells held on for victory.
Lyde United U13 0 Wells City U13 6
Wells City under-13s cruised to am impressive 6-0 victory at Lyde United.
City started the brighter and passed the ball around well. Keeper Sam Dowden was hardly tested, while Cain Phillips and Brooklyn Genes went close at the other end.
Phillips scored the first goal with a fine header from close range and Genes made it 2-0 before the break.
City continue to press in the second half and George Postings scored an excellent solo goal.
Louie Roberts netted his first goal for City with a fine shot, while good work from Jack Madden and Phillips allowed Jack Bromham to score from a free-kick.
Sam Harris was in fine form on the wing and his efforts were rewarded with a great individual goal.
Wincanton U12 0 Wessex Dragons U12 3
Wessex Dragons under-12s continued their excellent early-season form with victory at table-topping Wincanton.
Wessex started well as Connor Stringer and Charlie Case made good runs to trouble the home side.
The Dragons scored first when the ball was handled in the box and Luke Bird converted the spot-kick.
Good defending from Hugo Dumontroty, Toddy Di Giovanni and Jamie Andrews helped Wessex to remain ahead at half-time.
Wessex started the second period brightly as Jay Blackwood and Ethan Boland-White worked hard to control the midfield but it was Case who made it 2-0 with a determined run and finish from a tight angle.
Wessex had to work hard to hold Wincanton at bay as keeper Jack Hoddinott was called into action and the hosts hit the bar twice.
However, victory was assured when Jake McCann's corner was finished off by Bird from close range.
Tom Helps tracked back and Jo Pitman defended well to ensure Wessex held on to the clean sheet.
Man of the match: Ethan Boland-White.