Wedmore girls beaten but Wells City start with narrow win
Bishops Lydeard U15 Girls 3 Wedmore U15 Girls 0
Wedmore under-15 girls kicked off the new season with a defeat against a strong Bishops Lydeard team on Saturday.
The first 15 minutes saw Wedmore on top, with great tackling and good work in midfield from Olivia Gillions and Mae Ellis, while captain and keeper Alice Low made some good saves to keep Lydeard out.
The visitors began to put the Wedmore defence under pressure but solid defending by Grace Williams and Daisy Graham-Brown kept their side in the match.
However, late in first half Ashleigh pounced on a loose ball in the Wedmore box to put the home side ahead.
Play remained even after the break, with Wedmore debutants Hattie Stephens and Issy Baines looking solid, and chances falling to Liliana Podpedec and Lucy Burgess.
Lydeard secured the win with goals in the final five minutes from Rosie and Charlotte.
Olivia Gillions won the player of the match award.
Wells City U13 1 Castle Cary U13 0
Wells City under-13s edged out local rivals Castle Cary in an entertaining and hard- fought game at the Athletic Ground.
The first half saw new Wells signing Brooklyn Genes hit the post early on, while resolute defending from Charlie Harris, George Postings and Jack Bromham kept the visitors at bay, meaning keeper Sam Dowden was rarely called upon.
The midfield of Ellis Dening, Sam Harris, Oscar Laye and Immy Stocker played some neat football, switching play and keeping possession well.
Cain Phillips linked up with Genes, who was unlucky to see his shot go wide, while summer signing Harvey Burge showed great strength and pace, sending a blistering shot against the bar.
Dening headed just over as Wells continued to press, although Dowden had to make a couple of saves after the break.
City skipper Dening was forced off injured but the Blues regrouped and Genes chipped the stranded keeper to secure victory for Wells.
Trowbridge U11 3 Wells City U11 3
Wells City under-11s picked up a point at Trowbridge in their second game of the season but it could and should have been more.
Wells dominated the opening exchanges, with Jack Denegri and Ali Harrold in great form, combining well with Sonny White up front.
Trowbridge took the lead but Wells equalised when Ethan Thorner found White on the right and his cross was lobbed over the keeper by Denegri's clinical finish.
Trowbridge regained the lead but City came out all guns blazing after the break and were on level terms almost immediately thanks to Ali Harrold's assured finish.
Minutes later the visitors were ahead when good work down the right from Charlie Phelps allowed Harry Sparkes to set up Denegri for his second.
However, Trowbridge's persistence paid dividends when they equalised five minute from time.
Yeovil Town recruit in Wells
Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust, the charitable arm of the Championship side, is holding a free player recruitment session for boys in Years 2-7 at Wells Blue School this month.
Children showing ability will be invited to attend the Wells Development Centre, which takes place at the school every Monday, costing £45 for a ten-week programme.
The recruitment session takes place on Monday, October 14, from 5-6.30pm.
As well as weekly training sessions and development days, players who join the centre can also attend matches at Huish Park.
Suitable players can also be recommended to trial for the advanced development centre, which opened a year ago.
A spokesperson said: "The trust's aim is to improve the technical and tactical ability of promising young local players whilst giving them the opportunity to play and train at the higher level.
"However, participating in the development centre does not prevent the players playing for their junior club side. High-quality coaching is provided in a safe and friendly environment."
For more information, contact Bob Thomas on 01935 706671 or Bthomas@ytfc.net.