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MATCH REPORT: Salisbury Women 4 Warminster Sky Blues 2

Salisbury Women FC 4 Warminster Sky Blues 2
Wiltshire County Womens & Girls League

By Ellie Hayward

Salisbury Women FC hosted their first home league game on Sunday 10th September against Warminster Sky Blues! It was a great turn out from supporters for the girls first home game who were encouraging and supportive throughout!

Salisbury started off strong, getting the ball down well, passing well and creating space for balls to be passed into. A few early shots tested their keeper and shook their defence a little. Salisbury's centre backs Carina Taylor and Shannon Jacques kept their attackers out and always won the ball and made great challenges!

Salisbury's first goal came after about 25 minutes with Zoe Ridley making it 1-0 to the Whites! That lifted the girl's heads and it soon became 2-0 to Salisbury with another goal from Zoe Ridley making Salisbury lead 2-0 at half time!

As soon as the whistle blew for the second half to start, Salisbury were straight in there and instantly put pressure on Warminster! The defence stood their ground, the midfielders won the ball and created passes for the strikers to run onto and get their shot underway. A few chances were made from Sophie Taylor, Baylie Kelly and Elisha Taylor but another goal shortly after that came from Zoe Ridley getting another hat trick on the 55th minute. Salisbury were on top and were enjoying playing football.

Unfortunately, Warminster got a goal back, but Summer Williams, Salisbury's goal keeper kept her head up high. The girls didn't let the goal get them down as within five minutes later Salisbury made it 4-1 with a great assist from Sophie Taylor passing it through for Zoe Ridley to run onto it and get her fourth goal of the day. Warminster got another late goal making the full-time score 4-2 to Salisbury.

Player of the match went to Carina Taylor for an absolutely outstanding, solid performance in defence. Salisbury's next game is Sunday 17th September at home against Swindon Spitfires at Victoria Park, 2pm kick off.

Salisbury Women: Summer Williams, Carina Taylor, Shannon Jacques, Baylie Kelly, Megan Clish, Lindsay Owens, (C) Ashleigh Read, Kay Croucher, Sophie Taylor, Zoe Ridley, Elisha Taylor, Kate Roberts