West Clubs Women’s League
Premier Division 1
Taunton Vale 3, Isca 2nds 1

TAUNTON Vale ladies 1st XI consolidated seventh spot with an excellent win over third-placed Isca 2nds.

Victoria Knight in defence and Cat Johnson up front were in fine form, as part of a superb team performance.

This Saturday Vale are away to Bristol University, one place and three points behind them (11am start).


Central Division
Weston-super-Mare 3, Taunton Vale 2nds 5

VALE 2nds scored five times as they overcame hosts Weston in a goal-packed game to move up one place to fourth.

Next up they entertain Mid Somerset, who are second bottom, from 11.30am.


Sedgemoor Division 1
Taunton Vale 3rds 6, Burnham-on-Sea 2

THE ladies 3rds remain top of the pile in Sedgemoor Division 1, though they were given a scare as Burnham took a 2-0 lead.

Vale, though, pulled one back before half time and then scored five in the second half to take the points.

On Saturday they travel to bottom side Chard (11am).

Somerset County Gazette:

CHARGE: Taunton Vale 3rds' Elaine Gale (centre, in white) in action against Burnham. Pic: Steve Richardson


Sedgemoor Division 1
Taunton Civil Service 6, Taunton Vale 4ths 1

SECOND-PLACED Taunton Civil Service were too much for Vale’s 4th XI, winning 6-1.

Vale, who stay eighth, have a home match on Saturday (3pm) with Winscombe 2nds, who are sixth.

Sedgemoor Division 2 Taunton Vale 5ths 0, White Eagles 3rds 2 VALE 5ths stay in last place and on one point after a home loss to second-bottom White Eagles 3rds last Saturday.

This weekend they are away to sixth-placed ECVH 2nds (11am).


TAUNTON Vale Plus have had a great run in the England Women’s Hockey over 45's Masters competition this year.

It was the first time a team has been entered in this category and Somerset's 'Golden Gals' went to Bretforton on Sunday, winning 4-1 to earn a place in the semi-finals on March 26.

For the semis they have to go to Woking – but the team have an excellent spirit and their sights set on the final at the end of April at Lee Valley.

Sunday's game was an exhibition of great team play, hard work and desire to win.

Captained by Anne Balderstone-Dowds, Vale got ahead with a goal by Dee Lancaster, added to by Sally Pitkin.

Bretforton pulled one back, but Helen Donovan stepped up for Vale with two further goals for an excellent result.