Somerset Women’s Cup
Shepton Mallet 5, Minehead 2

SATURDAY saw Minehead ladies 1st XI travel to play Shepton Mallet in the Somerset Cup, but unfortunately they came away with a 5-2 defeat.

The team showed great determination throughout, with some good play up and down the left and right flanks, but Shepton scored the opener after a quick break.

Soon, after some good play between the midfield, Minehead earned a free hit, and Hazel Binding found Vicky Perkins, who was able to shoot from the top of the D and equalise.

Just minutes later, a good switch in play around the back from Liz Darby found Hannah Sparks, who then passed to Perkins in the area, and she slotted in another goal to make it 2-1 to Minehead at half time.

However, despite the hard work and resilience of the away side, their hosts upped their game in the second half to score four unanswered goals and win the match.

Tony Pryce player of the match: Liz Darby
Minehead team: Jan Weetch, Liz Darby, Sue Garwood, Carol Matravers, Tracey Bailey, Libby Chambers, Hazel Binding, Briony Smith, Denise Lancaster, Vicky Perkins, Hannah Sparks.


MINEHEAD ladies 2nds were also in action on Saturday, but they lost 2-1 in their Sedgemoor Division 2 mid-table clash away to Taw Valley 2nds.

The result leaves Minehead in seventh place, seven points off Taw Valley in fifth, ahead of this Saturday’s game at home to bottom side Weston-super-Mare 3rds.

Taunton Civil Service 2nds had more success in their match last weekend, winning 3-0 at Winscombe 4ths to leapfrog their opponents and sit just two points behind Minehead.

This Saturday they host fourth-placed ECV Hornets 2nds.


AFTER the Sedgemoor 2 sides returned to action last weekend, the remaining men’s and women’s sides play their first games of 2018 this coming Saturday.

Taunton Vale men’s 1sts are bottom of the Premiership standings, and they face a key match at home to ninth-placed Truro, who are three points ahead.

Vale ladies 1st XI, meanwhile, sit in seventh spot in Premier Division 1, ahead of a tough trip to Bristol University, who are fourth.

Taunton Civil Service men’s 1sts, 11th in Central 2, look to upset league leaders Royal Wootton Bassett, while Civil Service ladies 1sts, who are joint top of Sedgemoor 1, go to fifth-placed ECVH.

As for Minehead, their men’s 1sts and A team meet head-on in South East 1, while the ladies, level with CS in Sedgemoor 1, go to Mid Somerset, who sit third.

GoCrea8 Men’s League fixtures
Premiership - Taunton Vale v Truro (1.30pm)
Conference South - Teign v Taunton Vale A (3pm)
Central 1 - Chippenham v Taunton Vale B (1.30pm)
Central 2 - Royal Wootton Bassett v Taunton C.S. (1.45pm)
South East 1 - Minehead v Minehead A (1.30pm); Taunton Vale C v North Devon A (3pm)
South East 2 - Minehead B v ECVH B (noon); Taunton C.S. A v Chard B (1.30pm); Taunton Vale D v West Dorset A (4.30pm)

West Clubs Women’s League fixtures
Premier Division 1 - Bristol University v Taunton Vale (11am)
Central Division - Taunton Vale 3rds v Firebrands 3rds (10.30am)
South Division - Taunton Vale 2nds v White Eagles (11.30am)
Sedgemoor 1 - Burnham-on-Sea v Taunton Vale 4 (10am); ECVH v Taunton C.S. (10.30am); Mid Somerset v Minehead (4pm)
Sedgemoor 2 - Taunton Vale 5ths v Winscombe 4ths (10am); Minehead 2nds v Weston-super-Mare 3rds (10.30am); Taunton C.S. 2nds v ECVH 2nds (noon)