WEYMOUTH Ladies were unlucky not to beat clear leaders Mendip as the two sides settled for a goalless draw.

The Seasiders, who are now fourth, might have won the West Clubs Women’s League East Division clash had it not been for a contentious refereeing decision.

Knowing victory would have kept them in the hunt for the title, Weymouth dominated 80 per cent of the game.

Weymouth the saw a goal disallowed as the ball struck a player on the hand while holding the stick – technically a legal goal.

Player of the match was Jenna Bennett.

Weymouth Ladies Seconds delivered an encouraging display despite a 4-1 loss to Shepton Mallet Seconds.

Mallet had to come from behind as the Seasiders opened the scoring through Hannah Venner, who slotted home an a excellent cross from Olena Milan.

Sheppy fought back hard and the half-time score left Weymouth 2-1 down. On captain Claire Tommasen’s birthday, Weymouth battled on in the second half only for the visitors to score two more goals.

In the South League Hampshire Area Division Three, Weymouth men’s first team lost 5-0 to Winchester Fourths.

Winchester, in 11th, are now 15 points clear of the Seasiders after what was an even game, resulting in a misleading scoreline.

Winchester were able to capitalise on well-drilled corners, while Weymouth butchered five excellent chances, including a pair of two-on-ones with the keeper.

Goalkeeper Ben Wright was named man-of-the-match for a stunning triple save.

Elsewhere, Weymouth Ladies Thirds suffered a narrow 4-3 defeat to Chard in the Sunday Development League.

In a good game, well fought by both teams, cold weather and rain ensued for most of the contest.

Weymouth went 1-0 down as Chard rebounded a powerful shot from the edge of the D.

In the second half, Weymouth took the lead with an Alanna Hicks double, following great assistance from Izzy Hopps who also had a number of attempts.

Chard managed to break through twice more to lead 3-2 in this see-saw match.

Weymouth’s Freya Barrington scored a superb goal with assistance from Holly Holdcroft and Ladonna Forest to level at 3-3.

The Seasiders’ defence put in some sterling efforts with Genevieve Lane and Eva Staddon taking the ball up the wings and Amelie Comben-Lindsey playing an excellent game in the centre.

Weymouth’s midfield worked hard to get up past Chard with some great running and passing from Hopps, Venner and Leyla Arezoo but Chard were able to sneak a winner.

Hicks was named player of the match.


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