Bridgwater Unted U21 Win Womens Junior Cup!
The second of the Somerset FA County Cups took place on Wednesday night under the lights at Bishop Sutton AFC.
Shortly before kick-off the heavens opened and continued throughout the evening, making the conditions difficult for the players.
The first half got underway with both sides trying to find their feet, and get a grip on the tricky conditions. Bridgwater took the lead midway through the half when Maya Kendell slotted home from the edge of the box.
At the break, Bridgwater led 1-0, but it was all to play for with both sides creating good chances, and if it wasn't for the keepers the score would have been very different at halftime.
It was like the previous 45mins in the second half with the keepers and defenders, especially the Keynsham Keeper, playing their parts to keep the strikers at bay with chances for both sides early in the second half.
The breakthrough came for Bridgwater to double their lead midway through the half when Faith Bedford was in space, and with time picked out a spectacular 30-yard strike.
Both sides rolled the dice with changes and this gave Keynsham a second wind, as their pressure grew on the Bridgwater goal, but some great defending and goalkeeping denied them a goal. Then following one of the Keynsham chances, Bridgwater had a counterattack in additional time which saw Kendell make it 3 for Bridgwater, and 2 for herself.
This was it for the scoreline and Bridgwater was victorious when the full-time whistle blew bringing an end to a very entertaining match. The only negative on what was a great evening was the number of injuries suffered across both clubs, and we all wish the players all the best and a speedy recovery.
Congratulations to Bridgwater United, and well played to Keynsham Town. Somerset FA goes again with the GreenSward Sports Consultancy Sunday Challenge Cup next Wednesday at Wells City FC.