Women's Western Division: Ilminster Town Ladies 2-0 Middlezoy Ladies

ILMINSTER Town Ladies put in a strong performance at the weekend to defeat Middlezoy Rovers Ladies at home.

The match ended 2-0 in the South West Regional Women's Football Western Division and it the three points take Ilminster further in front at the top of the pile.

They now have 21 league points after winning seven of their eight games so far this season as the push for the title.

In this match against Middlezoy, the Blues were in control from start to finish scoring two goals in the first half and seeing out the match in the second period.

The opening goal came 20 minutes into the game as Jodi Cornwall continued her form in front of goal as she found space in the box to score her 15th of the campaign.

Ilminster kept up the attack as they created more chances to score throughout the first half.

In the 42nd minute it was 2-0 after Harrie Kelly burst onto a loose pass and finished well to double the home sides' lead.

Going into the second period Middlezoy looked to retaliate and in fairness to them they created a couple of goalscoring opportunities but they were denied by the Ilminster back line.

Ilminster were content at holding on to the two goal lead and started to keep possession well throughout the remainder of the match.

There would be no more goals and the match ended 2-0 giving another important win to Ilminster.

After the match, the club said: "A dogged defensive performance from Middlezoy saw Town unable to add to their first half tally."

And Middlezoy Rovers Ladies added: "After a disappointing 2nd half performance last week, we react positively with a disciplined performance against a strong Ilminster side fighting at the top of the league."

Ilminster will look to carry on their form this weekend when they host Feniton Womens FC at the Archie Gooch Pavilion on Sunday, December 10. Kick off is 2pm.

Elsewhere, as with the majority of matches in Somerset, Ilminster Town Men's First Team saw their away fixture at Clutton cancelled on Saturday due to a frozen pitch.

This Saturday the Blues are home to Wrington Redhill, who after promotion last season currently are second from bottom in the Somerset County Premier League, the match kicks off at 2.00pm.