Division One South West: Bridgwater United 1-2 Abingdon United

BRIDGWATER United Women were beaten at home at the weekend in their match against Abingdon United in some severely rainy and windy conditions.

The defeat leaves Bridgwater in eighth place in the Division One South West while Abingdon move up to fifth.

In the match, both sides enjoyed strong spells of possesion and there were plenty chances created from both attacks.

Bridgwater's sole goal in the game came from Ellie Bishop as she continued her recent scoring streak.

In the early exchanges, Abingdon were on top and carved out two goalscoring opportunities inside the opening ten minutes.

However Bridgwater's defence held firm and Chloe Snook had the hosts first chance as she broke forward with the ball and looked to have a shot at goal but the keeper claimed it quickly.

And soon after in the 27th minute, Abingdon opened the scoring through Beth Hawtin who pounced onto the rebound to smash the ball past Ellie Mitchell in goal.

The score remained 1-0 for the first half as Bridgwater's attacks were thwarted and the poor weather made for a difficult match.

In the second period Bridgwater came out firing and looked a much improved side. The hosts were creating more and keeping the ball a whole lot better.

56 minutes in the equaliser was scored after Bishop capitalised on a spilled ball from the keeper  and made sure of her shot to level things up.

For the next 15 minutes, the Robins were in control but unable to take the lead and they were eventually made to pay.

Grace Eagles scored a second goal for Abingdon in the 70th minute after some poor communication in defence led to an easy goal for the visitors.

Try as they might from this point, Bridgwater could not get a second equaliser as Abingdon were stubborn at the back to take home the three points.

In other news at the club, two new signings have come through in the last week.

Gee Vandries and George Hunt have both joing Bridgwater United Women for the remainder of the season.

A spokesperson from the club said: "We welcome Gee to the club and we are very pleased with the arrival of George Hunt to the club.

"Gee doesn’t just bring tremendous ability but an incredible personality on and off the pitch to. A natural leader and a player who gives 110% everytime she steps onto the pitch."

"George adds a tremendous amount of strength to our all ready strong goalkeeping department and improves the squad."

Bridgwater are next in action in the league on Sunday, September 24 at home when Maidenhead United come to Fairfax Park.