Sedgemoor 1
Burnham 7, Chard 2

BURNHAM finally got the win their recent performances have deserved as they hit top form against fellow strugglers Chard.

They had lots of possession throughout and used it well to create lots of goal chances which this time they ruthlessly took.

Everything clicked for the Blues especially in a storming first half where the front three of Ellie Bishop, Amy Edmundson and Kerry Harvey showed great skills, pace and combination play which tore the away defence to shreds.

Bishop opened the scoring following a long corner taken by Carly Bush, and this was quickly doubled from a short corner moments later.

Edmundson's strike was deflected on by Bush, and Louise Peace was perfectly placed on the post to sweetly flick the ball in for a rare but valuable goal.

Bishop continued her rich vein of scoring when she got her second with a tap in at the far post from a Harvey cross.

The Blues defence of Imogen Wright, Emma Ballard and Tracey Dunn looked solid and composed, with keeper Sian Kelly strong and decisive behind them.

The defence even got goal assists as they set up two quick Burnham breakaway goals: Ballard's pass out of defence found Jo White down the left, who in turn set up Bush to jink her way through into the D and crack in the fourth.

Wright then set Edmundson racing away down the right and, after linking well with Harvey, she smashed in a shot from the right side of the D.

With the match already won Burnham subconsciously took their foot off the pedal and were disappointed to concede two goals from set plays.

However, they regrouped, stayed calm and increased their lead, Harvey deservedly getting on the scoresheet with a deflected strike from a short corner to make it 6-2.

Hattie Lambourne then capped an impressive display with her first goal for the club.

Harvey went on another dazzling run and when her pass was missed in the D by Edmundson, Lambourne burst through at the back post to get the deftest of touches to nick it past the keeper.

This was an exciting performance to watch, with Burnham finally getting reward for all their hard work at training and in the previous matches, and special thanks must go to Caroline Hunt for umpiring.

  • The team's final match of the first half of the season is on Saturday, November 26, away to Winscombe at 4pm. Training continues, though, on Mondays at KAS from 7pm to 9pm.