West Clubs Women’s League Sedgemoor Division 1

ECVH 1, Burnham-on-Sea 2

BURNHAM Ladies built on their terrific win last week by grounding out a result in Devon, defeating the fifth-placed side in the league to move up into sixth spot.

They were made to work very hard for it, and there were plenty of personal battles all over the field.

The game was played mostly in the middle of the pitch, with the Blues again playing on the break.

They went 1-0 down with an unlucky deflection that looped over goalkeeper Sian Kelly, but struck back just before half time.

Kerry Harvey linked well with Louise Peace down the right before scoring with a smart strike.

Peace then almost got on the end of a cross herself, and Hattie Lambourne was looking dangerous on the ball, as Burnham ended the half the stronger side.

Ali Evely and Jo White were fantastic in midfield, while Grace White was everywhere, giving the team great energy.

The defence of Nicki Glanville, Tracey Dunn and Caroline Hunt was very solid and composed, while keeper Kelly was magnificent.

She made several top class saves with her feet, and got down smartly with her stick to knock one effort round the post - without her the Blues would definitely have lost this game.

The front three were again superb, releasing pressure with their positive attacking and slick combinations to create scoring chances.

Lambourne almost tapped in from Harvey’s excellent run and cross, before Edmundson took over.

She saw her shot from a short corner saved, before just failing to get on the end of Peace’s cross as she went in bravely with the goalkeeper.

However, minutes later, a neat one-two with Harvey saw Edmundson smash a worthy winner low into the corner.

Burnham then had to hang on a bit, but showed great determination and spirit – none more so than Carly Bush, who refused to be beaten.

Along with Hunt and Dunn she threw herself in front of everything in order to see out the win, which saw Burnham leapfrog Winscombe 2nds for sixth spot.

Player of the match: Sian Kelly

Burnham’s next match is at home to Minehead, who sit fourth, on Saturday, February 18 (10am). Training continues during half term at KAS, Monday 7-9pm.