Friendly match
Burnham-on-Sea 10, Bridgwater Ladies 2nds 0

BURNHAM-ON-SEA were in friendly action against a young, lower league Bridgwater side at the weekend, and they got back to winning ways with a confidence-boosting result.

Burnham looked quick and strong, passing the ball well as they hit the visitors for four in a dominant first half.

Amy Edmundson bagged the first two goals, before Tracey Dunn fired in from a short corner and Edmundson got her hat-trick just after with a powerful shot.

With Jemima Johnson and Ali Evely providing good width and excellent crosses, the Blues created lots of opportunities.

Hattie Lambourne and Charlotte Rogers both looked dangerous on the ball, with quick passing to link up the play superbly.

The hosts started the second half slowly, though, and almost allowed Bridgwater back into the game, but Sarah Johnson steadied them with a calm and measured display in midfield.

She then scored Burnham’s fifth goal with a well placed strike into the corner from the top of the D.

Edmundson then took command again, scoring another hat-trick of goals that owed a lot to her goal poaching instinct as it did to her strength, as she always seemed to be in the right place at the right time.

In between these goals, the impressive Rogers deservedly got on the score sheet with a brilliant jinking run into the D that she finished off with a low shot after great work by Jemima Johnson.

Lambourne then capitalised on a stinging strike from Edmundson that the Bridgwater keeper could only parry, coolly slotting in the rebound.

Player of the match - Charlotte Rogers.

Burnham are battling to retain their place in Sedgemoor Division 1, as they are only one point outside of the relegation zone with five games left.

They will hope to take the confidence from their emphatic friendly win into this coming Saturday’s match away to Winscombe 2nds, who are two points ahead of them (10am start at Sidcot School).

Burnham training continues at King Alfred Sports Centre, from 7-9pm.