West Clubs Women's League
Brunel Division 1
Burnham-on-Sea 3, Firebrands IV 2

BURNHAM-ON-SEA ladies secured a second straight victory on Saturday, with an outstanding win against a good Firebrands 4ths side.

The Blues were well organised despite playing their home match away again – this time in Worle – with plenty of substitutes who all contributed to their success.

Burnham were all over the visitors to start with but then had to come from behind twice, showing great character and never-say-die attitude.

Having fallen behind, the Blues equalised through Caroline Hunt's precise strike from a penalty corner, after good work from Kerry Harvey in the D.

They could have been in front at the interval, as both Amy Edmundson and Carly Bush went close, but only went in level thanks to their goalkeeper – Lucy Stacey pulling off a top class flying save with her outstretched leg that even had the visitors applauding.

Shortly after the restart, Burnham conceded again, this time to a goal on the break, but they continued to press Firebrands at every opportunity.

Emma Fellows and Louise Peace were combining nicely down the right, and Harvey was causing the visitors' defence all sorts of problems with her skill and work rate.

The second equaliser came after a foul at the top of the D presented Hunt with the chance to take a quick free hit to Hattie Rogers, who found the run of Bush in the D with a superb pass.

Bush controlled it perfectly, before ghosting past a defender and lifting the ball over the onrushing keeper.

This seemed to inspire the Blues and they grew in confidence, with Macy Lucas and Livvy Hunt coming into the fray and hassling their Firebrands opponents.

Then, after Stacey had pulled off a tremendous double save, Burnham took the lead for the first time.

Nicki Glanville hit another magnificent ball out of defence looking for Harvey on the right, and her instant flick-on into the channel found a willing runner in Edmundson, who beat the keeper to the ball, nicking it past her and into an empty net.

With 10 minutes left Burnham steadied the ship with some solid defending and kept possession of the ball well.

This restricted Firebrands to just a couple more chances, which Stacey was more than equal to, allowing Burnham to take the win.

Player of the match: Lucy Stacey

Burnham's next match is away to Old Bristolians, this Saturday (4.30pm).