STRUGGLING in the league, Westberries 2nd XI caught Cirencester’s unbeaten Ladies’ 1st team napping, scoring two goals in the first 10 minutes. Home side Cirencester began to exert pressure but with the Westberries’ keeper in fine form it took until the last minute of the first half for Kath Fry to pick up a goal. In the second half, Cirencester pushed forward but a quick counter attack saw the visitors move into a 3-1 lead. Despite Fry picking up a second goal – her 30th of the season – Westberries remained steadfast, picking up a fourth and final goal. With Hereford also dropping points, Cirencester remain top of their league as league takes a break for the festive season.

WITH a few changes to the team, and players playing unfamiliar positions, Cirencester Ladies 2nd team struggled, particularly in the early part of the match to quell Bourton & Sherbourne whose slick short corner routine and quick midfield tore through the visiting side. Despite Vicky Plume leading by example and the side rallying in the second, the final result was a 7-0 loss.

THREE stand-out performances from Izzy Muir, Saskia Longsdon and Kate Rehill-Meads weren’t enough in a tough battle as the Ladies 3rd XI lost 3-1 to visiting local rivals Cheltenham.

IN A cold game compromised by floodlight issues, the Ladies’ 4th XI worked hard but found Bourton & Sherborne too hot to handle. Goals by Annabel Springthorpe and Laura Maller were consolations from their 5-2 loss.