South West women’s premier



CALLINGTON ladies increased their lead at the top of the table with a win over second-bottom Middlezoy.

The home side dominated the match but came up against an inspired keeper and well-organised defence. It was not until the 26th minute that they found the all-important strike from Gabi Alphous, who was set up by strike partner Dani Harper and full-back Emily Sweet.

Town continued to attack but Middlezoy took their narrow margin into the half-time break following some resilient defending and moments of goalkeeping brilliance.

The second half saw Callington kick off having made all five changes off the bench in order to try and increase their lead.

Eventually after 75 minutes Middlezoy’s rear-guard action was broken once again after neat foot-work from Bailey which saw the ball fall to Chloe Williams and her shot deflected off a defender to wrong-foot the keeper and make the score 2-0.

Inside the final couple of minutes Callington had a third as defender Sam Burnham opened her account for the season.

Town manager Adam McPherson said: ‘After two back-to-back defeats it was important we got the win. It was a little frustrating at times seeing so many chances go begging, but you have to give credit to Middlezoy for how they approached the game.’