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Another step upwards for Yeovil
 Women's Football News 27 May 2016
 
Another step upwards for Yeovil - 27 May 2016 - Women's Football News

 
Yeovil Town Intermediate have been crowned South West Women's League Eastern Division champions at the first attempt, as well as Somerset FA Junior Cup winners. 
 
The team is superbly led by captain Hannah Eglon and vice captain Naomi Binding. Four of the team's players finished in the top ten scorers list for the division (Harriet King, Imogen Fisher, Olivia Watts and Colette Martin), with joint top scorers Harriet King and Colette Martin both finishing on 18 for the season.
 
Off the pitch, the team has had brilliant support from SSVCA (South Somerset Voluntary & Community Action) who supply transport for their away games (@ssvca1 on Twitter), and from Groundworx Solutions who sponsored the team this year.
 
"I am so proud of the team's achievements this year," manager Wesley Gullin told Women's Soccer Scene. "It was a difficult step up from Somerset County League football and there are some fantastic footballing sides in the South West Eastern Division such as Poole Town and Keynsham Town Development among others, that pushed us hard all season.
 
"We suffered a frustrating defeat on the opening day of the season, losing 1-0 at home, and I think that really stunned us as we were not used losing, but the girls were fantastic in training and we quickly adapted.
 
"I ask a lot of my players in terms of training twice a week and playing a heavy friendly fixture list to supplement breaks in league games, but this is one of the reasons we've been so difficult to beat all season. The girls are extremely committed to their football, there is a really strong bond within the group and the rewards have been fully deserved.
 
"It's hard to pick a proudest moment in a season like the one we've just had. Nine of my players represented the county at senior level this year, and helped secure the South West Counties title, seeing that was really special for me. Hattie King being selected for Northern Ireland Under-19s was another big moment for us. She has had to battle back from two nasty injuries and her attitude to football is unreal.
 
"In fact we've had several key players injured throughout the season, with Rebecca Wakley and Georgia Mann to name a few, and they've all been brilliant in getting through tough times. Being able to coach Emma Brazell and Laura Wensley was a privilege I never thought I'd get, and they set a fantastic example for younger players. Beating Keynsham Town Development 2-0 away was my favourite league game, it was a really tough game but the girls were unbelievable.
 
"Finally the County Cup Final played at Street FC. We'd beaten two teams in the division above us to get there, including holders Brislington who are a fantastic side. The girls really showed how far they'd come in that game, running out 4-0 winners.
 
"If asked what's next for the team, I'd say to strengthen at South West Premier Division level, and help players with great potential take further steps towards our WSL Development side. That has always been the target for this team, and with young players such as Imogen Fisher, Olivia Watts etc coming through, I am confident in delivering on that target. It's been a great three years with the team, and I look forward to seeing them achieve even more in the future." 
 
Yeovil Town Ladies Intermediate Team squad: Hannah Eglon, Naomi Binding, Lucie Nurse, Georgia Mann, Eva Smith, Rebecca Wakley, Shelby Overington, Chloe Williams, Jenna Evans, Emma Brazell, Laura Wensley, Imogen Fisher, Colette Martin, Olivia Watts, Beth Smith, Nicole Flourentzou, Harriet King, Elise Saysell, Claire Goodson.

 
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