WATCHET Vikings have continued where they left off at the end of last season - by winning a tournament which was staged at Bishops Lydeard over the past weekend.

The seven girls in the Vikings team were: Nikkita Glasson (GK), Ruby Anning, Hallie Swaby-Halls, Lily Williams (c), Lily Farrington, Flo Geary, Lauren Chong.

In their opening match, the Vikings gained a 2-0 victory over Wembdon Youth with Lily Farrington and Lauren Chong scoring the goals. Vikings were firmly in control of the game. It was also Lauren’s first ever goal.

The same scorers were also on target as Vikings gained a 2-1 win over Bishops Lydeard.

Vikings played some fluent football and played well as a team to gain a splendid victory over the host club.

Vikings were involved in a goalless draw against Weston Mendip Black Jets.

They did everything but score. They dominated for most the game and simply could not find the back of the net.

Hallie hit the bar from her own half, and Lily also hit the bar. Weston’s keeper was outstanding - she made at least four unbelievable saves during 1:1s with Lily Farrington and Flo.

Lily Farrington was again on target as Vikings were held to a 1-1 draw by Cullompton Rangers. Once again, inseparable scoreline between us and Cullompton.

We draw just about every time we play them. An early set piece, very well struck by Lily - which was cancelled out by a long throw which we were a bit slow to react to over the heads of our defenders. One great save by Nikkita also.

Watchet Vikings 3 - 0 Huish Tigers: Goals: Lily Farrington (2), Lauren Chong. What a day for both goal scorers.

Very ably backed up by wonderful performances by all the rest of our girls, great drives on the right by Flo, some moments of dribbling magic by Ruby, top defending by Lily Williams and Hallie to top the group and secure our place in the final.

Final :Watchet Vikings 1 - 0 Frome Town. Another familiar opponent for us in the final that always give us a close game.

And it was heartbreaking for Frome’s star player Layla as she tried to defend a high ball and deflected the ball into her own net.

My highlight of the entire tournament was seeing Hallie and then Lauren and a couple of others give Layla a huge hug at full-time seeing how upset she was - there was proper empathy shown by them all as Watchet went on to lift the cup. This was the second trophy won by Vikings out of the last three tournaments entered. 

For more information on the joining the team please contact Jack on 07939850114.