Warminster Town Ladies finally returned to league action after 9 weeks due to teams folding and games being postponed during that period.
After a spirited performance against higher league Wootton Bassett in the Women’s Wiltshire FA Cup two weeks prior, everyone was geared up for an entertaining game and they weren’t disappointed!
Warminster had the best of the early chances with the ball mostly staying in the Paulton half and Town winning a few corners. It was Paulton however who would take first blood with a delightfully finished left-foot shot that looped over Sophie Billet in the Town goal. Warminster struggled a little for the rest of the half, Paulton having a couple of pacey and physical players.
The second half saw Warminster start much more brightly and not long into the half, some nice build-up play saw Rebecca Snelling slide a neat ball through to Shannon Redhouse who made no mistake 1-on-1 with the keeper, calmingly slotting the ball into the bottom right corner.
Redhouse went close again a few minutes later, her curling effort just clipping the top of the crossbar.
Warminster were piling on the pressure and were eventually awarded a penalty. Mia Blazey stepped up to take it. Though her initial shot was well saved by the Paulton Keeper, she was the first to react and firmly put away the rebound!
With the clock ticking down, Paulton started putting real pressure on Warminster again and got their reward. A little dink with the outside of the boot from the edge of the box sneaking just under the crossbar.
The last few minutes, Paulton were throwing everything at Town, pushing for that win, but Warminster managed to dig deep and hold on thanks in part to some heroics from Billet in the Town goal.