Tag: Warminster Town Ladies FC

Warminster Town Ladies – League Champions

Congratulations to Warminster Town Ladies who on the first day of May sealed the league title.

The Ladies Team has been a credit to Warminster and have won promotion at the first attempt from the South West Regional Football League.

Warminster Town Ladies 5 Swindon Town Ladies Development 2

After a couple of away games resulting in a draw at Keynsham two weeks ago and narrow defeat to Swindon Town Development last week, the Ladies were back in action at Weymouth Street!

Warminster were looking to shake off last week’s narrow 3-2 loss away to Swindon Town Development and get revenge over their main title rivals in the reverse fixture!

Warminster started out brightly, bossing the play and after several near misses, finally opened the scoring in the 10th minute. Rebecca Snelling curling a beautiful dipping shot into the top right corner!

Swindon would equalise 5 minutes later however in what was their only real chance of the half. An inswinging corner bouncing off several players before finally being put in the back of the net by Kat Bach.

The home side didn’t let their heads drop though and continued to do a fine job of limiting the visitors and in the 36th minute took the lead again! Shannon Redhouse with some good work on the left wing, squaring the ball to Mia Blazey who coolly finished.

Warminster piled on the pressure in the last 10 minutes of the first half. The 38th minute saw Dani Hull in the Swindon goal pull off a brilliant double save, first tipping Redhouse’s shot onto the post, before getting back up quickly to dive across and save Snellings attempt from the rebound!

There was only so much the visiting keeper could do before Warminster found a way through again however, and on 44 minutes a through ball found Redhouse, who turned well and buried her shot low into the bottom right corner!

Warminster weren’t finished though and capped off an excellent first half performance with a 4th goal in stoppage time. A corner from Maddy Brown headed on by Poppy Spratt found Blazey again to finish.

The second half didn’t see quite as much action as the first. While Warminster were still creating chances, it was Swindon who pulled one back fairly early on through Maddie Hines, heading past Summers from another corner.

The Ladies managed to keep their chances few and far between however, and in the 36th minute, sealed the win from the penalty spot! Captain Millie Spratt stepped up and kept her cool as she had to take it twice with the referee signalling a retake.

Final score WTLFC 5 – 2 STWDFC

Starting XI: Summers, McCarthy, Weir, Spratt M ©, Shibley, Spratt P, Fry, Snelling, Redhouse, Brown, Blazey

Subs: Kirk, Godden, Guy, Trim, Turner

  • Report by Jamie House

Swindon Town WFC v Warminster Town Ladies

Sunday afternoon saw Warminster Town Ladies travel to a windswept Wiltshire FA Headquarters at Green Lane, Devizes for the Wiltshire FA Women’s Cup final against Swindon Town Women. 

The game was originally to take place at Melksham Town’s ground, but after the inclement weather during the previous week taking its toll on the pitch and Melksham Town playing at home the day before, it was decided to switch venues to the Wiltshire FAs artificial 3G pitch instead.

The Ladies sporting their very sleek new away kit shot out of the starting gates and took the lead after just 1 minute! A ball down the right hand side to Maddy Brown was smothered by the Swindon keeper, but only pushed out to Shannon Redhouse who’s first effort was also blocked before finally putting the rebound in the back of the net.

The third minute saw Warminster double their advantage. A swindon attack fizzling out and Shannon Redhouse again pouncing the loose ball, putting a lovely weighted pass to Maddy Brown who was clean through, slotting home past the advancing Dani Hull in the Swindon goal.

A significant Cup upset looked possible!

Swindon however seemed to recover from their shell shock and started showing their higher league status and managed to square up the score in the 14th minute. After Swindon got their heads in the game, the floodgates began to open, and the first half finished with Swindon 7-2 up.

With an uphill battle in the second half and weather conditions deteriorating saw Swindon press home their advantage, netting another 4 to bring the final score to 11-2.

It is a rather flattering score for Swindon though, as the girls dug deep and never gave up and with how much harder they had to work to get to the final than Swindon ever did, that makes them bigger winners in my book! The people of Warminster should be very proud of them!

Final score STWFC 11 – 2 WTFLC

Starting XI: Billet, Shibley, Spratt M, Whyley ©, Godden, Spratt P, McCarthy, Redhouse, Fry, Brown, Blazey

Subs: Summers, Kirk, Trim, Guy, Weir, Snelling

Contributed by Jamie House

Warminster Town Ladies 3 FC Chippenham Youth Ladies 0

Warminster Town Ladies have struggled to get games this season due to weather-related postponements, having only played 6 competitive games heading into this Semi-Final cup match against FC Chippenham Youth.

Despite the lack of game time, however, it took Town just 30 seconds to open the scoring!

Mia Blazey fouled on the edge of the area and stepped up and planted the ball firmly into the bottom left corner from the resulting freekick.

It was very much one-way traffic in the first half-hour, Town having a few good chances and converting one into their second goal in the 20th minute. Shannon Redhouse put a low cross into the box for Maddy Brown to knock home.

The score remained 2-0 at the break.

The second half was a somewhat more sloppy affair. Neither side got many clear cut chances until the last 5 minutes when Warminster rounded out their victory with a third goal. Maddy Brown yet again gets on the end of a Blazey through ball, cutting inside the box to drill her shot low into the bottom left corner.

Final score WTLFC 3 – 0 FCCY

Warminster Town Ladies progress to the final where they will face National League side Swindon Town Women, scheduled to be played on Sunday, February 20th at Melksham Town!

Starting XI: Billet, Kirk, Spratt M, Whyley ©, Trim, Spratt P, Fry, Redhouse, Snelling, Brown, Blazey

Subs: Turner, Keene, Guy, McCarthy, Godden

Contributed by Jamie House

Warminster Town Ladies 2 Paulton Rovers Ladies 2

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.

Jamie House


Warminster Town Ladies returned to league action this Sunday after a two-week break. Keynsham Town Ladies Reserves the visitors to Weymouth Street for the girls first home game of the season.

After a fairly even first 20 minutes, Warminster took the lead through Poppy Spratt tapping in at the far post from a low driven ball from the right side by Shannon Redhouse.

After a spell of possession for Keynsham, Warminster doubled their advantage in the 38th minute. Rachel Godden first to react after the keeper saved a preceding shot.

On 85 minutes Warminster sealed their win with a penalty, Mia Blazey coolly finishing to make it 3-0!

Maximum points from the Ladies opening two games see them go top of the league!

Starting XI: Billet, Trim, Shibley, Spratt M, Whyley ©, Redhouse, Spratt P, Fry, Godden, Blazey, Ayliffe

Subs: Turner, McCarthy, Guy, Kirk

Warminster Town Ladies 14 FC Calne Ladies 0

Warminster Town Ladies FC are on a roll. On Sunday they welcomed FC Calne Ladies to Weymouth Street and came out victorious winners 14-0.

From the start the home side pinned Calne very much into their own half, and throughout the game Calne rarely got anywhere near to Warminster’s goal. Wearing their new kit the ladies dominated this match. Goals came quickly and 9 were scored in the first-half, beginning in the 10th minute.

The second-half saw FC Calne tighten up a little more at the back but still unable to deal with the force of the Red & Blacks. The tenth goal came in the 5th minute and the final and 14th in the 40th. This was a really impressive performance from Warminster Town Ladies who now look forward to taking on Melksham Town Ladies on Sunday October 25th for an away fixture. Kickoff 2pm.

Goals Megan 4, Mia 3, Rachel 2, Sophy 2, Rebecca S 1, Rebecca G 1, Millie S 1. The player of the match award went to Rebecca Guy.