Photo Diary: Bath City 3-3 Weymouth

Bath City players celebrate their injury time equaliser. Photo: Ian Middlebrook

The South West Regional League season got underway on Sunday, with newcomers Bath City hosting Weymouth at Twerton Park in their opening Eastern Division fixture. In weather conditions better suited to sunbathing than playing football, they played out a very entertaining game – the lead changing three times before Bath rescued a 3-3 draw in dramatic fashion.

Weymouth first took the lead through Ellia Webb on 14 minutes but found themselves behind by half-time, after goals from Libby Goater and Emilia Belotti turned the game in Bath’s favour. Weymouth responded well after the break and goals from Zara Hunt and Charlie Wilson put them back in front. But deep into injury time Bath were awarded a free kick just outside the penalty area, and Belotti stepped up to hit an unstoppable effort over the wall and into the top corner.

We were fortunate to have photographer Ian Middlebrook on hand to capture the action.


Weymouth players warm up ahead of the game at Twerton Park. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Bath City are newcomers to the South West Regional Women’s League. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Bath City’s Emily Dellow in action. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Charlie Wilson (Weymouth) holds off Amy Key (Bath). Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Bath City’s Chelsea Giles in action. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
A crowd of 175 watched on from the stands. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Ellia Webb and Zara Hunt were both on the scoresheet for Weymouth. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Ashley Harris (Bath) and Annie Redding (Weymouth) in action. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Tegen-Lee Standen joined Weymouth from Sherborne Town during the summer. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Libby Goater scored Bath’s first goal. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Weymouth’s Zara Hunt on the attack. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Rhyannon Jefferies (Bath) under pressure from Ellia Webb (Weymouth). Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Emilia Belotti’s injury time free-kick clears the Weymouth wall on it’s way to the top corner. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Bath’s Emilia Belotti celebrates her dramatic equaliser. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
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