Photo Diary: Sherborne Town 4-0 Weymouth

Weymouth’s Zara Hunt takes the ball under pressure from Sherborne Town. Photo: Ian Middlebrook

Sherborne Town eased into the third qualifying round of the Women’s FA Cup with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Weymouth at Raleigh Grove. The hosts currently sit second in the South West Regional League Premier Division, while Weymouth play in the Eastern Division of the same league.

Sacha Paynter put Sherborne ahead from the penalty spot just three minutes into the game, after Kelly Snook was brought down. Further goals from Snook and Orla East extended their lead, before Paynter wrapped up the victory with her second goal on the stroke of half-time. Weymouth will be pleased with their defensive efforts in the second half – preventing their higher league opponents from increasing the scoreline – but have now failed to find the net in three competitive games against their Dorset rivals.

Sherborne now face a trip to Bristol, where they will take on Downend Flyers for a place in the First Round Proper.

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

Sherborne Town players prepare for the game. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Players of both teams huddle ahead of the game. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Sacha Paynter scored twice for Sherborne Town. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Weymouth’s Annie Redding looks for a pass. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Shelby Overington of Sherborne Town clears the ball. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Hannah Fowler was making her debut for Weymouth. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Sherborne Town’s Orla East (centre) celebrates her goal. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Weymouth manager Paul Tapper talks to his players. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Becky Narramore in action for Sherborne Town. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Weymouth players deep in discussion during the game. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Goalkeeper Emily Wilkinson kept a clean sheet for Sherborne Town. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Sherborn Town’s captain Kelly Snook was also on the score sheet. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Lucy Slater was named Sherborne Town’s player of the match. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
Weymouth’s Ellia Webb shakes hands with the opposition at the end of the game. Photo: Ian Middlebrook
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