A wet and blustery morning saw a trip up the M5 to Clevedon where the Yeovil & Sherborne Ladies 1st XI were to meet 3rd in the table, and just behind them, Somerset Gryphons.  The pitch was very wet and slippy and resembled a beach with the amount of sand on it, however as always the Ladies went at their opponents straight from the off and it took 25 minutes to break the deadlock, after some strong and persistent attacking play for the visitors, before Georgie Belt struck from a short corner to put Y&S into a tentative lead.  That was how it stayed until the second half.
After the whistle starting the second half and with belief and a positive attitude in the air, it was Belt who secured her second and indeed Y&S’s second, when after some fantastic work from the team and then individually by Belt, given too much room on the top of the circle, fired a crisp reverse stick strike into the goal to put Y&S further ahead.  Undeterred Gryphons continued to press and were first of all back in it with an open play goal and then a short corner was forced home from close range,score now 2-2.  This gave Y&S the push they needed and Belt then went on a rampage with two goals in quick succession, both starting from the right hand side of the pitch through quick thought play from Phylli Cligg giving Y&S a comfortable two goal advantage.  Sadie Watson was then rewarded with a close range strike after strong persistence during the game and provided by a slick early pass from Pippa Parker, before Gryphons were able to secure a further short corner. struck well from the top of the circle.  The last word went to Belt who scored an emphatic fifth goal for her and Y&S’s sixth with the minutes counting down on the clock.  Quite rightly Georgie Belt was awarded players player by her team mates for some phenomenal play and Y&S are now clearly second, five points clear of their closest rivals and pressing Bournemouth at the top of Premier 2B of the West Womens Hockey League
Final Score 
Yeovil 6 Somerset Gryphons 3