And so it was back to league action after a very long Christmas break and Yeovil and Sherborne only had to travel half an hour up the road to Shepton Mallet to play. Looking for a similar result to their first game against them at the start of the season to keep the pressure on Bournemouth at the top of the table, it was not to be on this occasion. Y&S looked strong right from the start and pressed hard from the starting whistle. After numerous hard attacks they were awarded for their persistence with a short corner. This was not converted however from their second corner they were able to work out where they could break the deadlock and it was Pippa Parker that got the faintest of touches to the ball to give Y&S the lead.  It was from a further short corner that Y&S were able to extend their lead this time through a Kate Baker strike.  Waves of attacks continued to come from the Y&S attack but they could just not break through the Shepton defence.  Shepton also then started to get the wind in their sails and a break allowed them a consolation goal just before the half time whistle.
 
Second half and it was Shepton that continued where they had left on from the first half with waves of pressure. Y&S continued to press at the other end but could not find a way through.  Shepton were awarded a number of short corners and a critical save by Libby Walters held the score line at 2-1. That was until a defender’s foot was spied to hit the ball as it was heading directly towards goal and a flick was awarded and duly converted.  With the score at 2-2 and into the dying seconds, Becky Frater made save after save in goal and kept Y&S from going behind before Debs Gemmell had to make a pertinent save on the line in the closing seconds to keep the score at 2-2.  Players’ Player went to Becky Frater for being totally outstanding in goal and Y&S move on to play Plymouth University at home at Yeovil Rec next Saturday.