Taylor double secures runners-up spot

Two second half goals from Tara Taylor sealed second spot for Bath City Women. The captain led by example, netting in the 64th and 86th minutes to see off bottom side Wellington. The Romans were on the front foot from the off with Chelsea Giles’ thunderbolt superbly tipped around the post by Hannah Worth. The home stopper prevented Taylor twice before the break and was grateful to see Ashanti Golding’s lob drift narrowly wide. City continued in the same vein in the second half shooting up the slope with Taylor again frustrated by Worth, but the keeper was powerless to prevent the opener. Mils Bellotti’s ball from the back was latched on by Taylor who cut inside from the right and fired low past Worth from 10 yards. Wellington switched to 3-4-3 to search for a way back but seldom troubled Sadie Farley in goal, and City took advantage of their attacking approach with a second near the end. Taylor capitalised on a mistake on halfway by Maddie Davey and burst clear before calmly rounding Worth and nudging home to end the season on a high. Matt Abreu’s team will now have to wait for confirmation if their application for promotion has been accepted following a fine maiden campaign.