MONTGOMERY slipped to a heavy 7-0 defeat at home to Bridgnorth in the Shropshire Women’s League.

Monty went into the game as underdogs and despite suffering a heavy defeat the Welsh side were indebted to goalkeeper Tracey Godsall who won plaudits for a host of saves.

Monty spokesperson Harriet Evans said: “It was a much improved performance since our last meeting and full credit to everyone for their display on Saturday.”

Meanwhile Newtown toasted a six point haul from their weekend double header in the North Wales Women’s League to boost their title bid.

Town hosted Ruthin on Saturday and prevailed 3-1 winners with Jacqui Loxam’s strike for the hosts cancelled out by Paula Hurst before Millie Jones and Ruby Williams announced their arrival at senior level with goals.

Town travelled to the Flash in Welshpool to overcome local rivals Llanfair Caereinion on Sunday in a re-arranged league match following its cancellation the previous week.

A scrappy Mid Wales derby was settled with a goal in each half from Loxam and Karen Lewis as Newtown celebrated a hard-fought 2-0 win to close on the league pace setters.

The previous day Llanfair slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Colwyn Bay with Ellen Jones’ strike cancelled out by Rachel Faragher, Mel Peake and Elin Chapman.

Meanwhile Welshpool’s battle against the drop continued with a 3-1 defeat at Pwllheli.

Danni Andrew netted for Pool but two goals from Eleri Jones and a Catrin Mirren strike ensured Pool remained in the basement doldrums.

Elsewhere a Llion Samuel double earned Radnor the points in a 2-0 win at home to Gwent IIs in division two of the South Wales Women’s League while Presteigne took a break from South Wales League action to thump Knighton 8-2 in the Marches League.

Jess Goodwin starred with four goals while two goals from Meg Crosgrove and strikes from Frankie Jones and Charlie Price completed the scoring.

Newtown tasted a heavy defeat with Tom Hillidge’s troops falling to a 5-0 loss at Leamington in division one of the Midland Men’s League with Tom Elliott leading the way for the Spa hosts with a brace while Shaun Cuthill, Sam Scanell and Nick Solman also struck.