Nailsea United grab the points with late goal

PUBLISHED: 09:43 07 November 2018

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A late goal by Nailsea United gave them all three points against bottom club Odd Down Reserves.

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It was a trip to the outskirts of Bath for United on Saturday as they extended their run to three matches against bottom of the table Odd Down Reserves.

Nailsea started brightly with Henry Symonds’ cross going out for a goal kick and soon after a corner by Matt Thomas was headed over by Sam Olsen.

There were no real goal chances to either side as the defences cancelled out the strikers with a free kick on 30 minutes to Odd Down which was too high, the only real threat by the home side.

After the break, Odd Down continued to take the game to Nailsea but their attacks were well dealt with by the United central defenders of Tom Richens and Adam Marsden.

With 10 minutes remaining, Ben Pinkney joined the fray replacing Henry Symonds and this change brought an immediate reward to Nailsea when an attack saw the ball in the Odd Down goal area where Matt Day fired past the keeper to give his side the lead.

Minutes later it was Day again who tried a speculative looping shot from distance which just sailed over the bar. With five minutes remaining a run by Ben Barratt saw him lose his marker, but his cross was beaten away.

This was a welcome three points for Nailsea which takes them to 11th place in the league with an unbeaten run of four matches.

Next Saturday, United are in League Cup action at The Grove when they host Middlezoy Rovers with a 2.30pm kick-off. This should be a well contested game as the two sides met a few weeks ago in the league with the points being shared.

In other results, there were wins for the A team and Colts, with the Reserves sharing the points with Somerton Town and the C team losing out by the only goal of the match against Wrington Redhill Reserves.

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