Nailsea slip to narrow defeat at home

PUBLISHED: 10:43 18 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:43 18 October 2017

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Nailsea United slipped to a narrow defeat to Wrington Redhill, the only goal of the game coming in the second half.

Nailsea Utd 0

Wrington Redhill 1

Nailsea United entertained Wrington Redhill in a mid-table clash and went down to the only goal in a closely-fought match.

The first real goalmouth action came on 30 minutes when a quick Nailsea break saw Luke Penberthy’s cross to the far post found Stuart Lee, but his shot was charged down.

Five minutes later a good run by Joe Sharps ended with a cross to the near post, but Sam Olsen was unable to find the target from an acute angle. Wrington replied with a dangerous ball cross the Nailsea goal area, but there was no visiting player on hand to find the finishing touch.

The final moments of a quiet first half saw Stuart Lee have a half chance from a free kick but his header was not on target.

The second half started at a quicker tempo, but again the match was devoid of early goalmouth action. With 10 minutes gone Jack Smith was forced into making a smart save, but three minutes later the visitors took the lead when they weaved their way through the Nailsea defence to score a well-taken goal.

On 65 minutes a corner by James Springett was met by Ryan Lester, but the visiting keeper gathered comfortably.

Adam Marsden had a snap shot which was off target with five minutes remaining and two minutes later a good run by Luke Penberthy saw him pick out Jamie Roberts, but the youngster headed the ball straight at the grateful Wrington keeper.

With the referee looking at his watch Roberts had a more difficult chance from a corner by James Springett, but could not guide the ball on target.

This was a disappointing result for the home side, who will learn that in close matches every chance must be taken.

On Saturday, United travel to play Bridgwater Town Reserves, kick-off 3pm.

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