Nailsea start the new season with narrow victory

PUBLISHED: 10:29 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:29 16 August 2017


Nailsea United started the new season with a narrow victory over Chilcompton Sports at The Grove.

Nailsea United 1

Chilcompton Sports 0

On the first day of the season, Nailsea entertained Chilcompton Sports on a dry, but blustery day.

It was Chilcompton who had the better of the opening minutes with United unable to get out of first gear.

Having weathered the storm, Nailsea had to wait until 20 minutes had elapsed before threatening the visitor’s goal. A well-taken free kick by Mark Iles just needed a touch, but his colleagues were unable to make contact.

On the half-hour mark, Rob Brown was called into action making a good save as Chilcompton threatened again.

It must be said that the opening goal came against the run of play 10 minutes before half-time as Rob Attwood picked out Tom Weaver to place the ball over the advancing keeper to give Nailsea the lead.

In the 65th minute, manager Rob Prior made a double substitution with Scott Fisher being replaced by Jamie Whitfied and Jamie Butt giving way to Brad Cogan.

Two minutes later United were indebted to Mike Price who made a great tackle to rob the Chilcompton player as he advanced on goal with only Brown to beat. It was now more end-to-end with Rob Attwood sending Jack Last away, but his powerfully hit shot went wide of the far post.

The last 10 minutes saw the Nailsea defence at full stretch as Chilcompton strived for the equaliser. Again Brown handled the confidentially as the visitors tested him, while Attwood crossed the ball into the danger area, but Cogan could not find the final touch.

With five minutes remaining, the injured lles was replaced by Ryan Lester. Although the visitors upped their game they found the Nailsea defence marshalled by Stuart Lee and Mike Price in a resolute mood as they hung on to secure three points.

Games come thick and fast at The Grove with the first team in action as follows:

Tuesday – versus Stockwood Green (6.30pm); August 19 - versus Bridgwater Town Reserves (3pm); August 22 - home to Fry Club (6.30pm).

In other results, the Reserves were beaten 5-2 by Radstock Town Reserves.

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