Nailsea & Tickenham capture county cup

PUBLISHED: 17:46 22 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:46 22 May 2018

Alan Smith and Rich Lucas.

Alan Smith and Rich Lucas.


Nailsea & Tickenham defeated league champions Chilcompton Sports to win the Somerset Senior Cup final.

Nailsea & Tickenham 2

Chilcompton Sports 0

The Swags met league champions Chilcompton in the prestigious Somerset Senior Cup final knowing a tough game was expected.

Nailsea & Tickenham had secured an excellent third place finish in the Premier Division after a tough end of season fixture pile-up, although N&T were able to rest several key players against Nailsea United in the derby two days prior. Chilcompton were fresh after a 10-day break since their last fixture.

The game started with a high tempo from both sides as players looked to run off any cup final nerves. Jason Mellor could only watch a long cross clipped the top of his crossbar early on. Mellor was then forced into the first save of the match as he blocked a low Chilcompton effort.

The back three of Wallington, Cook and Freeman also had to be at their best to stop the lively Chilcompton strikers.

As the half-time whistle approached, the Swags had a glorious chance when a Dan Cook shot was parried by the Chilcompton keeper into the path of captain Chris Gale. Gale was under pressure and his follow up shot flew over the bar.

The second half was a great advert for Somerset football with both teams trying to find a way through. James Seeley and Joe Berry upfront for the Swags chased every ball, fought for every header and their quick movement caused Chilcompton problems.

The breakthrough came after an hour when Seeley turned his man found Dan Cook, who calmly found the back of the net to the delight of the N&T supporters.

With 10 minutes remaining Kye Mountford made it 2-0 after a good forward run left him in a great position to sidefoot past the keeper from the edge of the box to confirm N&T as Somerset Senior Cup winners for the second time in three seasons.

This was a brilliant achievement for manager Alan Smith and assistant Rich Lucas in their first season in charge.

Cup final squad: J Mellor, M Wallington, D Cook, G Freeman, S Pilgrim, J Adams, C Gale, A Latta, K Mountford, J Berry, J Seeley, M Shaughnessy, J Benjamin, M Pilgrim, B Cogan and J Collins.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other Sport Stories

Wed, 12:23

Clevedon suffered an uncomfortable afternoon at Midsomer Norton after a disappointing display saw them lose.

Read more
Wed, 12:22

Gordano travelled to Matson and found the high-flying home side too strong.

Read more
Wed, 12:22

Nailsea & Backwell ran in nine tries in a comfortable victory against Hornets seconds.

Read more
Wed, 12:21

Yatton ran in 19 tries against a gallant Bristol Barbarians side before the referee called time after an hour’s play.

Read more
Wed, 12:21

Clevedon Town were narrowly knocked out of the FA Vase away at Falmouth Town.

Read more
Wed, 12:20

Ashton & Backwell United came from behind to deservedly take all three points against Bishop Sutton.

Read more
Wed, 12:19

Portishead Town defeated Wincanton Town to pick up their first points of the season.

Read more
Wed, 12:19

Swiss Valley Rangers Girls’ teams took part in three matches over the weekend.

Read more
Tue, 17:49

Backwell Tennis Club held its club championship finals with 30 finals being played and more than 300 supporters attending.

Read more
Tue, 17:48

A ladies’ bowmaker held at Long Ashton Golf Club proved to be a great success with 96 golfers taking part.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather



max temp: 15°C

min temp: 11°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

North Somerset Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications