Nailsea & Tickenham cruise to comfortable victory

PUBLISHED: 10:44 18 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:44 18 October 2017

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Nailsea and Tickenham cruised to a 2-0 victory over Bridgwater Town Reserves.

Nailsea & Tickenham 2

Bridgwater Town Res 0

Nailsea and Tickenham hosted a strong Bridgwater Reserve side due to the away side’s first team having no fixture.

A scrappy first half saw Bridgwater enjoy the better of possession at times without threatening Jason Mellor in the Nailsea goal.

A forced change meant top scorer Joe Berry was replaced by Max Richards. Scott Pilgrim was outstanding in centre midfield, breaking up any Bridgwater attacks as half time finished goalless.

The half time break allowed Nailsea to reorganise how to search for all three points and with an hour gone, they had a chance when the referee awarded a penalty following a push in the box.

Bridgwater keeper Paul Goss denied Max Richards from the spot, but the home side did not dwell on this miss and instead took the lead only minutes later when Chris Gale headed in a Dom Graffagnino corner to make it 1-0.

Now in confident mood, Nailsea showed their strength by dominating the game, James Seeley stretching the now tiring back line of Bridgwater and Matt Pilgrim finding good space. It was Pilgrim who sealed the win during the last 10 minutes when a defensive mix-up meant he was left with time to curl a right footed effort into the top corner.

The S & R Burchill’s man of the match was Scott Pilgrim.

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