Nailsea United come out on top in derby encounter

PUBLISHED: 10:16 24 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:16 24 October 2018

Football, a generic picture. Picture TERRY IFE

Football, a generic picture. Picture TERRY IFE

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Nailsea United emerged 3-1 winners in the derby encounter with Clevedon United.

Nailsea United 3

Clevedon United 1

Near neighbours Clevedon United were the visitors to The Grove, but went away defeated after a fine performance from the home side.

It was against the run of play that Nailsea opened the scoring on 19 minutes. Matt Day left his marker stranded with a burst of speed before sending a low cross towards the near post where Sam Olsen cleverly tucked the ball under the Clevedon keeper to put his side in front.

Clevedon had the chance to equalise on the half hour mark with a free header from a corner, but the ball went wide of the Nailsea goal.

It was the visitors that stated the stronger after the break and it was no surprise when the scored the equaliser on 48 minutes.

The Nailsea defence became under intense pressure as Clevedon looked to take the lead, but the home side weathered the storm.

As in the first half the second Nailsea goal came against the run of play on 64 minutes. Joe Sharps weaved his way through the Clevedon defence but his shot was blocked only for an alert Matt Day to react first to slot the rebound past the keeper to restore the Nailsea lead.

The home side sensed that a third goal would make the game safe and sure enough this came just four minutes later from a James Springett corner where Olsen headed it back into the middle of the goal where Adam Marsden made no mistake heading past the keeper from close range.

This was a well-deserved three points for the home side against a Clevedon side which are always dangerous. On Saturday, Nailsea are at home again hosting Middlezoy Rovers, kick-off 3pm.

In other results, the Reserves and the A teams drew, but the latter remain at the top of their league. The B side were defeated but the Colts gained their second win of the season.

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