Derby victory for Nailsea United
PUBLISHED: 10:29 03 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:29 03 October 2018
Nailea United enjoyed a comfortable victory over near neighbours Wrington Redhill.
Nailsea United 3
Wrington Redhill 1
Nailsea United welcomed Wrington Redhill to The Grove and the home side carried forward their good display last week at Watchet to climb away from the lower part of the league.
The home crowd did not have long to wait to greet a Nailsea goal as just five minutes into the match a Ben Pratt free kick saw Matt Day challenge for the ball causing a ricochet which ended with the ball in the back of the Wrington net.
On the half-hour, Wrington had a corner which was met firmly by a visiting player, the ball was bound for the top corner before Jack Smith clawed it away with a good reaction save.
Just before the break, it was Day again who fought well for the ball before sending a reverse pass to Sam Olsen who slipped the ball past the keeper with his usual confidence to double the Nailsea lead.
It was Wrington who started the second half the stronger, but again could not break down the United defence. In fact it was the home side that came closest to scoring on the hour when Adam Marsden fed Luis Parnham, only to see his effort drift just wide of the far post.
Nailsea gained clear daylight between the two teams in the 68th minute when Day who picked out Will Symonds in the middle. He took one touch to steady himself before firing past the Wrington keeper for the youngster to score his first goal in senior football.
Finally Wrington got onto the score sheet with a penalty on 86 minutes which was brilliantly saved by Jack Smith only to see a Wrington player pounce on to the rebound to find the back of the net.
This was a workmanlike display from Nailsea against a willing Wrington side. On Saturday, United are home to Castle Cary in the second round of the Somerset Senior Cup. Please note early kick off time of 2pm.
With their improved form, the home side will look to take their place in the next round although Castle Cary may have other ideas.