Narrow defeat for Nailsea United

PUBLISHED: 08:45 29 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:45 29 August 2018

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Nailsea United suffered a narrow defeat at home to old adversaries Shirehampton.

Nailsea United 1

Shirehampton 2

Old adversaries Shirehampton were the visitors to The Grove and it was the Bristol side that went home with the points.

It took until the 25th minute for Shirehampton to make their pressure tell taking the lead when a fierce shot rebounded from the United crossbar to fall to the visitors’ prolific scorer Scott Bamford who made no mistake in heading the ball past Owen Adamson to open the scoring.

Worse was to follow on the half-hour mark when Shirehampton were awarded a free kick just outside of the penalty area. The kick was driven along the ground and into the Nailsea net.

This second reverse galvanised the home side with them scoring just four minutes later. A through ball down the middle saw Stuart Lee reach the ball first lift the ball over the advancing keeper into the empty net.

With the second half 10 minutes old, Shirehampton had a golden opportunity to add to their goal tally when a Shirehampton player managed to miss an open goal.

Shirehampton still looked the side most likely to score forcing Adamson to make a full length save. United had one last opportunity to salvage a point when they were awarded a free kick, but Lee’s effort was blocked by the defensive wall.

On Saturday, United take a rest from the league when they entertain Combe St Nicholas in the Somerset Senior Cup at The Grove. Please note early kick-off of 2pm.

Lastly, the Reserves continued their unbeaten start bringing back a point from their visit to Somerton Town Reserves in a 2-2 draw. Scorers for United were Jordi Stillwood and Neil Watts.

Nailsea United 1

Stockwood Green 1

Nailsea United came from behind to pick up a point at home to Stockwood Green.

United just shaded the first-half with chances for Luke Penberthy, Adam Marsden, Sam Olsen and Stuart Lee, while at the other end, Owen Adamson rarely troubled.

Stockwood took the lead just after the break with a long ball which gave Adamson no chance.

The last 15 minutes saw Nailsea have their best period with playmaker James Springett feeding the forwards with thoughtful passes.

With five minutes remaining, Nailsea had at last something to show for their endeavours when Ben Barrett slid the ball through to Matt Day, who found the far corner of the Stockwood net for the equaliser.

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