United lose narrowly at Bridgwater

PUBLISHED: 10:23 25 October 2017


Nailsea United lost 2-1 at Bridgwater Town Reserves after looking to complete the double over their hosts.

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Nailsea United travelled to Bridgwater looking to complete the double, but were narrowly beaten 2-1 by the home side.

It was the home side that had the first shot in anger on four minutes but the effort was well wide. With a quarter of an hour played Tom Weaver turned his marker, but his shot was deflected for a corner.

The opening goal came on 20 minutes, the ball was fed out to Adam Marsden on the right, his low cross to the near post was met by Sam Olsen, who skilfully glanced the ball into the Bridgwater net to give his side the early advantage.

Bridgwater retaliated with Jack Smith saving well at the near post diving well to stop a goalbound shot, before the home side came more into the game to equalise on 31 minutes.

A quick break down the right saw the ball whipped into the Nailsea goal area where it was met by a home player who scored from close range. Worse was to follow for Nailsea when three minutes later a similar move saw the home side take the lead.

Nailsea were dealt a blow just five minutes into the second period when striker Luke Penberthy was forced from the field through injury to be replaced by Jamie Roberts.

Five minutes later Nailsea had a golden chance to equalise when a corner by James Springett fell to the unmarked Scott Fisher, but he was unable to keep the ball down with his header rising over the bar.

Nailsea were indebted to keeper Jack Smith who saved well diving to his right as the home side looked to increase their advantage.

However, it was the home side that finished the stronger with Scott Fisher cutting out a dangerous move with a timely challenge. In the final moments Smith was called upon to keep the deficit to one goal saving with his feet.

On Saturday, Nailsea have a stiff challenge when they travel to current league champions Watchet Town on the Somerset coast.

At The Grove, the Reserves host bottom of the table Pensford (3pm). The B side looking to go back to the top of the table host Portishead Town B side. Finally the young Colts side are also at home to Clevedon United A (3pm).

Nailsea United would like to thank the match ball sponsor C & C Motors based at Blackfriars Road.

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