Nailsea Ladies Seconds maintained their growing development with a 1-1 draw against local rivals Mid Somerset in West Women's Brunel Division Two last Saturday.

The mix of experienced and young players have combined well to give them an added strength and confidence and they made a solid start immediately putting pressure on the visitors, forcing a series of penalty corners.

Within 12 minutes Nailsea took the lead when Rachel Elliot converted a short corner from the top of the D.

Good play by Hattie Winter, after beating the defender, saw her well-struck effort denied by a good save. Winter continued to worry and challenge in the D with her efforts rewarded by being voted player of the match as Nailsea went into half-time 1-0 ahead.

Mid Somerset came out shuffled and reorganised, trying to dominate the half and they succeeded in levelling the score in a momentary Nailsea lapse. The hosts had remain solid to contain the hard hitting attack.

Sarah Richardson battled well against a determined attacker and daughter Paige Richardson worked hard in midfield. 

Despite the draw it was a good performance, especially in the first half with great team spirit throughout.

Nailsea return to action this Saturday against BAC Seconds.