Ali hits a hat-trick for Nailsea

PUBLISHED: 12:42 28 November 2012

Ali Hill’s hat-trick helped Nailsea ladies on their way to a 4-0 victory over Frys.

Nailsea Ladies 1st XI 4

Frys Ladies 0

A STRONG start by Nailsea yielded a goal within the first five minutes, Jess Atkinson netting the rebound from Madeleine Fielder’s shot.

Two goals from Ali Hill brought the first-half to a close with Nailsea 3-0 up.

A tougher second half gave goalie Amy Sykes chance to pull out some great saves to keep Nailsea with a clean sheet. The win was sealed with the completion of Hill’s hat-trick ending the match with a 4-0 victory to the home side.

Ali Hill and Rachel Hooley, who controlled the midfield, were tied for player of the match.

Knowle Ladies 3

Nailsea Ladies 2nd XI 2

THE weather played a big part in this game, the wet and the cold accentuating knocks and injuries, while the sogginess of the pitch affected the movement of the ball.

Nailsea created some promising opportunities, but the home sides’ solid defending thwarted their hopes.

A challenge on the Nailsea goal and a loose ball saw Nailsea go behind, making it 1-0 to Knowle at the break.

Nailsea conceded two more goals before some line-up changes saw Nailsea go up a gear. The visitors sharpened their attack with quick slick passing.

Baker’s player of the match Hannah Barrett, twisted and turned her way through the defence before clawing one back. A penalty corner found Katie Hodges ready at the top of the D, her first-time shot slammed into the backboard.

No points from this game, but a true test of grit and determination to come back from 3-0 to a respectable 3-2 and a few lessons learned along the way.

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