Clevedon Ladies held to a draw in derby

PUBLISHED: 15:05 30 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:05 30 January 2018

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Clevedon Ladies drew with Nailsea despite cruising with a two-goal lead.

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Clevedon Ladies let a two-goal lead slip as they drew with Nailsea in a six-goal thriller.

Clevedon started brightly forcing Nailsea onto the back foot. With Ella Davey and Anya Colyer dominating the midfield, the home side set up many attacks and they were rewarded after 10 minutes when Amy Dewfall reacted first to beat the keeper and put Clevedon ahead.

With Keziah Douglas influencing the game with her powerful hitting, Clevedon had many more goalscoring opportunities, but failed to capitalise on their superiority, the home defence continued to thwart the visiting attack, with Laura Gillespie and Meg Coulter in control.

Late in the half, Nailsea got their game together and a well-worked goal saw them go level. Dewfall, however, regained the lead for Clevedon in the closing minutes of the half with her second goal.

After the break, Clevedon stormed into the attack and Daisy Lacey came close to increasing the home side’s lead. The match settled down to a more end-to-end affair and home keeper Christina Becker was at her best in pulling off a superb diving.

Caitlin Meredith ran tirelessly to keep the pressure on Nailsea and a chance fell to Sophie Bowen who threaded the ball through a crowded D and into the goal.

At 3-1 Clevedon were cruising, but Nailsea had other ideas and came back to net twice more to bring the scores level, the ball was not running for the home side.

In the final minutes, Lacey just failed to connect with a shot from a short corner by Douglas, leaving Clevedon to settle for a share of the

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