Derby delight for Nailsea ladies

PUBLISHED: 14:34 11 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:34 11 March 2015

Nailsea ladies picked up a well-deserved 4-1 win over North Somerset.

North Somerset Ladies 1

Nailsea Ladies 1st XI 4

WITH only four matches left of the season, Nailsea picked up a well-deserved win over North Somerset.

Good passing by Nailsea players Abi Shorney and Cat Coates advancing led to the first goal when Ali Hill put Nailsea in front. The visitors continued to press, grabbing a second goal when Helen Harrington’s short corner was deflected by Hill into the goal.

North Somerset were strong with their block tackles and presses, making it difficult for Nailsea to advance and they pulled a goal back with a Nailsea deflection off a North Somerset short corner.

After the break, Nailsea came out strongly and some great teamwork and accurate passes brought them their third goal. Harrington started the move, linking well with Bernie Forge and Shorney, with a deft flick through to Hill, who slotted the ball under the keeper to bag her third goal of the match.

The fourth and final goal came when Hannah Barrett slipped the ball to Shorney at the top of the D, who produced a powerful strike into the corner to seal the match.

Cat Coates was voted Nailsea’s player of the match.

Nailsea Ladies 2nd XI 6

Redland Ladies UWE 0

REDLAND applied pressure early on and Carly Chambers, Zoe Buck and Katie Matthews had to step up quickly.

Nailsea bounced back, breaking down the opposition with quick one-two passes and forced a penalty flick which the keeper saved. The home side kept up the pressure and went ahead when Cath Hole netted three times in quick succession.

Nailsea’s strength in the second half was their quick passing and solid team work. They created several unsuccessful attempts with Cloe Turner, Charlotte Green and Tess Hughes all taking shots.

A quick turnover in defence by Buck was passed to Tess Hughes, who set up Hole for her fourth. A long corner gave Nailsea goal number five when Matthews nudged in a rebound on the far post.

Nailsea’s sixth and final goal came from a quickly taken free hit, a shot from Hughes saw the rebound fall to Hole.

Tess Hughes was awarded player of the match by one vote over Cath Hole.

THE newly-formed Under-10 squad came up against the biggest and most experienced sides at the Gordano festival.

At each festival, Nailsea has played new additions to their squad and this was no exception. Matilda McCarthy had an excellent afternoon in goal, making several fine saves and brave tackle, while Niamh Brodrick, Lainey Thorpe and Grace Bingham also playing in their first matches, slotted in well.

Katie Henderson again had a successful festival, putting in strong tackles, telling runs and added two goals to her tally. In defence, Ellie Richardson gets stronger every match. Saskia Lawrence was lively in midfield and her skilful stick work helped her score three goals.

Results: Nailsea 2, Somerset Gryhons 1; Nailsea 3, Yate B 2; Nailsea 0, City of Bath 2; Nailsea 0, Team Bath Buccaneers 3.

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