Ellie nets the winner for Nailsea

PUBLISHED: 14:40 07 November 2012

Nailsea ladies defeated Mid Somerset 1-0 in a closely-contested match.

Mid Somerset Ladies 0

Nailsea Ladies 1st XI 1

NAILSEA ladies went out strongly from the start and battled well for the first half which ended goal-less.

After half-time, Nailsea opened the play up further by spreading the ball out to the wings. After a lot of near attacks from Nailsea, Jess Chinn sent through a powerful cross to Ellie Hield, who slotted the ball home for the only goal of the game.

For the remaining 20 minutes, Nailsea defended well, with numerous excellent saves from player of the match Jayne Craig.

Nailsea Ladies 2nd XI 4

Team Bath Buccs 2

THE seconds struggled to field a full side, with Tracy Williams coming out of retirement and Carly Brian returned from a sabbatical.

Natalie Provis and Danni Doule went close early on before Jo Faiers scored after seven minutes. Soon after, midfielder Katie Hodges made no mistake when she fired in number 2 from the top of the D.

Nailsea were the dominant side throughout the half, with the midfield commanded by Jo Faiers and Jen Atherton. Further chances were squandered when Bakers player of the match, Atherton went close and Danni Douel was robbed of the ball following some skilful stick work.

Nailsea scored again soon after the break when Alexandra Sermon scored from a penalty corner. Nailsea then forced a series of unsuccessful penalty corners before one found Katie Hodges at the top of the D and with a first-time shot, drilled the ball through the advancing defence.

Near the end, it was Bath’s turn to force a series of penalty corners, scoring two unstoppable goals within two minutes. This was an excellent team performance from the home side, putting them third in the table.

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