Comfortable victory for Nailsea Athletic

PUBLISHED: 14:26 18 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:26 18 February 2015

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Nailsea Athletic Under-11s ran out 7-0 winners against Burnbridge Wanderers.

NAILSEA Athletic Under-11s overcame a spirited Burnbridge Wanderers side, running out 7-0 winners.

The home side were well marshalled by man of the match Jonny Westbrook-Smith, backed up by Tijane Diallo, Michael Vickers and Lewis Thatcher. Nailsea took an early lead when Vickers scored after being set up by Thatcher.

It was Thatcher’s turn to benefit from some crisp Nailsea interplay and he tapped-in from a Vickers through-ball to make it 2-0. The third goal came when Olly Kite beat his man and set up Vickers for his second.

The fourth Nailsea goal came when a Thatcher free kick evaded everyone and slipped past the Burnbridge keeper.

Nailsea’s next goal came early in the second half and was the product of Diallo’s persistence. He retained possession through three tackles before the ball span out to Luke Jordan, who had an easy finish from a yard out.

At the other end, Burnbridge had their best chance of the game when Luis Bohin in the Nailsea goal was drawn way out from his line, while Charlie Sell twice managed to head the ball off his own line.

Diallo was instrumental in the next goal, with a fine cross that Jordan gratefully converted for his second. Nailsea made it 7-0 with five minutes remaining, again through Jordan.

PORTISHEAD Juniors Under-11s entertained Long Ashton in the league, the game finished in a goal-less draw, but a bore draw it certainly was not.

Both teams played some entertaining football with Long Ashton going closest in the first-half, hitting the upright. The visiting keeper had a fantastic game denying Juniors’ on numerous occasions including four one-on-ones, together with a penalty save.

Ethan Monks dominated the midfield and created Juniors’ best openings. At the back, stand-in keepers, Ben Elliott and Rory Moir dealt with several long shots as Long Ashton struggled to break down a determined defence.

Man of the match was Daniel McCorquodale who made two crucial tackles to deny the visitors a clear opening. Long Ashton battled to a well-earned point, with Juniors reflecting on several missed chances to close the gap on the league leaders.


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