Mike’s hat-trick sinks Keynsham

PUBLISHED: 16:09 23 February 2011 | UPDATED: 16:09 23 February 2011

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MIKE Purnell scored a hat-trick as Nailsea continued their good recent run of form with a hard earned Errea Somerset County League Division 1 win over Keynsham.

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MIKE Purnell scored a hat-trick as Nailsea continued their good recent run of form with a hard earned Errea Somerset County League Division 1 win over Keynsham.

The game was played on a heavy pitch and only took place after much hard work from Town’s management, players and supporters.

Nailsea started badly and were made to pay in the fifth minute for some poor defending as Keynsham took a shock lead. Town gradually came into the game, but only after home keeper Kevin Freeman produced several excellent saves to deny the rampaging Keynsham attack.

From the 25th minute, the game ebbed and flowed and Town were rewarded for their endeavours in the 40th minute with a penalty, which Purnell duly netted.

The second half was much better for Town and they gradually took control of the game with some better team play and passing.

Nevertheless, they were made to wait until the 80th minute when the referee awarded another penalty for a foul in the box which was again dispatched with ease by Purnell.

This spurred Town on and with five minutes of normal time remaining, substitute Paul Wright produced a fine pass which Purnell guided into the net for his hat-trick.

Player’s player of the match was Gary Freeman, who defended brilliantly all afternoon.

Next game for Town is at home on February 26th against Nailsea United Reserves, which is always a fiercely contested derby game.


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