Nailsea earn a point

PUBLISHED: 14:39 10 November 2010

TOWN made a positive start to this tough away Errea Somerset County League Division 1 fixture.

TOWN made a positive start to this tough away Errea Somerset County League Division 1 fixture and early chances were created for both Mike Purnell and Matt Fisher.

The game settled down, but then Rich Mills fired a thunderbolt at the home keeper who turned the ball away for a corner. Then from another corner, Purnell fired narrowly wide.

Town then came under a period of sustained pressure but the defence held firm. Having weathered the storm, Town then took control of the game and Mills forced a fine save from the home goalkeeper with a great header.

Then both Purnell and Mike Dorrington both had fierce drives saved by the home goalie. The final piece of action in the half was a close attempt from Dan Cook to slot home after fine work by Chris Gregory.

The second half began brightly by Town with Purnell heading narrowly wide. Then against the run of play Purnells scored. Town got into their stride then and were unlucky to have an equaliser from Purnell chalked off for offside.

The game then became stretched from end to end with man of the match Jamie Mellor dictating play from the midfield and had the misfortune to 
see a fine shot hit the crossbar with the home keeper well beaten.

Town were pressing for the equaliser when Purnells scored a second goal. Time was running out for Nailsea and with five minutes to go, they were awarded a free kick on the edge of the home penalty box which was duly despatched by Gregory with some aplomb.

Deep into injury time, Scott Pilgrim played a superb pass to Purnell who burst into the Purnells box and sent a fine low drive into the net to deserve their share of the spoils.

Next week it is a return to cup action with Town at home to Burnham United at Fryth Way, kick off 2pm.


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