Nailsea gain their revenge over Odd Down

PUBLISHED: 15:33 04 February 2015 | UPDATED: 15:33 04 February 2015

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Nailsea United avenged a defeat earlier in the season to Odd Down Reserves, with a 3-0 home victory.

Nailsea United 3

Odd Down Reserves 0

NAILSEA came into this game with Odd Down Reserves looking to avenge a 3-0 score line when the two teams met earlier in the season.

United were under the new management team of Spencer Lee and Barry Sampson following the decision of Mark Savage to take a rest from football. Mark leaves a legacy of three consecutive Premier League titles and two League Cups during his tenure as first team manager.

United had early chances through Matt Long and Jim Lee, before a throw-in by Tom Richens found the head of Lee, who flicked the ball into the goal area where Mark Iles found the back of the net.

Nailsea were looking to double their lead and were unlucky just a minute later following a Long corner which fell to Adam Bell, whose shot hit the bar before being scrambled to safety.

With just over half-an-hour played, Odd Down could have equalised but a weak shot was easily gathered by Jack Smith in the Nailsea goal.

With the referee looking at his watch for half-time, United were awarded a free kick just outside the penalty area. Adam Bell stepped up to fire a brilliant shot just inside the post to make it 2-0.

Things went from bad to worse for Odd Down as just minutes into the second half they were reduced to 10 men when one of their players was sent off for serious foul play.

Adam Bell then began to put his mark on the game with a pinpoint cross to Lee, which saw the keeper make a point blank save from a firm header. On 75 minutes, Long sent Mike Dorrington away, but again his shot was well covered by the keeper.

With 10 minutes remaining, United wrapped up the game with Bell finding Long on the edge of the area. His first-time shot curled away from the Odd Down keeper into the back of the net.

This was a much better performance by the home side who kept a high tempo, making it difficult for Odd Down to create many chances.

On Saturday, United are home to Welton Rovers Reserves in the fourth round of the Somerset Senior Cup. Please note early kick off 1.45pm.

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