Nailsea knocked out of the cup

PUBLISHED: 14:46 11 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:46 11 March 2015

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Nailsea United lost to Watchet Town in the quarter-finals of the Somerset Senior Cup.

Watchet Town 3

Nailsea United 0

IN SEARCH of the one piece of silverware that is realistically still available to them, United travelled to Watchet Town in the quarter-finals of the Somerset Senior Cup.

It was the home side that had the first scoring chance, but the shot was straight at Nailsea keeper Jack Smith. United were unlucky not to take the lead following an Adam Bell corner, Stuart Lee’s header hitting the post.

The half-time break was only a minute away when Watchet took the lead. A free kick was only partially cleared and a Watchet player scored from close range.

After the break, Nailsea increased the pressure with Jim Lee firing just over. Desperately looking for the equaliser, Matt Long was wide with a shot.

In the last minute of normal time, the tie was effectively put out of their reach when Watchet scored a penalty and deep into added time, the home side netted their second penalty.

On Saturday, Nailsea travel to Minehead. Now only playing for league position, it is important that the Nailsea squad and in particular the younger players, use the remaining games to gain experience at this standard of football.

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