Nailsea Old Boys rue missed chances

PUBLISHED: 14:29 18 February 2015

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Nailsea Old Boys were made to pay for numerous missed chances as they were held to a draw by Cribbs Veterans.

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A WELL-FOUGHT 1-1 draw felt a little like defeat with all the chances Nailsea created, but found the Cribbs keeper in fine form.

Nailsea started at a relentless pace playing good incisive football with Jay Williamson and Steve Lester controlling the centre of midfield, manufacturing chances for the lively Neil Watts and Nigel Lush up front.

Nailsea’s defence was resolute through the first-half with the return of the evergreen Steve Price alongside Chris Adamson at the heart, with James Holman and Stewart Roberts at full-backs, restricted Cribbs to hopeful long-range efforts.

Cribbs started the second half brightly, catching the Nailsea defence cold and taking a surprise lead with a well-taken effort. Cribbs nearly doubled the lead shortly after, but keeper Ian Pinkney was sharp to snuff out the chance on the edge of the box.

Nailsea introduced Lee Cogan and Nick Allen, who terrorised the Cribbs defence, but Nailsea missed numerous chances until crossed for Lester to dispatch into the back of the net.

Old boys continued to create more chances, with Williamson close on a number of occasions, but the final whistle blew with the honours shared. Referee Mike Spencer deserves a mention for keeping the game flowing.

Nailsea Old Boys are home at the Grove again on Sunday in the cup 10.30 kick-off.


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