Nailsea pay the penalty in derby

PUBLISHED: 14:41 16 March 2011

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NAILSEA Town’s recent excellent run came to a halt as they lost the derby game against doughty opponents.

Nailsea Town 1

Portishead Town Res 2

NAILSEA Town’s recent excellent run came to a halt as they lost the derby game against doughty opponents.

The first half was largely uneventful as both teams scrapped for possession in midfield, the one clear chance falling to Campbell Bannerman after fine work by Justin Clark.

Town began the second half in a much more positive frame of mind, but despite creating several chances could not break down a stubborn Portishead defence.

A double substitution was made by the Nailsea management brought immediate success as Ryan Cook tapped in following a fine run and cross by Mike Purnell.

Nailsea were now in charge, but were rocked back on their heels following the award of a penalty which was duly converted. Worse was to follow as Nailsea then conceded a second after a defensive mix up.

Despite their best efforts, the Town attack was unable to break down the Portishead defence, despite launching wave after wave of attacks and the home side slumped to only their third league defeat of the season.

Next match is away to Keynsham Town Reserves Saturday, kick off 3pm.


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