Football: Nailsea & Tickenham 4 Clevedon United 2

PUBLISHED: 09:08 07 January 2019

Gary Freeman scores a penalty for Nailsea & Tickenham against Clevedon

Gary Freeman scores a penalty for Nailsea & Tickenham against Clevedon


Nailsea & Tickenham made it six wins in a row in the Somerset County Premier Division with a 4-2 success over Clevedon United at Fryth Way.

Despite wins over Nailsea United and Wrington during the festive period and sitting at the top of the table, they had a poor first half and were 2-0 down at the break.

Clevedon were quicker to the ball and took the lead midway through the half, before beating Sam Cooper with a free-kick for their second.

But it was a different story in the second half as Mitch Brooks and Joe Berry caused problems for the visitors, as James Seeley and Jack Last won more possession in midfield.

Tyler Manning did well on the right to win a penalty, which captain Gary Freeman converted to start the comeback.

And N&T were back on terms soon after when Berry beat his man to fire across goal for Luke Osgood to flick home.

Berry latched on to a through ball to smash a left-footed shot past visiting keeper Dunn and give the Swags the lead, with leading goalscorer Osgood producing a cool finish late on to complete the scoring.

Manning took the S&R Burchill man of the match award for the home side.

N&T: Cooper, Freeman, Carter, Manning, Gale, Last, Seeley, Benjamin, Brooks, Berry, Osgood, Wallington, Pilgrim, O’Reilly.

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