Nailsea Town miss out on top spot

PUBLISHED: 14:33 04 May 2011

Nailsea Town in action.

Nailsea Town in action.


NAILSEA Town missed the chance to go top when they were held to a draw by Saltford.

Nailsea Town 1 Saltford 1

NAILSEA Town missed the chance to go top when they were held at home by a rugged Saltford side.

The best chance of the first half was made by full-back Ryan Cook, who had another outstanding game.

The deadlock was broken halfway through the second period after a delightful passing move involving Matt Fisher, Mike Purnell and Chris Gregory, Campbell Bannerman fired home from well inside the box.

Town then pinned Saltford into their half and created more chances which unfortunately remained unconverted. Against the run of play, Town conceded a needless corner and after a defensive mix up Saltford equalised.

Still, Town remain unbeaten for 13 games and after the marathon they have just gone through credit has to go the players.

Nailsea Utd Res 0 
Nailsea Town 3

NAILSEA Town continued their busy month of games with a fine win at 
The Grove in a well-contested local derby.

The first half was typical derby football which Town edged with a Mike Purnell penalty after he was brought down by the Nailsea keeper.

The second half was dominated by Town who were competing well all over the park and despite the hard ground were passing the ball well.

After a great pass by Jake Turner, Justin Clarke scored the second with the home keeper stranded. Just after, 
Clarke had a goal ruled out for offside and then man of the match Purnell 
finished the game off with a simple 
tap-in following great work by Ryan Cook.

Nailsea Town 2 
Nailsea United Res 0

THE sides faced each other for the second time in two days in a typical local derby.

The first half ended goal-less and Town began the second half in a positive vein and started to dominate proceedings.

The first goal, when it came was out of the top drawer; after a fine passing move typified by an excellent delivery from Matt Fisher, Jamie Mellor fired home with the United keeper totally beaten.

The second Town goal came with a few minutes to spare when Fisher and Mellor again combined for Mellor to fire home his second goal and secure the match and promotion to the Errea Somerset County League Premier 
Division next season.

Player of the match was Matt Fisher who had a fine game in midfield.

NAILSEA Town are looking for a new first team manager. All applications in writing or by e-mail must reach Tom Freeman no later than May 21.

Mr Freemans address is 10 Huntley Grove, Nailsea, North Somerset BS48 2 UQ, e-mail is

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