Nailsea United crash out of the league cup

PUBLISHED: 11:27 29 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:27 29 November 2017

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Nailsea United faced Watchet Town for the third time this season and crashed out of the league cup at their ground on the Somerset coast.

Watchet Town 4

Nailsea United 1

For the third time this season, Nailsea United were to play Watchet Town, this time on the West Somerset coast in the League Cup.

Having secured a good draw and only narrowly losing in the previous encounters they were looking to go one better.

As usual at Watchet at this time of year the wind coming straight from the Bristol Channel would have a say in proceedings.

Nailsea set the early pace with Luke Penberthy going close, with the home side being denied by Owen Adamson.

The play was end-to-end with no real goalmouth action with both defences holding strong. This all changed three minutes before the break when Adam Marsden turned and shot with the ball deceiving the home keeper to find the back of the net via the crossbar to give Nailsea the lead.

Within two minutes of the restart, Lee Cook handled the ball in the box with the official pointing at the spot. Although Adamson dived the right way the kick was perfectly placed to give Watchet the momentum they needed.

On 55 minutes poor marking by the United defence saw a Watchet attacker bearing down on goal slipping the ball past Adamson to take the lead.

In the 70th minute Watchet had clear daylight between the two sides when a corner was met with a powerful header which gave Adamson no chance to go 3-1 up. It was no great surprise when the home side scored their fourth goal on 75 minutes again following a corner.

To their credit the visitors did not throw in the towel, but could not get back into the game, the nearest they came was on 88 minutes when Marsden flashed a shot across the Watchet goal.

The home side were worthy winners with the game decided within the first five minutes of the second half. Until then Nailsea had more than matched their opponents.

On Saturday, it is back to the bread and butter of league football when United visit Stockwood Green. Kick-off 2pm.

In other results, there were defeats for the Reserves and A teams, but the B side cemented their position at the top of the league when they defeated their nearest challengers 2-1 at The Grove.

Nailsea United would like to thank Pelican Business Services who are based in Nailsea, for kindly providing warm-up tops for all five teams at the club.

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