Nailsea United slip to first defeat of the season

PUBLISHED: 11:47 30 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:47 30 August 2017

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Nailsea United slipped to defeat at home to Fry Club, their first loss of the season.

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Nailsea United slipped to their first defeat of the season at home to Fry Club.

The hosts nearly got off to a dream start when a crossfield ball was met beyond the far post in the first minute by Jack Last, his header squirmed under the keeper who just managed to retrieve the ball before it crossed the line.

James Springett then fed the ball to Nathan Shipway, but his shot was deflected for a corner. On the 15 minute mark, good interplay between Mark Iles and Stuart Lee saw the latter shoot just wide.

Fry Club put together of move which needed United keeper Rob Brown to save with his legs and 10 minutes before the break, an accurate cross by Jamie Whitfield found Stuart Lee in a good position, but once again the keeper saved.

The second half was only six minutes old when Nailsea fell behind. A long ball caused indecision in the Nailsea rearguard, giving the Fry striker the chance to head into an empty net.

A free kick by James Springett into the crowded goal area was met by Nathan Shipway, but his header was just wide. Nailsea were unable to create any clear cut chances as the final ball let them down.

The next game at The Grove is on Saturday when the first team are in cup action against Castle Cary in the first round of the Somerset Senior Cup. Please note early kick-off of 2.30pm.

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