Positive start for Nailsea & Tickenham

PUBLISHED: 14:28 29 July 2015 | UPDATED: 14:28 29 July 2015

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Nailsea & Tickenham gave a positive performance when they defeated Burnham 5-2 in a pre-season friendly.

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This was always going to be a difficult encounter for the Swags against a young Burnham outfit, who will undoubtedly be challenging for honours this season.

The game started at a frantic pace with both sides trying to get the upper hand and the father and son combination up front of Ryan and George King began to cause the Burnham defence problems.

It was this combination that finally broke the deadlock when father Ryan crossed to George, who netted. The celebrations were short-lived however, when the home side broke quickly and a shot deceived Mellor in the Swags goal.

The home side then had a spell of supremacy, but without really threatening the N&T defence of Richards, Cook and Wright. On the half-hour, King Jnr fed Soper, who sent a looping shot into the top corner of the net.

Just before half-time, a pinpoint ball from new signing Max Richards found Ryan King in the box and the experienced striker made it 3-1.

The second half saw N&T introduce Charlie Ashton for George King and he instantly formed a good partnership with Ryan King and Price on the left flank.

On the hour mark, King picked out Cook whose header gave the Burnham keeper no chance. George King replaced father Ryan and in the closing stages he was brought down by the Burnham keeper. Captain Paul Wright stepped up and made it 5-1, before Burnham managed to get a consolation goal.

There were lots of positives in this performance throughout the team, but one that stood out was man of the match Wilshear in the N&T centre midfield.

The next outing is against tough opponents from the Toolstation League, Tytherington Rocks.

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