Away success for Nailsea United

PUBLISHED: 09:21 28 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:21 28 November 2018

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Nailsea United returned from Westfield with all three points after defeating newly-promoted Westfield.

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Nailsea United returned to league action following their cup defeat last week when they travelled to newly-promoted Westfield on the outskirts of Midsomer Norton.

Nailsea had slightly the better of the early exchanges taking the lead on 10 minutes. A neat move saw Matt Day cut in before releasing the ball to Sam Olsen who guided it into the Westfield net.

Westfield responded to be given a chance two minutes later when Nailsea keeper Jack Smith spilled a shot, but the Westfield attacker could only volley the rebound over the bar.

The Nailsea goal was leading a charmed life when a Westfield shot from distance cannoned off of the underside of the bar to bounce down, but not over the line to be cleared to safety.

Westfield continued to pose problems for United with several more chances, before Nailsea countered in the last 10 minutes of the half with a good move between Matt Day and Ben Barrett saw the latter shoot only for the keeper to save with his feet.

The same two players created the final chance of the first half with a strong run by Barrett giving Matt Day an opportunity but again the keeper was in the right position to gather.

After the break, it took Westfield just 10 minutes to get on the score sheet when they equalised with a low shot

With 12 minutes remaining, Barrett finally made his controlled running tell when he left his marker in his wake before sending the ball across the edge of the penalty area where the incoming Will Symonds netted to regain the lead for his side.

This was a welcome three points to Nailsea as they continued their improved league form, although they rode their luck on occasions particularly in the first half.

A mention must be made of the contribution of Ben Barrett who could not be contained by the Westfield defence with his pace and close control.

On Saturday, United are at home to Ilminster Town. Please note that the kick-off is at 2pm.

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