United crush league leaders
PUBLISHED: 14:40 11 January 2012
Nailsea United ran out comfortable 5-2 winners against league leaders Cheddar.
FOURTH-placed Nailsea entertained league leaders Cheddar and ran out comfortable 5-2 winners.
The visitors took the lead on five minutes following a poor defensive clearance, but five minutes later Matt Long hit the post and soon after shot over the bar from a good position.
Stuart Lee then headed against the bar followed by a shot from Harry Hope that was saved a full length by the Cheddar keeper. The equaliser came on the quarter hour mark courtesy of Long.
Nailsea took the lead five minutes later when a cross was headed onto the bar by Matt Long, with fellow striker Jim Lee reacting quickest to force the ball over the Cheddar line.
Cheddar scored their second goal on 23 minutes with the home defence caught square, giving Nailsea keeper Mark Kendall no chance. With five minutes of the first half remaining, a corner by Ellis Wilmot was headed home by Stuart Lee.
Within two minutes Nailsea had a two goal advantage when Matt Vickers was brought down in the box and Long scored from the spot.
Ten minutes into the second period, Nailsea scored their fifth goal, Lester sending Jim Lee clear to lob the advancing keeper to make it 5-2. Further chances fell to Hope and Long, but the score remained the same to the end.
United are now in third spot and travel to Bishops Lydeard on Saturday. The next first team home game at The Grove is on January 21 against Taunton Blackbrook (kick-off 2pm).
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