United extend unbeaten run

PUBLISHED: 14:39 19 September 2012


Nailsea United extended their unbeaten run with a 5-1 home victory over Bishops Lydeard.

Nailsea United 5

Bishops Lydeard 1

NAILSEA United were at home to mid-table Bishops Lydeard looking to extend their unbeaten run.

With several members of the squad unavailable, manager Mark Savage paired Stuart Lee and Ryan King as the strike force.

This pairing brought dividends after 12 minutes when a move of first time passing started by Ellis Wilmot continued by King saw Lee volleyed home for the opening goal. Nailsea were shocked when Bishops equalised on the half-hour mark and half-time came with the scores even.

Nailsea retook the lead on 57 minutes following a strong run by Lee. He outstripped a defender to send a cross into the Bishops goal area for King to find the back of the net.

This was the start of a purple patch for the home side. Harry Hope crossed for King to score with a brave header. Soon after Nailsea netted goal number four when a Bishops defender deflected the ball in for an own goal.

Bishops may feel that the result flattered United, but they could not handle a rampant home side for a period in the second half. Even so, they contributed to an excellent match in which both sides played attractive football.

Nailsea next travel to unbeaten Street Reserves tonight (Wed). Kick-off 7.30pm. The following Saturday they are on the road again with a visit to Weston-based Langford Rovers (3pm).

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