United held in local derby

PUBLISHED: 14:50 13 April 2011

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NAILSEA United hosted St George with both sides seeking maximum points for different reasons, Nailsea to maintain their bid for championship honours and St George to keep away from the relegation zone.

Nailsea United 2 St George E-i-G 2

NAILSEA United hosted St George with both sides seeking maximum points for different reasons, Nailsea to maintain their bid for 
championship honours and St George to keep away from the 
relegation zone.

Nailsea had the first scoring opportunity after five minutes when Jim Lee found strike partner Ryan King whose powerful shot rattled the post. The next scoring chance came when James Springett played the ball through to Jim Lee who shot over the bar.

Against the run of play on 40 minutes, St George took the lead when a St George attacker lobbed keeper Luke Davies.

After the break, Nailsea had chances through Stuart Lee and Matt Long. On 55 minutes neat interpassing found Mark Wallington with just the keeper to beat. He calmly found the back of the net to equalise.

Nailsea continued to press and were unlucky not to take the lead in the 70th minute when Jim Lee saw his shot bounce off of the bar after an astute ball from Alex Goodwin.

With Nailsea pushing for the winner they were exposed in the 75th minute when a mistake by a Nailsea central defender saw St George retake the lead against the run of play.

The home scored the equaliser on 85 minutes following a free kick by Ellis Willmot, the ball being hooked in by Stuart Lee.

With other top teams dropping points, Nailsea may live to regret not taking their chances but remain firmly in the mix for league honours. Tonight (Wed) sees Nailsea travel to nearby Clevedon United (6.30pm) with the Somerset Senior Cup semi-final away to Stockwood Green the following Saturday (2.30pm).

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