United through to the next round of the cup

PUBLISHED: 14:59 11 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:59 11 February 2015

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Nailsea United progressed to the next round of the Somserset Senior Cup with victory over Welton Rovers Reserves.

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UNITED entertained Welton Rovers Reserves in round four of the Somerset Senior Cup and came away with a narrow 3-2 victory.

It was a dream start for Nailsea as within the first two minutes Mike Dorrington found Adam Bell, who found the back of the net with a well directed shot.

The first half was devoid of any further goal chances with the visitors having good possession without making any clear cut goal chances.

The home side started the second half in a much more purposeful fashion with Joe Tuttiett having an early chance. The Nailsea pressure finally brought its reward on 55 minutes when Dorrington and Rob Brown combined to set up Bell to double the lead for United.

Soon after, Welton were awarded a penalty which was duly converted, giving Jack Smith no chance.

In a hectic few minutes, Nailsea put clear daylight between the two sides following a through ball which was latched on to by Bell to complete his hat-trick.

If Nailsea thought that a place in the next round was assured, Welton had other ideas as they brought the deficit back to one goal when a long ball into the Nailsea area was headed home.

The last few minutes were played out with no great alarms to Nailsea who ensured that it will be their name that goes into the draw for the next round.

This is the second win in succession for the new management team as United strive for the only piece of silverware they can realistically win this season.

On Saturday, Nailsea return to league duties when they entertain Bishops Lydeard at The Grove with a 2.30pm kick-off.

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