United through to the quarter-finals

PUBLISHED: 14:45 02 March 2011

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FOLLOWING two postponements, Nailsea finally kicked off in this Somerset Senior Cup third round fixture against Bristol club CTK Southside.

Nailsea UTD 3 CTK Southside 1

FOLLOWING two postponements, Nailsea finally kicked off in this Somerset Senior Cup third round fixture against Bristol club CTK Southside.

It was the visitors who took the lead after 10 minutes from a free kick that was sent wide of the Nailsea wall and into the net.

Nailsea could have equalised on 20 minutes when a Jim Lee shot was saved by the visitors’ keeper after being put through by Ryan King. As the home side sought to find a way back into the game a well struck free kick by Matt Long was saved.

Nailsea were awarded a free kick on 35 minutes which was fired into the area by Matt Long and fell to Stu Lee who set up Sam Long to poke home to even the score. Then a long throw by Russ Driver was not cleared by the Southside defence and Lee headed home from close range to put Nailsea in front.

As Southside pushed forward, they were leaving space at the back and were caught square on the stroke of half-time when Stu Lee’s shot was too close to the Southside custodian and the score remained at 2-1 to Nailsea.

After the break, manager Mark Savage made the first of his substitutions with James Springett being replaced by Ben Ricketts and Darren Bloomfield 
replacing Sam Long.

Nailsea required a third goal to put the match beyond the reach of Southside and it duly arrived with five 
minutes of the match remaining courtesy of a pass by Ryan King to Stu Lee who outstripped his defender to fire the ball across the keeper into the back of the 
net.

This was a difficult match for Nailsea due to the style of play adopted by Southside. In the end, the home side were worthy winners with the difference in class between the senior divisions of the Bristol Surburban League and the Somerset County League all too 
obvious.

Nailsea entertain Frome Collegians in the 
quarter-finals of the cup on March 19, kick off 
2.30pm.


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