Long trip worthwhile for Nailsea ladies

PUBLISHED: 14:43 27 November 2013 | UPDATED: 14:43 27 November 2013

Nailsea ladies 2nd XI secured victory at Shepton Mallet

Shepton Mallet Ladies 1

Nailsea Ladies 2nd XI 2

DETERMINED to make the travelling worthwhile, Nailsea started with power and determination, forcing a penalty corner within 10 minutes.

However, the corner was not converted, nor was the Danni Doule power-driver minutes later. The visitors had clearly laid down their message to the Shepton defence.

The midfield was quickly called into action when a rogue attack caught the visitors off guard. Jo Faiers and Gee Corner linked well to regain possession, while Lottie Boyle made several crucial interceptions when pushing forward. They were well supported by Tash Turner and player of the match, Hannah Barrett.

As the first-half finished without score, the game restarted all level. With an attempt to pick up the pace, Nailsea forged forward. A powerful pass from Chloe Turner set the fleet-footed Gee Corner weaving her way into the bemused defence and set up Doule, who slammed home into the left corner.

Nailsea solidified their hold when Barrett made a spectacular solo run, only to be met by an advancing keeper, but she dodged past and found the net with a reverse stick nudge.

Both teams had other chances and both keepers had to pull off some huge saves. Shepton, however, managed to narrow the gap when a defending tackle saw the ball flick off the stick and beat their own keeper. Despite this, it was a good three points for Nailsea.

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