Tough encounter for Nailsea Ladies

PUBLISHED: 15:27 06 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:27 06 November 2018

A field hockey player about to pass the ball

A field hockey player about to pass the ball

Ben Jeayes

Nailsea Ladies came from behind to defeat neighbours Clevedon 5-3 in a tough encounter.

Nailsea Ladies 1st XI 5

Clevedon Ladies 3

Clevedon proved to be Nailsea’s toughest opponents of the season so far, but the home side ran out 5-3 winners.

Despite the hosts taking the lead, Clevedon fought back to go 2-1 in front. Hard work and determination by both sides brought the game level to 3-3 at the half time mark.

Nailsea pulled together and stuck to their game plan with great midfield play dominating. Two goals in the second half gave Nailsea a satisfying result from a tough match.

There were two goals for captain Gee Corner and one each for Jen Roach, Molly Chidzey and Chloe Turner. Player of the match was Lucy Crimmonds.

Westberries Ladies 5th XI 0

Nailsea Ladies 2nd XI 4

With their keeper injured and no dedicated goalkeeper available, Nailsea once again opted to play a kicking back.

In her first game stepping up as captain, Ellie Holdaway led her team to a convincing win. Hollie Constable and Becca Edwards, both playing in their first matches, settled in well and found some good positioning up front.

Helen Harrington provided a vital midfield role at the last-minute despite an early morning flight arrival.

Tight solid play at the back by Sammi Green, Danni Marks and Amy Sykes, who with a heart-stopping kick off the goal line, managed to keep the sheet clean.

Sam Hughes-Smith had a lively game in attack and took player of the match. Cara Jones opened the scoring and added a second later in the game, with Jo Faiers and Lizzy Williams scoring one each bringing the total to four.

Winscombe Under-14s 6

Nailsea Juniors 2

Nailsea Juniors, varying in age from 10 to 13, travelled to Winscombe to play their first-ever 11-a-side game on a full sized pitch.

Nailsea settled into the game quickly and made good use of the space. With it now raining quite heavily, Paige Richardson opted to play in goal as she thought she would be warmer in the goal keeping gear and did very well, making some brave saves.

Ruby Cairns and Ellie Richardson combined well and defended solidly, while Lois Pinkney, Lily Bartle-Jenkins and Johnny King held together in midfield with help from Kieran Jellis who was unlucky not to get on the score sheet.

Edward Bartle-Jenkins, Maisy Hole and Hannah Lacey were the foraging front runners against Winscombe’s efficient goal keeper. Hannah was playing her first game and looked quietly confident and capable as a wide attacker.

Edward and Maisy were the goal scorers, but the more experience keeper kept the scoring chances limited. Winscombe voted Maisy Hole as Nailsea’s player of the match.

Congratulations to everyone and thanks to the parents for their support and extra special thanks to Ellie Holdaway, Amy Sykes and Sam Hughes-Smith for their contribution and help to the game.

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