Nailsea Ladies run out of steam

PUBLISHED: 11:59 24 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:59 24 October 2017

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

Ben Jeayes

Nailsea Ladies lost their latest league match away at Old Bristolians, starting and finishing slowly.

Old Bristolians Ladies 4

Nailsea Ladies 1st XI 2

Nailsea Ladies started slowly against a strong Old B’s side, who took the lead early on.

The visitors stepped up and with several attacks down the wings began to wear their opposition down and following a chaotic scramble around the D, Katie Matthews hit home the equaliser.

The second half saw a renewed Old B’s attack and Nailsea’s defence of Zoe Buck, Chloe Taylor, who made a great save on the line and player of the match Molly Chidzey, along with keeper Laura Pople did well to keep the attack at bay.

That was until a well-organised penalty corner was cleanly converted. Nailsea stepped up the attack once again and reduced the arrears once more when a pass from Cat Coates found Jo Marshall Harris in prime position to fire home.

Both teams continued to battle it out for the three points with Gee Corner running non-stop in midfield, but as the Nailsea side began to tire Old B’s took their chances and the points.

Nailsea Ladies 2nd XI 0

Mid Somerset 5

The second team worked hard but at the same time made hard work of this game.

The visitors had some strong front runners who were able to breach the barriers set up by Amy Sykes, Carey Barrett and keeper Kira Cunio. Sarah Edwards chased tirelessly in midfield, while solid tackling and good distribution gave Tree Holly the votes for player of the match.

Up front, Cara Jones, April White and Eleanor Hobbs forced several attacking chances, but were unable to break the Mid Somerset stronghold.

Nailsea Juniors are keen to introduce the sport to girls and boys from ages six to 12 and offer taster sessions on their training evenings which are held at The Downs School on Mondays between 6.30-7.30pm.

For further information contact Marilyn Garrett at

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