Nailsea suffer narow derby defeat

PUBLISHED: 14:38 08 February 2017

Nailsea Ladies lost an entertaining derby against Weston by the odd goal.

Nailsea Ladies 1st XI 1

Weston Ladies 2

Nailsea Ladies lost an entertaining local derby against Weston by the odd goal in three.

An evenly fought first-half saw chances fall to both sides. Weston took the lead and held onto it thanks to the Weston keeper, who pulled off several amazing saves.

The Weston side were quick and continuously broke through the midfield, however the Nailsea defence stood strong, keeping the single goal difference at half-time.

In the second half, Nailsea battled hard and man of the match Tessa Hughes made some excellent tackles to prevent Weston from being able to get into the D.

Picking up a great pass into the D from Gee Corner, Abi Shorney struck for goal and a touch by Charlie Hogg saw it home to level the scores.

Nailsea worked well together and made strong tackles, while the Weston keeper kept the Nailsea challenges out and Weston in the hunt. A clearance off the post by Zoe Buck and one off the line Tess Hughes made this a nail-biting local clash, until a second by Weston clinched the game and the points.

Redland UWE Ladies 4th XI 2

Nailsea Ladies 2nd XI 5

The seconds took control of the match with good movement and strong passing from the midfield and forwards.

With an extra outfield player, Redland began to pressure Nailsea on the counter attack, but Hannah Clark and Jasmine Wood remained strong in defence to keep Redland off the score sheet.

Nailsea managed to regain possession, winning and converting their first penalty corner of the game, with Carey Barrett coolly netting. Despite Redland levelling the score, Nailsea remained in control thanks to the hard working joint players of the match Lucy Crimmons and Cat Coates.

Both players were also instrumental in assisting Sami Green to collect her first goal of the season. With minutes left of the half, Katie Matthews set up Lizzy Williams to add Nailsea’s third, but Redland replied with their second despite an amazing effort by keeper Kira Cunio.

Although both teams looked determined, Nailsea stepped up their game. Solid team play and positioning from Danni Douel, Tracey Brake and Alice Hill secured possession and forced continued pressure on the Redland defence.

Nailsea captain Chloe Turner threaded a quick ball through to Bernie Forge and Coates, who charged at the Redland goalie to secure goal number four, soon followed by Coates’ second goal of the game and a final score of 5-2 and three points to Nailsea.

Congratulations to all Under-10s who played in the festival at Yate, with an afternoon of determination with great teamwork and spirit.

Their hard work at training paid off with perfect defensive and attacking short corners, backed up by fantastic keeping and kicking skills from Keiran Jellis.

Ellie Richardson and Lily Bartle-Jenkins were solid in defence with great clearing skills, while Lois Pinkney battled hard and along with Megan Richardson, Daisy Bartle-Jenkins and Paige Richardson held up the midfield.

Jake Chapman and Hannah Payne ran tirelessly supporting both the defence and attack, as well as perfecting short corners with brilliant strong and accurate hit outs from Jake. Edward Bartle-Jenkins did a great job great hassling the opposition, clear calling and some lovely passing runs.

Jess Chapman was player of the day and thanks go to the parents for their support.

Scores: Nailsea 0, Westbury Utd Banks A 1; Nailsea 0, Westbury Utd Banks B 0; Nailsea 0, Clifton Robinsons A 1; Nailsea 0, Clifton Robinsons B 1.

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