Narrow defeat for Nailsea

PUBLISHED: 14:19 21 November 2012

Nailsea ladies were beaten by Old Bristolians in a well-fought encounter.

Old Bristolians Ladies 2

Nailsea Ladies 1

NAILSEA ladies had some good possession in the first-half, but two well-executed short corners from Old B’s left them down 2-0 at the break.

Nailsea came out stronger and more determined in the second half. Good play in midfield, with some great runs by Jess Chinn gave Nailsea several opportunities. A good conversion from a short corner by Rachel Hooley quickly got Nailsea back into the game at the start of the second half.

Nailsea continued to push forward with good movement from player of the match Alice Keyworth up front, providing more goal scoring opportunities for Nailsea. Unfortunately a second goal eluded Nailsea and the game ended 2-1 to Old B’s.

Nailsea Ladies 2nd XI 3

Jaspers 3

ON the same points and lying second and third in the division, both teams came out with determination.

The visitors took early control, pinning Nailsea in their own half for the first 10 minutes. Within this period, Nailsea lost Chloe Turner to injury and Jaspers forced a goal.

Nailsea hit back with Jo Faiers, Natalie Provis and Katie Hodges commanding the middle. A super strike on the turn by Danni Doule brought Nailsea level midway through the half and three minutes later and as the result of a penalty corner, Amy Lindley put them in front for the first time.

The second half continued to be an evenly-contested tussle, despite Nailsea giving two of their junior players a first run out and both settled well.

In a strong period for Jaspers, defender Zoe Buck was called upon to make a last minute challenge as was keeper Jayne Craig before Jaspers levelled again and then 3-2 up.

Throughout the game, Bakers player of the match Natalie Provis challenged the Jaspers defence with some great positioning, she scored the equaliser in the dying minutes of the game.

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