Narrow victory for Nailsea ladies

PUBLISHED: 14:32 06 November 2013 | UPDATED: 14:32 06 November 2013

Nailsea ladies travelled to Winscombe and came away with a narrow victory.

Winscombe Ladies 2nd XI 1

Nailsea Ladies 1st XI 2

NAILSEA came back from a disappointing result last week with a determined performance in this friendly against Winscombe.

Nailsea had the majority of the possession in the first-half with some good passing play, but were unable to convert this possession into a goal.

Winscombe came out fighting in the second half and managed to get ahead with an accurate shot from a short corner.

Nailsea continued to work hard with Hannah Barrett and Abi Shorney both putting in excellent performances in midfield to create opportunities for Nailsea, while Ellie Hield worked hard in Nailsea’s defence to stop many Winscombe attacks.

The first goal came when a run from Alex Mitchell from defence created a scoring opportunity from a free hit which was slotted into the back of the net by Natalie Provis.

A well worked short corner was finished confidently by Rachel Clarke to provide Nailsea with the winning goal.

Nailsea Ladies 2nd XI 1

Westberries 1

THE seconds took a couple of new players and played an experimental line-up in this friendly at Westberries.

The shuffle created some confusion and Nailsea failed to maintain any structure, but they did manage to hold their own. Stand-in keeper and player of the match, Chloe Turner did an excellent job of commanding her defence and stood strong against any threat.

Gee Corner played an active role throughout the match making vital contributions at both ends of the pitch.

Another reshuffle for Nailsea in the second half produced a more settled and confident side. Excellent defensive work was marred by one incident allowing Westberries to take the lead. However, the tenacious Gee Corner slotted home to level the score.

Harriet Rowney, Lottie Boyle and Becky Hill all slotted in well, giving a good and confident account of themselves.

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