North Somerset men fall to friendly defeat at Bristol & West, as twos better threes

PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 September 2019

Rich Pugsley in action for North Somerset

Rich Pugsley in action for North Somerset

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North Somerset's men fell to a 4-1 defeat at Bristol & West in their second pre-season friendly ahead of the new league campaign.

The visitors had to soak up a lot of pressure on a hot day in Winterbourne but fell behind to a penalty flick.

But the scoreline remained unchanged until the break and North levelled after the restart with a deflected short corner drag flick from Scott Voisey.

Pat Tanner was beaten by a second penalty flick, though, and the home side went on to net twice more as Rich Pugsley took the Hughes Carpentry man of the match award for North.

The seconds and thirds met in an inter-club match at Gordano School, with Harry Croker deflecting the ball past Nick Round to open the scoring.

David Colling robbed Toby Cox and drove into the D before finding Colin Ainsworth, who returned the ball to him as keeper Rob O'Neill slid out to set up an equaliser.

Jack Colling and Croker put the seconds 3-1 up in the second quarter, as Stan Edwell and Maciej Horodeczny made their debuts for the thirds.

Charlie Dangerfield also returned from injury in the third quarter, while Round made some more fine saves, but both sides began to flag in the final session.

Round was forced off with an injury, allowing Jack Colling and Tom Broome to add further goals for the seconds, and the thirds start their league campaign against Old Bristolians C this weekend.

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