Mike nets Nailsea's winner

Nailsea Town 1 Street Res 0 - TOWN got back to winning ways with a not too convincing win over Street.

Nailsea Town 1

Street Res 0

TOWN got back to winning ways with a not too convincing win over Street.

The visitors were first into their stride, forcing mistakes from Nailsea as Kris Shields and Scott Pilgrim in midfield were always under pressure.


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James Ballaera was Town's best early player, trying to get their natural passing game going, while Dan Boulter and Chris Geeson held firm at the centre of the Nailsea defence. Chances were few and far between, Shields sent a free kick high over the bar and shots from Matt Hughes and Mike Purnell did little to trouble a suspect keeper.

The second half saw Town improve, Shields was replaced by new signing Miles Sulyman who soon started to create chances along with Jake Turner.

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A goal came at last for Town when Purnell pounced on a defensive slip and tucked the ball away into a virtual open net.

Street responded well, taking the game to Nailsea, but missed the chance of the game when a slick move and a lucky ricochet left striker Craig Matthews with on open goal, albeit from the edge of the six-yard box, but his shot raced harmlessly across the face of the goal and out for a goal kick.

Sam Oatway replaced Pilgrim to good effect, but he also sadly missed a golden opportunity. Nailsea hung on in the last 15 minutes to take the spoils, but manager Rex Baker will be looking for an improvement next time out.

Nailsea star man was Mike Purnell.

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