Saints fail to take their chances

Congresbury AFC v Creech St Michael.

Congresbury AFC v Creech St Michael. - Credit: Archant

Weston St Johns failed to take their chances against Nailsea Town, going down 2-1 at home.

Weston St Johns 1

Nailsea Town 2

SAINTS did not get what their performance deserved out of this game against Nailea Town.

It was a cracking goal from a Nailsea player to open the scoring when a defensive header fell at his feet just inside the Saints’ half and he spotted keeper Ryan Hodrien off his line and scored from 40 yards.

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This seemed to take the wind out of the Saints players and Nailsea took advantage to score again in the 40th minute with a close-range finish.

The second half was all played in the Nailsea half with the Saints piling on the pressure. The home side were awarded a penalty in the 75th minute, but the Nailsea keeper saved substitute Justin Flavell’s spot kick.

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Again Saints were applying all the pressure and got their rewards their efforts deserved when Flavell reacted to finish well.

This set up a tense finish in the last five minutes with a few half chances coming and going. In the last minute, another great ball from Coombs saw Wotton in the clear, but he was unable to hit the target and sent his shot over the bar.

There were some good performances, but the Alliance Homes man of the match went to Chris Coombs.

Congresbury 2

Creech North Curry 1

CONGRESBURY maintained their position at the top of the table with a hard-fought victory over a battling Creech side.

Congresbury started the brighter with Ross Stockhall and Ben Marsh looking threatening in attack, but the Creech keeper was in fine form. Defenders Sam Clements, Ollie Clements, Alex Read and Seb Williams were in good form, as well keeper Reece Sullivan.

The breakthrough came when Congresbury were awarded a free-kick and quick thinking by Sam Clements found Stockhall with a 40 yard pass that ended with the striker volleying the ball over the keeper for a 1-0 half-time lead.

Creech came out fired up for the second half and midfielders Danny Sprague, Si Hewish, Marsh and Harroway were on full alert. Creech’s equaliser came out of nothing as a couple of missed tackles allowed a striker a clean shot at goal.

The home side regained the upper hand the introduction of Moe Lister and Charlie Burgess helping them regain control.

Tony Tuckfield had a good chance after being set up by Stockhall and near the end Stockhall was also denied. In the final minute, Sprague curled a cross into Stockhall’s path and he made no mistake firing into the corner of the net for a deserved 2-1 victory.

The Old Inn player of the match was Ross Stockhall.

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