Saturday 22nd July 2017
Fry's Res 1-3 Nailsea & Tickenham Res
The winners of last seasons Div 2 West, Nailsea & Tickenham Res travelled to the winners of last seasons Div 2 East division in this pre Season Friendly.
The game was played on an excellent surface at former Cadburys Chocolate Factory site in Keynsham.
N & T gave debuts to youngsters Danny Robbins and Reece Comvery who both impressed. Player Manager Jamie Smith deputised in goal behind a back four of T.Smith, W. Bracey, M. Wallington and C. James who dealt well with the Frys counter attacks comfortably.
The Swags took the lead when a Latta Corner was headed back across by Mark Ashley and finished by Wes Bracey. Some neat passing in midfield and good work by new boys Joe Pratt and Jerry Connors down both flanks caused Frys problems on several occasions during the first half. Last seasons top goalscorer Mark Ashley increased the lead with a cool finish off inside of the post after great work down the right from Bracey. Fry's were able to pull one back before half time to make it 2-1.
Several changes during the second half including the introduction of another debutant Nick Ryan and also Chris Corner increased the Swags bite in midfield. Fry's did press for an equaliser and Smith had to turn a close range shot onto the post and away to protect the lead. Jerry Connors scored with minutes left to ensure the win with a well taken chip. Final Score 3-1 to N & T.
The Ring O Bells MOM was Wes Bracey