Saturday 29th October 2016
Clevedon United 1-2 Nailsea & Tickenham FC
Late winner from Dan Cook seals all three points for Nailsea & Tickenham against Clevedon United
The game started slowly and the first real chance fell to Clevedon after 10 minutes as their striker got free inside the box and he shots fires over the bar.
N&T started to come into the game and the ball is crossed and in Gary Freeman heads towards goal but the ball doesn't bounce kindly for Chris Gregory and the defenders scramble the ball away.
Great run from James Seeley beats three men and then crosses into the box and Chris Gregory takes a touch and shoots on the turn and his shot goes just wide.
Good work from Josh Benjamin down the left wing and beats his opponent in his own half and sends Matt Pilgrim through down the wing and Matt crosses and Dan Boulter gets a touch on it but is at full stretch and the keeper makes the save.
Second half started brightly by N&T and a good ball from Seeley out wide to Ryan Cook who does well and beats his man and then pings the cross and and Chris Gregory wins the header but there was too much pace on the cross and he can't direct it goal words.
N&T continued to dominate in possession and win a free kick 25 yards out and the ball is crossed in by Boulter and Matt wins the header and it floats over the bar.
Good ball across to switch play out to Josh who takes a touch then beats his man and shoots from just outside the box and the ball skids under the keeper to give N&T the deserved lead.
Clevedon then came back at N&T and Nailsea fail to clear the ball and the ball is whipped into the box and their striker is free in the box and heads in the equaliser.
Clevedon knock a long ball over the top and Dan Cook leaps up and wins the header and the Ref somehow sees it as a foul and books Dan.
The ref sees an incident off the ball and even though Matt Pilgrim wasn't involved he ends up getting booked.
With just a few minutes left the ball is played into the box and finds Dan Cook whose first shot with his left foot was scuffed but the defenders all dived in and it leaves Dan to tap in the winner.
Full time Clevedon United 1 - 2 Nailsea and Tickenham