"Recliners suffered some key drop-outs on the morning of the match but the hastily re-arranged X1 started well and dominated the first half of a somewhat tetchy game. Both sides were intent on trying to play decent football and Recliners looked in control when Demmy rounded the keeper in sublime fashion to make it 1-0. Nailsea grew into the game and the better of the second half after levelling the scores. Recliners keeper was in fine form and made a succession of top-drawer saves to deny what looked certain goals. A late break saw the tireless Tim Prior blaze a good chance over the bar. Ultmately, Recliners were the more grateful for a point at 90 minutes, none more so than new manager Dick Biscuit, who’s potential sacking was staved off for another week. Corinthian score would have been higher were it not for one or two players who really should maybe consider whether the BCL is the right environment for them. But overall, as ever, a great set of lads. Good luck for what looks to be s tough season for us both!"
Nailsea Vets 45's Report:
" Almost a year to the day our last away fixture against Recliners saw us defeated 1-0 to a last minute sucker punch goal. Our performance in the first half suggested we might struggle to come away with anything again. Recliners were bright and energetic and caused us problems down their left hand side. Within the first 2 minutes a mistake at the back put their striker through who struck firmly and tested Lee Mc in goal who tipped over athletically. After 30 minutes Recliners caught us static at the back and rounded Lee to slot home. 1-0 to Recliners at half time. Nailsea switched things round in the second half and put Lee Philipps up front with Lyle and they combined well to put pressure on Recliners back four. After 60 minutes our efforts were rewarded as Lee P ran onto a through ball to take it wide of the advancing keeper and side foot home. Nailsea dominated most of the second half and had several chances to take the win although Recliners had a chance to steal the points but fired over late on. 1-1 at full time was probably a fair result. We managed to control some early 'handbags' that may have spilt over to spoil what turned out to be a competitive and well spirited first game of the season."