"Thanks to HCV for switching the fixture to their home ground due to NV’s 35’s team cup game clash at Nailsea school. Nailsea started brightly and held the majority of possession for the first 5 minutes but a misjudgment at the back allowed HCV through on goal to put them 1-0 up very early on. Trevor Hayes was finding lots of space on the right hand side and after 15 minutes took advantage with a superb strike from the right hand corner of the box to level the score. Unfortunately, that was the end of his contribution with a groin strain as a result. Despite lots of possession for Nailsea, HCV continued to look threatening on the break and their efforts were rewarded after about 20 minutes with a looping shot from the edge of the box over Lee in goal. Half time score 2-1 to HCV. Playing up the slope in the second half seemed to suit us as the Darren and Lee R controlled much of the play in midfield and after 10 minutes Darren shot from the centre of the penalty area and a lucky deflection evened the score. Nailsea finally took the lead … A corner was cleared by HCV but the ball came to Gary H on the edge of the box and he took the ball passed the HCV left back and from the bye line pulled the ball back to Ian Ferris who shot through a crowd of players from 8 yards. 2-3 Nailsea. The result was settled 10 minutes from time. A long kick from Lee Mc in goal bounced over the HCV defense and Christian ran onto the ball to volley home from inside the box. HCV pressed to pull one back and created a couple of late openings but they didn’t manage to hit the target. A fifth goal rather flattered us. Alex Plenty described his goal as a stinging left foot strike from just inside the penalty area. In reality his left foot shot lost all its power as it ran across the turf into the keepers hands, who somehow managed to handle it like a ball of soap back out of his hands and into the net. We were delighted to get our first win of the season and on balance of play felt that we deserved it despite HGV never giving in and always looking like a threat on the break. "
HC Voyager FC Report:
" 2:1 up at the break, with lots of chances going begging the 1st haf. Sadly we didn't get going in the 2nd half and Nailsea took their opportunities and that was that. Played in the right spirit but everyone disappointed at the result, even the ref said at the end "after your 1st half performance i thought you would walk it"! In fairness Nailsea diservered it, they were much brighter and their midfield enjoyed lots of possession. Good luck for the rest of the season"