"Mathern arrived in Nailsea with only 10 players so a BIG thanks to Nailsea’s Jonny Collins who stepped up to play for the opposition; Corinthian spirit at its best on display.
Nailsea were lively from the start and enjoyed their biggest win against an under strength Mathern. This report would run to several pages if all the goals were described so I’ll restrict it to the list of goal scorers. Rich Lucas got us off the mark after 5 minutes and another 7 followed in the first half to make it 8-1 at half time. Jonny notched one for Mathern!
The second half saw Mathern score first as Nailsea’s 4-4-2 formation seemed to dissolve into 3-7 with everyone keen to get on the score sheet. Another 5 goals from Nailsea resulted in a final score of 13-2. Hat tricks for Rich L & Alex, 4 for Jerry, and one each for Lyle, Gary H and Lee C.
An unfortunate clash of heads saw one of the Mathern team leave the pitch for a short spell in the second half to get treatment for a nasty gash on the forehead. He returned with his head bandaged and we hope he’ll recover quickly from the injury.
Mathern Casuals Report:
" Well played Nailsea who gave us a bit of a pasting.
Thanks for the extra player who even managed to score for us :)
One bright spot was that our second goal was scored by Paul Kelley on his return from a life-threatening heart attack. So we'll take some comfort from that!"