"Always good to host Nails. Another team who play with the ethos of the league in mind. Good banter between players and on the touch line. Saxons had a 2 goal advantage at half time but in all honesty slightly against the run of play. A game of 2 halves as Nailsea scored 4 goals to record their second victory over Axbridge this season. A special mention to both keepers for some outstanding saves and also one for our centre forward for his 2 glaring misses !!! "
Nailsea Vets 45's Report:
" Following a recent cup win away at Axbridge we returned for a league game hoping to maintain our unbeaten run. For most of the first half Nailsea controlled the play but didn't manage to convert possession into chances. After 20 minutes and slightly against the run of play Axbridge broke quickly down the right. With Nailsea short of numbers at the back the cross came in and Lee McGreevy made a good initial save only for the loose ball to find an unmarked player at the far post who thumped the ball into the roof of the net. A clear penalty for hand ball 10 minutes before half time gave Axbridge a 2 - 0 lead and this remained the score at the break in part thanks to the agility of the Axbridge keeper who made a terrific block from a close range header by Alex Plenty following a rebound off the bar. It felt like it was going to be one of those days, lots of possession but no goals but Nailsea's luck finally changed after 25 minutes of the second half with a well taken low strike inside the box from Gary Himsworth. This boosted our confidence and shortly after Alex Plenty levelled the score with a sublime volley into the net (They were his words -
he actually volleyed the ball into the ground and the ball looped over the keepers outstretched hand!) The goal of the game took Nailsea into the lead. A well worked passing move found Hugh Brown on the left and with a characteristic drop of the shoulder he made enough room to drill a low cross where Jerry Randall fired in just inside the near post. A second penalty of the game awarded to Nailsea after Andy Povey was bundled over in the box was converted by Iain Henderson taking the score to a more comfortable 4-2. A late scare after confusion from the Nailsea defence thinking a free kick should have been awarded saw Axbridge through 1 on 1 with the keeper but Lee McGreevy made another great stop. A 6 goal thriller; this was one for the neutral. Always a pleasure playing a great bunch of lads from Axbridge."