"Another enjoyable game where we almost drew and in parts thought we might take the lead. But great chunks of the game were in our own half and Nailsea had majority of the play. After the splendid equaliser by Martin, Russell might have gone ahead but Nailsea's goalkeeper denied a few good chances. another narrow margin loss "
Nailsea Vets 45's Report:
" Both teams did well to field sides on a beautifully sunny bank holiday weekend with City playing their last game of the season at home too! This was a competitive game played in the right spirit throughout. Nailsea looked comfortable in possession in the early periods but didn't test the Russell keeper until 15 minutes in when Andy Povey's shot was athletically tipped over the bar. Nailsea took the lead a few minutes later. Andy Povey again ran onto a long bouncing ball and hit a looping shot on the volley from the left hand corner of the box into the far corner of the net (a strong contender for goal of the season). Despite long periods of possession for Nailsea Russell remained solid at the back and began to test the Nailsea defence. Their equaliser was well deserved towards the latter stages of the first half; a calmly taken goal, jinking past the Nailsea defence and slotting home. Half time 1-1. The second half followed a similar pattern to the first and Nailsea took the lead again with a route one goal. Iain Henderson fired a pass from central defence over the Russell defence and Lyle Brimble was first to react. It seemed to take an age for the ball to eventually fall for him to drive the ball beyond the advancing keeper. Lee McGreevy in goal for Nailsea helped maintain the advantage with two notable saves and Mark Forbes energy up and down the right hand side was inspired. Thanks to the new guys, John, Jimmy and Carlos for running out for us today. "