On Saturday United travelled to Keynsham based Fry Club who stand at the top of the table with a 100% record.
The early minutes were played out in midfield with the home side having the first shot in anger on ten minutes from a free kick that was sent too high. Five minutes later Sam Olsen set up Stuart Lee but his effort was wide of the target. Fry Club were playing good football creating a headed chance in the 16th minutes which again was wasted.
However, a minute later the home side opened the scoring with a tap in from a cross from the right which evaded the Nailsea defence. Three minutes later a crashing shot from Fry Club thudded against the United cross bar rebounding to safety. The best chance so far for Nailsea came on 35 minutes when James Springett set Stuart Lee away on the right but he could not control his shot.
The home side were a constant threat with their passing game and it required a good save by Rob Brown to keep the score the same on 36 minutes. With five minutes of the first half remaining a United free kick taken by Stuart Lee was heading for the corner of the net before being scooped out by the Fry keeper.
Half Time. Fry Club 1 Nailsea United 0
Nailsea did well to keep a confident Fry side to one goal with also making the odd chance themselves.
The second half started with the home pressing bringing a good save from Rob Brown from a well struck shot. Minutes later Brown was the saviour this time saving with his feet as the Fry Club forward threatened. The constant pressure took its toll on 50 minutes when Nailsea were caught out by a quick break down the right which saw the ball crossed beyond the far post where it was slid in to double the Fry Club lead.
Nailsea tried to counter with Will Symonds sending Matt Day away on the left but his effort was just wide of the far post. On 62 minutes Nailsea made the first change with Will Symonds being replaced by Ben Barrett. The game was effectively over after 65 minutes when a Fry Club player found himself in space before his shot looped over Rob Brown giving his fellow forward the easiest of chances to head in from close range.
To make matters worse Fry Club were awarded a penalty on 70 minutes when Ben Pratt was adjudged to have commited a foul. The resultant kick found the back of the Nailsea net to make the score four goals to nil.
In the last 15 minutes United made two changes with Mike Price and Ben Pinkney replacing Matt Day and Stuart Lee. No further goals were scored by either side as Fry Club ran out worthy winners.
Final Score. Fry Club 4 Nailsea United 0
It is a very good Fry Club team that remains on top of the league as they brushed aside a willing Nailsea side with quick tempo football and will surely be looking to finish the season in a position to challenge for the title.
In other results it was a mixed day with the Reserves remaining on top of the table with a two goals to one win over Combe St Nicholas, The “A” side and the”B” sides were also victorious with wins over Clapton in Gordano and Congresbury Reserves respectively. The young Colts side came off second best in their visit to Burnham.
Nest week the First team travel to newly promoted Worle. The Reserves take their unbeaten record to Yatton & Cleeve.
At The Grove, the “A” side play hosts to Sporting Weston with the “B” side also at home to Portishead Town B. Both matches kick off at 3.00pm
The “C” side have home match on Wednesday evening September 12th playing Clevedon United A. Kick Off 6.15pm before travelling to AFC Nailsea Reserves next Saturday.