Locking Park Reservers came away from the game wondering how they ended up on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline.
Park were by far the better team at the start of the match, making a real effort to play the ball around, creating several moves with numerous passes, but ultimately struggling to make an impact in the final third. Locking starved Nailsea of any real possession, and in very testing weather conditions, were short of the final ball that would have created a clear cut opportunity. Nailsea soaked up this pressure and after 40 minutes hit Park on the break to go 1-0 up.
They added a second minutes later to go in at half time 2-0 up. Locking knew if they got the next goal they would get something out of the game against a Nailsea team who had lost their first 2 games and were low on confidence. The 2nd half was a lot more open as Park had to concede some of their possession to try and be a bit more direct. This allowed Nailsea a few counter attacks but they managed to snuff them out. A great ball from Jack Board found Rory Atkins who finished smartly on the volley, only to see it ruled offside in very dubious circumstances. Dan Cook also came close but hit the side netting with a shot, and it was just not to be Locking’s day. To make matters worse Nailsea got a 3rd late on to compund a very bad day at the office.
Locking now have a weekend off before they return to action against Worle Rangers Reserves. Man of the match went to Jon Rowsell for shielding the back for and distributing the ball well setting up a number of attacking moves.