Locking Park showed great character to come back from 2-0 down to win 4-2 away at Nailsea United A.
Nailsea took the lead 20 minutes in after a header from a corner was deflected onto the post by Aidan Dancer, then hit onto the bar and eventually scrambled over the line. The second came on 35 after a clumsy challenge by captain Dan Windsor gave the home side a penalty which they slotted away. Locking managed to grab one just before half time after good build up play saw a neat through ball from Jack Poole that gave the defender no chance against Ryan Harris. Harris was clumsily bought down and then neatly tucked the resulting penalty away to bring locking back in the game.
The second half saw Locking up the tempo and were level on 58 after a pin-point free kick from Russel Carter was expertly headed in by Windsor at the back post. Ten minutes later it was 3-2 after Park striker Paul Cullem was bought down in the area and Harris again stepped up and put away the penalty.
Park played with 10 men for the last ten minutes after Russell Carter was sent off after his second yellow card but the game was put out of reach of Nailsea five minutes later. Harris put through Joe Pearson whose quick shot was saved by the keeper, only to deflect up over him and fall for Pearson to tap in the fourth.
A great away win for Locking and many top performances. Man of the Match went to Ryan Harris.
Locking Park are having a charity race night on the 5th November at The Coach House in Locking Village. Please come along to support a grassroots football club on the up.