First team start with a win, reserves draw in local derby

Locking Park 6 – 0 Nailsea United A

Locking Park first team started the season with a dominating 6-0 win at home versus Nailsea United A.

Park started brightly and were 3 nil up within 12 minutes. The first goal from Matt Hollow, controlling a Jack Poole cross nicely and slotting passed the away keeper. The second goal was made by the same two players, this time Hollow putting Poole through and a shot-cum-cross finding it’s way between the keeper and the near post. The third was a solo effort from Ryan Harris, nicking the ball off a defender and finishing one-on-one with the keeper calmly.

The fourth goal came on 30 minutes, Mitch Corrick setting up Mike Green for a confident finish. Captain Harry Hornigold got on the score sheet next, hustling the defence and putting the ball passed the out-of-position keeper.

Nailsea came back into the game in the second half, reducing the number of chances Park had and making a few of their own. But the sixth and final goal of the match went to Locking again, new signing Riyomi Konowani winning a penalty that Ryan Harris converted.

A great start with players new and old showing there’s a lot to look forward to over the coming season for Locking Park. CES Man of the Match went to Riyomi Konowani for a top class performance.

Banwell Reserves 3 – 3 Locking Park Reserves

Locking Park Reserves fought back to draw away against local rivals Banwell Reserves. A great result for new manager Eric George’s side, after they lost to the same opposition preseason 5-1.

Dan Hunt scored for the reserves but they went into the break 3-1 down. An amazing comeback saw Joe Pearson scoring two – one a free kick Ronaldo would’ve been proud of (his words) – and James Bromley was unlucky not to nick it for Park at the death. A decent start for the reserves and sign of things to come, Man of the Match went to Dan Williams.