Timsbury Athletic maintained their hundred percent start to the new season with an impressive 1-0 home win against Premier League side Nailsea United in the Uhlsport Somerset County League Cup competition for Premier and Division One sides. In a game that could have gone either way Toby Neilson netted the all important goal 20 minutes from time.
There was a minute’s silence at the start of the match in memory of all those closely connected with the club who had passed away during the last 18 months.
Tim Midgley had an early chance for Timsbury but shot well wide when clear. At the other end home keeper Ashton Tucker had to be at his very best to deal with a fine shot from Charlie Parsons while Ebner Heatley brought Nailsea custodian Owen Adamson into action before shooting over the top with another effort. A free-kick on the edge of the Timsbury area gave Nailsea a clear chance but Elliot Moore’s shot was easily blocked by the Timsbury wall. Tucker had a rare moment of panic when he allowed an effort from Moore to go through his legs but he recovered in the nick of time to stop it crossing the line. Chris and Tim Midgley both had chances to open the scoring before the interval but were denied by Adamson.
Early in the second half Neilson climbed well to meet Chris Midgley’s cross but his header was just wide. Chris and Tim Midgley continued to create chances with no end product but Nailsea also had their opportunities and Tucker again excelled in saving from substitute Leon Osborne. The breakthrough, when it came, saw Ellis Hancock create the opening with a fine header and after a goalmouth melee Neilson hammered home the decisive goal. Hancock then did some sterling work at the other end putting in a great tackle to rob Sam Olsen while Tucker capped a fine match by making crucial saves from Osborne and Olsen in a frantic conclusion to the match.