Somerset Premier Division: Nailsea United 2-2 Ilminster Town

Despite not being at their best, Ilminster Town can count themselves unfortunate as Nailsea equalised in the 12th minute of added time to grab a point that on the balance of play they did deserve, although where the referee found the extra 13 minutes in total of added time was a mystery to the Ilminster dugout, writes Andrew Fish.

Nailsea out for revenge after a 5-1 defeat at Ilminster only two weeks ago, were quick out of the blocks and dominated the first period of the match as the Blues failed to get any meaningful possession, with a strong cross field wind it was difficult to get the ball down and play.

A free kick won on the edge of the area gave Jack Steer a chance to show his dead ball prowess, he did not disappoint as he found the bottom corner to give his side a 1-0 lead, some what against the run of play.

The goal gave the side confidence as suddenly it seemed a different game now,  the team got hold of the ball and Steer this time turned provider as he beat a couple of players before playing in Taylor Jefferson who controlled the ball well before calmly finishing to make it 2-0.

Nailsea came on strong to get back in the match during the closing stages of the half, Ilminster just about kept them out to take it to half time.

Going down hill in the second half Nailsea enjoyed most of the ball, they had a couple of half chances.

It was the home side with a long ball forward and with the Blues defence failing to clear their lines that scored the all important third goal with 15 minutes left to play.

Ilminster then defended deep and with the 90 minutes up it looked like the job was done ,the referee let play run on and on, then in the 12th minute of added time Nailsea scored after a cross had hit the crossbar and in a packed penalty box the ball was knocked in from close range.

To be fair to Nailsea they certainly did not  deserve to lose, although they can count themselves lucky that the referee added on the additional time.

For the Blues Thomas Lee and Jack Steer both had good matches, with Steer particularly impressive in the first half.

Team : Jack Rutter, Tom Case, Callum Lacey, Harry Manley, Lee Sweet, Elliott Calvert, Thomas Lee, Taylor Jefferson, Jack Steer, Brad Pitman, Louis Rutter Subs Used:

Drew Stride, Joe Allen, Chris Nezianya, Evan Howse

Next week the team are home against Timsbury Athletic who are currently third in the Somerset County Premier League, the match kicks off at 2.00pm.