After losing the last two home games at Scotch Horn, Nailsea played in a hard fought match against Redcliffe on Wednesday 28th November. The game was marked by a strong Nailsea defense, which adapted to play in several different ways, including a full court denial, half court press and various zone set-ups. Adam Beaumont coached the team, and varied the offensive strategy throughout, providing a mix of physical inside play, and outside shooting from the guards.
Player-coach Jason Boulton picked up MVP honours for the game, along with a game high 19 points. Nick Ball followed with 16 points including 2 clutch free-throws in the closing seconds of the game.
Nailsea visited Division 2 rival team, Empees, away in Bradley Stoke on Sunday 18th November. The game itself ended abruptly in the fourth quarter, with approximately 5 minutes left to play. After an unfortunate collision on a fast break, Andy Wilcox from the Empees side took a hard fall into the end wall. The game was halted, and Empees in the end forfeited due to Andy’s nasty injury. At the time, Nailsea had already clawed back from a slow start and large point deficit in the third quarter. The final score was 45 - 43 to Nailsea at the time the game was stopped, with point scoring lead by Jon Moore (10), Paul Roy (9) and Simon Baker (8). Jake Watkins picked up MVP honours, and the game was characterised by tough man to man defense throughout.
The Nailsea team would like to wish Andy all the best and a speedy recovery from the accident. Hope to see you playing again when we next meet!
This Sunday is Nailsea’s first Cup game of the season, being played away against Empees in Bradley Stoke. Tip off is at 7.15pm, supporters always welcome.
Nailsea played in a hard fought game against the strong A&S Police team this week, at home at Scotch Horn Leisure Centre. The game ended with a 43 - 49 score line.
While the Nailsea defense looked strong throughout large portions of the game, shots seemed not to be falling, and the team struggled to score at the offensive end. Game scoring was lead by Jason Boulton with 12 points, while MVP honours went to Angus Roach (quite possibly linked to his amazing end of half tip in slam!!)
Nailsea travelled to Filton WISE on Friday 2nd November to play the young Filton team. After being caught a little off-guard by the home team’s full court pressure from the start, Nailsea settled into a convincing performance. The defence was strong in the first half, even holding the Filton side to 4 points in the second quarter.
Nailsea’s scoring was lead by Nick Oldfield with 24 points, followed closely by Angus Roach who also picked up MVP honours for the game, and a tally of 23 points on the board.
Nailsea’s next match is on Wednesday 7th Nov, at home against A&S Police.