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Tucked tightly near the top of the Western League this away game against Helston Athletic FC was one mid league Nailsea & Tickenham had high hopes of winning especially as they went 0-1 in the first half.

But despite Lucas Vowles early goal Helston captain Harrison Hewell headed the equaliser five minutes later

And just five minutes into the second half Jordan Copp’s penalty saw Helston 2-1 up.

Tim Clarke reports for The Non League newspaper: “Mid-table Nailsea & Tickenham pushed for an equaliser until the death when they were caught on the break and Rubin Wilson sealed the 3-1 win."

A Swags spokesman tweeted: “The score line certainly wasn’t a reflection of the game, the lads did us proud and we were unlucky not to get a point let alone all three.

“Some (a lot) of decisions didn’t go our way and that’s what played a huge part in the result but that’s football.”

Man of the match went to left back Harry Pruett for an outstanding performance causing the home side problems all afternoon – his distribution was on point too.

  • Next home game is on Armistice Day, Saturday, November 11, for the FA Vase Swags second round proper against Hartpury University FC, 3pm ko.

See you at Fryth Way?

Other November fixtures on poster below.


We was 'unlucky'

The Swags will play Clevedon Town if they beat Hartpury University in FA Vase on Saturday.
Clevedon Town beat Brokenhurst to reach the third round of the FA Vase for the fourth successive season. 
Nailsea & Tickenham's second round match with the Acorns was called off to due a waterlogged pitch at Fryth Way last Saturday and been rearranged for this Saturday, with the winners at home in the third round.
The Seasiders, on the other hand, had no issues and eased past Brokenhurst with a 5-0 win to secure a place in the third round for the fourth successive season.
The match is scheduled for Saturday, December 2, at Fryth Way.

Local FA derby ahead?

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SWAGS OUT OF FA VASE: Swags played the game at Hartpury as their pitch at Fryth Way was still waterlogged. It was a fast, moving and edgy match which ended Nailsea & Tickenham FC brilliant FA Vase run by going out in the second round proper 5-3. Hartpury now play Clevedon and we wish them luck

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FIVE GOAL DEFEAT: Not sure what is happening here but another defeat with a massive goal different played under floodlights at Fryth Way. The final score was 0-5. In brighter news, the Reserves made it three wins in a row with a solid 3-0 win against Castle Cary. Nailsea & Tickenham second home game this week is against Bridgwater on Friday night, November 24 with 7.30pm kick off

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HOME DEFEAT: Despite a battling performance Nailsea & Tickenham lost 0-1 against Bridgwater United on Saturday, November 25. Oliver Carter took the man of the match accolade. The Fryth Way club announced Joe Berry is moving on to play with Portishead. The truimph reserves won 3-1 in the local derby against Ashton & Backwell United at the Lancer Scott stadiumNailsea is away to St Blazey in Cornwall on Saturday, December 2. 

Nailsea Cricket Club is on the lookout to recruit some new players for the forthcoming 2024 season.

Nailsea CC cricket director Gary Phippen said: "We are the only cricket club in this great town of ours.

"We currently have four senior teams and three youth teams.
"Our 1st team is rising year by year and after a title winning season are going into west division 7 which plays all local games.
"Our 2nds are heading into full 40 over cricket and will be going into west division 9, again all local games.
"Our T20 team will play around eight midweek fixtures.
"And finally we will having a 3rds senior weekend team which plays friendlies either on a Saturday or Sunday especially for people who just enjoy the game, no matter of ability.
"So if you are new to the area and want a challenge or just a good social environment then please get in touch."

Contract details here


In the summertime


MIND GAMES: In the game on Saturday, December 16, at home at Fryth Way, Nailsea & Tickenham FC against Ilfracombe Town ended in a 3-3 draw. Joint manager Nic Steadman said: "An entertaining fame, we deserved three points but some of the strangest decisions I've ever seen. Thanks to everyone who donated to Mind in Somerset."

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Top of the table Clevedon Town welcomed their largest crowd since April 2009 for the first North Somerset league Classico, and in a typically tight well contested derby game the enthusiastic home support roared the Seasiders home for a hard earned victory.

After a watchful start the first chance of the game came on 9 minutes when Syd Camper’s powerful shot was deflected, and former Town keeper Jason Mellor pushed the ball over for a corner which led to Freddie King’s shot being cleared.

Nailsea went up field and home keeper James Dunn was quickly out to foil another former Seasider Lucas Vowles. Joe Teall twice set up shots for King which were cleared and then a direct run by Alex Camm into the box took him past 3 defenders before a great recovery tackle by Andy Head put the ball out for a corner.

Nailsea went close on 22 minutes when a lapse in the Clevedon defence saw Vowles land his chip on the top of the net.

As the game ebbed and flowed Elliot Nicholson was felled by Hamish Hurst when he burst forward but King’s free-kick hit Teall and was cleared. Camm’s cross was cleared for a corner by Dan Cook as Sam Beresford was about to pounce and Syd Camper’s cross following a short corner was headed just wide by Glen Hayer just after the half hour.

Then when another Camm cross for Beresford was intercepted, Nailsea broke up field with Head picking out Lloyd Mills and Camper headed the ball out for a throw in. The long throw fell nicely for Dan Cook whose shot flashed across the goal and just wide, with Sol Kent on hand to stop the next attack, first heading clear and then reacting quickly to block the follow up.

Another Town short corner saw Mellor save from Teall’s header and then King’s shot from 20 yards from Teall’s through ball just missed the target. Clevedon finally made it count on 41 minutes when a great defence splitting Camper pass saw Beresford’s deft touch guide the ball past Mellor.

But the lead only lasted 3 minutes when typical of the game, Nailsea went up the other end and equalised when Oliver Carter’s cross from the right was headed home at the far post, so at half-time it was honours even at 1-1.

There was an explosive start to the second half in a decisive 3 minutes which was to prove Nailsea’s undoing. First Mills picked up a yellow card after tangling with Camm near halfway, then on 51 minutes Clevedon regained the lead when Beresford controlled a ball into the box on his chest to volley home for 2-1. Two minutes later the disaster was complete for Nailsea when Mills was shown a second yellow card for a tackle on the halfway line, and they found themselves a goal down and a man down.

Both teams reorganised, Nailsea bringing on Miles Hardidge for Harry Pruett and Clevedon swapping Harlee Vozza for Camm, and straightaway Vozza was in action bobbling a shot just wide. But Nailsea worked hard to minimise the numbers disadvantage and tried to pick something up on the break, and they almost succeeded on 70 minutes when Dunn pushed away a Hardidge shot low down and Hayer was on hand to complete the clearance.

Town then went close on 78 minutes when the referee played a good advantage and a quick exchange of passes between Beresford and Vozza ended when Mellor saved Beresford’s final shot. Vozza then combined with Nicholson down the right, but Hurst cleared the cross. Clevedon made one last throw of the dice when Owen Punselie replaced Beresford and almost immediately it paid dividends. A typical Vozza run down the right saw his shot from a narrow angle blocked, but Punselie was in the right place to smash the ball in from close range and put Clevedon 3-1 up.

It almost became four deep into added time when Cam Salmon’s cross saw Punselie’s header and Vozza’s follow-up both blocked before the referee brought proceedings to a halt for a final score of Clevedon Town 3 Nailsea & Tickenham 1 which extended Town’s lead at the top to 4 points.

Match Report by Paul Davis

Boxing Day local derby 

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FOURTH ROUND NEXT: Nailsea School mates where among the jubliant home crowd to watch former student Solomon Wanjau-Smith play for the Kent team. The final score was Maidstone United 1 Stevenage 0. Sam Corne's penalty fired the FA Cup's lowest-ranked side to victory as they shocked League One opponents to secure a place in the fourth-round for the first time in their history. The draw is on Monday, January 8, on ITV. Pictured is an excited Sol with friends

FOURTH ROUND WIN: Non-league side Maidstone pulled off one of the competition's biggest surprises in years by beating second-division Ipswich 2-1 to reach the last 16 for the first time.

FIVE ROUND NEXT: Solomon Wanjau-Smith a UWE economics graduate who once played for Nailsea United and now plays professional football for Maidstone United will be part of the 5th round FA cup squad against Sheffield Wednesday or Coventry City later this month - date to be announced. It is Monday, February 26, at Coventry

TOP TEAM: Great start to the new year for Nailsea & Tickenham first team with an away win against Wellington AFC on Saturday, January 6.. With goals from Luke Osgood (2), Oliver Carter and Luke Vowles (2) the final score as 1-5. The man of the match accolade went to Luke. 


PLAYING IN PINK: The Swags are defeated in a battling game on Saturday, January 27. at The Hunters Selection Ground, Fryth was when they lost to Shepton Mallet AFC 1-3 with Luke Osgood scoring the only Swags goal. The team concluded with wishing Mallet best of luck for the rest of the season. However spectator the parking their vehicles on the road for this game led to complaints from the neighbours 

TICK TOP: Nailsea & Tickenham FC beat Millbrook AFC 9-0 at home. It was a dominant performance at Fryth Way with goals from Luke Osgood (2), Miles Hardrdge, Lloyd Mills, Andy Head, Oscar Collins, Lucas Vowles and man of the match Harry Pruett (2)


Nailsea physiotherapist Emma Kline gave emergency treatment on the weekend rugby field to an injured player potentially saving him from a permanent injury.

It was during a home game on Saturday, January 13, at Nailsea & Backwell RFC.

Emma said: “It was an interesting day.”

While chiropractic doctor Katie Lewis covered the seconds game against Oldfield RFC. Emma oversaw the first team match against Clevedon.

She said: “Unfortunately, one of the Clevedon RFC players George Angel sustained a serious injury where he had dislocated his left ankle

“The foot was at 100 degrees rotated and had no pulse.

“I was able to relocate it and ensure he had restored blood flow to his foot.”

To avoid panic Emma did not tell the onlookers she was aware the injured player had no pulse in his foot and worked quickly ‘putting it back in’.

The physios were then able to safely remove George from the field to allow play to continue.

Emma said: “He was taken to hospital and we wish him a speedy recovery.

“When it comes to player safety we won’t hold back, even if it’s the opposition.

“It is our duty of care to work within our scope to practice ensuring the wellbeing of any player and spectator when covering a game.”

With more than 20 years of experience working in sports trauma Emma who heads Nailsea Physio at Kings Court added: “Well done to all three teams on their performances today.”

Update: George said: “First of all I just wanted to say thanks so much for all the thoughtful messages over the last few days, it’s really appreciated.

“Second of all, a massive apology to all those who had to see my ankle on Saturday, but you will be glad to hear it’s just an operation away from being on the way to a speedy recovery.

“Finally, thank you very much to everyone who supported me on pitch and I’d like to give a massive shout out to the Nailsea physios for being so reactive and professional.
“I will hopefully be in the blue and gold soon and will try and keep you updated until then.”


Physio Emma to the rescue

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Mellor is management


HOME DEFEAT: It was a tough home game and although they battled on the Swags were down to 10 men earlier on which was reflected in the final score of Nailsea & Tickenham 0 and Helston Athletic 2. Another Fryth Way game midweek against Welton Rovers

A successful North Somerset football club has announced plans it is to establish an under 18 squad.
Nailsea & Tickenham FC, whose home ground is at Fryth Way, Nailsea, has made an official application to compete in the Western Counties U18 Floodlight League Northern Division, with the club now on the lookout for talented young footballers who want to take their game to the next level and the chance to play for the senior Western League Premier Division team.
The new squad will be headed up by ex-professional football player Jason Eaton and Simon Tarr, both of whom live locally and have been involved in youth football for many years.
Both now see the setup of this new squad as the perfect opportunity to give aspiring young players a means of progressing to adult football and possibly beyond.
The pair will be planning a series of trials in early 2024 with pre-season training starting in the late spring.
Jason said: “Having played for both Bristol clubs and Cheltenham professionally I totally understand how important it is to have a feeder teams that allow young players to compete and develop their skill.
“To be given the chance to start off a new squad from scratch is a fantastic opportunity for both myself and Simon and now will give local talented young footballers the platform to develop and continue the journey for those who still want to play at the highest level.”


Top u18s coaches

Simon said: “We’re really looking forward to this, bringing together a brand-new squad.

"We’re totally inclusive and want to hear from those who might be interested.”
Nailsea & Tickenham FC chairman Rob Gregory said: “It has always been in our plans to start an U18s team and we now believe as a committee, the timing is right to get this off the ground and we have made the application for next season 2024-25. 
"I am delighted to say that the league management committee have accepted the application and will pass it onto the annual meeting in May for ratification.
“I’m delighted that we have found two top quality coaches in Jason Eaton and Simon Tarr. 
"They bring with them a great pedigree and lots of experience in the game and we are confident in making this a success.
“This is the first time  in the towns history that a Football club in Nailsea has been able to host floodlight games at this level and it will give the young players a great platform to make their next natural step into senior football and the opportunity to play in the Western Football league in their home town.”
For those players that are interested in finding out more information regarding the new U18s please contact or

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 downhill 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.

It was the home side with a long ball forward and with the Blues defence


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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.


PHOTO: Shell Lawrence Photography


Nailsea & Tickenham FC played their game against Saltash United at home in torrential rain.

The final score was 1-0 to Swags.

A resilient performance means the Fryth Way team take all three points.

Joe Banks was the first half goal scorer, his first for the club.

Man of the match went to Joe Bishop on his debut appearance who was ‘outstanding at the back, a real warrior with a desire to protect our goal at all times’, said a club commentator.

Saltash player Kieran O'Melia took a nasty injury during the game and is wished all the best for a speedy recovery.

Nailsea & Tickenham are at home against Hartpury University in the second round proper of the Isuzu FA Vase on Saturday, November 11.

The Gloucestershire team play in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One and are currently in third place in the tables.

Nailsea & Tickenham are currently mid-table in the Western League Premier Division.


Swags win at home


After a magnificent home match at Fryth Way on Saturday, October 21, a victorious Nailsea & Tickenham FC move to the next round of the Isuzu FA Vase cup.

The Swags beat Mangotsfield United FC 2-0 with both goals scored by super skilled striker Lucas Vowles although credit to goalkeeper Jason Mellor for some great saves.

Jared Ford was named MOM after a superb midfield performance.

The online programme is here

Nailsea & Tickenham are home to Barnstaple Town Football Club in the Les Phillips Cup on Tuesday, October 24 with a 7.30pm kick off.

After the great support on Saturday with the stand and car park full they would love to see as many people at the ground as possible to cheer on the lads!

The next game Isuzu FA Vase cup second round proper is at Fryth Way on Saturday, November 11, with the opposition team yet to be announced.

PHOTOS: Paul Harden and Nailsea People

Late result: Swags 0-4 Barnstaple

A mural to Bristol City legend Chris Garland has been unveiled just a stone’s throw from Ashton Gate.
The mural was painted on the side of the Coopers Arms pub on Ashton Road in memory of Nailsea man Chris Garland, who died in July at the age of 74.
The Bristol-born striker was one of the Ashton Gate Eight, who in 1982 tore up their contracts to save the club from financial ruin.
Garland made a total of 248 appearances for City, scoring 54 goals and playing for the club in all four divisions.


PHOTO: Martin Booth

Remembering Chris at Ashton Gate
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Big defeat at Bridgwater


FRIENDLY GAMES: Nailsea & Tickenham FC is excited to set out its pre-season schedule. It starts with welcoming National League South Weston AFC to Fryth Way ground on Saturday, July 1, for a 3pm kick off. The reserves also have their timetable planned

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WALK DON'T RUN: Nailsea Walking Football Team which plays at Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, on Wednesday evenings is looking for sponsorship. The group consist of men aged 50+ and women aged 40+ and the early evening session from 7-8pm costs £5. Royal Mail delivery worker Dave Newcombe who set up the team said: "It is a chance to keep fit at a slower pace and meet new people who only give encouragement and it's fun." Call or text 0793 937 4147 or just come up on Wednesday evenings

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A Backwell bowling club has new shirts thanks to a local estate agent.

West Backwell Bowling Club has debuted its new kit at a special event at Windsor Castle, thanks to sponsorship from Parker’s Estate Agents and Letting Agents.

The club has historically played in whites, as is traditional in the sport, but as part of it’s new Thrive With Bowls campaign, making the sport more fun and accessible to everyone, it was decided to update the shirts to a vibrant green and yellow.

The club was recently invited to play in the grounds of Windsor Castle versus The Royal Household, where the new shirts were worn and the team won their match.

Parker’s, which has its headquarters at newly-refurbished offices in Backwell, is both principal sponsor and shirt sponsor of the club.

West Backwell Bowls Club chairwoman Grace Higgins said: “We absolutely love our new and unique shirts and we’re delighted to have debuted them at this special game.

“The shirts really represent us as a club – we’re fun, forward looking and engaging and they fit perfectly with our Thrive With Bowls campaign which is all about promoting health and wellbeing, improving the lives of our members and increasing community engagement.

“Bowls truly is a sport for all and we want to support people in being more active.

"We have seen first-hand the difference bowls has made to our new members this year.

"We’ve had whole families playing together, and many say their physical activity has been increased by 100 per cent.

" It has also helped with recovery from a stroke and by providing a social environment for widowers and people who were previously housebound.

“The invitation to play within the Windsor Castle grounds has been delayed since our 90th anniversary during Covid but came at the perfect time to show off our new shirts.

"Many clubs are now moving towards colourful shirts or at least a flash of colour on their kits and I think it’s a great reflection of what an inclusive and fun sport bowls is.

“Thank you to Parker’s for their continued support.”

The shirt’s design also features the club logo, a stag, which is a take on the Robinson Family crest.

Theodore Robinson donated the recreation park grounds to the people of the village of Backwell.

The bowling green was opened in 1929 by the Marquis of Bath who bowled the first bowl. Mr Robinson was made President of the bowling club and remained so until his death in 1959.

The words on the logo are Audi alteram partem - which means hear the other side.

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Parker’s Estate Agents director Andrew Simmonds said: “We’re thrilled to be shirt sponsors for this wonderful local team.

"The new shirts look really eye-catching and we’re looking forward to seeing the Parker’s logo in all its glory when we watch the next match.

“Supporting local community projects and clubs like this is really important to us at Parker’s.

"West Backwell Bowls Club is a vital resource for the people of our village and surrounding villages to become more active and to engage in social activities and we’re pleased to be able to back them.”

West Backwell Bowls is a village club run solely by volunteers. With more than 120 visitors per week, the volunteers run regular events for their members and the community including a weekly ‘Tuesday Try’ bowls night and an engaging social programme at the clubhouse kitchen and bar.

The club also has a new Novices section with subsidised membership for all beginners to include all the support, coaching and aids required.

For more information visit

Parker’s is an independent agency, regulated by RICS, providing a trusted, high-quality service and offering extensive expertise in all aspects of the residential property market. The agency sells and lets properties in Backwell, Nailsea, Flax Bourton, Cleeve and villages throughout North Somerset.

Estate agent sponsors new VIP shirts 

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Local Derby starts friendly season


SWAGS V ATHLETIC: The draws for the Emirates FA Cup 2023-24 Extra Preliminary and Preliminary rounds have been made and Nailsea & Tickenham FC will be playing away to Tring Athletic FC in the opening round on Saturday, August 5. Nailsea & Tickenham Football Club, established in 2015, has seen its 1st team win rapid promotion and now plays in the Western League Premier & Reserves Somerset County League Division One. In its first FA cup clash it is up a team which last season finished mid-table in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division who play at Grass Roots Stadium, Dorian Williams Sports Centre, Cow Lane, Tring, HP23 5NS. Postcode is for those thinking of journeying to Hertfordshire for the game

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CHEESY START: Nailsea United Football Club played its first ever game against Cheddar. A club spokesman said: "We played four games and won the first game 2-0 and drew the other three. Outstanding performance from everyone and a big thank you to Cheddar for hosting us." The players were sporting new shirts sponsored by White Truffle restaurant 


Strongman Saturday is an out-of-hours workshop running for one day only on Saturday, September 23, 1-5pm.

Four hours of strongman fun, coaching and shananigans run by Britain's Strongest Man competitior Ryan England  and Jack Willis, a North Somerset Strongest Man competitor.

The event has more usual items in a gym setting - deadlifts, axle deadlifts, log lift, farmers walk, yoke  plus bag toss, wooden log, car deadlift, conan's wheel, tractor tyres, atlas stones, carry bags.

The idea is that both Ryan and Jack can help you with your gym and strongman lifts - whatever you want! And you can have a lot of fun training, while learning, at the same time.

Given you'll pay £40 per hour for a 1:1 PT with Ryan or Jack, the 4-hour session is offered at the bargain price of just £50.

To book go to



At The Gym Strongman Saturday

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Cadbury House health club and spa is planning a marathon spinathon to raise funds for a local school which suffered a devastating fire earlier in the year.
The team at theclub and spa is planning to use its state-of-the-art ‘spin’ bikes in its reception where club members and good sports will be able to ride for 30-minute slots each costing a minimum of £5.
This is on Thursday, August 24, the ride will start at 8am in the morning and finish at 7pm on the same day.
The idea behind the ride is to raise funds for Yatton Junior and Infant School which lost a number of classrooms and playground equipment in a fire back in May.

Because of the damage, pupils are having to use portacabins for the 2023-24 academic year while the money raised by the club will go towards buying a new play shed and play equipment.
Bosses at the popular health club are now looking forward to welcoming people from across North Somerset to have a go on the spin bikes while helping raise vital funds for the school.
Jason Eaton, general manager at the club said: “It was devastating to hear of the fire and damage to the school.

"We’ve got quite close connections with the school being only half a mile down the road and meant we all knew someone who has been impacted by the fire so we’re delighted to do something to help.
“Anyone can take part and we’d love to see parents, teachers, our own members plus members of the public pop their name down and have a have a go.They can go as fast or slow as they wish and can book as many 30-minute slots as they like!
“We’re also hoping that anyone who visits during the day will pop any spare change into collection buckets adding to the overall total.”
To take part email or call 01934 834343.

Spinathon fundraising for school fire damage

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DRAWING PRAISE: In the 0-0 draw Thatchers Cider man of the match was awards to Mike Rowcliffe. The consensus was all the boys played really well but Mike lead the boys from the back and deserved the accolade.

In the FA cup extra preliminary qualifying first round the final score on Saturday, August 5, was Tring Athletic FC v Nailsea & Tickenham FC 0-2.

The Swags dominated the first 45-mins with Lucas Vowles hitting the inside of the post forcing the keeper into a great save.

Joe Berry cutting in a 30-yard screamer with his left foot only for it to hit the bar, Bex also kept the keeper busy forcing him to a couple of smart saves.

After the constant pressure the deadlock was finally broken with Nick Buxton scoring thanks to a corner from Morgan Davies.

Half time 0-1

Second half has Tring starting to get on the ball a bit more but still didn't cause the Sways any issues. Then with 10 mins to go Luke Osgood powered home a header and put the game to bed.

 Man of the match went to skipper Jason Mellor for the perfect performance from his handling, distribution, leadership and calmness in what was a huge game for the club.

RESULT UNITED: A draw away from come for the Nailsea team. A club spokesman said: "Well, that lived up to the hype! What a battle from both sides so thanks to ⁦Stockwood Wanderers for the challenge. Boys sadly couldn’t come away with all three points but being two behind twice it’s a good point on the road. Onto the next one!"


NEARLY HOME: Nailsea man Solomon Wanjau-Smith will be playing for Maidstone United at Bath on Saturday, August 12. Sol a former Nailsea United player and Priory Football coach turned professional last season but has been out with injury. Read all about his latest antics on the pitch HERE on the Kent Online website

Swags in 2nd draw

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: On Saturday, August 19, at 3pm Nailsea & Tickenham FC will play at home Highworth Town in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary And Preliminary Round draw second round. The Wiltshire team is currently plays in the  Hellenic League Premier Division and its home is at Elms Recreation Ground 

Nailsea Bowls Club all conquering B Team are League Champions of Somerset BA Division 3 North with two games to go.

Under the leadership of Roger Cappell the B team secured a 10pts - 2pts win at home to Bristol.

With Ashcombe, their nearest rivals, suffering a surprise loss to Burnham the magnificent bowling machine males of Nailsea cannot be caught.

A club spokesman said: "Well done to everybody who has played for the team.

"Onwards and upwards for next season, with North 2 a mere bagatelle for our intrepid heroes."

The last game of the season for the B Team is at home to Victoria on Saturday, September 2.

If you haven't anything planned, why not get yourselves to MIzzymead Recreation Centre and cheer the team on.

The club spokesman added; "I am sure the aftermatch 'activities' will be amazing.

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Nailsea Bowls Club league leaders


Final score Brixham AFC 2 N&TFC 3

Another away trip for Nailsea & Tickenham FC this time to Brixham AFC and the Swags team didn’t disappoint.

After going 1-0 down with some tidy build up play on the right for Joe Berry to send a cross to the back stick for Lucas Vowles who made no mistake with his header.

Just before half time Vowles nearly doubled his tally for the afternoon only to be ruled out for handball leaving everyone confused.

But the referee decided it before blowing the half time whistle.

In the second half Brixham came out of the blocks a lot quicker and it was their number 11, the best player on the pitch, who snuck one into the corner.

From kick-off Sways had a huge chance to take the lead but chances were missed and Brixham went up the other end and put another in the back of the net.

2-1 down in the space of a crazy 45 seconds.

Jacob O'Donnell then whips a deep free kick into the box with the keeper trying to claim but the wind played its part and the keeper dropped it to Sam Thomas.

He was the quickest to react and smashed the ball into the net – his first goal for Swags.

Then with approximately 10-15 minutes to go O’Donnell leapt like a salmon from a Lucas Vowles cross to power head into the corner and grab the three points for thw Swags.

A great on the road victory and a deserved three points.

The manager said, ‘great victory and deserved three points, the lads were excellent yet again and really starting to hit some form’.

Man of the match went to Tyler Mannings, pictured, for a solid performance at the back.

Another Saturday, another win


SOCCER STARS: Tuesday night game and another win at Fryth Way. Nailsea & Tickenham FC v Wellington 4-0 was another excellent results with goals from Luke Osgood and a hat trick from man of the match Lucas Vowles. Next up is the FA cup game on Saturday, August 19, with a 3pm kick off with Nailsea & Tickenham FC vs Highworth Town in the FA Cup Preliminary Round second draw

theclub invest £1m in latest gym equipment

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The gym at the region’s leading health club and spa is to undergo a major refurbishment making it the most technically advanced anywhere in the South-West.

Final plans are now underway at The Club and Spa at Cadbury House in Congresbury that will see the entire cardio-vascular, resistance and free weight equipment being completely replaced, representing an investment of £1 million.

The floor of the freeweight and HiiT area is also being replaced while the whole area is to be redecorated.

Jason Eaton, general manager at the popular health club said: “We’re constantly looking to invest in the club's facilities to make sure it remains the leading independent health club and spa in the country.

“The investment in the gym’s equipment demonstrates our commitment to do just that and we’re incredibly excited by the plans.

“We’re working together with Technogym, the world leading brand in fitness, wellness, sport and health and have designed the space that will guarantee to enhance members’ training experiences.

“The kit that we’re installing will be used by athletes at the Paris Olympics in 2024, so it really is the very latest in health and fitness equipment.

*No other health club in the region will have such an extensive range of equipment and places us at the forefront of health and wellbeing.

“All the new kit will feature Technogym Live which is the latest  user  interface and is packed with entertainment, guided sessions, inspiring

outdoor routes plus many more features. It will enable users to have a truly personalised training experience.

“In addition, built into every product is Technogym Coach, a digital coach powered by AI that will inspire users to embrace exercise and make it part of your daily life, so they can achieve results in a fun and motivating way.

“It’s now all hands-on deck to make sure the transition goes smoothly with the new gym set to open in September.”

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