4:37pm Tuesday 1st October 2013
NELSON continued their quests in cup competitions when Baglan Dragons were the visitors.
In the first half the game was tight with very few chances created by either team. Baglan shaded the first half but neither keeper was tested until the last minute of the half when a disputed penalty was awarded to the visitors.
The spot kick struck the post and Matthew Farr made a double save in the mayhem which followed which meant it was goalless at the break.
Nelson kicked off the second half and hit the self destruct button by giving away possession which led to the opening goal of the game after 30 seconds. The game remained very tight until the Cavs pushed a little harder midway through the half and created a couple of good opportunities. First Tom Woods found space and curled a lovely shot which smacked against the woodwork.
Then a through ball found Ben Banks clear only for a heavy touch to stop him from equalising. As Nelson pushed forward they were caught on the break as Baglan doubled their lead. Baglan held on for the win which overall they deserved, but Nelson performed well against a very organised and hard working team from a much higher division.
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