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The Nelson Photo News



Bad Start For United

Nelson United is going to have an uphill task to emulate its effort of last season in the Central League first division soccer competition. In its first match United slumped to a 1-3 defeat by Naenae, and the following week drew 1-1 with Seatoun. The photographs here were taken when United met Naenae at Neale Park.


United skipper Steve Shaw, linkman, clears the ground as he darts between two members of the opposition, Shaw scored his side's goal


United striker Mike Ancell (left) puts the pressure on the Naenae man with the bail


United almost scored again, here. From a corner, Steve Shaw collected the ball with his head, but the Naenae player in the centre managed to block the shot. Shaw is the partly obscured player at left. The other United player is John Marr