Clevedon Town earn a point with 10 men
PUBLISHED: 11:08 10 January 2018
Clevedon Town grabbed a point at Hallen, despite being 2-0 up, but were reduced to 10 men on the hour.
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Clevedon Town travelled to The Hallen Centre and after an excellent first-half performance in which they went 2-0 ahead, they had to settle for a point after the home side fought back to equalise and were forced to play the last 30 minutes with 10 men.
Clevedon had early chances through Ryan Gissing, Morgan Williams, Jack Sell and Sekani Simpson, before they took the lead on 17 minutes.
A great run by Tyler Ashmead saw the ball crossed to Kevin Camargo, whose shot was blocked, but Lucas Vowles was quickest to react and smashed the loose ball into the net.
Sell and Gissing both went close before Clevedon doubled the lead in the 26th minute. Liam Dempsey picked up the ball just inside the Hallen half and cut inside before running at goal and unleashing a fierce 20-yard shot that flew into the bottom corner of the net.
Hallen pulled a goal back on 32 minutes when a corner was played into the area and cleared to the edge of the box where Aaron Angling hit a low shot into the bottom corner of the net.
Despite both teams attempts there were no further goals and Clevedon went into the interval leading 2-1.
Clevedon came out for the second half looking to further extend the lead and on 47 minutes Sell crossed the ball into the middle where Camargo’s flick went narrowly wide of the far post.
Vowles beat several Hallen players as he cut across the box before unleashing a shot that narrowly cleared the bar.
The complexion of the game changed in the 59th minute when Clevedon were reduced to 10 men. Sell was tracking back and managed to dispossess George Binding, who then fouled the Clevedon youngster and in the process both players ended up on the ground.
As Jack tried to regain his feet he put his hands on the Hallen player and after consulting his assistant, the referee showed a straight red card to the Clevedon player, but only decided to show a yellow card to the home player.
Hallen did not take long to make their extra man count and equalised on 63 minutes. The ball was played into the Clevedon box to Daryl Charman who collected the ball with his back to goal and turned shooting low into the bottom corner of the net to give Damien Freeman no chance.
Having been reduced to 10 men for a third of the game, Clevedon could look at this as a well-earned point, but after taking a two-goal lead it could also be seen as two points dropped.
Clevedon are next in action on Saturday when Bridport visit The Everyone Active Stadium with a 3pm kick-off.
Clevedon Town: D Freeman, S Simpson, L Dempsey, R Gissing (M Davies 90), G Hayer, C Fortune (c), T Ashmead (A Russell 88), K Camargo, L Vowles (D O’Connor 88), M Williams, J Sell.
Report and photos courtesy of www.pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown