Defeat bring a halt to seven-match unbeaten run for Town

PUBLISHED: 10:56 31 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:56 31 January 2018

Tyler Ashmead.

Tyler Ashmead.

Archant

Clevedon Town lost at Bridgwater to bring an end to their seven-match unbeaten run.

Bridgwater Town 3

Clevedon Town 1

Clevedon Town travelled to Fairfax Park to take on Bridgwater Town and went down to a 3-1 defeat to bring an end to their seven-match unbeaten run.

On a difficult playing surface, the home side were the first to show with Mike Duffy and former Seasider Syd Camper going close. Clevedon replied with efforts from Tyler Ashmead and Liam Dempsey.

Bridgwater took the lead on 25 minutes. A long ball over the top appeared to offer little concern to the visitors’ defence, but as Damien Freeman came out to catch the ball Bridgwater’s Jack Taylor managed to nip in and nod the ball over the keeper and roll the ball into an empty net.

Clevedon had a chance to get back on level terms in the 30th minute when a corner by Alex Russell was met by Tom Baker, but his bullet-header flew over the bar and soon after Russell shot just wide of the post.

Bridgwater doubled their lead on 36 minutes. Camper crossed into the box where the ball deflected off a Clevedon head and fell at the feet of Jack Jenkins who made the score 2-0.

The home side scored again in the 45th minute. Camper’s through ball found Jack Taylor and as Freeman came out to narrow the angle, the Bridgwater man lobbed the ball over the keeper and into the net.

Amazingly the scoring hadn’t finished with Clevedon managing to pull a goal back in the second minute of injury time. Morgan Williams ran into the box and saw his shot blocked, but the Clevedon youngster was the quickest to react and managed to force the rebound in off the post to make the half-time score 3-1.

After the break, chances fell to Ashmead, Ryan Gissing and Lucas Vowles, but the visitors could not find a breakthrough.

A Russell cross in the 82nd minute found Williams, but he could not get sufficient on his header to trouble the home defence. Three minutes later and an Ashmead cross found the same player in the box, but his shot was saved.

Clevedon are next in action on Saturday when Buckland Athletic visit The Everyone Active Stadium with a 3pm kick-off.

Clevedon Town: D Freeman, S Simpson (c), L Dempsey, C Kingdon, G Hayer (M Davies 27), T Baker, A Russell, R Gissing, L Vowles, M Williams, T Ashmead.

Report and photos courtesy of www.pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 11:27

Clevedon got back to winning ways with a comfortable five-wicket victory over Frocester.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:26

Congresbury missed out on a chance to register back-to-back victories as they ended up 35 run short at home to Bristol 2nd XI.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:25

After winning their first three matches, Nailsea 1st XI find themselves unbeaten and heading the league table.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:25

Clevedon 2nd XI slipped to their first defeat of the season, falling 22 runs short of their target.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:24

Cleeve registered an excellent one-wicket victory at Lodway, hitting the winning run off the last ball of the match.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:24

The sun shone on Clevedon Rugby Club and Swiss Valley as the two teams battled it out in the Community League at Dial Hill.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:23

Backwell Flax Bourton remain unbeaten as they defeated Midsomer Norton 2nd XI, who lost their last nine wickets for just six runs.

Read more
Tue, 17:46

Nailsea & Tickenham defeated league champions Chilcompton Sports to win the Somerset Senior Cup final.

Read more
Tue, 14:28

Clevedon defeated Congresbury in the national two fours competition and will now meet Winscombe in the next round

Read more
Tue, 14:28

Long Ashton Golf Club youngsters have been enjoying success on the county and international scene.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Image
Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 13°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

North Somerset Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications