Town back to winning ways with narrow home victory

PUBLISHED: 11:25 01 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:25 01 November 2017

James Fisher.

James Fisher.

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Clevedon Town got back to winning ways with a narrow 2-1 victory over Chipping Sodbury.

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Chipping Sodbury Town 1

Clevedon welcomed Chipping Sodbury Town to The Everyone Active Stadium with Under-18 captain Tom Baker making his senior debut and giving an assured performance that saw him take the man of the match award and the team get back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory.

Clevedon went close early on with Liam Dempsey and Kevin Camargo going close before they took the lead in the 15th minute. Dempsey cut inside and curled a great shot from the edge of the box into the far top corner of the net.

A minute before the break Clevedon doubled their lead when Dempsey played the ball into the box to James Fisher and as he tried to go past Sean Keet, he was pulled back with the referee immediately pointing to the spot.

Ollie Barnes stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way with the ball nestling into the corner of the net to make the half-time score 2-0.

Clevedon should have gone further ahead on the hour when substitute Isaac Reid intercepted a stray pass before finding Fisher, who took the ball around the keeper, but with the goal at his mercy he blasted the ball over the bar.

Chipping Sodbury made the home side pay when they cut the deficit on 63 minutes. George Box picked the ball up before cutting across the box and blasting the ball into the top of the net, giving Dylan Wallis no chance and making the score 2-1.

The visitors’ hopes of an equaliser were dealt a blow in the 77th minute when they were reduced to 10 men as Sam Jenkins clashed with Morgan Williams off the ball and the referee immediately produced a red card.

In the 90th minute Clevedon were also reduced to 10 men when Williams was sent off for a mis-timed challenge.

In the third minute of stoppage time, Chipping Sodbury had a great chance to but could not force the ball home. Shortly after, the referee blew the final whistle and the home fans could celebrate victory.

Clevedon are next in action on Saturday when they visit Melksham Town with a 3pm kick-off.

Clevedon Town: D Wells, S Simpson, L Dempsey, T Baker, O Barnes, C Fortune (c), A Russell, M Williams, J Fisher (G Hayer 66), D Wring (M Davies 58), K Camargo (I Reid 58).

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

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