Town crash out of the FA Vase

PUBLISHED: 14:44 27 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:44 27 September 2017

Lucas Vowles.

Lucas Vowles.


Clevedon Town were knocked out of the FA Vase in the second qualifying round at home to Wellington.

Clevedon Town 0

Wellington 1

Clevedon took on fellow Toolstation Premier League side Wellington in the qualifying second round of the FA Vase and put in a disappointing performance that saw the visitors deservedly progress to the next round.

Both sides had chances with the home side going close through Lucas Vowles, Ollie Barnes and their best chance came in the 38th minute when man of the match Tyler Ashmead squared the ball to Isaac Reid, whose shot went just the wrong side of the post.

Clevedon then gifted the visitors the opening goal. A stray pass out of defence by captain Ollie Barnes was pounced on with the ball played into the box to Jack Taylor who fell under challenge from Glen Hayer with the referee immediately pointing to the spot.

Ian Bellinger stepped up and although Will Bennett guessed correctly, the ball evaded his grasp to nestle in the corner of the net to make the half-time score 0-1.

Wellington came out for the second half looking to build on their lead and went close on a couple of occasions.

On 73 minutes a one-two between Reid and Sekani Simpson saw the latter just beaten to the ball. Minutes later, Conor O’Sullivan put in a deep cross to the far post which Ashmead managed to get his head to the ball, but could not direct it on target.

Clevedon kept pushing forward for the equaliser and their last chance came in the second minute of added time when they won a free-kick 25 yards out, but Barnes’ shot cleared the wall and over the bar.

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

Clevedon Town: W Bennett, S Simpson, C O’Sullivan, G Hayer, O Barnes, C Fortune, T Ashmead, R Gissing, L Vowles, M Davies, I Reid.

Brislington 1

Clevedon Town 2

Clevedon travelled to Ironmould Lane to take on Brislington with a much-changed side due to illness and unavailability and came away with a 2-1 victory.

Clevedon welcomed Bristol City youngster Alhaji Sesay in goal and created the first chance in the third minute when Kane Ingram found Isaac Reid who squared the ball for Ryan Gissing to shoot wide.

For the second consecutive game Clevedon’s opponents were reduced to 10 men when in the 12th minute Aaron Cornwall was shown a straight red card for a two-footed challenge on Ryan Gissing.

Brislington took the lead on 44 minutes when Sesay came out to punch the ball clear, but collected Ryan Bath instead and the referee pointed to the spot. Neikell Plummer sent the keeper the wrong way to make the score 1-0.

Clevedon were almost immediately back on level terms when in the second minute of stoppage time, Sekani Simpson found Glen Hayer who crossed into the box for Liam Dempsey to lay the ball back for Tyler Ashmead to smash the ball home.

After the break, Clevedon went close through Ollie Barnes, Reid and Ryan Gissing, before they made their man advantage count in the 87th minute. Ingram swung the ball to the far post where Sekani Simpson got a touch to make the final score 1-2.

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