Town tumble to single goal defeat at Melksham

PUBLISHED: 11:56 08 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:56 08 November 2017

James Fisher.

James Fisher.


Clevedon Town went down to a single goal defeat at Melksham Town, finishing the match with 10 men for the second game in a row.

Melksham Town 1

Clevedon Town 0

Clevedon Town travelled to The Oakfield Stadium to take on Melksham Town and went down to a single goal defeat after finishing the game with 10 men for the second game in a row.

The home side were first to show in the 9th minute when a dangerous cross by Jake Brown flew across the Clevedon box, before Clevedon keeper Damien Freeman pushed away a dangerous cross.

The visitors had to be thankful to Freeman on 28 minutes when Lee Davidson’s bullet-header was saved excellently by the Clevedon keeper. Clevedon created their first chance on 34 minutes when Callum Kingdon’s shot was blocked.

The visitors nearly took the lead on 38 minutes when Daine O’Connor’s shot was turned over the bar.

After the break, James Fisher went close before Sekani Simpson cleared the ball of the line for Clevedon.

Melksham took the lead on 64 minutes when they won the ball in midfield and substitute Ryan Bole smashed the ball into the net to make the score 1-0.

Liam Dempsey and Clayton Fortune went close for Clevedon before Ollie Barnes received his second yellow card of the game in the 88th minute, enabling the home side to see out the remaining time and take the three points.

Clevedon are next in action tonight (Wed) when Hengrove Athletic are the visitors to The Everyone Active Stadium in the Somerset Premier Cup with a 7.30pm kick-off.

Clevedon Town: D Freeman, S Simpson, L Dempsey, G Hayer, O Barnes, C Fortune (c), A Russell, C Kingdon, D O’Connor, D Wring (M Davies 71), J Fisher (T Baker 78).

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