Weakened Town well beaten in Devon

PUBLISHED: 12:02 04 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:02 04 October 2017

Isaac Reid.

Isaac Reid.

Archant

A weakened Clevedon Town side travelled to Devon, but were beaten by Willand Rovers.

Willand Rovers 3

Clevedon Town 0

With a side depleted by injuries and players on holiday, Clevedon made the short trip down the M5 for this Toolstation League clash with Willand Rovers in the hopes of coming away with something.

Unfortunately it was not to be with Willand scoring all the goals and claiming all three points.

The first half started well with both sides playing some open football with passes finding their targets and both defences coming out on top in most of the skirmishes.

The visitors had the first possible chance when a free kick from Ryan Gissing flashed across the home goal. Eight minutes later, it looked as though the visitors were about to take the lead when a corner from Gissing was headed goalwards by Clayton Fortune, who was unlucky to his effort cleared off of the line.

In the 36th minute, the visitors had the perfect opportunity when they were awarded a penalty after a foul on Isaac Reid, but his kick was superbly saved by Michael Searle in the home goal.

At the other end, debutant Clevedon keeper, Dylan Wallis did well to thwart James Blake, who was clear after a pass from Brad Ausden.

As they say in football, it is a game of two halves and it was certainly the case here. The visitors started with substitute Daniel Lammiman replacing Sekani Simpson, but within three minutes a mix-up saw the hosts go one up.

On the hour what looked like an innocent cross was taken by Wallis, but somehow he managed to drop the ball at the feet of Luke Mortimer who had the easiest of tap-ins to double their lead.

The visitors tried everything to get back in to the game with chances from Fortune and Gissing just missing their target, but it was the home side who wrapped up the points with a third goal on 80 minutes when a corner from Josh Searle was put away by Ryan Guppy.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other Sport Stories

12:00

Some England kits from previous World Cups have been more memorable than the team’s performance, but can you match the England kit to the tournament it was worn in?

Read more

Pilot gig clubs from across Somerset joined together to compete in the Tribute County Championships in Caradon.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:06

In the later phases of the swimming season a number of campaigns, both local and regional, come to a close.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

And the contenders are...

Read more
Yesterday, 07:01

If you are a footballer aged 16 or 17 on September 1 and would like to trial for the under-18 Somerset Floodlight League, Portishead Town FC will holding match trials at the BGS sports complex (4G), in Failand starting at 10am to noon on Sunday.

Read more
Tue, 12:00

Harry Kane dug England out of a hole and secured a last-gasp 2-1 win over Tunisia in their World Cup opener.

Read more
Tue, 09:55

As the crowds gathered for day two of the Cleeve Beer, Cider & Gin Festival, coupled with the family fun day, Cleeve skipper, Glenn Lewin was keen the side put in a performance after several weeks of below par results. So, on winning the toss, Redcliffe were invited to bat first.

Read more
Mon, 12:00

With a reported three million pre-order sales, Nigeria’s kit is this summer’s standout design, but where does it sit amongst the greatest World Cup kits of all time?

Read more
Sunday, June 17, 2018

David Platt’s late winner against Belgium saw England advance to the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup in Italy, but how much do you remember about the match?

Read more
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Pelé or Baggio? Batistuta or Maradona? Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Thomas or Gerd Müller?

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

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

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 10°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

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications