Toolstation Western League Premier: Clevedon Town 3-0 Oldland Abbotonians

Clevedon completed a comprehensive clean sheet double against Oldland for their best unbeaten start to the league season since the all-conquering Championship winning side of 1992/1993, writes Paul Davis.

That side remained unbeaten all season and they move up to third place, one point behind leaders Helston with a game in hand.

Early chances came at both ends when Clevedon lost the ball deep inside the Oldland half and the visitors broke forward, but James Dunn was equal to Harrison Kyte’s low shot.

Clevedon were soon in front when on 20 minutes another great move saw Beresford find Sol Kent overlapping down the left and his low cross was perfect for Westlake arriving at the far post to smash the ball into the roof of the net from close in.

The second came just before half time from another crisp passing move again involving Camm and Beresford and this time King did make it count to fire a low shot into the corner of the net from the edge of the box, giving Dempsey no chance and put the Seasiders 2-0 up.

Clevedon started the second half looking for more. Westlake got round the back, but his cross was cleared, and a Camper corner was headed clear by Aaron Mansfield. 

As both sides made changes Clevedon finally sewed the game up on 70 minutes. King found Camm in the box and he was brought down by Ash Kendall as he turned for a clear penalty, which Camm tucked confidently past Dempsey.

Intricate play on the edge of the box saw Beresford backheel the ball into the path of King and Dempsey produced another great save to push the ball round the post.

The corner was played back out to Camm to put the ball back in and although Hayer on the far post scuffed his shot it took quick reactions by Dempsey to keep the ball out with his legs.

After substitute Brad Probert shot wide when Elliot Nicholson had headed a through ball into his path Clevedon were content to protect their lead and cruise to a 3-0 win.

Seasiders Player of the Match was awarded to Henry Westlake for a first goal of the season and a confident display in central midfield.