Clevedon Town manager Alex White said he is is hopeful of making more memories in 2024,after a strong end to 2023.

The Seasiders, who started the year in eighth position, 25 points behind leaders Saltash United in the Toolstation League Premier Division Townm, are now sit proudly four points clear at the top of the table.

However, the remainder of the 2022/23 season did not go well for Clevedon with a defeat in the Fourth Round of the FA Vase for the second season running against Harefield United and a 5-2 midweek loss in the Les Phillips Cup at Ilfracombe Town and finished 11th in the league, 40 points behind champions Mousehole after seven wins and eight defeats from their final 18 games of the campaign.

Then seven players decided to leave, including 42-goal strikers Archie Ferris Ethan Feltham and Nathanial Groom, key midfielders Can Salmon, Mitch Osmond and Callum Eastwood and goalkeeper Ryan Thacker.

The club restructured off the field operations by setting up a new executive committee to direct operations and bring the club together, including White. 

Former Clevedon United Manager Mark Selway and Portishead Town coach Adam Venton were brought in to provide crucial additional assistance.

While White brought in goalkeeper James Dunn, defender Caleb Selway, midfielders James Wakefield, Joe Teall, from Clevedon United, Brad Probert, from Stoke Gifford United, and forwards Owen Punselie, from Welton Rovers, and Sam Beresford, from Uphill Castle.

The new players and management bedded in straightaway and with only one defeat in six pre-season games against a strong National League South side Taunton Town and an opening day 3-2 win against title favourites Buckland Athletic and the Seasiders were up and running from the start and haven’t look back since.

With five wins in a row Clevedon are four points clear at the top in 2024 and through to the quarter-final of the Somerset Premier Cup looks to be an exciting rest of the campaign.

"We had some good times back end of last season but really the key moments were the player and staff signings we made in the summer, that was the kickstart," White said.

"From there, we’ve won some big games. Buckland at home first game of the season gave us the confidence that we were decent side. We had a great run in the FA Cup, and some solid wins against some great sides, Brixham twice, Street twice and Shepton spring to mind. 

"We’ve had some real fun in the road as well and the squad is so close now. Hopefully we can make more memories in 2024."