Clevedon ladies earn a point in Devon

PUBLISHED: 14:43 25 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:43 25 March 2015

Clevedon ladies earned a point in Devon after an excellent team performance.

ECVH 3

Clevedon Ladies 1st XI 3

CLEVEDON ladies came away from Devon with point in the bag thanks to a supreme team effort.

The opening half saw Clevedon with the majority of possession, Ella Davey and Caitlin Meredith combining well with the forwards. Jen Atherton worked tirelessly in midfield, intercepting many of the ECVH balls and piling on the pressure.

Clevedon earned a couple of short corners, but the shots were dragged wide. In defence, Sandra Slaney and Allie Feboul kept the home forwards at bay giving Jemilla Colyer a quiet half.

After the break, Clevedon took the lead from a short corner, Rachel Holmes skilfully flicking the ball high over the keeper.

The home side pressed forward and won a short corner equalising with a powerful strike, despite the efforts of Colyer in the Clevedon goal, before taking the lead.

The Meredith sisters, Caitlin and Lauren, combined well with the latter making it 2-2. With the home side piling on the pressure, Clevedon’s defence worked hard, but a cruel deflection saw ECVH take the lead.

Clevedon fought back with Keziah Douglas and Amy Dewfall supplying some lovely through balls to the Clevedon front line. Douglas capitalised on indecision in the home defence to equalise with a neat shot for a share of the spoils.

Clevedon Ladies 2nds 2

Old Bristolians IV 0

WITH one game to go in Brunel League Division 2, the seconds claimed the title with victory over OBs, giving them an unassailable lead.

The first-half was evenly balanced, Clevedon’s defence of keeper Amy Eager, Izzy Gray, Lyndsey Pitchell and Sarah Friend keeping the visiting attack under control. Good midfield play from captain Annie McNamara, Emma Morris and Libby Barzotelli threatened the OBs back line, but they could not find a way through.

After the break, Barzotelli broke the deadlock with a delightful shot to put Clevedon ahead. The home side kept up the pressure with Steph Lynch and Zoe Pattterson tormentors in chief. Patterson made it 2-0 with a powerful strike to clinch promotion.


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