Clevedon boss Bell praises goalscorers ahead of Bristol Manor Farm meeting

PUBLISHED: 17:30 15 August 2019

George King fires goalwards to give Clevedon the lead at Saltash United (pic courtesy of www.pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown)

George King fires goalwards to give Clevedon the lead at Saltash United (pic courtesy of www.pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown)

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Clevedon Town boss Micky Bell paid tribute to goalscorers George King and Lucas Vowles following their FA Cup extra preliminary round win at Saltash United on Saturday, writes Lee Power.

Lucas Vowles attacks for Clevedon Town at Saltash United (pic courtesy of www.pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown)Lucas Vowles attacks for Clevedon Town at Saltash United (pic courtesy of www.pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown)

King opened the scoring at the Kimberley Stadium in Cornwall with a wonder goal on 71 minutes, as his left-footed strike left home keeper Ryan Rickard stunned, only for the hosts to hit back almost immediately and level from a free-kick.

And Vowles claimed the winner with six minutes remaining, cutting in from the left and sending a low drive into the far corner to bank £2,250 in prize money.

Bell said: "George has got that in the bag. He's a very talented lad and he can do that.

"He can pick the ball up and smash it in the top corner for you. That's why he's in the team and that's what he's in the team to do, give us that bit of magic.

"To be fair, it was a very similar goal by Lucas, he picked the ball up and had an excellent run, cut inside and hit that far corner. They've both played really well pre-season and carried it on into the first couple of games which I've been pleased about."

Southern League outfit Bristol Manor Farm visit in the next round on August 24 and Bell expects a tough test.

He added: "It's a local game for us. They're in the league above so we're definite underdogs for that, but it's a great game for the lads to go and have a go at.

"We're playing against a team from a higher league with some excellent players and I saw a teamsheet from one of their games in pre-season and there was about six or seven ex-Clevedon Town players in that side, so that is ironic I suppose!

"We know a lot of their lads, I know their manager. It should be a good game. I don't think it will be a similar game, Saltash tried to and did bully us to be fair. That will be more of a football game."

The Toolstation Western League match against Keynsham, scheduled for August 24, has been moved to Tuesday, September 10.

And the Seasiders will host Keynsham in the Somerset Premier Cup first round on Wednesday, October 9.

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