Clapton keep up impressive form

PUBLISHED: 14:59 11 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:59 11 February 2015

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Clapton-in-Gordano demolished Hutton Reserves 7-1.

CLAPTON-in-Gordano continued their prolific season with a 7-1 demolition of Hutton Reserves.

The game started as a tense affair with both teams probing the defence, Clapton including debutant Dan Steven in a back three. The scoring was started with club captain Kyle Matravers scoring a deflected effort, Hutton instantly replied through their tricky striker, who beat Pete Michallat and Jankowiak at the near post.

Clapton continued to press and were rewarded with a clinical finish from Sam Burgess.

The second half started and the team reverted to 4-3-3 and this helped Clapton increase their lead, with Matravers squaring the ball for Jake Burgess to score from close range.

Hutton began to tire and the next player to benefit was Rob Baillie scoring from substitute George Martin’s pin-point cross.

Clapton introduced new signing Tom Bourne for the final 25 minutes, the former Nailsea Town striker almost had an instant impact beating a number of players before loosing his footing at the vital time.

He didn’t let this affect him when he was picked out by Dave Midgeley and finished emphatically in off the near post. Shortly afterwards he doubled his tally delicately lobbing the keeper from a fine through ball from Dylan Clarke.

The final goal came from another George Martin corner which Baillie met emphatically with a thumping header giving the keeper no chance.


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