Imprssive Clevedon put boot in on Wellington rivals to finish season in sixth place
PUBLISHED: 15:05 29 April 2019
Clevedon Town ended the Toolstation Western League Premier Division season in sixth place after a 4-0 closing-day win over Wellington.
The Seasiders went close on two minutes when Sam Bell backheeled the ball into the path of Syd Camper, who fired over.
Supporters' player of the year and stand-in goalkeeper Archie Ferris did well to save a shot from Joe Chamberlain, before Callum Kingdon cleared upfield for George King to slide a shot just wide of the far post.
And Camper headed over from Bell's cross before Sam Holden fired wide from distance.
King took a pass from Vince Harper and cut inside to force a good save from Josh McLean on 21 minutes, before Clevedon opened the scoring four minutes later.
Holden played the ball through to Bell on the edge of the box and he cut inside before curling a left-footed shot past McLean.
Ferris held Conor Bryant's long-range effort soon after, before Kingdon and Ryan Jones combined to set up Camper, who was just off-target.
Camper found Bell on 32 minutes, with McLean fumbling his shot but recovering well to deny King's attempt.
The visitors had a good chance to level before the break when Josh Wadham's cross was glanced wide by Bryant, but Jones sent a rising shot straight at McLean at the other end.
Camper was replaced by Harry Smith for the second half and Harper fired against the underside of the crossbar within two minutes of the restart.
Bell fired over and forced a save from McLean after Glen Hayer picked him out, before Smith's fierce shot was pushed wide.
But Ferris kept out Chamberlain before Will Mann teed up King, whose shot on the turn went wide.
Clevedon went 2-0 up when Jones cut inside and swapped passes with King before smashing a left-footed shot home but Smith was just wide from Harper's cross.
Lucas Vowles netted the third with his first touch after replacing man of the match Jones, giving McLean no chance after Holden did well to win the ball on the edge of the box.
And Clevedon capped things off when Bell grabbed his second 11 minutes from time, before Ferris pulled off a great save to deny Bryant a last-minute consolation.
Clevedon: Ferris, Ashmead (Larkins 67), Harper, Kingdon, Mann, Hayer, Jones (Vowles 72), Holden, Bell, King, Camper (Smith 46). Unused subs: Nicholson, Lock.
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