Bell wants Clevedon Town to build on FA Cup win

PUBLISHED: 08:30 16 August 2019 | UPDATED: 11:22 16 August 2019

Micky Bell has managed both Clevedon Town and Weston-super-Mare.

Micky Bell has managed both Clevedon Town and Weston-super-Mare.

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Clevedon Town manager Micky Bell wants his side to open their Toolstation Western League Premier Division account when Shepton Mallett visit the Everyone Active Stadium on Saturday.

The Seasiders lost their first match of the 2019/20 season as Tavistock Town took all three points from a 2-1 victory on August 3.

But they bounced back to beat Saltash United in the FA Cup extra preliminary round last weekend and now Bell wants them to build on that as they return to league action.

He said: "We had a disappointing start. We should've won the game, we should've been three or four-nil up but didn't take our chances and conceded two soft goals really, which was disappointing.

"We should've started off with a home win, we definitely had the majority of the game.

"They had possession, but on chances and forward play we were much better than them. We need to get a win in the league to kickstart us."

Second-half goals from George King and Lucas Vowles ensured FA Cup success in Cornwall as Town banked £2,250 in prize money and earned themselves a home tie against local rivals Bristol Manor Farm in the preliminary round on Saturday week (August 24).

But Bell is only concentrating on the next fixture in their schedule against a Shepton Mallett side who started the season with back-to-backs wins, beating Street on the opening day of the league campaign and earning an FA Cup win of their own against Cadbury Heath at the weekend.

Bell added: "They're all going to be tough games. Every team sees us, we've got young players, and they will try and be physical and get about us.

"We've got to be better in possession, move the ball quicker and be more energetic.

"Out of possession we've got to close down a lot better and in better numbers.

"Too many got picked off today (at Saltash) which is unlike us, so next weekend's game we've just got to have a go at it.

"We've got the quality in the team to win it, if we do have an off-day as well."

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