Clevedon climb to fourth as win over Westbury extends unbeaten run to six games
PUBLISHED: 17:00 04 December 2019
Clevedon Town climbed up to fourth in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division table with a 2-0 win over Westbury United making it six games unbeaten.
Zach Drew had a low shot saved by Ed Baldy, before Dan Ferguson headed wide from George King's corner on 12 minutes.
Jamie Jordan shot wide for the visitors, while Elliot Nicholson was off-target for the Seasiders, before Baldy pushed out a Lucas Vowles shot.
Man of the match Morgan Williams got his head to a King ball into the box as Baldy rushed off his line, but it flew wide.
And King sliched high and wide after Vowles pounced on a poor back header and combined with Williams.
Vowles headed on a long Mike Dangerfield clearance for Jay Murray to send a 30-yard volley over the head of Baldy but off the outside of a post on 21 minutes, with Vowles then denied by Baldy as he burst onto Callum Kingdon's long ball.
Williams had penalty claims ignored before Dav Kovacs fired wide for Westbury and Vowles shot past the far post after neat play with Murray.
And Callum Demkiv shot straight at Dangerfield late in the first half as the scoreline somehow remained blank.
Joe Stradling headed wide from Jason Henley's cross soon after the restart, but Clevedon rallied as Nicholson found Drew and he beat three defenders to pick out Murray, whose shot was blocked before Vowles fired over.
King fired a 20-yard drive off the crossbar on 55 minutes, but Kingdon had to head off the line at the other end before Murray's shot was blocked and Alex Twiggs fired the rebound over.
The deadlock was broken on the hour as King made space on the left and crossed for Williams to send a glancing header past Baldy and inside the far post.
And Clevedon doubled their lead on 69 minutes as King played the ball through to Vowles, who spun past three defenders to slot past Baldy and into the corner of the net.
Drew's late cross hit substitute Charlie Aldom at the far post and deflected wide, but Clevedon had done enough to secure the points ahead of a trip to Cribbs on Saturday (3pm).
Clevedon: Dangerfield, Twiggs (Ferris 90), Nicholson, Kingdon, Ferguson, Hayer, Murray (Aldom 85), Williams, Vowles (Camper 80), King, Drew. Unused subs: Biggs, Bayliss.