Clevedon Town crash to defeat with 10 men

PUBLISHED: 15:05 07 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:05 07 October 2015

Tyler Davies scoring a goal.

Tyler Davies scoring a goal.


Clevedon Town lost to Melksham after having a player dismissed in the 10th minute.

Clevedon Town 1

Melksham Town 4

The game started at a frenetic pace with both sides pushing forward looking to open the scoring and in the 10th minute Melksham took the lead.

Dan Kovacs was brought down by Ryan Gissing to concede a penalty and to make matters worse for the home side, the referee adjudged Gissing was the last man and he was sent off. Kovacs converted the penalty for the lead.

Clevedon pushed forward looking for an equaliser and on 14 minutes, a corner was taken short by Jake Harris to debutant Tyler Davies and he squared the ball to Sam Groves whose shot went over.

Melksham could have doubled their lead when Gary Higdon went down under the challenge of Will Sneddon-Coombes. To the dismay of the home fans the referee again pointed to the spot, but Kovacs’ penalty was well saved by Fraser McDiarmid.

In the 30th minute a cross from the left by Will Stead found Dan Kovacs but his

As half-time approached, the game burst into life with two goals scored in the 39th minute. First Higdon netted for the visitors and immediately from the restart, the ball was played to man of the match Tyler Davies and he beat two defenders before unleashing an excellent shot to halve the deficit.

After the break, Melksham extended their lead with Ryan Bennett netting with a header. A fierce shot by Joe Ellis was tipped over by the visiting keeper before Melksham made the game safe with their fourth goal in the 83rd minute.

With a number of the first team squad in action for the Under-18s in the FA Youth Cup against Cheltenham Town (at Bishops Cleeve), last night’s (Tuesday) home game against Bradford Town was postponed.

Clevedon Town: F McDiarmid, A Ferris, S Downe (H Williams 84), B Murray (c) (M Trybull 62), J Robinson, R Gissing, W Sneddon-Coombes, J Ellis, J Harris, T Davies, S Groves (A Buckley 62).

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