Clevedon Town defeat Shepton Mallet for the first time

PUBLISHED: 17:58 21 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:58 21 August 2018

Elliott Nicholson.

Elliott Nicholson.

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Clevedon Town produced an excellent performance to defeat Shepton Mallet for the first time ever.

Clevedon Town 2

Shepton Mallet 0

Clevedon entertained Shepton Mallet at The Everyone Active Stadium and produced an excellent team performance that saw them score a goal in each half to emerge victorious for the first time ever against their visitors.

Clevedon old-boy Isaac Reid nearly opened the scoring in the first minute when a snap-shot from 25 yards was heading into the far corner of the net but for the efforts of Clevedon keeper Connor Sidley-Adams.

Clevedon took the lead on 21 minutes. Jack Sell collected the ball before heading off on a mazy run that saw him beat several Shepton players before cutting into the box and beating Shepton keeper Liam Kingston.

Clevedon could have gone further ahead through Tyler Ashmead and Archie Ferris, before Sidley-Adams saved well and Reid smashed his follow-up shot off the outside of the post.

Clevedon nearly doubled their lead in the 48th minute when Alex Camm played the ball to Ferris, whose low cross deflected off Shepton’s Ross Padfield and narrowly wide of the post.

Clevedon did double the lead on 53 minutes. Harry Smith played the ball into Ferris just inside the box and as he went down the assistant referee signalled for a penalty. Camm stepped up and confidently placed the ball into the top right corner of the net to double the lead.

Clevedon kept pushing forward looking to further extend their lead and in the 87th minute Jack Sell played the ball into Ferris who curled the ball just wide of the top corner.

In the third minute of stoppage time, Sell played the ball down the right to Elliott Nicholson whose cross found substitute Ethan Feltham at the near post and his diving header just shaved the outside of the post.

An excellent performance from a squad whose average age is just over 18, but still managed to out-pass their more experienced opponents and pick up their second win of the season.

Clevedon are next in action on Saturday when they visit Cribbs with a 3pm kick-off.

Clevedon Town: C Sidley-Adams, E Nicholson, S Downe (K Lopata 73), C Kingdon (c), G Hayer, T Baker, T Ashmead (E Feltham 82), H Smith, A Ferris, A Camm (H Walton 66), J Sell.

Report and photos courtesy of www.pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown

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