Clevedon see winning run end as Plymouth Parkway take off with all the points
PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 January 2019
Clevedon Town saw their seven-game winning streak brought to an end by Plymouth Parkway in a 2-1 defeat.
Having received their Western League Premier Division team of the month award for December prior to kick-off, the Seasiders gave a subdued display.
The visitors went close on five minutes when Mickey Williams fired at Sam Blackiston, who smothered again following a Jordan Trott free-kick.
Clevedon had a chance on 11 minutes when Tyler Ashmead’s cross found Sam Holden, whose shot was blocked before Liam Dempsey fired the rebound wide.
But Parkway took the lead two minutes later when Ryan Lane went down under the challenge of Callum Kingdon and Adam Carter fired home the penalty.
The hosts had a fine chance to level three minutes later when Danny Lock found Dempsey, who played Lucas Vowles in on the left, but Kyle Moore rushed off his line to narrow the angle and the shot went wide of the far post.
Parkway captain Shane Krac forced Blackiston into a low save before Lane’s attempted chip was also repelled by Clevedon’s man of the match.
But the visitors went 2-0 up on 27 minutes when Carter teed up William Palfrey to place a shot into the top corner.
Krac’s run and pass teed up Lane for a show, which flew just past the far post, then saw his free-kick headed over by Aaron Bentley before the break.
Clevedon began the second half well, as Dempsey’s shot bounced off the chest of Moore, who dived on the loose ball before Archie Ferris could pounce.
But Blackison had to make two excellent saves from Carter and Palfrey in the space of two minutes, before Moore pushed Dempsey’s fierce 25-yard drive past the post at the other end.
Dempsey volleyed wide from an Elliot Nicholson free-kick before Clevedon finally found the net on 81 minutes, when Syd Camper’s free-kick was nodded home by Glen Hayer.
Holden had a shot deflected over, after Alex Camm appeared to be fouled on the edge of the box, then saw a cross flicked on by Hayer for Dempsey to volley just wide on 87 miuntes.
Ferris headed wide in the final minute as, despite their attempts to salvage something, Clevedon tasted a rare defeat.
They return to action on Saturday week (January 26, 3pm) when Bitton visit.
Clevedon: Blackiston, Ashmead, Camper, Nicholson (Baker 71), Hayer, Lock (Camm 71), Dempsey, Kingdon, Ferris, Holden, Vowles. Unused subs: Smith, Wallis.