Clevedon Town sunk by two second half goals

PUBLISHED: 14:43 08 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:43 08 February 2017

Sam Downe.

Sam Downe.


Clevedon Town were beaten at home by two second half goals by Willand Town.

Clevedon Town 0

Willand Rovers 2

After an early morning pitch inspection and excellent work from the groundstaff, this game went ahead and produced an entertaining spectacle that the visitors shaded with two second half goals.

Clevedon produced a chance on 11 minutes when clever work from Toby Yeates intercepted the ball just outside the penalty area and played it through for Isaac Reid, whose shot was well held by Mike Searle in the Willand goal.

Further chances fell to Alex Camm, Sam Downe and Reid, before Willand began to get more into the game.

In the 39th minute, a slip by Kaine Gazzard saw Jason Kennard through on goal, but Sam Burgess was out quickly to smother the shot and avert the danger, as the first-half ended goalless.

Willand took the lead in the 55th minute. A long ball from the back saw Kennard contesting the header with Glen Hayer with the Willand man winning the tussle before playing the ball through for Brett Worbey to shoot low into the corner of the net.

Willand could have extended their lead on 72 minutes when a cross from Fletcher Williams was headed over by Angus Wilson with the goal at his mercy.

On 83 minutes a Downe free-kick was met by Yeates, but his downward header was cleared before anyone in a blue and white shirt could get a touch.

Willand doubled their lead in the 87th minute. The ball was played through for Kennard to chase and with the home side’s appeals for offside ignored, Burgess raced out to clear.

Unfortunately the Clevedon keeper slipped as he attempted to clear and the ball ran through for Kennard to shoot home from an acute angle.

The final action of the game saw a shot from Yeates blocked and Archie Ferris hit the loose ball over the bar.

Clevedon Town: S Burgess (c), A Ferris, S Downe, C Kingdon, G Hayer, K Gazzard, J Fisher, A Camm (R Gissing 62), I Reid (T Ashmead 74), J Harris (A White 74), T Yeates.

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