Derby success for Clapton-in-Gordano

PUBLISHED: 14:26 29 July 2015 | UPDATED: 14:26 29 July 2015

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Clapton-in-Gordano enjoyed a pre-season derby victory over Nailsea and Tickenham Reserves.

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Clapton-in-Gordano stepped up their pre-season campaign with an enthralling encounter with Somerset County League side Nailsea and Tickenham Reserves.

Clapton started with a high tempo and were rewarded with an early goal from leading marksman Tim Brown. Clapton kept pressing and their hard work and endeavour was rewarded with a goal from winger Lloyd Morgan.

The home defence repelled anything thrown at them and was superbly marshalled by Dan Steven and Peter Michallat.

A lung-bursting run from Aaron Latta was halted by a crude tackle by the opposing centre half, the resulting free kick was dealt with resolutely by the home defence. The third goal duly arrived from the penalty spot, Tim Brown was pulled down by Jake Murray before dusting himself down and coolly dispatching the penalty.

Shortly after half-time, manager Rob Prior made a number of tactical changes and a fourth goal arrived, courtesy of some quality touches by Tim Brown, before he netted his third goal of the game.

Nailsea and Tickenham started to press higher up the field, but were thwarted in their attempt to score by some great saves by Wojciech Jankowiak.

The resistance was broken shortly before the end of the game after some good interchange by the opposing strikers before finishing from six yards.

All in all a great performance by, the new additions made by Prior are bedding in perfectly.

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