Late goal earns Town a welcome three points

PUBLISHED: 14:46 02 March 2011

Kris Lee, Clevedon FC

Kris Lee, Clevedon FC

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CLEVEDON Town welcomed Thatcham Town for their first ever visit to The Hand Stadium in this match sponsored by Avon Barrier Company and were finally rewarded for their excellent football when a late goal gave them a well deserved 2-1 win.

CLEVEDON Town welcomed 
Thatcham Town for their first ever visit to the Hand Stadium in this match sponsored by Avon Barrier Company and were finally rewarded for their excellent football when a late goal gave them a well deserved 2-1 win.

New signing Joshua Ford came into midfield in place of the suspended Lloyd Mills and Johnny Moss replaced the absent Reeko Best.

Jonny Moss, Kris Lee and Chas Hemmings all had chances in the first half, but went into the break all square.

Clevedon started the second half in determined mood as Kyle O’Donovan’s centre perfectly set up Moss whose goal-bound shot was brilliantly tipped over by Thatcham keeper Paul Strudley.

Soon after, a great dribble into the box by Moss won a corner from which the Seasiders took the lead as Hemmings arrived at the far post to hammer the ball into the goal.

Thatcham equalised minutes later as the dangerous Charles Mpi seized on some confusion in the Clevedon defence to get in front of Mellor and toe-poke the ball home.

As the game looked to be heading for a draw, the Seasiders won it deep into time added on. The ball was played up to Hemmings on the edge of the box, he slipped the ball sidewards to Kyle O’Donovan who gleefully smashed it into the back of the net to win the Seasiders three vital points in their battle to avoid the drop.

ABC sponsors man of the match was Cameron Ricketts.


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