Clevedon Town defeat Odd Down to end run of poor results in Western League

PUBLISHED: 16:30 30 October 2019

Kieran Smith watched by the Clevedon bench (pic

Kieran Smith watched by the Clevedon bench (pic


Clevedon Town netted a goal in each half to beat Odd Down 2-0 and end a poor run of results in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division on Saturday.

Zach Drew scores for Clevedon Town (pic Drew scores for Clevedon Town (pic

They began brightly, with Jay Murray finding debutant Kieran Smith, whose cross was headed wide by Syd Camper in the first minute.

The Seasiders struck on six minutes as George King found Zach Drew with a crossfield pass and he cut into the box and curled a right-footed shot past George Dorrington and into the corner.

King fired over from another Smith cross, before the pair combined to send Murray racing down the right for a cross that Darius Davey deflected behind.

The home side's Abe Noade sent the ball harmlessly wide at the other end, before King's dipping free-kick was tipped over by Dorrington.

Jay Murray attacks for Clevedon Town (pic Murray attacks for Clevedon Town (pic

And Smith, having signed a dual registration from Gloucester City, then crossed for Camper, who headed wide on 33 minutes.

Sam Iles then found Drew, who saw Davey block his shot, before Camper's shot was deflected behind.

Clevedon had a great chance on 37 minutes when Camper beat Josh Cann on the left and crossed to the far post, but Murray took too long and Noade intervened at the cost of a corner.

The second half was barely a minute old when Drew found Smith, whose cross was headed wide by Camper.

Sam Larkins watched by Callum Kingdon and Sam Iles (pic Larkins watched by Callum Kingdon and Sam Iles (pic

And Smith swapped passes with Murray, before another Camper header was pushed away by Dorrington and Drew had a follow-up blocked and cleared.

Odd Down rallied, as Sam Makepeace and Adnan Hiroli had shots blocked and Jacob Bird headed wide, before Makepeace fired wide of the far post.

Dorrington denied Camper from Smith's cross, before Mike Dangerfield pushed out Callum Gould's shot at the other end and Dan Ferguson headed off the line to deny Hiroli.

Dorrington denied Murray and Drew, before Clevedon sealed the points on 85 minutes as King let fly after swapping passes with Joel Bayliss and saw his shot saved by Dorrington but fall for Camper to smash home.

Sam Larkins was man of the match for Clevedon, who host Chipping Sodbury Town in the Les Phillips Cup tonight (Wednesday) and visit Street on Saturday (3pm).

Clevedon: Dangerfield, Smith, Iles, Kingdon, Larkins, Ferguson, Murray (Nicholson 88), Williams (Twiggs 90), Camper, King, Drew (Bayliss 81). Unused subs: Creed, Biggs.

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