Seasiders held in FA Trophy

PUBLISHED: 14:41 19 September 2012

Jack McKenna.

Jack McKenna.

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Clevedon Town were held to a draw at home to Wimborne Town in the preliminary round of the FA Trophy.

CLEVEDON TOWN 2

WIMBORNE TOWN 2

AFTER their success in the FA Cup last week, Clevedon Town moved on to the FA Trophy when they entertained Wimborne Town, who sit in second place in the league.

The game started in frantic fashion with the visitors pressing from the start and they were rewarded on six minutes when a through ball from Micky Hubbard found Kevin Gill, who netted the opener.

The Seasiders should have levelled after 15 minutes when a lovely piece of interplay between Aaron Robbins and Joe Flurry saw the shot from Robbins just go wide. The home side continued to pressure and a neat flick inside from Adie Adams saw Flurry go close again.

Clevedon drew level after 37 minutes when a strong challenge in midfield by Jordan Walker, saw him put through a perfect pass to Flurry, who drove the ball home.

The second half started with Clevedon still on top and on 52 minutes they could have taken the lead when a fierce drive from Robbins just shaved the bar, while at the other end, Gill chipped the ball over Lee Matthews in the home goal, only to see his effort go just wide of the post.

Almost immediately Clevedon went on the attack with Jordan Walker again in control, he played in Jack McKenna and his cross was nodded in by Adams.

Clevedon created a number of chances to wrap the game up, but could not get the goal that would have secured victory and with a final flurry in the 89th minute, the visitors won a corner.

Jamie Davidson crossed to Jon Blake who headed home the equaliser and force a replay at Wimborne last night (Tues).

Team: Matthews, King, Robbins, Kingdon, Walker, B Murray, Fisher (Ricketts 75), Adams, Flurry, McKenna, Lester. Subs not used: Mahdi, Best, Swift, Kapika.

Sponsors’ man of the match was Ben Murray.


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