Seasiders suffer two narrow defeats in league and cup encounters

PUBLISHED: 17:50 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:50 27 February 2018

Alex Russell.

Alex Russell.

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Clevedon lost against Shepton Mallet and Wellington in the past week, with narrow 3-2 defeats.

Clevedon Town 2

Shepton Mallet 3

Shepton Mallet visited The Everyone Active Stadium and completed the double over Clevedon Town after a 3-2 victory, with former Seasider Isaac Reid returning and scoring a brace.

It was the visitors who took the lead in the 17th minute when a long ball to Isaac Reid saw him cut into the box and smash the ball in off the far post.

Clevedon did not have to wait long for the equaliser which came on 26 minutes. A long ball down the middle saw Saikou Janneh beat Shepton skipper James Billing for pace before beating onrushing keeper Tom Easterbrook to score.

Clevedon enjoyed their best period of the match when Janneh had more chances to score, but were either saved or wide.

In the second minute of stoppage time, Clevedon had a great chance to go into the break in the lead when Kevin Camargo found Tyler Ashmead and his cross into the box found skipper Clayton Fortune, but his shot flew just wide of the post.

Clevedon made the worst possible start to the second half when the visitors took the lead on 47 minutes. There appeared little danger when the ball was played into Reid on the edge of the box, but his shot took a big deflection which wrong-footed Dylan Wallis and rolled into the net.

Clevedon should have been back on level terms a minute later. Liam Dempsey got to the bye-line and crossed for young defender Tom Baker, but his shot was blocked.

It was Shepton who managed to go further ahead in the 58th minute. The ball was played into the box to Joe Morgan at the far post and as he was completely unmarked he had the simple task of tapping the ball home.

Janneh hit the crossbar on 65 minutes after good work by Ashmead and soon after Fortune was just wide of the post.

Clevedon were given hope of a late comeback when they pulled a goal back on 89 minutes when Janneh ran onto a long ball before slipping the ball past the keeper to make the score 2-3.

Clevedon are next in action tonight (Wednesday) when they visit Wellington for the second consecutive week with a 7.30 pm kick-off.

Clevedon Town: D Wallis, T Ashmead, L Dempsey, T Baker, G Hayer (R Gissing 69), C Kingdon (J Sell) 69, A Russell (L Vowles 78), K Camargo, C Fortune (c), S Janneh, M Williams.

Wellington 3

Clevedon Town 2

Clevedon travelled to Wellington for the quarter-finals of the Somerset Premier Cup and exited the competition after a 3-2 defeat.

The Seasiders took the lead in the 16th minute when Ryan Gissing’s corner was netted by Saikou Janneh, before Wellington equalised on 23 minutes.

Clevedon conceded a second goal on 50 minutes when young keeper Dylan Wallis misjudged a long throw and could only parry it into the net.

Wellington went further ahead on the hour when another long throw was converted. Clevedon were not finished and managed to pull a goal back in the 74th minute, when a corner by Morgan Davies was bundled over the line by Callum Kingdon.

Any chances of an equaliser were gone in the 87th minute when substitute Kevin Camargo, who had only been on the pitch for two minutes was given a straight red card for a two-footed challenge.

Reports and photos courtesy of www.pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown

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