Season starts with defeat

PUBLISHED: 16:33 17 August 2011 | UPDATED: 16:32 18 July 2012

Late goal sinks Clevedon Town

THIS typical keenly-contested early season encounter was decided by a solitary goal scored just three minutes from time.

Clevedon looked to dominate the midfield, with Sholing playing longer balls on the break. Both sides had early efforts on goal but none of them troubled the keepers.

The game was played at a high tempo and on 57 minutes Sholing’s Iain Seabrook had a stinging low shot well parried by home keeper Jason Mellor.

After 68 minutes Clevedon playmaker Ashley Kington threaded his way through the Sholing defence only to shoot wide. In the latter stages the game became more stretched, with both sides looking for the three points.

The vital breakthrough came after 87 minutes when Sholing’s Marvin McLean broke free on the left and crossed for striker Lee Wort to convert from close range. Clevedon pressed hard in the last five minutes but the visitors held firm to claim all three points.

Star man for Clevedon Town was Rhymel Henderson-Hudson.

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