Spirited Town knocked out in the semis

PUBLISHED: 15:09 08 April 2011

Clevedon Town v Yeovil

Clevedon Town v Yeovil

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CLEVEDON Town welcomed a Yeovil Town squad, which included some first team players, to the Hand Stadium and were knocked out of the Somerset Premier Cup as the visitors recorded a 3-1 victory in am entertaining game.

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CLEVEDON Town welcomed a Yeovil Town squad, which included some first team players, to the Hand Stadium and were knocked out of the Somerset Premier Cup as the visitors recorded a 3-1 victory in am entertaining game.

New signing from Bradford Town, Ed Baldy, made his debut in goal and there were also recalls for Kris Lee, Lloyd Mills and Chris Gale.

On a mild dry evening keeper Baldy was soon in action for the Seasiders pushing one shot round the post and saving another with his legs. On 10 minutes, a mistake in the Yeovil defence let Reeko Best in but his snap-shot went wide.

The game continued to be a end-to-end affair with honours even until the 36th minute when the Glovers took the lead. Big striker Sam Williams received the ball on the edge of the box, turned quickly and hit a hard shot under Baldy’s dive. Just before the break the Clevedon custodian kept the score at 1-0 with another great diving save to deny Andrew Williams.

Yeovil went two up within minutes of the restart as a long ball into the box found substitute Martin Gritton unmarked at the far post where he had a simple tap-in.

On 50 minutes a good cross from Cameron Ricketts was headed goalwards by Chas Hemmings, but Yeovil keeper Gareth Stewart tipped the ball over the bar at full stretch.

Clevedon kept pushing forward and were rewarded soon after as another cross into the area was headed down by Ricketts for Hemmings to blast the ball into the net with the aid of a slight deflection off a defender.

It was game over in the 80th minute as the Seasiders failed to clear a loose ball and Luke Ayling returned it with interest into the corner of the net.

Clevedon to their credit came back again and went desperately close to scoring a second.

In a flowing move Kris Lee’s perfectly weighted pass released substitute Leigh Edwards-Samuels on the right wing and he whipped in a great cross which Hemmings rose to head powerfully only to see the ball cannon back off the crossbar and Johnny Moss hit the rebound wide.

So Clevedon went out of the tournament at the semi-final stage but they worked hard all game, never gave up, and there was no disgrace in losing to a strong Yeovil side.

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