Town end their losing streak

PUBLISHED: 14:45 23 November 2011

George Brimson.

George Brimson.


Clevedon Town end their losing streak with an emphatic 4-0 win at Abingdon.

CLEVEDON Town travelled to Oxfordshire to play Abingdon United and brought their losing streak to an end in convincing style as they hammered their hosts 4-0.

The game started in dramatic circumstances as young referee David Avent awarded Abingdon a penalty kick in the first minute, but Sam Collier blasted the spot kick over the bar.

Clevedon took the lead on the half-hour when full-back Charlie Rich’s shot took a slight deflection and looped over keeper Lee Farrow and into the the net.

The Seasiders finished the half in the ascendancy and could have made it two as Chas Hemmings was played through, but was pushed wide by a defender.

Hemmings had another great chance at the start of the second half but he couldn’t keep his header from a Jordan Walker cross down. Abingdon’s Matthew Biddle then had a shot, but it was straight at Clevedon custodian Jason Matthews.

It was Matthews who set up Clevedon’s second goal on 53 minutes when his long free kick was headed down by Hemmings for Ashley Kington to score. The hosts were reduced to 10 men when full-back Jack Smith was dismissed for kicking out at Lloyd Mills.

For the final 30 minutes it was all Clevedon. Kington played a superb defence-splitting pass to Leigh Edwards-Samuels who drew the goalkeeper before squaring the ball to Mills for a simple tap-in.

Further chances fell to Brimson and substitute Reeko Best before Kington’s free kick was headed home by Hemmings two minutes from time for the fourth goal.

The Seasiders moved them up to 18th in the table and will have done wonders for their confidence.

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