Town hit for six by Larkhall
PUBLISHED: 14:50 18 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:50 18 March 2015
Clevedon Town were beaten 6-2 at home by Larkhall Athletic, keeping the visitors’ hopes of a play-off place alive.
CLEVEDON TOWN 2
LARKHALL ATH 6
THE hosts set off at a fine pace and took the lead on five minutes when Tim Parker found some space in the area and his shot went in off the far post.
Larkhall woke up and in the space of 25 minutes, Tyler Sibbick helped himself to a hat-trick, first with an effort from the edge of the box that slotted in to the bottom corner, then a penalty after he had been brought down by Patrick Thurston and his third came from an easy slot home.
Clevedon continued to play some spirited football and on 37 minutes were rewarded when they were awarded a penalty for an infringement in the box. Ben Bament put away the spot kick with the aid of the inside of the upright.
The second half was all about Larkhall as they set off at a tremendous pace and on 55 minutes extended their lead when Ben Horan put Robert Hobbs in the clear and he easily put the ball past Kane Mannings.
With play fluctuating from end to end, the crowd of 110 had plenty to keep them interested and just after the hour Daniel Jones put a glancing header into the home net to make it five for the visitors.
Fifteen minutes later, substitute Matthew Morris was put clear and he slotted the ball home to give Larkhall a convincing 6-2 victory that keeps them well in the hunt for a play-off place.
Clevedon Town man of the match was Roger Lee.
Clevedon Town: K Mannings, K Thomas, A Robbins (c), J Jones, P Thurston, R Lee, L McCaughey (A Buckley 65), L Hedges (J Adams 72), T Parker (L Keane 77), J Swift, B Bament.
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