Town impress at Didcot despite defeat

PUBLISHED: 15:31 25 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:31 25 March 2015

Ben Bament.

Ben Bament.


Clevedon Town gave an excellent performance at Didcot Town, but were narrowly beaten 2-0.

Didcot Town 2

Clevedon Town 0

WITH just a few games left this season, Clevedon made the trip along the M4 to Didcot and gave a great performance against their higher-placed opponents.

Clevedon started the stronger and in the first 10 minutes had two chances to go ahead, but good defending by the hosts kept them out.

The game was fluctuating from end to end with both sides creating chances until in the 32nd minute, a back pass to Kane Mannings was cleared by him, but his kick hit Jimmy Deabill and rebounded into the empty net.

Clevedon continued to play some entertaining football and just before half-time, Ben Bament was put clear by Jamie Adams, making a welcome return after injury, unfortunately for the visitors, the final shot was well saved by Kieran Beesley.

Clevedon continued to push forward and just after the restart, a searing shot from 40 yards out from Kye Thomas was tipped on to the crossbar by Beesley to deny the chance.

Didcot, against the run of play, went further ahead just before the hour, when a good run down the left wing by James Organ ended with his cross in to the box glanced off of the head of John Mills into the net.

Despite creating chances, Clevedon could not find the inspiration or finishing to get back in to the game and the final whistle came with no addition to the score line.

Clevedon Town man of the match was Jamie Adams.

Clevedon Town: K Mannings, K Thomas, A Robbins (c), K Gazzard, P Thurston, R Lee, J Adams, A Buckley (L Hedges 70), T Parker (C O’Sullivan 70), J Swift, B Bament. Subs not used: J Jones, L McCaughey.

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