Town keep up winning ways against Tiverton

PUBLISHED: 14:30 01 December 2010

James Keohane, Clevedon Town

James Keohane, Clevedon Town

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CLEVEDON Town and Tiverton met for the third time in the Southern League Cup and Clevedon have now won all three after they outplayed their guests 3-0.

CLEVEDON Town and Tiverton met for the third time in the Southern League Cup and Clevedon have now won all three after they outplayed their guests 3-0.

With Callum Fisher out for some weeks with ankle ligament problems, Sam Teale switched to full-back and Lloyd Mills to the centre as Clevedon attempted to bounce back from their defeat at the weekend.

A sparse crowd was entertained by a superb display from Clevedon who dominated their Premier Division opponents from start to finish and could easily have added to their goal tally. Clevedon should have gone ahead in the 17th minute when Chas Hemmings rounded Ryan Draper in the visitor’s goal and then somehow missed the open goal. However, the home side went ahead on 35 minutes when Matt Thorne shot home from the edge of the penalty area. The second half had hardly started when Clevedon went further ahead with the two loan signings from Bristol City combining to good effect, James Keohane converting Patrick Hoban’s excellent right wing cross in the 48th minute.

It was Clevedon who were now in full control, but they had to wait until the 65th minute to increase their lead when Lewis Ellis curled a shot past Draper to make it 3-0.

Tiverton substitute Colin Marshall came on to try and inspire Tiverton, but despite a great cameo performance from him it was only in the 85th minute when the visitors looked like scoring when Jason Mellor lost possession and was rounded by a striker who saw his shot desperately blocked by retreating defenders.

It was a good all round team performance on the night, but credit must go to Jamie Adams who put in another good performance.

Avon Barrier Co Ltd man of the match was Clevedon’s Matt Thorne.


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