Town knocked out of the FA Trophy

PUBLISHED: 14:44 06 November 2013 | UPDATED: 14:44 06 November 2013

Ibz Diallo.

Ibz Diallo.


Clevedon Town’s interest in the FA Trophy ended at Margate.



WITH both Danny Greaves (hamstring) and Oli Barton (broken finger) sidelined, Micky Bell was forced in to signing a replacement keeper for this trip to Margate in the FA Trophy second qualifying round fixture.

He was able to secure the services of young JoJo Wollacott from Bristol City on work experience terms and the youngster showed great promise with a display that belied his youth.

Both sides started well in blustery conditions and within two minutes the visitors showed their intentions of taking the game to their more senior opponents when Adi Adams moved the ball on to Ibz Diallo, whose shot just went past the far post.

Margate took the lead five minutes later when, from a corner by Matt Bodkin, the ball bobbled around in the area and Clevedon failed to clear, leaving Charles Ademeno an easy tap-in for the opening score.

Clevedon continued to create chances and efforts from Adi Adams, Matt Thorne and Ross Macnab all went unrewarded. To rub salt in to the wound, at the other end Margate had a stroke of luck when, from a long clearance out of their defence, Ademeno latched on to a mistake by Clayton Fortune and was able to chip the ball over the advancing Wollacott into an empty net.

Wollacott, however had the better of their next encounter when he produced the save of the game in denying Ademeno his hat-trick after the Margate player was left with a one-on-one with the young keeper.

Just after the half-hour, Margate as good as wrapped up this tie when John Beales jinked through the visitors’ defence and saw his final shot blocked by Fortune. The resulting corner taken by Beales was met with a thundering header by former Seasider Phil Walsh, who gave Wollacott no chance.

Just before half-time Ollie Barnes cleared a ball out of defence to Louis Feeley, who slipped the perfect pass through to Thorne to bring Town back in to the tie.

After the break, Margate had the perfect chance to increase their lead further when Fortune brought down Ademeno in the area, but Ademeno blasted the ball over the bar.

However, 10 minutes later the fourth goal did arrive for the home side when a long, free kick from Bodkin found Walsh, who headed back across the goal into the far corner of the net.

Clevedon never gave up trying and further efforts from Thorne, Adams and Macnab showed how determined they were not to go down without a fight.

Clevedon Town: J Wollacott, K Gazzard, A Adams, M Thorne, O Barnes, I Diallo (L Lester 80), K Mountford, E Vahid, C Fortune (c) (J Hewlett 69), R MacNab, I Sarr (L Feeley 31).



CLEVEDON Town were knocked out of the Red Insure Southern League Cup first round at Tiverton.

A short delay and frustrations of the journey obviously affected the players as within 15 seconds of the kick-off, the visitors found themselves a goal behind.

This start put the home side on the offensive and they exerted pressure on the Clevedon defence. A long-range effort from Nicky Rudge was gathered on the line by Danny Greaves, but a minute later he had no chance when a thunderbolt shot from the edge of the box by Ed Palmer hit the back of the net.

Clevedon’s first chance came when a long clearance from Matt Thorne found Louis Feely, but his shot just cleared the home bar. Further efforts from Isaac Reid, Scott Murray and Feeley failed to open their account.

Tiverton extended their lead on 23 minutes when a quickly taken free kick, just on the edge of the Clevedon area saw Josh Searle set up Emati-Emati for the third.

Clevedon came out for the second half looking to restore some pride and on 50 minutes were rewarded when an Ollie Barnes corner was nodded down by Clayton Fortune for Edd Vahid to score.

The game was wrapped up for the home side on 58 minutes when Dan Bailey netted.

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