Town lose entertaining encounter

PUBLISHED: 14:37 21 November 2012

Curtis Jack.

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Clevedon Town lost an entertaining encounter with Taunton 3-2.

TAUNTON TOWN 3

CLEVEDON TOWN 2

CLEVEDON Town lost an entertaining Evo-Stik Southern League encounter to Taunton Town.

Clevedon had an early chance for Reeko Best, but his shot was just wide. Straight after, the ball fell for Taunton striker Jamie Short and his 30-yard shot gave Dylan Castanheira no chance.

Steve Kingdon and Curtis Jack came close to bringing the scores level, but Taunton doubled their lead on 20 minutes when Clayton Fortune brought down Short and Simon Ingram put away the resulting penalty.

Five minutes later the home side went further ahead when Rodney Marsh cut inside the full-back and beat Castanheira for the third.

Clevedon came close on several occasions when efforts from Sam Teale, Fortune, Curtis Jack and Bawan Hussain all tested the home defence, but the half finished with the score at 3-0 to Taunton.

The second half saw Clevedon come out with a more determined effort they pulled a goal back when Adi Adams worked his way through the home defence and passed the ball to Giani Kapika, who slipped the ball under Urwin in the home goal.

Fifteen minutes later, the visitors reduced the deficit even more when a crossfield ball from Kapika found Best, who beat the keeper from close range.

From here on it was sustained pressure from Clevedon and dogged defence from Taunton as efforts from Kapika, Walker, Kingdon, Hussain and a final effort from Mike Stephenson just failed to produce the third goal that would have earned a deserved point for the visitors.

On Saturday, Clevedon are home to North Leigh, kick-off 3pm. Then on December 8, they entertain Swindon Supermarine (3pm).

CLEVEDON TOWN 3

CIRENCESTER TOWN 2

CLEVEDON Town moved four places up the Evo-Stik Southern League Division 1 table with this convincing victory over high-flying Cirencester Town.

After the initial burst of energy, the game settled down and play was mainly confined to the middle of the park with Cirencester having the better of the chances.

Cirencester efforts were well dealt with by Dylan Castanheira in the home goal. At the other end, efforts from Dave Stone, Giani Kapika and Bawan Hussain, were eventually rewarded in the 42nd minute when a long ball out of defence from Steve Kingdon found Stone, who slotted a pass through to Scott Murray, who rounded the keeper to make it 1-0.

The visitors took advantage of a freak goal on 49 minutes when a shot from 30 yards by Scott Griffin dipped and swerved at the last minute to beat Castanheira to bring the scores level.

Clevedon immediately bounced straight back into the lead when a cross from Stone found Sam Teale, who restored the advantage. The home side nearly made it three when a pass from Mike Stephenson was slotted through to Stone, but his shot was cleared off of the line.

Clevedon increased their lead on 82 minutes when Hussain set up Scott Murray for his second. Cirencester scored a second when a speculative shot from outside of the box by Sam Packer took a deflection off of a Clevedon defender and slid under Castanheira in the home goal.


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