Town lose their way at Swindon Supermarine

PUBLISHED: 14:31 18 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:31 18 February 2015

Omari Sims.

Omari Sims.


Clevedon Town lost their way at Swindon Supermarine and were beaten 4-1.



IN THE first 10 minutes of this game, the hosts controlled the majority of the play with Conor Walden having three efforts well saved by Kane Mannings in the Clevedon goal.

Town played some good football and were rewarded in the 22nd minute when a Joe Swift free kick took a deflection from the head of Ross Adams and Omari Sims chested the ball over the line.

Their lead was short lived as Supermarine hit back within five minutes when a Sam Morris corner was palmed on to the bar by Mannings and the rebound was nodded home by Adams.

Town had a good chance to retake the lead on 37 minutes when Tim Parker broke clear and his cross in to the box was met by Joe Swift, but his header rebounded clear off of the crossbar.

From the rebound, Supermarine broke clear and from 20 yards out, Connor Waldon hit a screaming shot that left Mannings stranded in the visitors goal.

The second half saw a different Clevedon side take the field and they seemed to lose their way in the first 20 minutes as the hosts claimed two more goals.

The first on 61 minutes came when Luke Hopper tapped home a Josh Morse cross and five minutes later, Mannings brought down Waldon and Chris Taylor converted the spot kick.

Clevedon seemed to wake up at this point and came back in to the game, causing problems in the Swindon defence without being able to make the decisive breakthrough until the 87th minute when a pin point cross from Omari Sims found Louis Keane on the far side of the box and his shot was well saved by Sam Warrell in the home goal.

Clevedon Town man of the match was Kane Mannings.

Clevedon Town: K Mannings, K Thomas, C O’Sullivan, K Gazzard, A Robbins, K Mountford (c), L McCaughey, J Swift, T Parker, B Bament, O Sims, T Budd, L Keane.

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