Town set unwanted record

PUBLISHED: 14:33 09 November 2011

Leigh Edwards-Samuels.

Leigh Edwards-Samuels.


Clevedon Town slipped to their eighth consecutive Southern League defeat - an unwanted club record.

CLEVEDON made a return to The Causeway Ground, Cinderford, for an Evo-Stik Southern League match after their recent cup win.

This time the result was reversed as they fell to a 2-1 defeat in a match that started sensationally and from which they had enough chances to have secured at least a point.

Jason Matthews, on loan from Bath City, made a return in Clevedon’s goal for the first time since 2002, and Charlie Rich, signed from Paulton Rovers, played in defence.

The match started in incredible manner when the home side went ahead in the second minute when Lloyd Mills diverted a corner past his own goalkeeper.

However, less than a minute later George Brimson, 30 yards from goal, spotted Cinderford’s goalkeeper, Ben John, off his line and audaciously chipped him for a brilliant equaliser.

Once play settled, both Mills and Chas Hemmings went close with long range efforts before Josh Egan shot wide from a good position. Both sides created further half chances but it was the home side that went ahead in the 39th minute.

The second half started well for Clevedon when Ashley Kington broke away and was just inches wide of the goal with a powerful shot on 50 minutes. Matthews then showed his experience in tipping away a curling shot.

Clevedon had further chances through Hemmings, Brimson and Kington was denied by a brilliant save just before time.

There was just time for Matthews to superbly turn over Egan’s shot at the other end before the referee blew his whistle for full time and Clevedon set an unwanted club record of eight consecutive Southern League defeats.

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