Town slump to defeat

PUBLISHED: 15:05 06 April 2011

Chas Hemmings, Clevedon FC

Chas Hemmings, Clevedon FC

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A DEPLETED Clevedon Town were defeated at North Leigh, going down to three second half goals after being level at the break.

A DEPLETED Clevedon Town were defeated at North Leigh, going down to three second half goals after being level at the break.

There was early controversy when the home custodian was relieved to only be shown a yellow card after handling the ball outside his area. Minutes later North Leigh took the lead, Matt Taylor beating defender Jake Murray, who was deputising in goal.

The Seasiders levelled matters on the half hour when Steve Kingdom headed down for Reeko Best to net. Three minutes later, the hosts were back in the lead with a goal from Josh Dutton-Black.

Right on half-time, Best won the ball on the halfway line, he surged forward and unleashed a 25-yard shot to level the scores at the break.

In the second half, North Leigh was back in front, with goals in the 69th and 73rd minutes. Five minutes later, Leigh was awarded a penalty with Clevedon substitute Johnny Moss send off for his protests.

Keeper Murray managed to save the spot kick with his legs, but Town’s misery was complete in the dying minutes when North Leigh scored their fifth.

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