Town successful in basement battle

PUBLISHED: 14:47 11 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:47 11 March 2015

Ben Bament.

Ben Bament.


Clevedon Town completed a fine away win at fellow strugglers Bashley.



IN THIS bottom of the table clash on Clevedon’s first visit to Bashley since relegation from the Premier Division, it was the visitors who made the running and controlled most of the first-half.

Lewis Hedges and Adam Buckley had long-range efforts easily dealt with by the defence, while at the other end, Kane Mannings had virtually nothing to do for long periods.

As it transpired, Clevedon wrapped up the game in the 42nd minute. After a powerful run by Joe Swift, he lifted his cross over the whole defence and Buckley was on hand to tap the ball into the net.

The second half followed a similar pattern as the first and thankfully for the visitors, Bashley had no-one able to convert the one or two chances they created.

Clevedon had an opportunity to put the matter beyond doubt on 73 minutes when Leighton Speechley-Price was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area, but Joe Swift hit a tame effort that was easily dealt with by the Bashley keeper.

Despite several more created chances going to waste at both ends, there was no further change to the score and to the relief of many in the crowd, the referee brought proceedings to a close.

Clevedon Town: K Mannings, A Robbins (c), L McCaughey (J Jones), K Gazzard, P Thurston, L Hedges, J Swift, L Keane, O Sims, A Buckley, B Bament.

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