Town suffer another defeat

PUBLISHED: 14:53 23 March 2011

Kyle O'Donovan, Clevedon FC

Kyle O'Donovan, Clevedon FC

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CLEVEDON Town travelled to Gloucestershire to play Yate Town in their latest Zamaretto League encounter and lost 2-0.

CLEVEDON Town travelled to Gloucestershire to play Yate Town in their latest Zamaretto League encounter and lost 2-0.

Jake Murray, Rhymal Henderson-Hudson and Leigh Edwards-Samuels were all given starts in place of Steve Kingdon and Kyle O’Donovan, who dropped to the bench, and Cameron Ricketts who was unavailable.

On a firm pitch, Clevedon made a promising start when Yate keeper Josh Dempsey had to stretch to catch a Zayne Simpson shot that was heading for the top corner of the goal.

Minutes later Adie Adams was allowed to turn in the Clevedon box and hit a low shot which was gathered by Lee Matthews. But Clevedon failed to heed this warning as Russell Church burst down the wing and crossed to give Adams a simple tap-in to put Yate 1-0 ahead.

The home side continued to dominate affairs and kept Matthews busy with efforts from Robin Nichols and Church. On the half hour, Church hit a tremendous shot which cannoned off the underside of the bar as the Seasiders went into the break fortunate to be just one goal down.

On the hour mark Clevedon finally got into the game and had a strong 15 minute period. During this time Chris Gale was at full stretch at the far post and unable to control Simpson’s cross, which he skewed wide. Then another cross, this time from Edwards-Samuels was volleyed wide by Josh Ford.

Yate made the points safe when another cross was well blocked by Matthews, but was powerless to block the rebound shot from Michael Meaker. The hosts finished the stronger team with Church and substitute Joe White going close to increasing their lead.


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