Town well beaten by Cinderford

PUBLISHED: 15:12 16 March 2011

Rhymal Henderson-Hudson, Clevedon FC

Rhymal Henderson-Hudson, Clevedon FC

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CLEVEDON Town entertained Cinderford Town in the Zamaretto League, but never got out of first gear and were well beaten.

CLEVEDON TOWN 0

CINDERFORD TOWN 2

CLEVEDON Town entertained Cinderford Town in the Zamaretto League, but never got out of first gear and were well beaten.

Kyle O’Donovan returned from sickness and there was also a recall to the starting line up for Zayne Simpson in place of the absent Rhymal Henderson-Hudson. Lee Matthews continued to deputise in goal in place of the injured Jason Mellor and Chas Hemmings wore the captain’s armband.

Clevedon soon found themselves behind as a cross from Leon Jeanne on the left reached an unmarked Sam O’Sullivan in front of goal who was able to tap the ball home.

Just after the half hour mark, O’Sullivan scored again when he controlled a long pass, jinked past his marker and beat Matthews with a low drive. Lewis Sommers nearly made it three for the visitors with a well-directed header, but Matthews denied him with an excellent save.

Just before the break, Simpson hit a swerving free kick that was well gathered by Cinderford keeper Jermaine Jones and in the final action of the half O’Donovan was unlucky to see his header from a corner come back off the Cinderford bar.

The second half was a largely forgettable affair with Clevedon unable to get their usual passing game going and Cinderford content to sit on their 2-0 lead.

Kris Lee went close on the hour, but his shot was wide. Clevedon’s best chances of scoring came from a clutch of free kicks around the edge of the box but Simpson, Hemmings and Ford all failed to keep the ball down and their shots went over the bar.

In time added on, O’Sullivan broke away and closed in on goal but failed to complete his hat-trick as his audacious lob over Matthews narrowly missed the target.


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