Two late goals sink the Seasiders

PUBLISHED: 20:02 07 November 2010

George Brimson, Clevedon Town FC

George Brimson, Clevedon Town FC

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CLEVEDON Town travelled to Frome Town and had a deserved Zamaretto League Division 1 victory cruelly taken away from them as the home side scored two late headers from set pieces to take all three points.

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CLEVEDON Town travelled to Frome Town and had a deserved Zamaretto League Division 1 victory cruelly taken away from them as the home side scored two late headers from set pieces to take all three points.

Johnny Moss made his full debut leading the line in place of the absent Kyle O’Donovan in an otherwise unchanged line-up, while new signing Nick Dunn was named as a substitute.

On a drizzly afternoon and a slippery surface, Clevedon started brightly with Steve Kingdon, George Brimson and Lewis Ellis all going close. The home side’s first chance came in the 32nd minute when a diving header from Matt Peters was tipped over the bar by Jason Mellor.

The second half began with Clevedon playing down the slope and they deservedly went ahead when Brimson went on a powerful run straight at goal, rode a tackle from Jamie Cheesman and shot hard and low past Tom Pass for a great individual goal. Minutes later Brimson went on a similar run, but this time a desperate tackle by Josh Brigham stopped him.

On 65 minutes a Mike Perrott effort drew another good save from Mellor as the home side started to build up a head of steam. In the 80th minute, Ellis ran at the Frome defence and could have made the game safe for the Seasiders, but his shot was blocked.

Frome substitute Jack Winter then tested Jason Mellor who was at full stretch to push the ball out, and from the resulting corner the ball was cleared off the line. Just as it looked like Clevedon had done enough for the win, all their hard work was destroyed in the 88th minute as a Frome free kick was headed on by Cheesman for Dean Evans to head home.

Minutes later, deep into time added on, disaster struck again as Frome won another corner, which was met by a diving header from Perrott to give the hosts an unlikely victory.

ABC Clevedon’s man of the match was Steve Kingdon

The club have signed attacking midfielder Nicholas Dunn from Almondsbury Town. Nick will be a welcome addition to the squad following the unfortunate departure of Paul Michael due to family committments and will add strength to manager Micky Bell’s young side.


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