United and East Worle share the spoils in top of the table clash
PUBLISHED: 14:58 02 February 2011
THIS top of the table clash resulted in what was probably a fair result with both teams having the chances to win the match.
THIS top of the table clash resulted in what was probably a fair result with both teams having the chances to win this Weston and District League match.
United travelled to East Worle only to have the match called off at the last minute with a frozen pitch, but were able to reverse the fixture to Clevedon School’s pitch, which was playable.
United’s youngsters retained their places after impressive displays last week with Dan Fay, Nick Lee and Max James causing the Worle defence plenty of problems early on.
James opened the scoring after 15 minutes when the keeper saved his first time shot from Fay’s cross, before he finished off the rebound, but a decision from the linesman chalked off his goal after much deliberation with the referee.
The visitors grew into the game and took the lead with a great deal of fortune when United’s Craig Manson scored an own goal when the ball took an unfortunate deflection off his back.
Worle should have taken the lead on several occasions as United got sloppy, but keeper Rob Banks made two outstanding saves to deny them.
It was all Clevedon in the second half and substitute Mike Banks made a huge difference when he was brought on up front.
His willingness to run with the ball had Worle on the back foot and he was rewarded when he fired home from inside the box to level the scores.
United should have won the game with Banks hitting the post and the bar. The visiting keeper was then the busiest man on the pitch denying Stathers, Davison and Banks with goal scoring opportunities.