United victorious in top of the table clash

PUBLISHED: 15:07 04 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:08 04 March 2015

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Clevedon United came out on top in this top of the table clash with Staplegrove.

Staplegrove 1

Clevedon Utd 4

CLEVEDON United came out victorious in this top of the table clash against Staplegrove.

Staplegrove started strongly, but once United had a hold on the game they went for the jugular. Dan Fowler opened the scoring, before Max James headed home to make it 2-0.

The hosts pulled one back before Fowler exquisitely chipped the goalkeeper to restore the two-goal cushion. Fowler finished off with a well taken third for his hat-trick.

This was an all-round solid performance from United, with Woodlands, Thomas and Pavey all playing well and Nick Austin Luke Hyde and Chris Wall exceptional in midfield.

Nailsea Utd Res 3

Clevedon Utd Res 2

THIS was an evenly contested battle and a great match from the start.

After a goal-less first-half, the second period saw the games open up. Billy Astle won a free kick on the edge of the Nailsea area and George Poole stepped up and drilled a drive past the despairing keeper.

Clevedon’s lead was short-lived, as some nice play from Nailsea was finished well by Chris England. Nailsea won a penalty after Mike Banks was impeded in the box, but Mark Jordan made a terrific save, resulting in a Nailsea corner.

From the corner, Astle’s challenge resulted in another penalty. This time, Jordan was beaten by Matt Long. Nailsea made it three from another England finish, before Banks pulled another back. Clevedon pushed for the last five minutes, but couldn’t find the equaliser.


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