Visitors Didcot take all the points
PUBLISHED: 14:50 16 November 2011
Didcot Town took all three points at the Hand Stadium as Clevedon lose again in the league.
CLEVEDON Town welcomed Didcot Town to the Hand and were second best for most of the game as they lost 2-0.
There looked to be little between the two teams for the opening 20 minutes with half chances being squandered by both sides as Tom Mudge blasted too high for Didcot and Chas Hemmings headed over for Clevedon.
Stand-in Clevedon keeper Luke Brimson then kept his team level with a fine save low down to his left to deny Steve Davis, but the visitors went ahead shortly after when they were awarded a penalty for a foul in the box, which was converted by Mudge.
Didcot continued to press as first Richard Pierson, and then Victor Assombang, shot wide, but they did not add to their deserved 1-0 lead before half-time.
However, Didcot made it 2-0 in the first minute of the second half catching Clevedon cold as a long ball forward was allowed to bounce in the box and Danny Seaward calmly slotted the ball under Brimson.
Ten minutes later Brimson made a superb save from Assombang, who was clean through on goal, and Clevedon were fortunate to see Mudge blast the loose ball over the bar.
On 65 minutes Lloyd Mills shot wide of the target when well placed, but this signalled the start of Clevedon’s best period in the match. On 80 minutes a great cross from debutante Omari Sims was headed goalwards by Charlie Rich, only for Didcot keeper Dean Santangelo to get his fingertips to the ball when it seemed destined for the top corner of the net.
Two minutes later Clevedon substitute Chris Gale was desperately unlucky to see his rasping drive come back off the bar. But that was as good as it got for the Seasiders and a goal-line clearance by Steve Kingdon and another save from Davis by the impressive Luke Brimson were required to keep the final score down to 2-0 to Didcot.
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