Clevedon Town put the boot in on Wellington to extend winning run to four matches

PUBLISHED: 09:00 20 November 2019

Lucas Vowles fires home for Clevedon Town against Wellington (pic pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown)

Lucas Vowles fires home for Clevedon Town against Wellington (pic pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown)

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Clevedon Town extended their winning run in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division with a 3-1 success at Wellington.

Clevedon Town players celebrate against Wellington (pic pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown)Clevedon Town players celebrate against Wellington (pic pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown)

The start was delayed after an M5 closure held up the Seasiders and an asssitant referee en route, with a replacement official taking up the flag.

And Mike Dangerfield had to save from Charlie Dudds on eight minutes, before Luke Boyle curled a free-kick just past the post.

Clevedon forced Tom Welch into a diving save on 16 minutes when George King found man of the match Jay Murray, who cut inside Carl Jones and fired a low shot goalwards.

King's corner flew across the face of goal, with no Clevedon player able to get a telling touch, and a long ball from Glen Hayer sent Murray through only to be denied by Welch.

Syd Camper prepares to cross for Clevedon Town (pic pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown)Syd Camper prepares to cross for Clevedon Town (pic pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown)

Zach Drew saw a shot punched clear by the home keeper, before Wellington went close on the half-hour mark as Elliot Nicholson headed Boyle's looping header off the line.

Welch clawed Camper's effort over the bar on 33 minutes, but Clevedon took the lead soon after as Alex Twiggs found Murray and his cross picked out Drew to fire home.

George Sennott fired wide for the hosts in stoppage time, while Camper's free-kick was too high at the other end.

And Morgan Williams was crowded out early in the second half, while Hayer headed Glen Wright's dangerous cross clear.

Jay Murray crosses for Zach Drew's goal (pic pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown)Jay Murray crosses for Zach Drew's goal (pic pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown)

King and man of the match Murray combined on 63 minutes, but the latter's cross just evaded Camper.

Clevedon doubled their lead on 80 minutes, though, as Drew found Murray in space and he went around Welch before stroking the ball into the empty net.

Three minutes later, substitute Lucas Vowles created space to place his shot past Welch for the third Clevedon goal, with Drew then finding the side netting from Callum Kingdon's pass.

Wellington grabbed a consolation goal in the first minute of injury time when a corner from the right found Tom Stone to head inside the near post.

But Clevedon saw out the next four minutes to secure all three points ahead of a trip to Cadbury Heath on Saturday (3pm).

Clevedon: Dangerfield, Twiggs (Biggs 88), Nicholson, Kingdon, Ferguson, Hayer, Murray, Williams, Camper (Vowles 75), King, Drew (Bayliss 86). Unused subs: Larkins, Groom.

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