Clevedon Town complete the double over Hengrove Athletic
PUBLISHED: 09:01 05 December 2018
Clevedon Town completed the double over Hengrove Athletic in the league, but were knocked out of the Les Phillips Cup in a midweek tie.
Clevedon Town 3
Hengrove Athletic 0
Clevedon Town completed the double over Hengrove Athletic with a superb first half display that saw them three goals ahead at the break and move back up to fifth place in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division.
Clevedon made the perfect start when they took the lead in the third minute with an excellent move. Mitch Osmond found Archie Ferris in the box and he laid the ball perfectly into the path of Jack Sell who smashed the ball across Hengrove keeper Carl Bush and into the far corner of the net.
Hengrove’s only shot on target of the first half came on 17 minutes when Craig White’s free-kick bounced just in front of Sam Blackiston who pushed the ball out and Callum Kingdon reacted quickest to clear.
The home side had further chances through Sell, before they doubled the lead on 42 minutes. Archie Ferris picked out Sell’s run into the box where the young striker smashed the ball into the net.
Two minutes into stoppage time and Clevedon made it three when Tyler Ashmead played a perfectly waited pass for Ferris to take in his stride and smash across the keeper and into the corner of the net.
Clevedon continued where they left off at the start of the second half and Ethan Feltham went close on a couple of occasions.
Two minutes into stoppage time and substitute Syd Camper nearly score when his 25-yard free-kick cleared the wall before narrowly clearing the bar.
Clevedon are next in action on Saturday when they visit Bridport with a 3pm kick-off.
Keynsham Town 3
Clevedon Town 2
Clevedon Town travelled to Crown Field to take on Keynsham Town in the second round of the Les Phillips Cup and despite scoring the first and last goals of the game, the home side scored three in between to see them progress to the next round.
Clevedon took the lead when Tyler crossed to the near post where Archie Ferris powered home his header. Keynsham equalised on 30 minutes when Matt Brown somehow pulled the ball out of the air before controlling it and smashing the ball into the top corner.
The home side took the lead on 49 minutes when Nathan Curnock’s persistence saw him cross for Craig Wilson unmarked at the far post for a simple tap-in.
Two minutes later and it would have been 3-1 but for an exceptional save by Sam Blackiston, but Keynsham did extend their lead on the hour when Harley Purnell gave Sam Blackiston no chance with a strong shot.
Clevedon pulled a goal back on 86 minutes when substitute Mitch Osmond’s run saw him cut into the box before picking out Syd Camper. His shot hit the bar andTyler Ashmead bundled the ball over the line.
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