Flynn hails Worle's 'best win of the year' against Clevedon United

Worle ended 2021 with victory after beating Clevedon United 3-1 at the Recreation Ground.

Worle ended 2021 with victory after beating Clevedon United 3-1 at the Recreation Ground. - Credit: Josh Thomas

Worle assistant manager Barry Flynn hailed his side’s performance against Clevedon United, citing it as their “best win of the year” after they came from behind to take all three points on Monday.

Flynn, who stood in for unwell manager Ben Dancey, saw his side fall behind to United with Uhlsport Somerset County League Premier top scorer Jack Thorne notching his 19th goal in 14 games.

However, goals from Aleksey Enchev, Ryan Hodrien and Chris Taylor saw the hosts end 2021 in positive fashion ahead of hosting Nailsea & Tickenham on January 3.

“It is probably our best win of the year in terms of the teams in and around us," he said.

“We have had some tough games and got some draws where we should have had wins.

“And this goes to show the quality is there. We just got to take those wins and build on that next week (against Nailsea & Tickenham) and the week after (at Fry) and keep going forward.”

Worle's win saw them return to winning ways after two successive losses and continue their good run of form, having only tasted defeated twice in nine games and have risen up to 10th in the Somerset Premier League.

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The victory also marked Clevedon’s first defeat of the season, after Mark Selway’s side had gone 15 games unbeaten prior to the contest, leaving Flynn delighted with a “really good performance” shown by his side.

He added: “We got the boys up for it, we had a good warm up.

“We said about the conditions on the pitch. It was basically a game where a team that wanted it more was going to be the one that came out on top.

“I would like to think the boys showed it they wanted it more. They played some better football. From the off we were a little bit jaded we had a couple of chances we didn’t take.

“I felt we were a bit unlucky to fall behind from one clean clinical chance that they had.

“They had composure in and around the box which we seemed to lack a little bit but from then on we started to play football. We got the equaliser, deservedly went 2-1 up in terms of the free-kick even though we lost (Ryan Bell-Langford) who was sent off.

“Clevedon were always trying to get back into the game, trying to get back to get  the equaliser and we were lucky enough to get them on the break with the finagling touch before the end of the game.”

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