Cheddar move up the table after latest victory

PUBLISHED: 09:48 06 October 2017

Adam Jones scores for Cheddar.

Adam Jones scores for Cheddar.

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Cheddar moved further up the table after their latest victory over second-bottom side Portishead Town.

Cheddar 4

Portishead Town 0

Cheddar Football Club appear to have gained a new lease of life under the guidance of caretaker manager Shaun Potter as they swept aside second-bottom Portishead Town.

The home side took the lead on eight minutes after good work by Jake Mawford and Ricky Bennett set up Adam Jones to open the scoring.

Jones was again on target shortly afterwards, Chris Coombs’ brilliant crossfield ball finding the striker lurking at the back post, but the keeper managed to save with his legs.

The only threat from the visitors was being posed by their centre-forward Dan Elson, who went close twice before the home side doubled their advantage midway through the half.

Robbi Maggs found Coombs with a pin-point pass into the danger area, allowing the winger to slot home from close range to lead 2-0 at the break.

The Cheesemen added a third goal on 58 minutes from a free kick, when a Bennett step-over saw Craig Mawford crash home off the upright.

The home side added a fourth on 63 minutes when a long clearance by man of the match Stephen Pennington found Jones, who crossed for Coombs to smash home his second of the afternoon.

Speaking to the club’s website following the match, caretaker manager Shaun Potter said: “I couldn’t be happier with today’s performance, we executed our game plan very well. I felt that we controlled the game from the start with a high tempo and some real quality in possession. I was pleased also to get a clean sheet, we were solid back there today and we dealt with everything that they threw at us.

“We look forward to an eight-day break now before we play Bishops Lydeard (away) next Sunday (2.15pm). The lads will be back, fresh and raring to go again.”

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