Cheddar secure ninth straight win on the bounce

PUBLISHED: 09:44 10 November 2017

Craig Mawford.

Craig Mawford.

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Cheddar registered their ninth straight victory on the trot against Almondsbury to move up to second spot in the league.

Cheddar 1

Almondsbury 0

This clash between the league’s two in-form teams with 14 straight wins (eight for Cheddar and six for Almondsbury) saw the Cheesemen come out narrow winners.

Although not at their cohesive best at times, the Cheesemen were sufficiently resolute at the back with towering performances from their defence, with both central pairing Danny Griffiths and Nathan Best dominant throughout.

At the other end, the unselfish running of Cheddar’s twin strike-force Adam Jones and Robbi Maggs were proving an equal handful, the former going agonisingly close on two occasions.

The all-important goal came on 61 minutes, almost immediately following a double substitution and the introduction of Stephen Pennington.

Pennington’s quick switch to Craig Mawford, overlapping on the outside left channel, saw the defender sidestep his marker to float his pass into the path of Maggs to fire past the keeper from 10 yards.

Cheddar’s second half performance and intelligent ball usage was well worthy of the three points as they moved into second place in the league, taking their winning sequence to nine successive games.

The Cheesemen play a further home game at their Bowdens Park home on Saturday when the visitors are Calne Town.

Following their latest win, Cheddar manager Shaun Potter said: “I was pleased to come away with a 1-0 win today, we were flat and couldn’t really get going the way we usually do.”

On Saturday night, Cheddar will be holding a variety night and dinner at their clubhouse. Doors open at 6.30pm for the dinner and entertainment that starts at 7pm. Some tickets are still available, priced £20 and the club welcome enquiries to their website www.chedddarcheesemen.co.uk or to their Facebook page; www.Facebook.com/CheddarFootballClub

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