Cheesemen edge past Calne to maintain fourth spot

PUBLISHED: 09:34 27 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:34 27 April 2018

The day will be held to remember former members of the club.

The day will be held to remember former members of the club.

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Cheddar maintained fourth spot in the division after taking all three points at home to Calne Town.

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An Adam Jones 74th minute goal was enough to give Cheddar the full three points in a closely-fought contest against visitors Calne Town.

In a full throttle opening 10 minutes, the home side opened the scoring through Ross MacNab who powered home a strong header from Jones’ tantalising cross after Callum Ham had threaded a delightfully ball to his captain.

The visitors drew level just three minutes later as their centre-forward Charlie Austin, wriggled past the attention of two central defenders to shoot past Cheddar goalkeeper Liam Kingston.

An accidental clash of heads between MacNab and Calne’s Richard Hudson saw both players receive lengthy treatment before efforts from Jones and Chris Coombs both went close.

On the half-hour, Kingston saved well, while Ham was in the thick of the action as his cross-cum-shot was fumbled by goalkeeper Steve Allison, but was cleared off the line.

The home side ramped up the pressure in the second half, but brave resistance by a tenacious Calne defence kept the Cheesemen at bay until Jones hit his 22nd goal of the season.

With the minutes ticking away, both Coombs and Jones went lose for the home side following good work by man of the match Stephen Pennington.

Overall this was a hard-earned three points for Cheddar, who maintained fourth position in their overall aim for FA Cup football for next season.

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Cheddar face a match at Wincanton Town tonight (Thurs). The team return to Bowdens Park on Saturday before facing Bishop Sutton (also at home) just 48 hours later in their penultimate league game. The Cheesemen play their final away game at Chard Town on Wednesday evening.

Earlier in the week in their continuing punishing schedule, Cheddar had got the better of Ashton & Backwell United with goals in the last 10 minutes through Adam Jones and Oli Hucker securing a 2-0 win.

The Cheesemen’s impressive unbeaten run was called to a halt, albeit temporarily, with a 3-1 home defeat against Taunton-based Bishops Lydeard, Jones was again the Cheddar goalscorer.

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