Cheesemen march on with excellent away result

PUBLISHED: 11:40 27 October 2017

Jake Mawford.

Jake Mawford.

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Cheddar kept up their fine form with another victory to move up to joint second in the league.

Chippenham Park 0

Cheddar 3

Cheddar’s newly-appointed manager Shaun Potter could not have wished for a better result at the weekend following his confirmation in post earlier in the week, with a 3-0 win at Chippenham’s Hardenhuish Stadium.

Following their well-documented poor start to the season, the Cheesemen now appear to have turned the corner and are back in the running for honours after this latest win, their seventh win in the last eight games has moved Potter’s team up to joint second position, albeit third on goal difference.

Adam Jones opened the scoring with a well-placed finish from eight yards on 10 minutes and Jake Mawford, on a dual-registration from National League South side Weston added a second on 35 minutes following a flowing move that was started by goalkeeper Liam Kingston and worked in midfield between Ricky Bennett, Stephen Pennington and Chris Coombs, before being well finished by striker Mawford, as he weaved through the Wiltshire side’s defence to finish well.

With the visitors looking more than comfortable at the turnaround, the hosts re-organised themselves and pressed the Cheddar goal, but man of the match Kingston was in imperious form and brought off two outstanding saves inside three minutes to keep his goal intact.

Cheddar scored an all-important third goal on 85 minutes to allay any hope Chippenham might have of a late comeback, Mawford hitting home a strike of pure quality for his second of the game.

The Cheesemen now face a second trip to Wiltshire in the space of seven days when they travel to Warminster on Saturday kick-off 3pm.

Following Saturday’s match, a delighted manager, Shaun Potter speaking to Cheddar’s website, said: “I was really pleased with our performance today, it is difficult being on a winning run and trying to maintain performance levels in every game, but it shows the character we have in the squad.”

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