Cheesemen up to third after 10th successive victory

PUBLISHED: 09:31 08 December 2017

Danny Griffiths.

Danny Griffiths.


Cheddar recorded their 10th successive victory to move into the top three in the division.

Cheddar 4

Oldland Abbotanians 0

In as comprehensive a victory as befits the expression, Cheddar hit four goals for no response past Oldland Abbotonians to move into the top three in the division, three points and a game in hand behind leaders Roman Glass St George.

The Cheddar back line gave a commanding performance, superbly marshalled by the impressive centre-back partnership of Danny Griffiths and Nathan Best, whose dual-performance is improving with every game.

As early as the 11th minute came a controversial incident that chartered the course of the game, Cheddar being denied a penalty for a push on Adam Jones.

The home side did however take a deserved lead on 24 minutes, as an angled Chris Coombs assist was met by Jones who made no mistake, rifling the ball home from 20 yards.

Seven minutes later and Cheddar were two goals to the good, Sam King weaved his way into the 18-yard box and his dangerous cross was prodded past his own keeper by full-back Luke LeCrass.

Cheddar were 3-0 up on the hour when Ricky Bennett’s superb corner kick curled in at the far post.

The Oldland keeper saved brilliantly on two occasions from Jones and then denying Danny Griffiths, before saving a penalty taken by Stephen Pennington.

The keeper also denied man of the match Steve Sokol, but he ran out of luck on the stroke of injury time when substitute Anthony Cleave stabbed home from close range for his first goal for the club.

Cheddar manager Shaun Potter speaking with the club website following the match, said: “I was delighted with the performance today, probably the best performance of the season for me.”

Cheddar now face two testing away games at Devizes Town (on Saturday) and at Welton Rovers on December 16, before they return to Bowdens Park for their final home game of the year on December 23 when they host Sherborne Town.

Goalkeeper Liam Kingston has been awarded the November 2017 Toolstation Western League (Division 1) Safe Hands Award following a string of outstanding performances for the Cheesemen.

Meanwhile, the Bowdens Park club are seeking a motivated and committed individual to fill the role of assistant manager/first team coach. Preferably the successful applicant should hold the Level Two coaching qualification.

Applicants are encouraged to contact first team manager Shaun Potter by email to for further details and/to register their interest.

Cheddar Football Club is delighted to announce the launch of two brand new pitch-side advertising boards at their Bowdens Park home.

The club were delighted to welcome both Tim Lamb, regional managing director/owner for McDonald’s restaurants and Tim Sealey, owner and director of Tim Sealey Cleaning at a promotional launch.

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