Floodlight failure causes Cheddar’s match to be abandoned

PUBLISHED: 15:59 13 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:59 13 December 2017

Callum Ham.

Callum Ham.

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A floodlight failure at Devizes caused Cheddar’s match to be abandoned with just seven minutes remaining.

Devizes Town 1

Cheddar 1

(Match abandoned after 83 minutes - floodlight failure)

Fielding a strong side, Cheddar went ahead on eight minutes, Callum Ham lashing home from 20 yards from a Chris Coombs pass. The visitors continued to dominate, although a Mike Roberts free kick for the home side went over the bar.

The visitors continued to push forward in the second period without managing to find a decisive second goal, leading scorer Adam Jones going close on two or three occasions and Ricky Bennett also off target with two free kicks.

The hosts equalised on 67 minutes when Jack Hopper was first to react as a poor back pass from a Cheddar midfield player went astray, giving Liam Kingston no chance, the first goal the on-loan Weston goalkeeper had conceded in over 250 minutes of Toolstation League football.

The Cheesemen went in search of a further goal, but darkness descended at one end of the Nursteed Road ground as the floodlights failed, bringing an early end to the game with seven minutes remaining.

Cheddar have now fallen to fourth place, six points behind leaders Keynsham Town albeit they have two games in hand. The Cheesemen travel to Midsomer Norton on Saturday.

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