Cheddar finish busy month on a high note
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Cheddar finished a busy opening month with a fine victory at Almondsbury.
Almondsbury UWE 2
Cheddar rounded off their busy opening month of the season with a comprehensive victory at Almondsbury.
Starting strongly, the Cheesemen were on the offensive from the off, with Ricky Bennett, Craig Mawford, Billy Vaughan and Callum Ham prominent.
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Forcing no less than four corners in a six-minute spell inside the first quarter, the best of the bunch fell to Ham, who forced the keeper to punch the ball away under pressure from centre backs Lambert and King.
Returning captain George Booth and striker Robbi Maggs both went close with good strikes from distance, but Almondsbury took the lead with a quick break for the only goal of the half.
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After the break, a late tackle on Vaughan earned a Almondsbury defender a red card. A minute later Cheddar equalised when Bennett set up Ham to score. Soon after, Ham repaid the complement as Bennett volleyed home from 22 yards.
Cheddar went 3-1 up moments later as they scored their third inside a five-minute purple patch, when Maggs netted from 25 yards. Maggs, Danny Griffiths and Ham all went close again, before the home side reduced the deficit.
Cheddar sealed the match on 79 minutes, Ham picking up Maggs’ slide rule pass and netting his second and his side’s fourth.
The Cheesemen now have nine points from their first five games and travel to Wincanton Town on Saturday before returning to Bowdens Park on Tuesday (7.45pm) where they face Radstock Town.
Ashton & Backwell 2
Cheddar lost their second successive midweek match against Ashton & Backwell.
The hosts started well with Adam Jones having a shot cleared off the line and Billy Vaughan going close.
The visitors took the lead on the half-hour when a shot was parried by keeper Kingston and Ryan Radford rifled in the rebound.
With minutes ticking down towards half-time, Chris Coombs’ jinking run ended with the winger blasting high over the bar.
The second half opened with Backwell increasing the tempo and centre back Read was unlucky to see his header rebound from the crossbar.
The home side were back in the game when Coombs found man of the match Sam King, who thumped home his header past the keeper.
The visitors scored what proved to be the winner as Radford set up Biggins to hammer home from an acute angle.
Cheddar Football Club is delighted to announce they have appointed Laura Raisey as the club’s official photographer.
Laura, who has also been voted onto the club’s committee and whose photographic work can be seen on the club’s website www.cheddarcheesemen.co.uk is already starting to build up an impressive portfolio.
Laura said: “I am delighted to have been offered this position and will do my best to keep the publicity photographs going in the best interests of the club.”