Clevedon crash at home
Clevedon Town 1 Farnborough Town 4 - CLEVEDON crashed to a heavy home defeat to the unbeaten Zamaretto Southern Premier League leaders.
Clevedon Town 1
Farnborough Town 4
CLEVEDON crashed to a heavy home defeat to the unbeaten Zamaretto Southern Premier League leaders.
Despite forcing a corner straight from kick-off, Clevedon fell behind in the third minute to a well-taken goal by Dean McDonald.
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Clevedon had an opportunity to draw level on 24 minutes when they were awarded a penalty after Farnborough keeper Richard Barnard brought down Aaron Blakemore, but the keeper made amends by saving Matt Walsh's spot kick.
Danny Greaves, in the Clevedon goal, did well to deny McDonald and Anthony Thomas, but Kezie Ibe scored twice in the 40th and 44th minute to put the visitors well on top.
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Greaves was in action early in the second half to deny Ibe and McDonald before Blakemore reduced the arrears on 72 minutes. Three minutes later Tom Billing sent a header over the Farnborough crossbar, but he was sent off in the 87th minute after picking up a second yellow card.
Farnborough rounded off the scoring two minutes from time as McDonald headed in substitute Nic Clardini's cross and McDonald was denied his hat-trick by another superb save by Greaves just before the final whistle.
Chard Town 2
Clevedon United 2
UNITED surrendered a two-goal lead against sixth from bottom of the Toolstation Division 1 league to share the points.
The visitors took the lead on 40 minutes through a controversial penalty which Sam Clark converted and Clark was on hand to add the second on 65 minutes when the Chard defence was caught out.
Chard never gave up and from Jon Hurford's 70th minute corner, Darren Stewart headed home and from another corner the ball was deflected to the United net by a defender.
Manager Alan Smith said: "We have built a great squad of young technically gifted local players with a few experienced heads, we played fantastic football today, but they need to finish teams off.