Danny seals the points for the Cheesemen

Chris Coombes.

Chris Coombes. - Credit: Archant

Cheddar head the division after a win and a draw in the past week.

WARMINSTER TOWN 2

CHEDDAR 3

CHEDDAR sealed victory over Warminster Town with two late goals to win this enthralling match.

The visitors opened the scoring when Callum Ham skipped past two defenders and struck a rising shot past Warminster keeper Callum Hotine in the 25th minute.


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The home side were back in the match some 10 minutes later, following an incisive counter-attack, striker Tom Welch finishing decisively from close range.

Warminster took the lead on 53 minutes when the Cheddar back-four stepped forward to call an offside decision, but wide player Derek Wheeler beat the trap to score.

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Cheddar manager Jared Greenhalgh brought on Lewis Matthews and he immediately formed an effective combination through the channels with man of the match Mark Armstrong.

With 15 minutes of normal time remaining, Matthews’ strong run ended with a fine pass that was finished off from close range by Adam Jones.

With time ticking off rapidly, midfielder Chris Coombs’ 25-yard free kick was met by Danny Griffiths, whose perfectly timed header looped over the keeper and into the net from eight yards, for the defender’s first goal of the season.

Cheddar’s win took them back up to top position, having played 21 games which has reaped 41 points, a point ahead of their nearest rivals, Chard Town, who have 40 points.

Cheddar travel to second-bottom Wincanton Town on Saturday, hoping to extend their winning run.

After the game, captain George Booth said: “Credit has to go to every single player, we have shown great spirit and determination this season.”

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Corsham Town 2

CHEDDAR had to come from two goals behind early in the second half to salvage a point against Corsham Town in a midweek match.

The visitors created the best opportunities early on, while Chris Coombes went close twice in the space of five minutes and Adam Jones’ shot was inches wide.

Callum Ham replaced Robbie Maggs at half-time and his shot came back off the inside of the post. Corsham scored twice within eight minutes to take the lead, but Cheddar pulled a goal back through Coombes

The Cheddar comeback was completed on 70 minutes when superb control by Ham saw the striker cross to fellow substitute Tom Manning to head powerfully past the keeper.

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