Cheddar finish the season in third position

PUBLISHED: 09:33 05 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:33 05 May 2017

Cheddar FC mascot.

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Despite losing their last match of the season, Cheddar finished third in the table, their highest ever finish.

Devizes Town 2

Cheddar 0

After a season of so much promise, the Cheesemen ended their season with a disappointing defeat and display at mid-table Devizes.

It was unfortunate manager Jared Greenhalgh was left with just 14 fit players for this final game of the season, but after dominating the match for long periods in the first-half, the visitors could not find a goal.

Starting well, captain Adam Jones muscled past the defence and laid a fine ball into the path of Kristian Bell, who forced goalkeeper Adam Walters to go full length, before a Ricky Bennett 30-yard free kick was headed just wide by Danny Griffiths.

Jones, Bell and Robbie Maggs all went close before keeper Kieran Webster was called into action. Again, Cheddar raised their levels and Maggs, Jones and Bennett were all off target with efforts as the match hurtled towards the break.

Minutes after the turnaround, a superb cross from Maggs found Coombs in space, but the goalkeeper somehow got his foot to the ball before the Cheddar winger could fire the trigger.

Just after the hour mark, Devizes took the lead when a header beat Webster from close range. Just six minutes later, Devizes had doubled their lead, the Cheddar defence failing to clear a corner and the ball was smashed home from 12 yards.

Elsewhere, Cheddar Reserves continued their end of season good run, with a fine 4-2 victory at Taunton United, goals coming through Harry Farrell (2), Tom Catling and Callum Sully.

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