Cheddar keep in touching distance of league leaders

PUBLISHED: 09:39 23 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:39 23 October 2015

Cheddar Football Club scorers.

Cheddar Football Club scorers.

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Cheddar kept up with the Toolstation Western League leaders with victory over Warminster Town.

CHEDDAR 2

WARMINSTER TOWN 0

CHEDDAR kept up the pace behind Toolstation Western League Division 1 leaders Hengrove Athletic and second-placed Corsham Town with a well deserved 2-0 victory over Warminster Town at Bowdens Park.

Second half goals from striker Adam Jones, netting his fourth goal of the season, and second in two games, put his side 1-0 to the good on the hour, with midfielder Mark Armstrong, manager Jared Greenhalgh’s astute close season signing from Chard striking the second on 72 minutes.

The Cheesemen started strongly, forcing three corners in the first seven minutes, but could not turn their dominance into goals. The home side had a let-off when Warminster’s Charlie Watson slipped the close attentions of defenders Danny Griffiths and Sam King and sent a shot just wide of Dangerfield’s near post.

Cheddar had further chances through George Booth, Chris Coombs, Callum Ham, Adam Jones and Tom Manning, before the visitors were reduced to 10 men after a foul on man of the match Craig Mawford.

Following Adam Jones’ opener on the hour, the game was effectively over as a contest and the home side were unlucky not to add to their tally, albeit both the goals seen at the Bowdens Park ground were well worth the wait.

Manager Greenhalgh has brought much fluency to this Cheddar side and there is without doubt a ‘feel good factor’ within the camp.

Substitutes Tom Manning, Jamie Howson and Ricky Bennett may well also have added to the scoreline when well placed.

Manager Jared Greenhalgh said: “This was a good result today against a decent side, we kept our heads and kept the ball on the floor and not force the play and overall I was delighted with the three points.”

Cheddar have been drawn to face Southern League Premier Division side Frome Town in the second round of the Somerset Premier Cup. The match is to take place at Cheddar’s Bowdens Park ground on November 10 with a 7.45pm kick-off.

The club are hosting its annual grand firework display and bonfire night at their Bowdens Park home on November 5. The gates open 6pm and the display starts promptly at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £5 for adults, with Under-16s and OAPs admitted for £3. Contact the club on 01934 707271 or the club’s Facebook page. Advance tickets are available at the club.

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