Cheddar sit on top

PUBLISHED: 14:57 27 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:46 24 May 2010

GOING into the third week of the season Cheddar's youngsters are joint top of the Premier Division, the highest position ever in the club's history. Cheddar started brightly with the same side as last week, but were closed d

Cheddar 2 Welton Rovers Res 0GOING into the third week of the season Cheddar's youngsters are joint top of the Premier Division, the highest position ever in the club's history.Cheddar started brightly with the same side as last week, but were closed down much more quickly and it was far more difficult for Danny Williams to bring players into the game. Cheddar were further hampered by an injury early on to Joe Branch, which saw him last until half time. Cheddar threatened the visitors' goal through some excellent work by Tom Manning and man of the match, James Walker, but these were mainly dealt with by the no-nonsense Welton defenders. The same could be said of Cheddar's defence which was well marshalled by skipper Jim Hewlett and in which Andy Edmonds again shone. Welton breached the defence in the last seconds of the half, but a shot was superbly saved by Adam Lane in Cheddar's goal to ensure the home side went in level.After the break, confidence started to develop with Williams prompting from the middle of the pitch, Moody getting forward to support Skinner in attack and substitute Butler playing extremely well in both attack and defence. Cheddar's confidence also saw full-backs Branch and Phillips getting up to attack and the opening goal eventually came at the end of a surging Phillips run.The last 15 minutes saw Cheddar take control and wear the Welton side down. With 10 minutes to go, James Walker was tripped in the box and Tim Manning scored from the penalty spot.Cheddar wrapped the game up when Walker created space in the area to slot home past the keeper.


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