Cheesemen move up to second spot in the league
PUBLISHED: 09:34 30 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:34 30 October 2015
Cheddar moved up to second spot in the Toolstation Western League Division 1 after victory over Chipping Sodbury.
CHIPPING SODBURY 0
CHEDDAR’S victory over Chipping Sodbury saw them move up to second spot in the Toolstation Western League Division 1.
Cheddar went close in the first minute, the strong running and unselfish Adam Jones sliding in at the near post following Craig Mawford’s pass.
Good work by Ricky Bennett, Jones and Tom Manning saw the latter’s shot fizz just wide of the goal, before Sodbury’s Justin Bishop’s well struck shot was deflected onto the angle of the crossbar and upright.
After the break, Cheddar upped the tempo and Chris Coombs’ crossfield shot was deflected over the bar and on the hour, Mawford’s defence splitting pass was seized on by Manning, whose excellent 18-yard shot sailed over keeper Glenn Murley from an acute angle.
Manager Jared Greenhalgh’s tactical changes paid dividends in the last 20 minutes with the intelligent running of substitute Callum Ham linking well with Booth, found man of the match Manning, who made no mistake on 86 minutes.
The home side put the result beyond doubt two minutes later when Ham’s incisive run took him past two defenders before rifling his shot past the keeper from 12 yards.
Manager Greenhalgh said: “As the game developed, we were able to adapt our shape and points of attack to allow us eventually to penetrate the Chipping Sodbury defence as fatigue started to affect them.
“We have a tough run coming up to Christmas and with absentees on the rise, our squad will be stretched to its fullest, but I have every confidence we can keep putting points on the board and pressure on the teams around us.”