Cheesemen secure morale-boosting victory at Corsham

PUBLISHED: 09:15 13 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:15 13 April 2018

Adam Jones.

Adam Jones.


Cheddar recorded a fine away victory to boost their claims of a good finish to the season.

Corsham Town 0

Cheddar 2

Cheddar boosted both their morale and indeed their claims of a good finish to the season with a spirited display at Corsham.

The home side went close early on when Billy Cookson’s angled snap shot was just wide, while at the other end Chris Coombs’ shot on the turn was also just wide.

The visitors went ahead on 24 minutes when Coombs’ free kick reached the far post and Danny Griffiths was first to reach the ball and the agile Cheddar centre-back’s header looped over goalkeeper Joe King and into the net.

Corsham upped the pace after the break but their final ball was lacking. The closest the home side came to netting an equaliser was on 72 minutes when Ben Starr’s corner struck the angle of the crossbar and post, although the effort appeared to be covered by Cheddar goalkeeper Liam Kingston.

Cheddar scored their second, and decisive goal, on 83 minutes when Robbi Maggs, was given too much space in the 18-yard box and met substitute Callum Ham’s crossfield ball to drill the ball home from 12 yards.

This was just the score line and performance the Cheesemen needed as they start a busy week, with away games at Devizes Town tonight (Thurs) and Radstock Town on Saturday.

Cheddar return to Bowdens Park on Tuesday with a home match against Ashton & Backwell United before further home matches against Chippenham Park (Thursday), both games kick-off at 7.45pm, before a further match at home on April 21 against Calne Town.

Owing to the club’s fixture pile-up, not to mention their forthcoming 125th anniversary evening on May 18, where Arsenal and England legend Ray Parlour is the special guest, the club has announced their annual end-of-season presentation evening will take place on May 25.

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