Cheesemen slip up as they lose second successive away match

PUBLISHED: 10:01 05 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:01 05 January 2018

Ross MacNab.

Ross MacNab.


Missing two key strikers, Cheddar slipped to their second successive away defeat.

Roman Glass St George 4

Cheddar 2

Faced with the prospect of playing this match without his two key strikers for this important top-six clash, Cheddar manager Shaun Potter drafted in former Taunton Town and Mangotsfield United striker, Ross MacNab to bolster his attacking line-up.

The inclusion of the former Southern League striker could well have paid dividends as his agility won his side a penalty on the stroke of half-time, which was in effect the game changer.

The windy and near freezing conditions on Roman Glass’s artificial surface made flowing football a premium, but the home side opened the scoring with a penalty after Ken Oni was upended in the 18-yard box by a Cheddar defender.

The Cheesemen were awarded a penalty following MacNab’s foray into the box that saw him barged off the ball, Chris Coombs’ subsequent penalty-kick thudded against a post and was cleared to safety.

After the break, Roman Glass edged further in front on 50 minutes, Rhys Hodgson taking full advantage of a poor clearance from Cheddar’s back-line, his shot beating Liam Kingston’s dive.

Their lead was reduced just after the hour when Callum Ham maintained his record of scoring in each game since his return to Cheddar line-up. This goal further energised the home side who regained control of the game with two quick goals in a five-minute spell.

With the game entering its final 10 minutes, Cheddar reduced the deficit when Danny Griffiths headed home strongly from a Coombs corner.

December has been a source of disappointment for the Cheddar manager, who will now look to put in a plan of action to get his side’s season back on track, and have their first opportunity to do this on Saturday when they host Warminster Town (3pm).

The Cheesemen are again at home on the following Saturday when they host Radstock Town, before the Bowdens Park club end the first month of the New Year with three successive away games.

In other club news, re-arranged matches see the Cheesemen visit Devizes Town on January 16, Bishop Sutton on February 6 (both kick off at 7.30pm) and host Sherborne Town on February 20 (7.45pm).

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