Cheesemen win away at Calne as Jones bags a hat-trick

PUBLISHED: 09:07 23 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:07 23 March 2018

Adam Jones.

Adam Jones.

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Cheddar go back to playing with an excellent victory at Calne Town, with striker Adam Jones netting a hat-trick.

Calne Town 1

Cheddar 4

The Cheesemen bounced back with some force from the concession of the game’s first goal to claim maximum points in their first league outing over two weeks.

While credit must go to both teams for producing a decent game in blizzard conditions, the home side struck the opening blow as Aaron Seviour’s far post header entered the net on 20 minutes.

Cheddar almost levelled two minutes later with a rasping 30-yard effort from Steve Sokol, while at the other end Seviour, almost scored again.

On 35 minutes, indecision in the home defence handed Adam Jones an excellent opportunity from five yards out which he gratefully accepted and levelled the scores.

Within a minute of the start of the second half Cheddar had taken a deserved lead, Chris Coombs ran through the middle of the Calne defence and released Jones to score from 18 yards.

Cheddar increased their lead on the hour as Jake Harris put a teasing ball just under the crossbar which the Calne goalkeeper, at full-stretch, could only help into the net.

The visitors added a fourth goal on 88 minutes when Jones was given too much space and smashed the ball home from close range following good work from substitute Ollie Hucker, for his third hat-trick of the season and his 18th goal of the season.

Manager Shaun Potter said: “This was a very pleasing performance by the boys, Calne is a tough place to go and the conditions were to be awful We played some great football and nullified anything Calne had to offer, it was a professional display and hopefully it kick-starts the rest of the season.”

The club visit Chard Town on Saturday before returning to Bowdens Park on Tuesday to face Devizes Town (7.45pm). Cheddar look forward to two home league games over the Easter period when they entertain local rivals Bishop Sutton on Good Friday (noon) and promotion hopefuls Westbury United on Easter Monday (2pm).

Cheddar has also confirmed their re-arranged match with Wincanton Town is to take place at Wincanton’s Moor Lane stadium April 26 (7.30pm).

Cheddar Football Club have confirmed that they are to hold a special celebratory evening for their 125th anniversary at their clubhouse on May 18 where their special guest will be former Arsenal Football Club and England legend Ray Parlour.

Parlour has been successful since retiring from the game and is a renowned TV personality with Sky Sports, as well as a top radio personality with talkSPORT radio.

The club are also pleased that they have been able to secure the services of top comedian Bob Webb, who will compare the evening.

Cheddar secretary Alan Cooper has advised that due to space within the clubhouse, just 120 tickets are available for purchase and these are available to the public at just £35, by visiting the clubhouse either on Saturdays or from Monday to Friday evenings.

The Bowdens Park club are also to make approximately ten gold table tickets available and a further announcement regarding these special tickets is expected to be made by the club by or before Easter.

Although tickets are unable to be reserved, enquires are welcomed by the club by calling Alan Cooper on 07845 870812 or by e-mail to secretarycheddarfc@gmail.com

The cost of the tickets will also include a supper meal, and there will be both a memorabilia auction and a raffle on the night.

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