Cheddar’s hopes of FA Cup giant-killing act comes to an end

PUBLISHED: 15:49 29 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:49 29 August 2018

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Cheddar were defeated by Yate Town in the preliminary round of the FA Cup, despite giving an excellent performance.

Cheddar 0

Yate Town 3

Cheddar’s history making adventure in the Emirates FA Cup came to an end at the preliminary round stage as they were undone by an efficient performance from a Yate Town side who had won their opening two games in the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South.

The Cheesemen’s hopes of progression were dealt a hammer blow early in the second period when goalkeeper Michael Dangerfield was forced off through injury and with no replacement custodian on the bench, defender Samuel King was forced to don the gloves.

Nicholas Peare gave the Bluebells the lead with a looping header, but the opening exchanges where far from one-way traffic as Adam Jones went close with a left-footed drive.

King’s first act between the sticks was to pump the ball forward to Jones who fed Kristian Bell, who saw his shot pushed on to the post, while Adam Wright had an effort cleared off the line.

King performed heroically, but Yate turned the screw in the latter stages, sealing their place in the next round with two further goals.

Benjamin Brooks made it 2-0 after good work by Samuel Kamara and there was still time for Peare to make it 3-0.

The man of the match award, kindly sponsored by Wyke Farms, went to Samuel King.

This Saturday, Cheddar entertain Welton Rovers (3pm) in Division 1 of the Toolstation Western League.

Cheddar 3

Bishops Lydeard 2

In an entertaining five-goal thriller at Bowdens Park, Cheddar defeated league leaders Bishops Lydeard to return to the Toolstation Western League Division 1 summit, in perfect preparation for their massive Emirates FA Cup preliminary round tie against Yate Town.

The first-half was dominated by Cheddar who led by an Adam Jones header from a Ricky Bennett corner on 26 minutes.

The visitors, who had not been in the contest, equalised on 37 minutes when Ryan Bereton unleashed a terrific left-foot effort from 30 yards that Michael Dangerfield could not prevent entering the net. Cheddar once again took control at the start of the second period and Jones was unlucky with another fine header that landed on the roof of the net.

It was Lydeard however that took the lead for the first time when a Harry Millar effort from 15 yards evaded the right hand of Dangerfield.

Cheddar quickly got themselves back on terms on 57 minutes when Bennett lifted a free kick from 20 yards over the five-man wall and in to the bottom corner of the net.

On the hour mark, Shaun Potter’s charges got themselves in front again as substitute Christopher Coombs set up an opportunity for the predatory Jones to send a shot into the far corner of the net.

Jones almost completed his hat-trick on 87 minutes as a Nathan Whatley clearance in the visitors goal fell to him on the edge of the Bishops penalty area, Jones lifting the ball superbly towards goal, but Ryan Andrews read the situation well and headed the shot off the line.

The visitors where denied a last minute equaliser when a Bereton strike from 25 yards crashed against the bar.

The man of the match award, kindly sponsored by Wyke Farms went to Adam Jones.

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