Jason's double salvo clinches promotion
PUBLISHED: 17:29 10 April 2006 | UPDATED: 09:07 24 May 2010
A DOUBLE from veteran striker Jason Eaton, his first goals for the club since January 28, 1989, secured all three points for Clevedon Town on a windswept Bedworth United ground. Clevedon started the match with Mike Troug
Bedworth United 0 Clevedon Town 2A DOUBLE from veteran striker Jason Eaton, his first goals for the club since January 28, 1989, secured all three points for Clevedon Town on a windswept Bedworth United ground.Clevedon started the match with Mike Trought in for Rob Scott who moved across to Steve Lester's midfield position. The match was played on a firm uneven surface and with a gale-force wind blowing down the ground, it made ball control difficult for both sides. The first half was largely a dull affair with neither side able to control the ball and chances were restricted to just a few shots by both sides. The best chance fell to Bedworth when they hit the bar in the fourth minute with a header from a corner. The Seasiders had to work hard to control Bedworth's attacks but as the half proceeded they slowly took control without being able to create many chances and the goal-less scoreline at half time reflected the scrappy half.The second half saw Clevedon impose themselves and they dominated the half from start to finish. Jack Pitcher and Peter Sheppard missed chances before the Seasiders went ahead in the 69th minute in a bizarre fashion. A long kick by keeper Ray Johnston bounced in the Bedworth penalty area and flew over the head of goalkeeper Clarke. The ball struck the underside of the bar and fell for Eaton to score his first goal for 17 years for the club. After that further chances were spurned by Clevedon before Eaton made it safe in the 87th minute with a glancing header from skipper Leon Hapgood's corner. Minutes later the final whistle blew with the players and travelling supporters celebrating promotion to the Southern League Premier Division Clevedon require one more point from their remaining four games to become league champions.Man of the match was Jason Eaton, for securing the two vital goals that clinched promotion.Seasiders next game is away when they travel to Paulton Rovers, Southern League Division One West, on Saturday at 3pm.