Stamford complete the double over Town
PUBLISHED: 12:05 30 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:32 24 May 2010
CLEVEDON Town arrived at the Vic Couzens Stadium looking to avenge a 3-2 defeat suffered at the Hand earlier in the season, but second-placed Stamford comfortably
Stamford 3 Clevedon Town 0CLEVEDON Town arrived at the Vic Couzens Stadium looking to avenge a 3-2 defeat suffered at the Hand earlier in the season, but second-placed Stamford comfortably wrapped up the game in the first half.Stamford opened the scoring in the 15th minute when Martin Wormall shot from inside the area. Clevedon went in search of an early reply but poor approach play and some good defending meant efforts fell short of previous performances. Disaster struck for the visitors 11 minutes later when Wormall beat Clevedon's off-side trap to tap in a simple second goal. The Lincolnshire outfit went on to display why they are pushing for promotion with some quality football as Clevedon tried to find their way back.Their best efforts were a goalmouth scramble after Jack Pitcher's shot was blocked, a volley by Hanin Romhdane which went wide, and a Mitchell Page shot which was easily gathered by home keeper Martin Kearney.However, Stamford put the game beyond doubt in the 45th minute when Robbie Harris scored with a low shot. Clevedon looked a better side defensively for the start of the second half, but without regular midfielders Rob Scott and Andy Gurney, they found it difficult to reduce the 3-0 deficit. Manager Phil Bater introduced his only fit substitute Pete Sheppard who replaced Romhdane in the 65th minute. The change had little effect and the points were effectively Stamfords, as hard as they tried the Seasiders could not find a way back, and the game ended with Clevedon having the last notable attack with a Scott Hendy drive going narrowly wide, Clevedon slipping to their ninth defeat of the season.