Town claim points with late penalty
PUBLISHED: 16:19 20 March 2006 | UPDATED: 09:01 24 May 2010
CLEVEDON made their first-ever trip to Dunstable Town and came away with all three points after they scored the only goal of the match deep into injury time
CLEVEDON made their first-ever trip to Dunstable Town and came away with all three points after they scored the only goal of the match deep into injury time.Clevedon started with Craig Loxton replacing Steve Lester, but the first half was instantly forgettable as Clevedon failed to settle and went on to put in one of their poorer displays. While the bumpy pitch and strong wind did not help either side, Dunstable looked the more enthusiastic and edged the first half.Dunstable had the first shot on goal but Clevedon almost took the lead when Loxton's free kick was deflected just wide, after that Dunstable's Fontanelle's shot was touched on to the bar by Ray Johnston and Jack Pitcher hit a post after a good run by Peter Sheppard. First half ended with Ben Smith hitting a post for Dunstable and Tom Jacobs' shot was well saved by Paul Taylor in the home goal.The second half started in a similar fashion although Clevedon, with the wind behind them, had far more of the game than in the first period. Pitcher shot just over the bar after a good run and had another chance in the 61st minute when he just over-ran the ball. Dunstable were forced to defend more but Clevedon failed to take the few chances they created and Leon Hapgood was twice unlucky. Manager Phil Bater made a triple substitution in the 76th minute with all three strikers replaced, which breathed fresh life into Clevedon and they pushed forward in numbers in search of that elusive goal. Dunstable defended well and it looked like the game would finish goal-less until a sensational ending to the match.Six minutes into time added on, a Dunstable defender handled and Clevedon were awarded a penalty and Kye Holly smashed the ball past keeper Paul Taylor.The Seasiders' next game is at home when they entertain Leighton Town, Southern League Division One West, on Saturday at 3pm.