Town extend their lead at the top

PUBLISHED: 14:00 27 March 2006 | UPDATED: 09:03 24 May 2010

CLEVEDON went into this top of the table clash with sixth place Leighton Town with Jason Eaton making his first start of the season in place of injured Tom Jacobs and young Mitchell Page on the bench. The match started in

Clevedon Town 1 Leighton Town 0CLEVEDON went into this top of the table clash with sixth place Leighton Town with Jason Eaton making his first start of the season in place of injured Tom Jacobs and young Mitchell Page on the bench.The match started in torrential rain with the players having to cope with surface water despite the overall good condition of the pitch. Both sides took a while to settle and Leighton matched the league leaders in terms of effort for the opening 20 minutes. However after that Clevedon dominated and the final scoreline did not reflect their superiority. Clevedon had early chances through man of the match Peter Sheppard when his shot was saved in 22nd minute by Lee Clark and Jack Pitcher had a good chance 10 minutes later when his shot was blocked. Despite their control it took Clevedon 43 minutes to open the scoring when Sheppard slid in to convert Pitcher's cross from the right.The second half continued in the same vain as Clevedon took the game to Leighton and battled hard on the wet slippery pitch. They had numerous opportunities to increase their lead with Pitcher, Leon Hapgood, Sheppard and Eaton all going close.It was a sign of their dominance that it was the 66th minute before Leighton had their first shot on goal when James McNulty's free kick was driven straight into the Seasiders' defensive wall.With Page replacing Eaton, Clevedon continued to press forward for that elusive second goal but had to settle for a 1-0 win. as they extended their unbeaten league run to 11 matches.

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 18:00

Plans to extend Weston’s conservation area – and open it up to receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of grants – has been given the green light.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:06

Father Christmas is checking in on his elves this festive season at his South West Workshop in Cheddar.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

With less than two weeks to go until the big day, Westonians will not have to travel far to find festive cheer this weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:35

The eat:Festivals organisers are over the moon to be able to put on their first festive food event after relocating to the Sovereign Centre.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

A sing-along screening of 2017’s smash hit The Greatest Showman will take place at Bristol Hippodrome.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

A stunning display of more than 100,000 twinkling lights in a Burnham cul-de-sac has raised more than £1,000 for local charities, in just its opening week.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:13

Organisations in North Somerset have walked away with accolades at a travel awards ceremony.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Weston dog walkers started a clean-up group after their park became overrun with dog poo.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

A Weston mother has been sentenced to seven years in prison after launching a brutal attack on her own baby.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:08

Hornets’ poor league form continued with a heavy defeat at the hands of St Ives.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 4°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists