Town progress in FA Cup encounter
PUBLISHED: 13:15 02 October 2006 | UPDATED: 09:57 24 May 2010
CLEVEDON progressed to the next round of the FA Cup after defeating a hard working Willand Rovers at the Hand Stadium
Clevedon Town 3 Willand Rovers 1CLEVEDON progressed to the next round of the FA Cup after defeating a hard working Willand Rovers at the Hand Stadium.Few chances were created by either side in the first half, the first attack of the game resulted in a 25th minute Clevedon goal, when Mike Trought's cross was flicked on by Leon Hapgood for Rob Scott to slot past the keeper for his first goal of the season. Willand should have levelled 10 minutes later when Richard Pears ran through Town's defence only for his goal-bound shot to be blocked by Danny Greaves. Just before half time Leon Hapgood's fierce shot was superbly saved by visiting keeper Nathan Whatley.The second half started with Willand Rovers going in search of an equaliser, however their efforts were made more difficult in the 55th minute, when defender Steven Shore brought down Jack Pitcher in the area, and skipper Leon Hapgood comfortably slotted home from the spot.Rovers pulled a goal back in the 61st minute when a long-range Richard Pears shot eluded Danny Greaves. Manager Phil Bater immediately brought on Tom Jacobs for Matt Rawlins, and the young striker rewarded his manager with a superbly taken goal in the 66th minute, when he turned and shot from 15 yards. Rovers gave Clevedon a few late scares with efforts by Richard Pears, James Ansell and substitute Aaran Pugh.