Impressive Cheddar return to winning ways

Cheddar goal scorers.

Cheddar goal scorers. - Credit: Archant

Cheddar returned to winning ways with an excellent away victory at Chippenham.

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After experiencing something of wobble in recent weeks with a cup and two league defeats, the Cheesemen followed up their win at Radstock last weekend with an impressive 2-0 win at Chippenham’s Hardenhuish Stadium.

Jared Greenhalgh’s side displayed a positive intent right from the first whistle, with Ricky Bennett linking well with Callum Ham, leading to Adam Jones firing just over on three minutes.

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Cheddar took the lead on eight minutes, skipper George Booth, robbed a defender on the edge of the box and slotted a pass to the on-running Ham, who made no mistake from 12 yards.

On 28 minutes, a Robbi Maggs’ overhead flick found Chris Coombs on a one-on-one with the keeper, but the move was ruled offside. Two minutes later and Coombs went tumbling in the box, but the referee waved play on.

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After the break, Cheddar thought they had a second goal on the hour when the home keeper punched the ball into his own net, but the visitors were thwarted by the assistant referees flag.

A stunning Craig Mawford 40-yard free kick cannoned off the cross bar on 68 minutes, with both Jones and Maggs just narrowly missing to hit home the rebound, but three minutes later and the Cheesemen hit their second, Jones netting from eight yards after a wonderful Coombs assist.

With just 10 minutes remaining, Cheddar’s Bennett drifted past four home defenders in a run, the midfielder laying off a sublime pass to Jones whose excellent effort was deflected for a corner.

The Cheesemen’s last four games see them travelling to 10th-placed Oldland Abbotonians, before they travel to Wincanton Town on April 28, before facing their final two games of the season both at home, against Keynsham Town April 30, before their last fixture against basement side Bishop Sutton on May 3.

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