Late Cheddar goal enough to beat Yeovil XI
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Cheddar defeated a Yeovil Town XI with a goal from Adam Jones with just six minutes remaining.
Cheddar opened their pre-season schedule entertaining a youthful Yeovil Town XI at Bowdens Park, winning by the only goal through striker Adam Jones’s 84th minute strike.
The game watched by a near 200 crowd was an entertaining spectacle, and the club were grateful to sponsor Tony Mages, managing director of Mages Group (Cheddar) for their assistance in enabling them to host the game.
The club were additionally grateful to Tim Lamb, managing director of Weston-super-Mare’s McDonald’s Restaurants for sponsoring the ball boys and penalty kick competition that took place on the evening.
Mages Group man of the match was Lewis Matthews.
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The Cheesemen continued their pre-season in a creditable performance against last season’s Southern League play-off finalists Taunton Town in front of a good size crowd, only going down to a late Matt Wright goal with eight minutes remaining.
Earlier, the home side could have opened the scoring when Adam Jones went close. It was Jones however, who deservedly put the Western League side in the lead on 38 minutes firing high into the net from close range.
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At the turnaround, Cheddar captain George Booth running in from deep forced a full-length save from Irish.
It took the visitors until the 74th minute to equalise as Cheddar tired against their higher-level opponents, Matt Wright heading well past keeper Dangerfield. The same player hit his second of the night, with a further strong header on 82 minutes, but the home side should be pleased with this good work out in against a strong Taunton Town side.
Sainsburys (Cheddar) man of the match was Chris Coombs. Sainsburys manager Paul Broad kindly donated the man of the match champagne and was special guest of the club for the evening.
The Cheesemen complete their home schedule against Paulton Rovers tomorrow night (Friday) which sees former Weston manager Tony Ricketts renew his acquaintance with his former secretary Alan Cooper.
Tesco (Cheddar) have kindly donated an amount of Euro 2016 England souvenir footballs to the club, who are to hand them out to schoolchildren at their match with Bridgwater Town on Tuesday evening. Two lucky children will receive an autographed football signed by the entire Cheddar first team squad.
The Cheesemen have been drawn to play Bodmin Town in the extra-preliminary round of the FA Cup on August 6, kick-off 3pm. The club is intending to provide coach travel for the players and supporters, details of which will be released soon.
In the event of a replay, it is likely that this will take place at Cheddar August 9, with a 7.45pm kick-off.
In the FA Vase, Cheddar have been drawn to play Elburton Villa on September 10. The match will be played at Bowdens Park, kick-off 3pm.
Cheddar Ladies started their pre-season matches by hosting Berrow, unfortunately losing 1-4 to a good Berrow side, who capitalised on their chances through the game.
Cheddar’s Megan Dyer was chosen as the home side’s star player, scoring a brilliant individual goal and her outstanding work rate.