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Devizes Town 2 Clevedon United 4 - CLEVEDON United deservedly took all three Toolstation Western League Division One points in this away fixture.

Devizes Town 2

Clevedon United 4

CLEVEDON United deservedly took all three Toolstation Western League Division One points in this away fixture which was affected by an uneven pitch and strong winds.

Devizes started strongly, kicking with the wind and had chances to score in the first 10 minutes. United adjusted to the conditions, but on 23 minutes Devizes striker Dave Rendle hit a post and follow up to score.

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United began to dominate and on 26 minutes a pin-point cross by Ryan King was met by Sam Clark to equalise. Immediately from the restart, the ball was pushed out to the Devizes right and a long-range lob by Jack Hopper beat United goalkeeper Ben Dancey.

The visitors were level after 45 minutes when a cross by Pawel Bartnikowski was juggled by the Devizes keeper and Clark headed in, his second of the match.

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United totally dominated the second half mastering the conditions. Greg Andrews controlled the midfield, contributing to attack and defence earning him the man of the match award with skipper Ryan King leading the attack.

On 70 minutes, Ryan King beat the home defence down the right and scored to make it 3-2. Two minutes from time it became 4-2 when King's shot was deflected into the net by the Devizes centre back.

All supporters are welcome when United entertain Shrewton at the Hand Stadium on Saturday, October 28, kick off 3pm.

Clevedon United 3

Elmore 2

CLEVEDON United recorded an important win over Elmore at the Hand Stadium and had the better of the first half by defending confidently and commanding the midfield, using the pace of Sam Clark and their new signing from Almondsbury Adam Grinter to run through the Elmore defence.

After just five minutes the Elmore goalkeeper Joe Moore was shown a yellow card after bringing down Grinter just outside the penalty area and from the free kick Pawel Bartnikowski struck the crossbar after bending it over the defensive wall. United continued to penetrate the Elmore defence, with Clark and Grinter winning the battle of pace.

After 27 minutes a cross from Greg Andrews allowed Clark to rifle his shot past Moore to put United ahead. A disallowed offside header from Grinter followed after 32 minutes but three minutes later he got his reward with a goal.

In the second half, a change of tactics by the Elmore manager Simon Harder to be more attacking proved to be a more stern challenge for the United midfield and defence.

After 60 minutes, United's Sam Johnson was shown a yellow card for a tackle and three minutes later Elmore had a goal disallowed for offside. Andrews was substituted by Matt Fisher and a third goal from United after 67 minutes followed when Clark and Adam Grinter combined with Grinter finishing off a team effort.

Elmore fought back hard and pulled a goal back from a set piece corner by James Blake and then Sam Johnson was shown a second yellow card before Blake added a second goal for Elmore on 88 minutes.

The next game for United at the Hand Stadium will be on Wednesday, October 28, against Almondsbury UWE, kick-off at 7.45pm.

GORDANO CARPETS Man of the match was Adam Grinter of Clevedon United.

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