Town fail to register a point
Clevedon Town 0 Bashley 2 - CLEVEDON Town played their second Zamaretto League Premier Division home game in a week but again failed to score a goal or take any points, as Bashley won.
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CLEVEDON Town played their second Zamaretto League Premier Division home game in a week but again failed to score a goal or take any points, as Bashley won.
With Chris Collins still unfit, Ben and Joey Evans both injured, and Chris Hartland suspended, Clevedon started with Matthew Walsh on the left wing, Lee Bevan at left back and David Bailey partnering Nana Baah up front. Bevan and Bailey were both making their debut for the Seasiders.
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On a muddy glue-pot of a pitch an early Bashley attack was scrambled away before Baah blasted over the bar for Clevedon when put through by a long ball. David Bailey then had a snap-shot blocked, and at the other end Danny Greaves saved well from Adam Kelly and Mark Gamble shot wide when well-placed. Minutes later Greavsie made another excellent save from Max Cream low down to his right.
Five minutes later it was Bashley keeper David Elm's turn to react quickly as he turned a hard low shot from Craig Loxton round the post for a corner. On 36 minutes Bashley won a corner and skipper Dave Allen was left unmarked to head the visitors into the lead. Bashley twice went close to increasing their lead as first Kelly flashed a shot across the face of goal and then Greaves denied Cream with another classy save.
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Clevedon started the second period brightly as Loxton forced another save from Elm, who was at full stretch to push the ball over the bar. Then Elm got down quickly to block a Baah header from a dangerous Matthew Walsh cross.
On 72 minutes a Bashley cross was headed back into the box where Gamble miskicked his shot when he should have scored. Four minutes later Loxton worked hard to get the ball to the edge of the area where substitute Jason Cowan hit a hard left-foot shot goalwards which slowed up in the mud and allowed Elm to make a save. The last 15 minutes belonged to Bashley as Clevedon tired and ran out of ideas, and they added a second goal on the brink of full time as a cross reached Gamble, with no defender near him, and he had a simple tap-in to confirm three points for the visitors and push Clevedon deeper into the relegation mire.