United beaten by league leaders
Wells City 3 Clevedon United 1 - UNITED travelled to league leaders Wells City and acquitted themselves well in atrocious weather conditions.
Wells City 3
Clevedon United 1
UNITED travelled to league leaders Wells City and acquitted themselves well in atrocious weather conditions.
On a surprisingly good playing surface, despite the heavy rain, both teams began well playing good open attacking football. United deservedly took the lead after only 10 minutes when a run by top scorer Sam Clark down the right resulted in a pin-point cross for Adam Grinter to score from six yards.
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Wells hit back nine minutes later when Steve Murray crossed from the right for Ian Howse to score. Their lead was extended five minutes later when Ross McErlain converted to take the home side into the second half 2-1 up.
United came out for the second half and put in a determined display in attack and defence with every player giving one hundred per cent in the worsening weather. United forced the home side to defend deep for large sections of the game and were worth at least a point from this contest.
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The league leaders had to battle hard to defend their lead but with United committing more players forward to force an equaliser, but a counter-attack saw Wells awarded a disputed penalty in injury time which was converted by Steve Murray.
Manager Alan Smith commented: "Although I am disappointed with the result I was pleased with the attitude, effort and spirit shown by my team whose hard work certainly gained the respect from what is a good Wells side. What is also pleasing is that we are moving forward and my coaching staff are being rewarded for their hard work by a committed and very much together team."
The Approved Electrical Services man of the match was United's Greg Andrews.
United's next home game at the Hand Stadium is Wednesday, December 2, v Gillingham Town, kick-off 7.45pm all supporters are welcome.