United held by high-flyers
Clevedon United 1 Odd Down 1 - CLEVEDON United welcomed a high flying Odd Down side to the Hand Stadium in a welcome return to league action after recent postponements due to the bad weather.
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CLEVEDON United welcomed a high flying Odd Down side to the Hand Stadium in a welcome return to league action after recent postponements due to the bad weather.
Both sides were anxious to re-start their season with a favourable result and it was United that started the better. After 11 minutes a long clearance by United keeper Ben Dancey led to a defensive error, top scorer Sam Clark seized upon the mistake, only for Odd Down goalkeeper Andy King to smother his shot.
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A long period of play followed where both sides cancelled each other out in all departments until the 27th minute United took the lead. Another Dancey clearance found Adam Grinter in the penalty area. Challenged by the keeper the ball rebounded to Clark to place the ball into the empty net for a 1-0 half-time lead.
The second half saw Odd Down attack from the start and with only two minutes on the clock United were caught out by Odd Down striker Gino Necco capitalising on a loose ball, cutting inside the United defence and calmly slotting the equaliser.
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The remainder of the second half saw both sides pushing for the three points with a committed display of open football. Three disallowed goals in the game to both teams added to the tension. The game ended 1-1 with Odd Down going home disappointed not to have taken three points.
An outstanding tireless performance both in defence and attack earned United's Greg Andrews the Kenny Group man of the match award.
United are home to another top side Gillingham Town tonight, kick off 7.45pm. All supporters welcome to see the Clevedon United young guns. On Saturday, United are home to Roman Glass St George (3pm) and on February 10 they are due to play Keynsham (7.45pm).