United keep up their good form
Clevedon United 1 Roman Glass St George 0 - UNITED started this game without the services of their top marksman Sam Clark missing through illness, but looking to capitalise on their superb performance earlier in the week against Gillingham Town.
Clevedon United 1
Roman Glass St George 0
UNITED started this game without the services of their top marksman Sam Clark missing through illness, but looking to capitalise on their superb performance earlier in the week against Gillingham Town.
Both sides set out to play a passing game but the majority of the action was fought out in midfield where James Springett and Greg Andrews excelled for United. After 15 minutes the first chance of the game fell to United when a crisp passing move saw skipper Ryan King hold the ball up on the edge of the area and lay off an inch perfect pass for the advancing Wes Wilson to rifle home from 20 yards for his first goal for the home side.
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The second half saw Roman Glass come back strongly, the United defence although tested held firm with centre back Sam Johnson in his usual commanding form.
United responded by counter attacking and got behind the visitors defence only to be ruled out for offside on a number of occasions. Three minutes from the end Adam Grinter was put through the centre of the Roman Glass defence and found himself one on one with the visitors' keeper James Morgan, but his last touch proved too strong and was claimed by the dominant keeper.
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Approved Electrical Services man of the match was United's Greg Andrews.
CLEVEDON UNITED 1
GILLINGHAM TOWN 1
CLEVEDON United responded well to a poor showing in their previous match at Minehead, with a determined and competitive display against high-flying Gillingham Town at The Hand.
United totally dominated the first half, getting behind the Gillingham defence on a number of occasions and took an early lead after five minutes when Adam Grinter's pass found Sam Clark, who slotted the ball home.
Clark and Grinter could have added to the score, but were thwarted on four occasions by the Gillingham keeper, who proved to be on form on the night.
United showed great commitment with the excellent Tim Martin and James Springett dominating the midfield. The whole team showed passion competing for every ball, responding well to the management's call for extra effort in all departments.
Three minutes from the end however, Gillingham were awarded a penalty which was converted by Lee Gale, giving the visitors a fortunate share of the points.
Manager, Alan Smith, although disappointed with the result, was pleased with his young side who continue to entertain the faithful fans with a style of attractive and entertaining football.
James Springett was outstanding and was the Gordano Carpets man of the match.
United's next home fixtures: February 20 v Devizes Town and February 24 v Westbury Utd.