Chipping Sodbury crush Clevedon Town

February 21 2019

CHIPPING Sodbury Town continued their impressive away form with a fine 4-0 away win at 6th-placed Clevedon Town.

Despite heavy rain, the fixture went ahead and it was Sodbury that made the best of the conditions scoring two goals in each half to secure an unexpected 3 points.

Luke Burman opened the scoring on 11 minutes when he controlled a cross from the right and placed his left foot shot inside the far post from the edge of the area, giving Sam Blackiston in the Clevedon goal no chance

Sodbury doubled their lead on 15 minutes in almost identical fashion to their first goal. Harvey Baker received the ball on the edge of the box before stroking a left-foot shot into the far corner of the net to put his team 2-0 up.

George Box had a great opportunity to put the Sods further ahead on the half hour when he was played through, but his left-foot shot went high over the bar.

Clevedon squandered a couple of chances to reduce the deficit in the opening minutes of the second period and were then caught out by a long ball down the right, which found Sam Taylor in space. With the home side appealing for offside, Taylor cut into the box and crossed for Harvey Baker to tap home and make the score 3-0 with 58 minutes played.

With just 20 minutes left Sodbury should really have made it four when George Box crossed from the right to Joe White, who just failed to make contact on the goal-line.

Clevedon continued to push to reduce the deficit but some poor finishing and excellent goalkeeping kept them at bay, and it was the visitors who completed the scoring when George Box netted in the 78th minute, to make the score 4-0.

Sodbury, who had drawn their previous two fixtures with Cadbury Heath and Brislington, couldn’t build on their fine win, however. The following Saturday they suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Hallen.