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Bishops Cleeve
Swindon Supermarine
Sat 21 Apr 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - West Full time Attendance 80

Bishop’s Cleeve 0-5 Swindon Supermarine

Mitres sink deeper into relegation problems, report by George Didcote

By George Didcote

“We didn’t match their desire.” - Cleal
Bishop’s Cleeve manager Stephen Cleal has expressed that his side didn’t match Swindon Supermarine’s desire as the mitres were beaten by five goals to nil at Kayte Lane.
Three goals before half time from Ryan Campbell (2) and Bradley Hooper helped Lee Spalding’s Supermarine side keep their play-off chances alive.
Two more goals in the second half from Callum Parsons and Bradley Gray nulled any chance of a Cleeve comeback as they now sit five points adrift of safety with two games to go.
Manager Cleal knows that the task ahead is tough, but is ready as Cleeve prepare to face Shortwood United on Tuesday, before a trip to Yate Town in their last game of the season next Saturday.
He said: “We’ve got two difficult games, but they’re games which are there to be won so we’ve got to do that.
“We’ve still got a chance, we’re five points behind with two games left to play,
“All I’ve asked the lads to do is go and get six points, if we do that it puts the pressure on Barnstable,
“They could go and win at Northleigh on Tuesday but as long as we get 3 points at Shortwood I’m happy.”
Bishops Cleeve started the brighter of the two sides, Joe Noakes had a chance after just two minutes, but his header went over the bar.
Cleal reflected on the importance of scoring those chances at this level.
He said: “We had great chance in the opening couple of minutes of the game and we’re the type of team that if they go in our tails are up and it’s a different game of football,
“It didn’t, and we missed it, then they go up the other end with their first attack and we’re 1-0 down.”
Supermarine’s first real chance was their first goal in the 8th minute, former Forest Green Rovers forwards Bradley Gray held the ball up before crossing, and it was met with a free header by Ryan Campbell.
Campbell kept popping up on the left wing, his tricky speed was causing problems for Cleeve right back Ben Prothero.
It was Campbell’s run down the left in the 14th minute which eventually cleared space for Bradley Hooper to have a shot from the centre of the Cleeve half, and despite a deflection, his shot rustled into the bottom corner to make it 0-2.
Half an hour in and Cleeve found themselves 0-3 down, more good hold up play from forward Gray, he laid the ball back for the inform Campbell, who struck well into the bottom corner, well out of reach of Sam Gilder.
The Mitres came out for the second half stronger and kept the organised Swindon Supermarine attack at bay early on.
Tristan Haswell and Olly Butler both came off injured in the second half with the later believed to have a broken nose.
Tiredness clearly began to set in for the home side late in the second half as a conjested fixture list began to show on Cleal’s men, as Supermarine substitute Connor Thompson ran through and crossed for Callum Parsons, who made no mistake from six yards smashing into the roof of the net.
It was Ryan Campbell who then took his turn to assist Bradley Gray in the 90th minute, playing through a good cross which Gray tapped home for the last goal of the game 0-5.

Highlights

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83:00 Sub Off
Olly Butler is substituted off for Bishops Cleeve
83:00 Sub On
Matt Jeynes is substituted on for Bishops Cleeve
67:00 Sub Off
Tristan Haswell is substituted off for Bishops Cleeve
67:00 Sub On
Harlie Price is substituted on for Bishops Cleeve
62:00 Sub Off
Ben Prothero is substituted off for Bishops Cleeve
62:00 Sub On
Ben Hands is substituted on for Bishops Cleeve
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Bishops Cleeve
  • Swindon Supermarine
  • 0
  • Ben Prothero Sub Off 62:00'
  • Ben Hands Sub On 62:00'
  • Tristan Haswell Sub Off 67:00'
  • Harlie Price Sub On 67:00'
  • Olly Butler Sub Off 83:00'
  • Matt Jeynes Sub On 83:00'

Team selection

Gilder, Sam Gilder, Sam
Prothero, Ben Prothero, Ben
Haswell, Tristan Haswell, Tristan
Crowe, Ieuan Crowe, Ieuan
Ford, Michael Ford, Michael
Staten, Jordan Staten, Jordan
Noakes, Joe Noakes, Joe
Butler, Olly Butler, Olly
Bates, Joe Bates, Joe
Watts, Jack Watts, Jack
Iddles, Harrison Iddles, Harrison

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# Team Pl Pts
16. Mangotsfield United 42 41
17. Shortwood United 42 40
18. North Leigh 42 38
19. Paulton Rovers 42 37
20. Slimbridge 42 35
21. Barnstaple Town 42 29
22. Bishops Cleeve 42 24

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